Noisezero O+: World’s First Recyclable Design Over-ear Headphone

Posted on Mar 19 2012 - 11:31am by CONTRIBUTOR

Editor’s Note: Guest Author Pratibha is a technology enthusiast interested in analysing and reporting about different technologies.

Since patrons are being more and more inclined by a product’s eco-friendly credentials, it’s possibly no surprise that we’re now seeing the preface of recyclable, designer audio equipment. The result of a collaborative design endeavor, Noisezero O+ Eco edition are “the world’s first recyclable material designer over-ear headphones.”

Development of the Noisezero 0+ Eco edition over-ear headphones were done by British designer Michael Young, music technology brand EOps and French online retailer Colette. The follow-up to the Noisezero i+ Eco buds, the headphones are made using cornstarch bio-plastic, stainless steel and aluminium, which are recyclable.

A 50mm Titanium-coated HD driver unit with neodymium iron boron magnet generates the sound while eliminating unnecessary vibration, and bio-plastic ear chambers and sheep leather ear pads have been used to give relieve and get better sound feature. The headphones — attuned with iPhone, iPad and iPod — come with a microphone and a three-button remote module to control playback and volume. Priced at EUR 140, they are available in two colours and come with a soft carry pouch.

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