February 25, 2007 The evolution of the in-ear monitor. Not long ago, the in-ear monitor was the province of wealthy rocks stars and those in the audio industry. But the MP3 revolution has seen such vast numbers of audio listening devices manufactured that the science is progressing very quickly. We’ve previously written about ROBRADY in relation to the industrial design company’s electric superbike, but this time they’re involved in developing Sleek Audio’s completely adjustable in-ear monitor compatible with state-of-the-art audio equipment, including iPod products. The US$250 SA6 design boasts customized sound (bass and treble options), fit (three use options plus various-size ear tips) and application (replaceable / interchangeable swivel cables), as well as a protective case.
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Mike grew up thinking he would become a mathematician, accidentally started motorcycle racing, got a job writing road tests for a motorcycle magazine while at university, and became a writer. As a travelling photojournalist during his early career, his work was published in a dozen languages across 20+ countries. He went on to edit or manage over 50 print publications, with target audiences ranging from pensioners to plumbers, many different sports, many car and motorcycle magazines, with many more in the fields of communication - narrow subject magazines on topics such as advertising, marketing, visual communications, design, presentation and direct marketing. Then came the internet and Mike managed internet projects for Australia's largest multimedia company, Telstra.com.au (Australia's largest Telco), Seek.com.au (Australia's largest employment site), top100.com.au, hitwise.com, and a dozen other internet start-ups before founding Gizmag in 2002. Now he writes and thinks.
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