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2018

Good Design Award

Award-winning item
Smart Products [Xperia Ear Duo]
Business Owner
Sony Mobile Communications Inc.
Category
Audio epuipment and Music instruments
Company
Sony Corporation (Japan)
Sony Mobile Communications Inc. (Japan)
Award Number
18G020154
Outline of Good Design Award winners
Outline of Good Design Award winners 2018

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Outline

The wireless Xperia Ear Duo lets the user listen to music without covering the user’s ears, making it possible to hear ambient noise and conversations with tunes playing in the background . Featuring a Sony-original open-ear structure, the device unlocks new listening experiences that layer music over ambient sound—a user could, for example, play their favorite songs against a backdrop of calming ocean sounds. By connecting the devices to their smartphones, users can also enjoy a wealth of hands-free operations via voice commands and head gestures—from making calls to sending LINE messages . To enhance the Ear Duo as a wearable device, the design team used an ergonomic under-ear configuration and a stainless aesthetic for the exposed sound-conducting tube for a chic look.

Producer

Sony Mobile Communications Inc.

Director

Daisuke Ishii, Creative Center, Sony Corporation

Designer

Yusuke Otani, Ryoko Hyono, Creative Center, Sony Corporation

More information

https://www.sonymobile.com/global-en/products/smart-products/about/#xperiaearopenstyle

Already on the market
2018/4
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