Blog entries tagged "Stuff"

13 Sep 2012

Apple EarPods

In a much leaked, media-hyped and ultimately disappointing Apple product launch, the new EarPods were probably the highlight of the whole event

Yeah, so apparently Apple released a new iPhone yesterday or something… I could tell because when I got into work today my Google Reader ‘tech’ folder had about a zillion stories compared to the usual 50 or so.

What was most interesting for me was the announcement of the new Apple EarPods. Three years in development and designed to fit all ears. And as you’d expect from anything Apple put out, they look pretty cool too.

I’m guessing these EarPods are a replacement for the terrible ones that has come included with every iPod and iPhone since the beginning of time, rather than a competitor / replacement for the much more expensive in-ear kind you can buy separately.

I’m particularly interested to hear what they sound and fit like as I’ve been through four different sets of headphones / earphones in the last six months trying to get close to something that doesn’t cost the earth, stays in my ears without causing incredible discomfort and sounds reasonably good.

At the moment I’m onto a set of Nocs NS400 titanium which were really uncomfortable to begin with, but now seem to have given in to the shape of my ears and are feeling a bit better, but click annoyingly every time I move my head. At home I use a pair of Superdry Technical on-ear headphones and fondly reminisce about the Grado SR80i headphones I once owned, then sold on eBay.

New Apple EarPods


29 Sep 2010

ideaco bookends

I love the idea of bookends but always have problems finding good ones, this multi-tasking system from ideaco is the perfect solution

ideaco bookends
ideaco bookends - letter holder
ideaco bookends - tape dispenser

Book-ends, letter holder and tape dispenser all in one tastefully minimalistic package. Pure heaven!



29 Sep 2010

Plus Minus Zero watch

I’m a big fan of wristwatches and I’m a big fan of designer Naoto Fukasawa. Therefore, this would make an ideal birthday present for me… anyone feeling generous?

Naoto Fukasawa watch for Plus Minus Zero
Naoto Fukasawa watch for Plus Minus Zero

From the Plus Minus Zero website:

“The strap of this watch simply threads through the back of the face, and so can easily be changed. Because there are no side pins to secure the watch straps in place, the watch looks like a clean and beautful single entity. The simple feel of it, like a simple necklace made from a leather cord threaded through a ring, is good.”

The four models are available in the UK from twentytwentyone

The name Naoto Fukasawa might not be familiar to you, but you’ll possibly have seen his products around, the most famous being his wall hung CD player for Muji.

Naoto Fukasawa CD Player for Muji

A good interview with him here on