May 16, 2012

Nowadays most of us choose to use earbuds because they are small and portable, very easy to take around. But Chilean-born, Paris-based designer JC Karich reflects that to some people the feeling of in-ear plugs is never comfortable, and because of that, Karich created a 3D printed ear adapter which offers a basic frame to hold the headphones just a little over ears. It allows you to listen to music without blocking out your environment and still can hear what happens around you.

With this ear adapter you can turn your earbuds into headphones anytime you like, and since it is 3D printed, you can simply choose any color and size that suits your need. If you like the design, the full file is available on thingiverse to allow you download and 3D-print your own. The design uses 3mm ABS or PLA plastic filaments and can be printed out on any DIY 3D printer.

Karich plans to commercialize the ear adapter in the future to provide more consumers this convenience.


Photo credit / Source: karich via Ohgizmo


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