Acousticlobe's Lobie earbud accessory relieves ear pain

We've no idea exactly how well Acousticlobe's Lobie will actually affect the sound quality of your earbuds, but it ought to provide a more comfortable listening experience nonetheless. This interesting canalphone accessory "places the earbud just alongside the wearer's ear without the need to insert the earbud into his / her ear canal," supposedly providing a less invasive way to enjoy your tunes. Additionally, the firm claims that Lobie will provide a "passive secure fit during casual and active uses," so runners should be a-okay, too. The Lobie is available for pre-ordering now in a variety of colors, and should ship in early November for $12 per pair.