Clever concept headphones twist and turn into a pair of speakers

What you see pictured here may not look like something you'd want to put on your head, but designer Sungak Kim is teaching humble headphones a new trick with his iHead concept: to transform from a set of cans to a pair of speakers on the fly.

Kim's iHead conceptual headphones take a few cues from Apple — including the company's iNaming convention and the company's iconic clickwheel — but what's really exciting here has nothing to do with Apple at all: you can pull out the ear cups and twist the band of the headphones so that it'll sit like a speaker. As far as a portable speaker system goes, that's about as easy as it gets.

Kim created the iHead concept for the iF Design Talents competition, part of the iF design awards.

Via Yanko Design

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