If it ain't in the market yet, you can trust Thanko to dream it up. The online store has been responsible for a number of funky--if sometimes questionable--gadgets out of Japan, from USB butt coolers to cushions for lazy geeks to neckties with built-in fans.
So if you're a fanboy of the company, the Sound Lives Magnetic Earphones (1,980 yen, $18.65), which seem lost in translation, are probably the first we've come across where you clip the earpiece onto your, well, ears. Just like a pair of earrings. Aesthetics-wise, it's pure Thanko--a touch of the oddball with strange designs like a soccer ball, skull and cross bones, and panda.
While the idea sounds like a droll one since it should feel more secure to clip than stuff the earphones into your canals, I've on occasion donned a pair of clip-on blings. And believe me, it's uncomfortable enough to be constantly aware of the pinched sensation on your earlobes. Since we don't have an actual pair from Thanko to test out, it's caveat emptor, buyer beware when you get these online from the site.
(Via Crave Asia)