I don’t know what it is about Japan and earphones, but this country does offer some unique ones. Today, it wasn’t some weird little company but Pioneer that announced strange earphones: One is cherry-shaped [JP], the other looks like a piece of a leather belt [JP] for some reason.
Needless to say, the 9mm-earphones aren’t anything special technically, but you will only want to buy these for the design only anyway. Both types will be offered in four different colors. The Cherry model comes in an extra-cute bag (see below).
All of these Japan-only earphones will go on sale in the middle of next month (price: $30). Ask import/export specialists Japan Trend Shop, Geek Stuff 4 U or Rinkya if you’re interested but don’t live in japan.