Explore these innovatively interactive bluetooth earbuds

Haechan Ryu fabricates BD-1 – bluetooth earbuds inspired by the style of the synthesizer OP-1 Field, a flagship model by Teenage Engineering.

Reflecting the needs of leisure users, Korea-based industrial designer Haechan Ryu innovatively fabricates ‘BD-1’ – bluetooth earbuds brilliantly inspired by the style of the synthesizer OP-1 Field, a flagship model by Teenage Engineering. 

The OP-1 is an all-in-one portablesynthesizer, sampler and controller, with additional features like a built-in fm radio and an assignable g-force sensor for motion controlled effects.

As a student deeply passionate about industrial design, Teenage Engineering is a creative group that motivates Haechan Ryu to a great extent. 

BD-1 by Haechan Ryu
© Haechan Ryu

“This project which began with personal interest, soon led to – what would Teenage Engineering’s Bluetooth Earbuds look like? 

I wanted to emphasize the aesthetics of the product by reflecting the formative characteristics of the OP-1 Field” says Haechan Ryu.

© Haechan Ryu

Skillfully featuring minimalistic Scandinavian style of Teenage Engineering – this one-of-a-kind object beautifully comprises earbuds and an eclectic case for them.

The BD-1 case seamlessly further features a small interaction screen that can be found in the OP-1 Field which effortlessly allows one to check whether it’s charged or the song one’s currently playing.

© Haechan Ryu

On the same style, you can see another project by Teenage Engineering: the Computer-1 case, brilliantly based on the build-it-yourself concept.

Compact as well as portable, this eclectic object features – a small desk footprint with its lightweight metal and chrome handles that makes it easier to move around when you need to.


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