Headphones may have been used as a fashion accessory, but never really as a bracelet. Wraps are there to change it all, and give us a new way to carry our headphones. We take a look at this genius design in our review below.
It is all rather well known problem. Headphones. They are either in a tangle, or non-existent, i.e. get lost. Often found with a broken phone at the bottom of an old bag, they are always a problem to store and carry. Yeah, bags and boxes are all good, but that is always an extra thing to carry.
A company in Birmingham has come up with a genius solution to the age old problem. Why not turn our headphones into fashion-wear? This isn’t turning them into a wearable (though one may argue that headphones are probably the oldest wearable technology!), but instead, addressing the following three:
- Anti Tangle
To do so, they have turned headphones into hand bracelets, and offer them in the following three ranges:
There is also a range that features a built in microphone so you can use these to make and take calls as well.
The model we played with was the Wood Wraps, and that has the cable wrapped in wooden beads. Interestingly, this also means that the box gives a rather satisfying sound when you shake it, but enough of being childish!
Look and feel wise, these are rather well made, and look and feel good.
The idea of wrapping them around your hands is great, and once you have done it a few times, it feels rather natural and useful.
All you need to do is grasp the earbuds in your hands, wrap the cable around your wrist using the other hand, and insert the audio jack into the clasp. A bit of reorganizing means that you can easily sort this into a good looking bracelet.
The one thing that I found concerning was how we are used to bracelets being elastic, allowing us to stretch the cable to suit our needs. The cable on these is like any other headphone cable, not elastic, so just something to be careful about.
Of course, more than just a fashion accessory, these are also headphones, so lets look at that aspect of them. They offer the following feature set:
- 10mm Dynamic Driver
- Frequency Range: 20Hz – 20kHz
- Rated Power: 3mW
- Cable: 1.2m
- Bass Enhanced
And how well do these bad boys sound? Not bad, not bad at all. These are not the best headphones you’ll buy, and as they suggest, they are a bit heavier on the bass side, meaning that most tunes sound loud enough. You do not get the extreme detail or clarity you will get from expensive models, but then again, that is not what you will buy these headphones for.
More information as well as buying information on the Wraps series can be found on their website:
They can be bought from the website, and prices start from £14.99.
The idea is simply genius, the execution brilliant. It would have really been great if they had put in a higher quality set of speakers in there, even if it was as a more expensive option.