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Ironbuds: Modular and Repairable Earbuds That Dare to Be Broken

Posted By Molly Cotter On August 18, 2011 @ 5:10 pm In Green Products,Green Technology,Innovation | 1 Comment

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If you’re sick of constantly replacing your iPod headphones with even cheaper ones that will probably break before you even pull them out of the box, there’s now a brand new product [1]that just may be the long-term listening solution you’ve been looking for. Audio designer Thomas Young has invented Ironbuds [2]: a quality-made, modular set of earbuds that are not only durable, but repairable!

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The buds [3]are made with detachable backs, gold plated sockets and plugs, and nylon braided cable surrounding its wire. All are equipped with audiophile quality speakers [4] and are available in four different levels that are not only replaceable, but upgradeable. Users can purchase standard, deluxe, audiophile, and iPhone/Android kits at prices ranging from $21 to $47.

Using Kickstarter [5] as a funding platform,¬†Young has already raised $46,000 for this project — quadrupling his target amount. He hopes to not only reduce e-waste, but encourage customers to invest in a quality product they can trust and hold onto for longer than a playlist.

+ Ironbuds [2]

Via Treehugger [6]

Lead Image: Dano [7]

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[1] product : http://www.inhabitat.com/products

[2] Ironbuds: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/legendary/earbuds-time-to-change-the-status-quo

[3] buds : http://inhabitat.com/aria-headphones-made-with-recycled-rockstar-guitars/

[4] speakers: http://inhabitat.com/koostiks-wooden-iphone-speakers-are-completely-unplugged/

[5] Kickstarter: http://www.kickstarter.com/

[6] Treehugger: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2011/08/repairable-modular-ironbuds-could-end-the-era-of-crappily-made-earphones.php

[7] Dano: http://www.flickr.com/photos/mukluk/

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