Apple has launched a new pair of headphones, or EarPods, which have been completely redesigned to give you better sound and fit your ear more comfortably. Also announced was the iPod touch loop, a neat accessory that you can attach to the new iPod touch to make it easier to carry and handle.
According to Apple, the EarPods were designed after scanning hundreds of ears and was something three years in the making. Three ports (on in the stem, one in the back for mid tones and the main one) maximise airflow.
They are available from today (when the Apple Store is back up) but will also come with the new iPod touch and iPod nano, so don’t buy a pair if you’re getting one of those anyway.
The loop meanwhile attaches to a special fixing on the new iPod touch, rather like on a point and shoot camera, so you can dangle it off your wrist and handle it more easily. It’s straightforward but handy, especially when you’re hands are full.
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