TOPlay 'phones are safe and sound

Remember that little health warning leaflet that came with your earphones – the one you binned? No, we didn't read it either, but apparently the

Remember that little health warning leaflet that came with your earphones – the one you binned? No, we didn't read it either, but apparently there's damage to be done to tender eardrums if they're subjected to too many decibels via your hand-picked playlist.

So thank the men in white coats for these, the TOPlay earphones – or should that be earlobephones? Like a pair of Pat Butcher's out-size earrings, they cling on to your lobes with a magnetic clip and pipe music to your ears without going inside your auditory canal.

Not only does that mean you can still hear what's going on around you – handy for cyclists and snowboarders – but it also reduces the pressure your vital audio anatomy around 30-fold.

Do they work? Well, they won a gold medal at the Geneva Inventions Fair – sounds good to us.

Essentials

TOPlay earphones

Price: £20

On sale: Now

Contact: Pro Idee