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Accessorizing Earbuds

Plain white earbuds are everywhere these days -- a blank canvas to designers Anne Herlihy and Mark Zimmerman. They saw an opportunity to transform ordinary earbuds into stylish tech accessories. Just as smartphone cases have become expressions of our own personal styles, Anne and Mark envision the same for headphones.

The two handcandy co-founders have created a fun, vibrant line of necklaces that are really headphones in disguise. The necklaces are made with lightweight wood, resin, plastic and glass beads, and each
has a discreet built-in microphone for hands-free talking. A magnetic clasp is easy to operate and strong enough to keep the necklace securely and comfortably in place.

Earbuds are always on display, as we walk down the sidewalk chatting on the phone, or make a run for coffee while listening to music. Combining jewelry and earbuds is a new way to accessorize that’s not only stylish but also functional. Set a stylish tone with handcandy headphone jewelry.

-- Ann
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Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Anne
    Anne

    Hello everyone,

    We are so pleased to have our handcandy stereo headphones featured on Daily Grommet.

    These hand beaded necklace headphones were designed to combine our desire to accessorize and express our individuality, with today's need to always keep in touch and have our technology close at hand. Worn like a necklace, each of the styles has a magnetic clasp, and a microphone, as well as an extender, so we make it easy to look good while staying in touch. It's our mission to change all those bland white wires out there to cool, fun beaded stylishness! I'm pleased to be here today with the Grommet team. I'm looking forward to hearing your comments and ideas, chatting about the designs, and answering any questions you might have.

  •  Heidi
    Heidi
    1/16/13 12:26 PM

    These look INCREDIBLE. Is it better to buy them at a store, or online?

  • Anne
    Anne – Special Guest
    1/16/13 12:46 PM

    @ Heidi

    Thanks! Today there is free shipping during the launch if you buy 2 or more, and I also see that Daily Grommet gives you a $10 credit if you refer a friend- and the friend also gets a $10 credit. So that's pretty good.

  • Laura
    Laura
    1/16/13 1:20 PM

    Where does the magnet attach? It would be nice to see how they look when worn.

  •  april
    april
    1/16/13 1:47 PM

    check out the video clip. it makes these look even better!@Laura Song

  • Amy
    Amy – Grommet Team
    1/16/13 2:23 PM

    @Laura Song

    Hi Laura,

    Yup, April is right. The headphones attach in the back and you can see how beautiful they look in our video.

  • Anne
    Anne – Special Guest
    1/16/13 2:28 PM

    @Laura Song

    Hi Laura- I hope you can tell from the video. Basically they hang like a necklace (picture a beaded necklace that hangs down about 18" in front, with an audio pin at the end). The magnet acts as the clasp, and then there's about 12" of beaded wire on either side that hang down and have the earbuds on them- these just go in your ears when you want to call or listen to your music. The mic is located right

    where you'd need it so you don't have to hold it up, you can just speak naturally. I hope that explains it, and I hope the pictures will clearly illustrate this. Thanks!

  •  Jean Lauver
    Jean Lauver
    1/16/13 1:30 PM

    I think I would love these but need more information. How long are they - what do they look like on and what all colors/styles are available? I hope you will give more information.

  • Jules
    Jules – Grommet Team
    1/16/13 2:23 PM

    @ Jean Lauver Jean, just go back to the page with the video. There is a full range of photos and under the details tab you can learn more. From the comments page, hit the "buy now" orange button to navigate back there.

  •  Kathy
    Kathy
    1/16/13 1:45 PM

    These are a great product, I got some for my nieces and nephews for Christmas and they love them! The sound is fantastic, and the phone mic sounds better than using the phone. So glad to see them here!

  • Anne
    Anne – Special Guest
    1/16/13 2:32 PM

    @ Kathy

    Thanks for you comments! I' hope your nieces and nephews liked them. I'm also glad you mentioned that the mic and sound quality are clear- I know I hate to have long conversations with a cell phone up to my ear, and this is a good safe alternative.

  •  Cheryl
    Cheryl
    1/16/13 3:39 PM

    So does this work with any smartphone or just the iphone?

  • Anne
    Anne – Special Guest
    1/16/13 3:55 PM

    @ Cheryl

    Hi Cherly,

    Great question-

    These have a 3.5mm audio pin, so they work with any phone that with a 3.5mm jack (I don't actually know of any phones that don't),. They also work with MP3 players, ipads, laptops,gaming devices etc. Basically anywhere you'd use a headphone.

    They come with a 26" extender cable that goes from the necklace to your device if you want that extra length to put your phone in your pocket or backpack while you talk, or if you're exercising.

  •  JulieCC
    JulieCC
    1/16/13 11:38 PM

    @Anne Herlihy My phone, which is a couple of months old, has a 2.5mm jack, but it is rare. I just have to use an adapter with it.

  •  JulieCC
    JulieCC
    1/16/13 11:38 PM

    @Anne Herlihy My phone, which is a couple of months old, has a 2.5mm jack, but it is rare. I just have to use an adapter with it.

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