我们都身处在一个喧闹的世界,光鲜的城市生活也同时带来了大量的声浪。无论是邻居吵闹的装修声、飞机上婴儿的啼哭、或是马路上飞驰而过的车辆……真希望自己的耳朵有一个开关,可以在需要的时候关闭所有的听觉,享受到片刻的宁静。

也许你认为这只是天方夜谭,但一个全新的产品,Knop,让这一切成为现实。

不同于一般的耳塞,Knop颇具设计感的外形就像是风靡的urBeats耳机,只需要调整耳塞边缘的金属环,就可以调整出4种不同的模式:清晰收音、城市音量、现场音乐以及完全隔绝。这让使用者能够完全控制自己的听力,在嘈杂的环境中保护娇嫩的耳朵不受损害。在对外的宣传中,Knop将自己定位成“你耳朵的音量调节器。”

Knop的幕后团队由工程师Arjen De Jong带领,他曾经为欧洲最大的耳塞品牌Thunderplugs工作。目前Knop正在Kickstarter上如火如荼地募款,已经成功募集到14万美元。相信不久的将来,我们就可以一睹Knop的真身啦!

 

 

The world around us is full of distracting, irritating noise. Whether it’s a rock concert, a screaming baby on a plane, or just the general racket of a big city, sometimes we just want to tune it all out. Knops, a set of game-changing new ear plugs, will let you do exactly that.

Knops are not your average foam wedges. Modeled in the shape of a gramophone and fitted with gold and silver accents, the plugs are as visually appealing as a set of urBeats, and are just as practical. By simply turning the outer rims of Knops, they can be adjusted to one of 4 modes: clear sound, city noise, live music, or total isolation. This gives wearers the power to toggle their hearing as they please, protecting delicate ears from damage in loud environments. Indeed, they’re marketed as “the volume button for your ears.”

The team behind Knops is headed by engineer Arjen De Jong. He’s assisted by Koen Brouwer and Quinten Huigen, the founders of Thunderplugs, Europe’s most prolific brand of silicone ear plugs. Their production is currently hinged on a Kickstarter campaign, but seeing as they’ve already raised over $140 thousand, we could be seeing Knops on international shelves in the near future.