“Living in a society where the Internet is incorporated into our daily lives, you’ve got to go quick and speed up,” hip-hop star and tech entrepreneur will.i.am insisted after a recent talk on hologram technology and the importance of global connectivity.
Will.i.am has certainly “gone quick” with i.am+, the technology company he founded in 2013. The brand is already behind foto.sosho, an iPhone camera accessory with interchangeable lenses, and the Dial, a smartwatch with a built-in phone.
Now, i.am+ has unveiled EPs, its own unique take on premium Bluetooth wireless headphones. The round shape of EPs takes inspiration from vinyl records and is optimised for style – the metallic discs can be snapped together and worn as a jewellery around the neck. Combining its Bluetooth 4.0 + EDR and aptX enhanced music listening, the battery-powered in-ear headphones also come in a bespoke limited collector’s edition box set. With its superior sound and deep bass, the EPs is a hybrid between technology and fashion. As befits such a stylish gadget, EPs are being sold on online fashion emporium Farfetch, as well as in select boutiques.