At last! Pretty headphone necklaces for all

It's hard to believe that I've lived this long without jeweled headphones. Thankfully, a GENIUS company called Handcandy is rectifying that. With six styles for ladies (LadyBuds) and four styles for the guys (DudeTunes), listening to music and talking hands-free on the phone just got infinitely more stylish.


I'm partial to the Courtney, a clear resin-beaded necklace with a sleek, iridescent glow, because it's super-glamorous and goes with everything. And I can't be expected to remember to change it up everyday. However, if I could I'd stock a drawer with the Betty (a sweet hot pink necklace with alternating-sized beads) for adding interest to an all-black look, the Madeline (a sleek black seed bead version with real pieces of abalone worked in), and even the black, tan, turquoise and fuchsia Waimea, which is meant for the dudes, but I don't see why we can't share.


Now, for the ever-important particulars. The in-line microphone is great for talking on the phone, and the 3.5mm audio pin is compatible with your iPhone, your iPad, your iPod, and all other MP3 players. Want to look glamorous on a run? No worries, darling -- magnets hold the headphones on your neck AND each purchase comes with 3 different sizes of silicone earbuds for the best fit. Lastly (and this is so intuitive), it comes with a 26-inch extender so you can keep your device in your pocket or your handbag. Yes, they've thought of everything.

Check 'em out at, select Urban Outfitters stores, Fred Segal in LA, and Pylones in NYC.

Will this help YOU amplify your style?