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[CES 2010] Yurbuds Earbud Enhancers Use A Custom iPhone App To Find The Perfect Fit

Yurbuds Earbud Enhancers (Image property OhGizmo!)
By Andrew Liszewski

If someone had told me that at one point at CES I’d be holding a quarter under my ear while someone took a picture of it with an iPhone, I probably would’ve been a bit skeptical about their claim. But that’s exactly how you get ‘fitted’ for the Yurbuds earbud enhancers. Made from silicone they’re designed to attach to most earbuds like the ones that come with the iPods, mobile phones and bluetooth headsets, but their unique shape not only makes them stay in even during rigorous physical activity, but it also does a better job at directing the sound into your ear canal so you don’t need to have the volume cranked anywhere near as loud as you normally would.

And while they take a while to get used to wearing, particularly when it comes to putting them on, they’re actually designed to be more comfortable than a standard pair of earbuds. How you ask? Well in the photo above you can see a series of rounded notches on the Yurbuds. These are actually strategically positioned so that they’re not touching key nerve endings in your ear, reducing pain and soreness from prolonged usage.

Yurbuds Earbud Enhancers (Image property OhGizmo!)

But what’s particularly unique about the Yurbuds is that they come in a variety of different sizes to fit most people’s ears. And to determine what size you need, there’s an iPhone app you can download that will analyze a photo of your ear to determine the perfect fit. When taking the photo you hold a quarter just below your ear which is used as a size reference so it knows how large or small your ear is, and once the photo’s snapped it will report back the size you need to order. If you’re curious, I’m a size 5. Best of all, you can order a set of Yurbuds right now for a very reasonable $19.99.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1264129687 facebook-1264129687

    You've peaked my interest, but I can't find the app in the itunes app store and their website is leading me in circles. Its telling meI've got to purchase the yurbuds to “get fitted”, but in order to purchase them I've got to select a size…. curious. anyway, I think I'd definately by these. Do they help audio quality at all?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1264129687 facebook-1264129687

    I figured it out…. wish I could rewrite my comment though. grrr, lol

  • Jessicat

    $20 custom ear buds? That's a great deal and it's so amazing. I wear old school headphones, because the ones that go in the ear hurt me so much. I'd buy custom ones for $20.

  • Jessicat

    $20 custom ear buds? That's a great deal and it's so amazing. I wear old school headphones, because the ones that go in the ear hurt me so much. I'd buy custom ones for $20.