We are stoked to announce that the third version of SurfEars is finally here, and we have done some major improvements.
BETTER FIT & COMFORT
Ears are sensitive and the comfort of in-ear devices is closely related to how well these fit in your ear. With all ears unique in size and shape, there’s no one-fits-all solution to making great ear plugs. We’ve studied the anatomy of the ear closely and identified four main points of contact, which all are critical to achieving good comfort. With SurfEars 3.0 we’ve adapted the product design to follow the ear’s anatomy closely, drastically improving both fit and comfort.
In order to make 3.0 fit so much better we had to make the plugs individual to the left and right ear. Both the wings and cores are unique for your right or left ear. The tube of the core has been modified to point both forward and slightly upwards, creating a more natural fit in your ear. To make it easy for the user to know which plug goes in which ear, we’ve color coded left and right.
The sealing gels have been redesigned to achieve a better seal while also increasing wearing comfort. They are thinner, softer and conforms to the shape of the ear more easily.
The newly designed core is slightly smaller which enables us to increase the product’s size range without compromising hearing performance. We have added an extra size for the sealing gels for total of four different sizes, and the wings comes in two sizes to ensure a good fit to even the smallest and largest ears.
We’ve introduced a protective rib preventing the mesh from being pushed inwards, while also increasing the mesh’s adhesive area. This will reduce the risk of the plugs to wear out when repeatedly pushing o the mesh with fingers when inserting the plugs. The new leash is also redesigned, with loops on each end which makes it more durable compared to previous solution and easier to attach and remove from the plugs. The new leash is thicker which makes it more durable and also less likely to tangle.
The best earplugs deserve the best storage. The SurfEars 3.0 silicone case looks amazing and works like a charm and will last for a lifetime.It’s made from injection molded, medical grade silicone, has a smooth satin finish and carefully crafted details, like the debossed logos and vent hole pattern on the back. The magnetic closure keeps your plugs safe and makes the case easy to open and close. With the aluminum carabiner you can easily hook them onto your bag or keychain and keep them with you when you need them.
It’s important to showcase the product in a nice way but not at the cost of the environment. The best way to reduce waste in packaging is to minimize the packaging itself. Therefore we are using the storage case as part of the packaging. 3.0 is presented in a stylish yet minimal paper wrapping made from partly recycled material and is fully recyclable. We use vegetable based ink for minimum environmental impact. User instructions are printed on the back for quick access and minimal material usage.