The Apple EarPods with Remote and Mic are designed to rest comfortably inside – and stay inside – a variety of ear types. Unlike traditional, circular earbuds, the design of the EarPods is defined by the geometry of the ear, making them more comfortable for more people than any other earbud-style headphone. The speakers have been engineered to minimise sound loss and maximise sound output and are designed with three microphones for clearer audio: one on the front, one on the back, and one on the bottom. The built-in Remote is used to adjust the volume, control the playback of music and video, and answer or end calls.
Statement by the Jury
Anatomically formed earplugs, three microphones and a remote control are housed in one device. The form nevertheless remains minimalist and delicate.