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World's lightest earphones for best comfort
World's lightest earphones for best comfort
206 backers pledged €7,884 to help bring this project to life.

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earBeans by allocacoc has been honored with the famed Bronze A' Design Award in Digital and Electronic Devices Design Competition Category
earBeans by allocacoc has been honored with the famed Bronze A' Design Award in Digital and Electronic Devices Design Competition Category

earBeans: Your Ears = Your Fit  

If you’re one of the many frustrated people, look no further. earBeans offer the solution to the never-ending story of awkward-fitting earphones. Comfortable, unique and enhanced audio makes earBeans the best earphones in the market. You don’t have to be a music lover to enjoy a great earbud when you feel one. Leave behind those stubborn feeling earphones that most of the times fall off. Step into the land of a great fit and clear sound. We proudly introduce the comfiest earphones in the market: earBeans! 

Say hello to our new and revolutionary “earBeans"
Say hello to our new and revolutionary “earBeans"
Will not easily fall off even during extreme sports!
Will not easily fall off even during extreme sports!

What makes earBeans stand out from others?  

1. Superior comfort

This bean shaped earphone makes it easy to fit into the ear. Unlike the majority of earphones in the market, earBeans offer a crafted contour with silicone material that makes the user experience very pleasing, giving the best comfort.

Use it during study...
Use it during study...
...when you are exercising...
...when you are exercising...
...during travel!
...during travel!

 2. Supporting points

The earBeans comes with supporting points on the upper and lower part to prevent the earBeans from falling out.

3. Small and light-weight  

EarBeans are the smallest and lightest earphones in the market. 

A single earphone is 3.5 grams, earBean is only 1 gram!
A single earphone is 3.5 grams, earBean is only 1 gram!
Its small compared to other earphones!
Its small compared to other earphones!

Its bean shape makes the earphones fit so easily that they become part of you when you’re wearing them. It fits easily and gives you the best comfort even while sleeping on your ear.

You can even wear them while you're sleeping!
You can even wear them while you're sleeping!

4. Crisp and Clean Sound

Its built-in micro-speakers deliver astonishing acoustic sound that provides excellent details such as flawless sound.

EarBeans is using the special technology of medical grade speakers.
EarBeans is using the special technology of medical grade speakers.
Enjoy the music where ever you are!
Enjoy the music where ever you are!

5. Voice enhanced speaker

The micro speakers are medical grade speakers, that until now were normallyused in the hearing aids industry. It gives an excellent voice quality.

 
Skype calling gives you excellent voice quality.
Skype calling gives you excellent voice quality.
6. One Size Fits All

Its ergonomically bean-shaped contour excels and fits most ears. They provide a secure fit and guarantee not falling off.

One size fits all!
One size fits all!

7. No left and right

If you're sick and tired of looking for Left and Right printed on your earphones every time you want to put them in, these earphones will be music to your ears. Made to be used on either ear, just place them and be on your way!

No need to find Left or Right
No need to find Left or Right

8. Sound optimization through in-ear wearing styles

By putting the earBeans in your ears in different ways, you can create various sound optimization.


Different wearing styles
Different wearing styles

Normally when we wear earphones, the external sound will be effectively shielded. But when we cross the road, ride bikes, it's risky if we cannot hear outdoors sound. With the earBeans you can change the way of wearing, so the external sound can be passed effectively.

Available in 6 different earBeans: Aux plug: Maroon Red, Vivid Violet, Charcoal Grey, Forest Green, Coffee Brown and Lightning plug Charcoal Grey.



Problem Solver    

Earphones currently in the market either do not fit perfectly in the ears or do not stay comfortable in the ears for a long period. We designed a new way of wearing earphones that provides the perfect balance of comfort, size and convenience. Every human ear is different but we share a similar region that is shaped in the form of a bean. That inspired us to design earBeans: a light-weight, small size, and two-way wearing earphones designed to provide the best comfort and convenience to every user.

Inspired by the shape of a bean
Inspired by the shape of a bean

Research and discovery  

From the very beginning, we already set a very clear goal. We strived to create a very small and lightweight headphone that is comfortable to wear. We went to the crowded subway and observed the people who were coming and going. We observed, analyzed and compared ears of different people, seeking to find a shared common feature. When we found out each ear channel appears to share a half-curved bean-like shape, we used this inspiration as a starting point. 

The biggest difficulty was how to make the headphone small enough for it to stay inside the ear and not fall out, while ensuring that one size can fit all. We used white clay to mold different shapes and sizes of the headphone. Then we tested different moldings on a sample of people. With their feedback on its comfort and usability, we continuously tweaked the shape, making several molding adjustments that ultimately resulted in the current shape of EarBeans. 

My name is LiangLiang. I am an industrial designer at Allocacoc. I consider myself bright and want to create unique products that change people’s way to interact with them. Consumer products are not the same, which is why I believe that as an industrial designer I should deliver a product that provides both, outstanding functionality and appearance. I am passionate about this project and hope you guys can help me accomplish my dream!

Risks and challenges

Having gained experience in the design and manufacturing of innovative products, we are confident that we will be able to fulfill the project within the specified time frame.
Our experience from previous projects is that the largest challenge is to meet the demand, which is why a Kickstarter project is perfect: as preorders are placed we will have enough time to foresee the demand and adapt to it.

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    KICKSTARTER EXCLUSIVE earBeans

    KICKSTARTER EXCLUSIVE earBeans will give you 1x earBeans in the color of your choice.
    (Choose your color after the campaign ends)

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    • 1x earBeans (AUX: RED,GREY,BROWN,PURPLE,GREEN or Lightning: GREY)
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    TWIN PACK earBeans

    TWIN PACK earBeans - will give you each 2x earBeans in the color of your choice.
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    • 2x earBeans (AUX: RED,GREY,BROWN,PURPLE,GREEN or Lightning: GREY)
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    TRIPLE PACK earBeans - Team Up

    TRIPLE PACK earBeans will give you 3x different colors earBeans - Red, Grey, Brown, Purple, Green.

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    • 3x earBeans (AUX: RED,GREY,BROWN,PURPLE,GREEN or Lightning: GREY)
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    QUATRO PACK earBeans - Family Share

    QUATRO PACK earBeans will give you 4x different colors earBeans - Red, Grey, Brown, Purple, Green.

    Includes:
    • 4x earBeans (AUX: RED,GREY,BROWN,PURPLE,GREEN or Lightning: GREY)
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    Pledge €110 or more About US$ 123

    COLOR PACK earBeans

    COLOR PACK earBeans will give you 5x different colors earBeans - Red, Grey, Brown, Purple, Green.

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    SUPER EARLY BIRD earBeans

    SUPER EARLY BIRD earBeans will give you 1x earBeans in the color of your choice.
    (Choose your color after the campaign ends)

    Includes:
    • 1x earBeans (AUX: RED,GREY,BROWN,PURPLE,GREEN or Lightning: GREY)
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    Mother's day Special earBeans

    Celebrating Mother's day we are providing a limited 50 backers with a Mother's day offer!
    Mother's day Special earBeans will give you 1x earBeans in the color of your choice.
    (Choose your color after the campaign ends)

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    Pledge €40 or more About US$ 45

    TWIN EARLY BIRD earBeans.

    TWIN PACK earBeans - will give you each 2x earBeans in the color of your choice.
    (Choose your color after the campaign ends)

    Includes:
    • 2x earBeans (AUX: RED,GREY,BROWN,PURPLE,GREEN or Lightning: GREY)
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