It took me seven years East Coast winters to figure out, but ear muffs are essential to staying warm when the temperatures drop. You could be bundled up in your warm coat, gloves and scarf, with two sweaters and long johns layered underneath, but if your ears are exposed, you will still feel frozen. Not even listening to your favorite song on your iPod will distract from the feeling of your lobes growing painfully numb. I hope the genius at American Eagle Outfitters who realized the obvious and created earmuffs with built-in headphones got a promotion and a raise. Now listening to your favorite song will keep your ears from getting frostbite and falling off. Rad! [$19.50, American Eagle Outfitters]
Headphones are now considered a necessary accessory. But those large over-the-head headphones are too ostentatious for some. For ladies who prefer to subtly jam, we have Harajuku Lovers Space Age In-Ear Headphones. True to the Harajuku Lovers aesthetic, the ear buds are super, super cute! And you can change the body of the little Harajuku girl to coordinate with your outfits. But here’s the real question: how do these ear buds sound? Well Monster headphones have a great reputation, and if you try these, you’ll never want to listen to your plain white Apple ear buds again.
My dog is always chewing up my ear buds, so right now I don’t have a pair and I haven’t listened to my iPod in about a month. Total sadness. But I might need to buy these, not just because I’m in desperate need, but also because they are adorable, and maybe Lucca will be too intimidated by the pigs to come near them. [Engadget] Keep reading »