Philips' angelic Angletube earphones

Ask us a week ago if we’d like to thrust a pair of Angletubes into our ear canals and we'd have sent you packing. However, it seems the experien

Ask us a week ago if we’d like to thrust a pair of Angletubes into our ear canals and we'd have sent you packing. However, it seems the experience might not be as painful as we first assumed. Far from being bent metal pipes they are, in fact, these new earphones from the house of Philips.And while our Dutch pals will be returning with nil point for product naming, they might win us over yet with the Angletube's design.Philips tells us it spent long nights peering down people's lugholes before putting pen to paper. The result, as well as an acclaimed thesis on earwax, is the Angletube shape. This not only ensures snugness but less distortion too, thanks to the specially crafted Angled Acoustic Pipe, which funnels sound waves directly to the eardrum.Interchangeable caps make them suitable for even the most cauliflower of ears while an adjustable length cable keeps things tight for jogging or slack for head thrashing.Just make sure you've had a good swirl round with the cotton buds before you use 'em.Essentials Philips SHE9700 Angletube Price: £35 On sale: July Contact: Philips Related stories: Gadget of the Day – Maxell Noise Cancellation Headphones Gadget of the Day – Aiaiai Swirl earphones Sennheiser's PXC 450 noise cancellers break their silence