Considering the proliferation of iPods amongst…well, pretty much everyone, I’m surprised that no one has tapped into the customized earphones market. Based out of Tokyo and launched in 2009, Kotori claims to be the only company in the world to offer such a service. For just 3,600 yen the user-friendly interface guides you through the process of color-customizing up to 10 components to create your very own unique set of earphones. They also let you choose from a bunch of themes or, if you are lazy like me, hit the crazy shuffle button for randomized action.
Concerned about compromising sound quality? Don’t be. Kotori is a service launched by Fostex, the Japanese manufacturer of audio equipment, who is single-handedly responsible for the ubiquitous white iPod earphones.
(thanks seki riu!)