Over the past few years the iPod Shuffle has undoubtedly become one of the most popular MP3 players used during workouts, sports, and training sessions. Its ability to store hundreds upon hundreds of great songs in such a compact area is undeniably amazing. So, the question is, why did it take so long to combine this great MP3 player with something most athletes don’t leave home without…sports headphones.
Well designers Jeremy Saxton and Jacob Hall have answered that question with their development of the ODDIO1. Their impetus behind the ODDIO1 was to create a pair of sports headphones that didn’t rely on 2 things: cords, and carrying around your iPhone.
As you can see (above) the ODDIO1 consists of a nylon plastic, outer chassis and an inner cushion of high-grade silicone. The iPod Shuffle slides neatly into the housing on one side and connects to the headphones wit ha small 3.5mm jack. The Shuffle buttons are fully accessible and there is no need to remove the Shuffle to charge or sync.
Features at a Glance
- Compatibility: 4th Generation iPod Shuffle
- 30mm dynamic audio drivers
- Fully adjustable headband
- 3 Colors: gray/black, black/blue, pink/gray
Where to Buy
The ODDIO1 has currently not yet been released, and may never be released. The design of these sports headphones has started on Kickstarter. Essentially the product only gets developed if there is enough consumer interest, so if you’d like to reserve a pair of these headphones while at the same time contributing to the development of them, then head on over to Kickstarter and pledge. There are varying levels of pledge amounts from $20 to over $200.
Currently the project has raised around $10,000 out of the $45,000 required to proceed. If they reach the $45,000 goal you can expect to see the ODDIO1 as soon as Spring 2012.