AIAIAI Introduces the Capital Headphone
Danish design and manufacturer introduces new durable, foldable headphones aimed at everyday listeners on the move.
The latest AIAIAI headphones were inspired by a simple yet ambitious idea: to make headphones for the inhabitants of the world’s bustling major cities. As usual, AIAIAI's friends over at KiBiSi were more than capable of rising to the challenge of the design brief. KiBiSi’s architectural icon Bjarke Ingels finally came up with the carefully considered product that is Capital: A durable, foldable and flexible pair of headphones, that seeks to provide the on-the-go listener with the opportunity to listen to his or her preferred sounds in any kinds of weather at all times, while wearing a design that’s effortlessly iconic, thoroughly realised, and comfortable.
Made out of reinforced fibreglass with a lightweight rubber-brace, this is a headphone built to withstand heavy everyday use in urban environments. Moreover, the design was realised through a utilitarian approach; the sliding feature is inspired by the bindings on snowboarding boots, the cushions are made from a type of stretchable foam also found in modern car seats and the headband is made of a lightweight rubber predominantly used on bike handles.
Highlights: ?• tested to withstand rain, snow and dirt while delivering clear and crisp sound from the protected 40mm driver. ?• Lightweight rubber brace for listening comfort and secure fit? • Inline 3-button microphone for play/pause/scrolling and answering calls?• Weather proof - Rain & Snow resistant IEC529 Standard - IP-4