Blooming Buds: Fashion for the earbuds
by Mark R
Even though I promised not to, I can’t help but constantly report on some sort of product that I discovered at CES 2009. I guess what happens in Vegas doesn’t stay in Vegas after all.
For those who don’t know CES, the Sands Expo is where a lot of the newer and concept companies tend to have their displays. This is different than the Las Vegas Convention Center, which usually has all the bigger electronics companies taking up as much floor space as possible.
Yes, it is often at the Sands that features products like the Blooming Buds, which is probably the best collision of technology and accessorizing that I have ever seen. The Blooming Buds are earphones that don’t really give better sound than normal iPod earbuds, but the thing that makes them unique is the user can add on “blooms” that allow the user to make a statement.
These blooms attach to the earbuds, and they come in all forms including dollar signs, sports balls, national flags, and many other symbols. There was even one for Barack Obama inauguration.
I got a feeling that the Blooming Buds could be the next thing that the youth are into, like a social networking site for the ears. I’m not certain when they will be out, but the Blooming Buds site is already up. The projected price is about $19.99, which includes four free buds that are price for $3.99. For more information, click here.