The Transparent OLED Headphones by designers Min-guk Ji, Hong-joo Kim and In-oh Yoo for Metatrend Institute might be onto the coolest headphone invention yet. A headphone band is usually a piece of black or white plastic, but by using a transparent OLED panel for a headphone band, colours and patterns could be changed on a whim.
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They could show off a custom design, a dynamic pattern based on whatever track is rocking at the time, and they can scroll text too. The headphones are fully wireless too with controls touch controls along the sides for volume and lighting effects. Lights have been used to make laptops and mice shinier and, oh wow, why not headphones too. [Yanko Design]