EQ Concept, earbuds
Recently, I went to a motor show in Korea this year and got the energy I wanted to design by looking at various parting lines in transportation design.
Nowadays, product design is tedious, but transportation design is so dynamic, changing and wonderful.
I work on 'weekend-works' only on weekends. This is not easy, because after spending a lot of energy in the company. So I plan a design draft at a place I always like to visit or a place I like. Again, I was helped by a good cafe.
'Split' plays a big role in every design. There are good industrial reasons for improved assembly, safety, durability, cost savings, and so on.
I am happy if I look at a well-made transportation design. After looking at the light reflecting the exquisite parting line or the attractive volume sense, I wanted to put these elements in the product design as well.
The most impressive design I saw in recent years was the Mercedes-Benz EQ concept car. The eco-friendly Mobility EQ, which reduces fuel consumption and provides driving pleasure, is an answer to what is an electric car that fits the spirit of the times.
What if the Mercedes EQ offers wireless earphones? A long battery? Superior sound quality? Cool design? Of course, the above three contents should be satisfied.
I applied LED lighting information, which is a feature of the Mercedes EQ, throughout the design. This indicates battery information, Bluetooth pairing, and bacterial contamination information.
The wireless earphone charging case uses UV-C LED to sterilize inside and outside when charging earbuds.
The charging case opens in a slide. The user can recognize the left and right in red and blue of the earbuds. The silicone eartip was set to be translucent so that the UV-C effect could be transferred to the inside.
At the bottom, the information of the equipment is engraved. This part can be rotated to the left or right, and the upper slide structure can be locked and unlocked. This is designed as a safety because the risk when the UV-C is directly exposed to the people.