Last week I was visiting the local bank and came upon a very common technology which we have forgotten about. So I decided to introduce to the world the technology “earphones”. I love Chris Pratt in Guardians of the galaxy with his earphones listening to his favourite music. In many of sci-fi films, we see communication through an ear piece. It is the future of the lovely technology earphone which allows us to do many things which were not possible before its invention. We can listen our brand of music without irritating others, play video games without speakers and much more. When I read about it on various sites and books, the history and development were really amazing.
It is an innovation on earlier ear listening devices, the earliest being the stethoscope used by doctors. The early development saw two types of earphones (1) Used to cover the ears (2) Inserted in the ear for better sound. Using them as devices to listen to music has been done in late 1800. However, the major design innovations did not come until 1980 era. It was the era of Sony’s Walkman and with it came various designs of earphones. People wanted lighter and more comfortable earphones for the portable Walkman. Can you imagine the earphone industry grew 800% from 1985 to 1995? The finance behind the technology is very interesting and maybe worth looking at in another post,
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Another design boom came when Apple introduced the iPod. Yes, folks earphones are closely linked to innovation in music. The white iPod earphones became a sort of status symbol. It was the best design in earphones done by Jonathan Ive. Later in 2012 Apple revised the design and named it ear pods. So this is a small technology which has changed our lives – has it affected yours, tell me if it has and how?