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Custom-fit earbuds mold to your ears in 60 seconds

Custom-fit earbuds mold to your ears in 60 seconds
Photo courtesy of Kickstarter.com

A lot of people go through earbuds at the same rate they change clothes. It's difficult to find a pair with good sound and a comfortable fit, so it seems like you try a new set every day.

Let's face it: Earbuds are annoying. If they're cheap, they sound bad. If they're expensive, they sound better, but still fit poorly. If they're custom, it's a hassle to get them. Or is it?

A new company called Revols doesn't want that to be the case, and has recently launched a Kickstarter campaign to put end to it. With new technology, Revols is turning a process that usually takes months into something that takes only 60 seconds.

Most of us haven't worn custom-fit earbuds. That's because the process usually involves a visit with an audiologist, plus a special fitting. Then, once your molds have been made, it still takes weeks before your earbuds arrive. With the time and money involved, you're left wondering if it's even worth it.

When the new Revols hit the market, the process of buying custom-fit earbuds will change. The Canadian startup company has designed an easy solution to fix this problem. When your earbuds arrive, simply place them in your ears, then use the associated app to make them harden.

How does it work? Straight out of the box, the earbuds are squishy. Once they're in your ears and you've found the fit that is most comfortable, you begin the hardening process by pressing a button in the app. You'll feel the earbuds begin to warm slightly in your ears, and in 60 seconds they'll be ready.

For a lot of consumers, the heating process might be concerning. But tests so far have been positive. Reviewers of the product claim it's comfortable and not too hot. And the product's creators claim that the heating process is more to let users know that the product is working.

Getting a comfortable fit isn't the only goal of the earbud's creators. They want Revols to be stylish, Bluetooth compatible and offer great sound.

The Kickstarter campaign is helping them achieve this before the product goes to market. For sound quality, Revols is partnering with Japanese electronics company Onkyo.

So far, the company has already exceeded its $100K goal on Kickstarter. But what do you think? We're still waiting for details on sound quality and price-point, so would you be interested in headphones like this? Let us know in the comments.

See the Revols in action:

 

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Source: The Verge
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