Once upon a time one could be “wired for sound”. Soon you’ll just need to be “pierced for sound”.
A Kickstarter campaign has been launched by startup company called Scandi Electronics, which has developed Swings Bluetooth earrings for pierced ears.
The nifty little earrings are the ear-child of Melissa Eldridge, a consumer electronics expert who was so frustrated by the challenge of keeping earbuds from falling out she came up with a solution.
“I knew there was an opportunity to make a better product. Swings, are simple to wear, provide stability and combine function with fashion!,” she exclaims.
Users can attach the earrings to their ear lobes as they would any other earring suited to pierced ears. Then, you literally ‘swing’ them up into your ear when you want to listen to audio.
The Swings Bluetooth earrings are functional, stable – and if they ever do actually fall out, they’re still safely dangling from your earlobe.
Eldridge says advanced audio technology has transformed into wearable art. Friends and experts alike who have tested the device describe them as “lightweight and comfortable, with impeccable sound.”
Swings come in three versions: Swings, Swings Sport, and Swings “Bling” featuring Swarovski Crystal. They are available in several colour combinations, including silver/white, gold/white or rose gold/white. Swings Sport are sweat-resistant and shockproof, and feature lightweight, silicone bands. Swings Sport combinations include all black, violet, yellow, pink or red. Swings Swarovski Crystals are available in gold, silver or rose gold.
Running on Bluetooth 5.0, they’re designed to pair with iPhone, Mac, iPad, Android, and others and support Alexa, Siri, and Google). T^hey feature dual microphones with calibrated noise cancellation technology for call clarity. They start playing as soon as the buds are placed in the ear.
Swings have a battery life of five hours fully charged and just 15 minutes of charging gets three hours.
Swings Sport are priced at $179 and are available during the first 48 hours of the Kickstarter campaign for $129. Swings retail for $249, but are available through the Kickstarter campaign for $179. Swings Bling Swarovski Crystal Encrusted Swings retail for $349.
The Swings Bluetooth Earrings Kickstarter campaign is live now through August 25, 2018.