updated 12:25 pm EST, Tue November 7, 2006
Helpdezk today previewed the !Tude, a new range of earphones meant to add color to music listening. The earphones include lights up the entire length of the cord using electrically-triggered phosphorescents, adding a conspicuous glow in low light with one of six colors, according to Electronista. The cord can alternatively synchronize its pulses of light with the beat of the music, and features nylon nets around the cables to ensure they stand up to everyday use. Lighting lasts for roughly 10 hours of continuous use with two AAA batteries, and enables users to turn off the lights to conserve power. Each !Tude set ships with plastic cradles for multiple iPod models (pricing and availability were unavailable).