We’re Giving Away Coosh Headphones, Bundled With… An iPod Touch! (And A Tiny Review)

By David Ponce

It’s hard to believe that there could still be some room in the more-than-crowded headphone market. You might expect a newcomer to have to deliver some kind of metaphysical eargasmic experience to even be considered for a second glance (or second listen). But yet it’s with the simplest of premises that Coosh sets itself apart. Their motto: “Stays On. Feels Good.” sounds like smarmy marketing… but it isn’t. Coosh headphones are quite probably the most comfortable headphones I’ve had the pleasure to wear. And the best part is their price: between $20 and $30.

They feature a premium quality silicone ear loop that literally fuses them to your head. I shook and shook until I darn near pulled a muscle in my neck, and they wouldn’t come off. They’re really light, so you barely feel them. Sound quality is decent for the price, though these aren’t in-ears’. No… for $20, what you’re getting is exactly what Coosh is trying to sell you: headphones that feel good, and stay on, no matter what you do.

And of course, we’re giving some away, along with an 8GB iPod Touch! The iPod has been slightly modified to contain some Coosh artwork, but is otherwise brand new. And it’s yours for the winning in what may very well be the last giveaway of the season. If your fingers aren’t yet sore from leaving comments on OhGizmo, here’s your last chance.

The details:

How to win? Leave a comment here. Make it… wintery, or something. To be fair, we’ll pick someone at random. Don’t spam, or the ghouls will eat your soul. And we’ll ban your IP too.

Who can enter? The world, my friends, the world.

When does it end? We’ll make this a Christmas thing. We’re closing the comments at midnight EST on December 24th, and announcing the winner sometime during Christmas day. Know that the item won’t ship until January 2nd. So, you’ll know you’ve won on Christmas, but don’t expect to see it until the new year.

Have fun leaving comments, and Happy Happy Holidays y’all!

464 thoughts on “We’re Giving Away Coosh Headphones, Bundled With… An iPod Touch! (And A Tiny Review)”

  1. Winter hasn't been winter this year to tell you the truth. There was a day when it was 60 degrees two weeks ago. 60 degrees in December in NYC. Crazy times. Al Gore is right, we need to really start doing our job to help stop global warming. Soon it will be like early summer in Winter.

  2. Tis the season to be rorry, far rar rar rar rar, rar rar rar rar
    Deck the halls with boughs of rory, far rar rar rar rar, rar rar rar rar

    Mmmmm… A Christmas Story. Best. Movie. Ever.

  3. you know, the odds of me being selected decrease with every additional person below me… please people think of the odds…

    Happy Holidays

  4. Twas the night before the night before the night before Christmas, and all through the house, I was checking my RSS feeds, and the fellas at OhGizmo! were having another giveaway!

  5. [Whose woods these are I think I know.
    His house is in the village, though;
    He will not see me stopping here
    To watch his woods fill up with snow.
    My little horse must think it queer
    To stop without a farmhouse near
    Between the woods and frozen lake
    The darkest evening of the year.

    He gives his harness bells a shake
    To ask if there's some mistake.
    The only other sound's the sweep
    Of easy wind and downy flake. ]*

    To hear the sounds of those sweet bells
    After hours and hours of snowy winter swells.
    Around my earmuffs what do I hear,
    An Ipod touch from OhGizmo is near.

    The lovely sounds are getting close,
    I am not the winner yet, so I must not boast.
    Dream I may of Christmas night,
    When Santa Gizmo hears my plight.

    * From the amazing poem:
    Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
    By Robert Frost

  6. haha, I didn't know there were so many readers to this website!
    Hardly anyone leaves a comment, including me!


    Keep up the good work OhGizmo, were out there, we're just a bit
    lazy sometimes…or are we too busy? LOL,

    cheers everyone.

  7. If I were Santa Claus, I'd wear the white cush…they would blend in with my beard and Mrs. Claus would never know that I'm listening to Gangsta Rap. The WiFi booster I put in my sleigh comes in really handy with my iPod touch. I tend to get lost a bit over California….I think I'll leave them some bandwidth this year, instead of the NVIDIA chips I left last year.

  8. oh the weather outside is frightful
    but my coosh headphones are soooo delightful
    and since we no place to go
    let me have an ipod, let me have an ipod, let me have an ipod…. touchhhhh!

  9. I used to travel all the time and my earphones would fall out all the time. That was really annoying. These sound like they could take care of that issue.

    As far as something wintry, well when my earphones fall out my ears get very cold, escpecially when I'm shoveling snow.

  10. It's raining cats and dogs, so it must be winter. πŸ™‚ I'll second everything the others have said–I'd love a new pair of headphones and a Touch to go with 'em.

  11. It's raining cats and dogs, so it must be winter. πŸ™‚ I'll second everything the others have said–I'd love a new pair of headphones and a Touch to go with 'em.

  12. Are these related to the Coosh balls? Or was the Koosh?

    They look nice, though I would've liked better reviews on the sound quality. Good enough for running work, though, so I'd like to enter.

  13. Yeah, so I was going to buy an iPod Touch with my stimulus check earlier this year but had to spend it on a whole new brake system in my crappy car. This would make up for that.

  14. Oh the weather outside is frightful, but the fire is so delightful, let it snow, let it snow, let it snow…

    Please can I win??? I'll leave you some cookies and bottle of your choice.

    Have a great x-mas.

  15. We've gotten about 10-12 inches of snow here, that's the most snow we've had in this area for the past 40 years!
    An iPod touch (or iPhone) was one of the things on my Christmas list that I'm pretty sure I won't get, mostly because of the cost. And I'm always on the look out for a good pair of headphones… I'll have to keep these Coosh ones in mind next time I'm buying some.

  16. In the spirit of the season, I am working in my cold basement with a blanket wrapped around my body. It does not feel lovely. Does this mean I have the holiday spirit? πŸ˜€

  17. Why not me winning this? Here is winter too… but our winter is like 16 ΒΊC…

    Is this wintery enough for Santa Gizmo coming to my house? Please!!

  18. A wistful lyric from Greg Lake:

    I wish you a hopeful Christmas,
    I wish you a brave new year.
    All anguish pain and sadness
    Leave your heart and let your road be clear.
    They said there'll be snow at Christmas,
    They said there'll be peace on earth,
    Hallelujah, Noel, be it Heaven or Hell,
    The Christmas you get you deserve,

  19. I'm a small town midwesterner spending her first Christmas on the east coast. Way too far away from my entire family, I'm unemployed and dramatically overstaying my welcome with the good people who've taken me in. Needless to say I don't have the money to buy my man the iPod he has been lusting after. Pick me, pick me! Yes, I've passed over cleverness and gone straight to a shameless play for sympathy. Fingers crossed!

  20. The Headphones seem really cool and coming at a great great prize and not to mention the giveaway seems unbelievable along with the iPod Touch 8GB. Thanks OhGizmo.. Love ya!!!!!

  21. Oh please please please! PLEASE! I NEED this! And, it’s my first comment ever! You took my comment cherry OhGizmo! Don’t be like the other women and leave me with my dignity shattered after an awkward night of copulation… at least give me the prize!

  22. Whoa! I would just love to receive the Coosh headphones along with the most wanted iPod Touch as my Christmas gift. Happy Christmas to everyone out here!

  23. * There are approximately two billion children (persons under 18) in the world. However, since Santa does not visit children of Muslim, Hindu, Jewish or Buddhist (except maybe in Japan) religions, this reduces the workload for Christmas night to 15% of the total, or 378 million (according to the Population Reference Bureau). At an average (census) rate of 3.5 children per household, that comes to 108 million homes, presuming that there is at least one good child in each.
    * Santa has about 31 hours of Christmas to work with, thanks to the different time zones and the rotation of the earth, assuming he travels east to west (which seems logical). This works out to 967.7 visits per second. This is to say that for each Christian household with a good child, Santa has around 1/1000th of a second to park the sleigh, hop out, jump down the chimney, fill the stockings, distribute the remaining presents under the tree, eat whatever snacks have been left for him, get back up the chimney, jump into the sleigh and get on to the next house. Assuming that each of these 108 million stops is evenly distributed around the earth (which, of course, we know to be false, but will accept for the purposes of our calculations), we are now talking about 0.78 miles per household; a total trip of 75.5 million miles, not counting bathroom stops or breaks. This means Santa's sleigh is moving at 650 miles per second–3,000 times the speed of sound. For purposes of comparison, the fastest man-made vehicle, the Ulysses space probe, moves at a poky 27.4 miles per second, and a conventional reindeer can run (at best) 15 miles per hour.
    * The payload of the sleigh adds another interesting element. Assuming that each child gets nothing more than a medium sized Lego set (two pounds), the sleigh is carrying over 500 thousand tons, not counting Santa himself. On land, a conventional reindeer can pull no more than 300 pounds. Even granting that the “flying” reindeer could pull ten times the normal amount, the job can't be done with eight or even nine of them–Santa would need 360,000 of them. This increases the payload, not counting the weight of the sleigh, another 54,000 tons, or roughly seven times the weight of the Queen Elizabeth (the ship, not the monarch).
    * 600,000 tons traveling at 650 miles per second creates enormous air resistance–this would heat up the reindeer in the same fashion as a spacecraft re-entering the earth's atmosphere. The lead pair of reindeer would absorb 14.3 quintillion joules of energy per second each. In short, they would burst into flames almost instantaneously, exposing the reindeer behind them and creating deafening sonic booms in their wake. The entire reindeer team would be vaporized within 4.26 thousandths of a second, or right about the time Santa reached the fifth house on his trip.
    * Not that it matters, however, since Santa, as a result of accelerating from a dead stop to 650 m.p.s. in .001 seconds, would be subjected to acceleration forces of 17,500 g's. A 250 pound Santa (which seems ludicrously slim) would be pinned to the back of the sleigh by 4,315,015 pounds of force, instantly crushing his bones and organs and reducing him to a quivering blob of pink goo.
    * Therefore, if Santa did exist, he's dead now.

    Merry Christmas.

  24. Though the woods are lovely, dark and deep, traveling through them can be pretty boring. This iPod would surely make the miles I have to go before I sleep go by more quickly.

  25. The only wintery thing that's happening here in Brisbane is the numerous renditions of 'Let It Snow' that I hear every day at work. Otherwise, it is stupidly hot.
    *thumbs up*
    Merry Christmas!

  26. Oh Gizmo wants me to write a wintry scene
    but where I live the tropics so green

    Oh Gizmo let me experience that christmas feeling
    by shipping the Ipod Touch to me my heart will go leaping

  27. Fah who foraze! Dah who doraze!
    Welcome Christmas! Bring your cheer
    Fah who foraze! Dah who doraze!
    Welcome all who's far and near

    Fah who foraze! Dah who doraze!
    Welcome Christmas, come this way!
    Fah who foraze! Dah who doraze!
    Welcome Christmas, Christmas Day!

    And all the whos in whoville listened on their iPods and whistled their wassels.

  28. Due to rising heating costs, my house is horrifyingly cold! An iPod would be sure to warm up my day, if only metaphorically!

    I'll specify in my will that it goes to charity when they pry it out of the frozen grip of my cold hard corpse come January. Brrrr.

  29. Ipod touch ipod touch taaaa da da da!
    ta da da da, ta da dada, tada da tada!
    (ok its not working so i need to practice that song with some coosh headphones and an ipod touch :P)

  30. I'm snowed in and can't fly home to see my family.

    Then I wrecked my back in a horrible sledding mishap.

    An iPod touch would really improve my week (which is already improved by percoset for the above mentioned back).

    Happy Holidays!


  31. It's snowing a bit outside, but the ground stays black…For tomorrow the forecast is a bit below zero and lots of snow. So, maybe a white Christmas for a while here in Finland?

  32. So here is my WINTERY comment from SNOWY COLD TORONTO CANADA…..I'm originally from Buffalo NY…but moved here when I was 10 years old (many years ago)…and all my family has since moved back to the USA..to warmer weather (a brother in Ft. Lauderdale and my mom in West Palm Beach), while I freeze by ass off up here trying to win a cool I-Pod Touch with Coosh ear phones….and since they don't go IN my ear….maybe they'll keep my ears warm too. However I gotta tell you TORONTO is SOOOOO MUCH BETTER then BUFFALO. When I WIN this Coosh-I-Pod combo….then I know that living in Toronto is so much better then having to deal with Hurricanes in Fla, or earthquakes in Calif, or fires in AZ…and while we have to put up with a STUPID PRIME MINISTER…..I still think it's better then having to deal with a Prez who is a liar and only cares about HIS PERSONAL BANK ACCOUNT. EH!!!


  33. I live in MN where we've had 12+ inches of snow over the last week. Oh yeah, it was -13 yesterday morning. The iPod won't make me warmer, it will just make me a bit happier this winter.

  34. At my winter home
    snuggled by hearth with fire
    tucked into the warmth
    with throws of desire

    The world is no more
    locked out with the cold
    inside life crackles
    like bones weary-old

  35. Dear Santa (ehm… Oh Gizmo!),
    I've been a good girl this year. Really.
    The thing is that I'm spending the Christmas holidays in Greece with my family and there is absolutely no snow down here. There's only sun, lots of it and that doesn't make it look like Christmas.
    So please Santa Gizmo, send me the Coosh headphones as a present! (is there an iPod touch as well? ooow I didn't noticeeee thaaaaat… πŸ˜‰ ). This will make Christmas look like Christmas!
    Thanks Santa! Happy holidays! πŸ˜€

  36. My wife would LOVE one of these. Being a somewhat “lean” Christmas I haven't been able to get her all she deserves(which is QUITE a lot for putting up with me), but I know this would make her really happy.

    Thanks for your generousity and Merry Happy Haunaquanzamas

  37. it's freegin' 85 degrees here. Half of the Christmas song don't even make sense to my kids. My 3-year-old believes in Rudolph more than he does snow. It would be cool (pun intended) to show him some wintery video on this puppy. Oh, and these headphones would be great under the earmuffs.

    Ho ho ho

  38. It's not winter in Louisiana unless you are wearing shorts, a Hawaiian shirt, listening to groovie christmasy tunes on a well deserved iPod Touch from a wonderful Santa like site named OhGizmo! while eatting crawfish and enjoying the family all around you.

  39. I was hoping for an official Red Ryder carbine action two-hundred shot range model air rifle with a compass in the stock and this thing that tells time. But this is cool too.

  40. Took the kids to see the Snow(and visit friends and family) in Gloomy Cleveland, Ohio…
    Was really nice to return to Sunny Florida!!!

    Just because Christmas is over after the 25th doesn't mean it can't be a great Hanukkah with a pair of new headphones(and a new Touch )

  41. Well as wintry as it gets around here. About 30 inches of snow in the last week. That and temps hovering around the low side of freezing. Right now its a balmy 5 out. That would warm up if I won. Either way a Merry Christmas to every one reading the comments and good luck to whom ever does win.


  42. Hmm. wintery…

    OH MY (insert diety here) is freaking snowing! I hate snow, have to shovel and spread salt, and wash the car every week to wash off the road salt, although I dont have to worry as much about that since my county cant afford salt so they are only salting the most often used roads.

    ANYWAY, did I win? πŸ™‚

  43. I was just telling my wife that I wanted an iPod Touch for Xmas, but she's getting me a new guitar instead. I already have 3 guitars and not a single iPod…what is wrong with this woman! The Headphones look cool too, but I think I'll stick to my Metallica Signature Ltd Edition Skull Candy Headphones and sell these on eBay if I win!

  44. “Chipmunks roasting on an open fire.
    Hot sauce dripping from their nose.
    Yuletide squirrels fresh filleted by the choir
    They poked hot skewers through their nose”

  45. I really can't post – Baby theres an ipod touch outside
    I've got to go away – Baby theres an ipod touch outside
    This evening has been – Been hoping that we will win
    well Maybe just a half a drink more – Listen to the ipod while I pour

  46. I can only wear these kinds of headphones because I have tiny ears and the in ear types don't work………….winning these would be great……..the ipod touch would be nice too!!

  47. These headphones would be really great if they had an earmuff attachment! It's awefully cold here in the midwest. Can you maybe preload some reggae music on the iPod, just to help warm the soul???

  48. Winter in SC needs an IPod. Otherwise I don't have any music to listent to while roller blading on the boardwalk at the beach.

    Help a guy out here!!!!

  49. You guys certainly have gotten your hands on some pretty good gifts this season.
    I wish I could come up with some reference to the cold, but living in Mexico just made me forget how sub 0 temperatures felt like. Sorry, no reference here! Still hope I win though.

    On the other hand, as a daily reader of your blog, I want to wish you all the best hollidays and keep up the good and sometimes hillarious posts in 2009.

  50. Ok Bing old boy, hit it!

    I'm dreaming of an I-touch
    Just like the one I hope to own
    Where the icons glisten
    And gadgets listen
    To hear mp3s in the snow

    I'm dreaming of an I-touch
    With every comment that I type
    May the Coosh screen be shiny and bright
    And may all your I-touches be mine

  51. Hey, a 1 in 300 chance isn't all that bad… especially considering the price. Now, the wintery part of this comment… there is no wintery part. It won't even freeze where I live! Freeze this!

  52. There is an 8 foot snow pile outside my apartment, my dog has to swim in the snow to take a pee. An iPod Touch sure would make braving the snow a whole lot better.

  53. Random Number hit me please. I would like an iPod from thee. Make my Christmas wonderful and bright and let me have that iPod touch cause that would be Tight.
    Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to All and to all a Good Night.

    PICK ME PICK ME Random Number Gods!

  54. Winter in Texas is shorts one day and smothered in blankets with the cat the next – the weather's unpredictable! Had the air conditioner on Saturday night and now I'm freezing from 40 degree weather (not too cold for you Northerners, but for a Southern Bell, this is a bit much for my britches.)

    Hope the rest of you stay at the very least cozy – I know I'll be so with the cat :3

  55. Oh i need to win this. ever since my wife took my ipod touch, a senseless crime πŸ™
    and now with the holidays upon us.. and winter doing its worst… i think it would only be fair to have an Ipod touch again….

    Merry Christmas everyone!!

  56. A childhood classic: *ahem*
    Jingle bells, Batman smells, Robin laid an egg,
    Batmobile lost its wheel and Joker ran away..HEY!
    Jingle bells, Batman smells, Robin laid an egg,
    Batmobile lost its wheel and Joker ran away..HEY!

    Thank you everyone and Happy Holidays!

  57. Let's see what to leave out for the “wonderful” people at Ohgizmo for X-mas.

    1 plate of cookies (homemade, my wife makes bitchin cookies)
    1 case of high end liquor
    1 copy of recently made Kristen Bell / Alyssa Milano homemade porno
    And my deepest debt…

    Merry Christmas ya all!

  58. Here in Ohio, we're currently digging out after a winter storm dropped a foot of snow on us this weekend.
    The weatherman says it'll be 48 and rainy by the end of the week.
    I need some stability in my life!
    These Coosh headphones seem like they provide quite a lot of stability.
    And the iPod Touch would be an added bonus!

  59. I rather win the autographed weezer guitar but this would be great too, then at least I can listen to Christmas with weezer with the comfortable headphones on my new itouch πŸ™‚

  60. Instead of snow, all I'm getting for Christmas is lots and lots of rain….an iPod Touch might help make my winter a little(lot!!!) better : )

    Keep up the good work OhGizmo!!

  61. 1 in 400, heck yes!
    It's already snowed 4 feet where I live.
    The roads are so bad, that I can't get out of the house.
    I'll tell you what though, an Ipod Touch would DEFINITELY cheer me up…

  62. The snow fell here.
    8″ in some parts
    the “Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas” sign was covered.
    I have to shovel my side walk for the first time in 8 years.
    It was pretty, but I am so glad it didn't last.

  63. darn it cut out the whitespace, it was supposed to be in the shape of a snowflake – maybe this will work..

    ipod touch and the

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