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SolidAlliance's "Crazy Earphone" Looks Just as Ridiculous as It Sounds

We're not sure which is more ridiculous: that Tokyo-based SolidAlliance actually named its crazy earphones "Crazy Earphone," or that wearing them will make you look like a walking, talking bento box. (Okay, it's probably the latter.) But either way, we're saying iie (that's Japanese for "no") to this novelty — even though, at $20, it costs less than most sushi dinners. (Available at

A version of this article appeared in the February 2010 issue of Fast Company magazine.