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The modern earphone designs distinguish right ear from the left, while increasing the functionality, it adds hassle to users who need to put earphones away while walking or just temporarily set them aside.
Close to U uses magnets that by nature have north and south poles to do the separation work for the users before storage. For temporary storage, the two earphones can clip together behind the neck to form a natural necklace. The design of Close to U is simple and straightforward, and it reminds people the living science courses they took in their childhood: simple description but easy to understand.
Ming Chi University of Technology
Taipei City, Taoyuan County, Taiwan
Bade City, Taoyuan County, Taiwan