New buds give hope to neglected ears

Finally, a set meant to stay in place

We've been accused of paranoia more than a few times, but we really do believe that there's a conspiracy afoot when it comes to earphones. We submit that earbuds and the like never fit anyone (especially us), but people are too embarrassed to admit it. They instead just constantly fidget and adjust them, pretending that it's "normal."

This is why we appreciate Bluetrek's new "ST1" Bluetooth earphones, which have a novel wraparound design that's actually meant to keep the buds in your ears. Mobile Magazine says they also have built-in controls allowing for "super-easy navigation without having to resort to the music-playing device." The buds are available only in South Korea for now, but barren ears around the world finally have hope.

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    Mike Yamamoto is an executive editor for CNET News.com.

     

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