updated 09:50 am EST, Tue November 7, 2006
!Tude Pulsing Earphones
A specialist in electroluminescence, Helpdezk today previewed a new range of earphones meant to add color to music listening. The company's !Tude lights up the entire length of earphone cord using electrically-triggered phosphorescents, adding a conspicuous glow in low light with one of six colors. Listeners can also choose to synchronize the pulses of light with the beat of the music. While these lights can potentially be fragile, Helpdezk says, flexible nylon nets around the cables ruggedize them to where they can withstand even rough daily use. The lighting can last for approximately 10 hours of continuous use with two AAA batteries and can be turned off in daylight or to conserve power. Each !Tude set ships with plastic cradles for multiple iPod models. No pricing or launch details are available.