CES 2009: Mu-bot headphones


Back in 2006 we brought these headphones to your attention, but I can now reveal they’re going to hit the USA mass market this spring and move away from their niche resting place in Japan. They’re basically headphones attached to a white plastic body, and before you think ‘aww how cute’, they’re actually pretty frustrating to use. I took a picture of myself wearing them to illustrate just how chunky they are, and the effect is seriously unsubtle.

If you don’t mind strapping a white plastic bot to your chest, you’ll be fine, but otherwise steer clear. The headphones are nothing to write home about either, as we’re talking your basic in ear design.

From Sega Japan for about $15

Zara Rabinowicz