Canada Will Not Be Denied Its Combat-Jet-Loud SunChips Bags

Hearing loss be damned! Our rugged northern neighbors are defiantly standing behind the Frito-Lay bag that's louder than a combat jet cockpit, a month after we namby-pamby Americans had them yanked from our shelves. Oh, Canada! » 11/04/10 10:20pm 11/04/10 10:20pm

Pull-Navi System Gives Directions and Dumbo-Like Ears

I used to be excited about iPhone turn-by-turn navigation, but the Pull-Navi system (straight from Tokyo University of Electro-Communications' crazy folks) is way better. It comes with a stylish helmet and will yank on ears until they look like Dumbo's. » 8/03/09 1:00pm 8/03/09 1:00pm

Ear Pressure Equalizer Sucks On Your Eardrum to Un-Pop It in Planes

Now that's a headline you won't see often, and yet that's exactly what this gizmo does. You pop it in your ear, and squeeze it to create negative pressure outside your eardrum, thus compensating for the sometimes painful inward-flex caused as the aircraft you're flying in descends from altitude. Or you climb back down… » 10/28/08 6:20am 10/28/08 6:20am

Cut-the-Crap iPhone Headset Battlemodo

Whether you love or hate your iPhone, you'll get tired of holding that big sticky piece of glass next to your face eventually. Want have a talk while you work or exercise? Need hands-free calling behind the wheel? Do you just have lazy, withered arms? Chances are you need a headset. Though the famed white earbuds are… » 8/21/08 12:00pm 8/21/08 12:00pm

Gross Binaural Microphone is Clearly Missing a Face

Binaural sound recordings can be creepy enough, but knowing that they may have originated at this Otokinoko ear-mic might just make them unbearable. The concept of binaural microphones is elegantly simple: record sounds from the positions of human ears, creating the illusion of 3D sound at playback. This blue beast… » 6/16/08 8:10pm 6/16/08 8:10pm