I don’t know about everyone else but finding the best place to put my headset when I’m not using it can be a challenge. Over the past few years there have been a few options popping up. We have seen cases have headset hangers built into the side, desktop hangers from Thermaltake and Silverstone, and even some of the people who come out to our LANs use banana stands to hold their headset. Well In Win has also been on the hunt for a solution. I’ve seen their glass table top headset stand as a prize at a few of the LANs we make it out too. They recently introduced a new option as well, their iEar Headphone Hanger. This is a simple product that allows you to hand your headset on any flat surface like your PC, the wall, or even the side of your desk.

Product Name: In Win iEAR Headphone Hanger

Review Sample Provided by: In Win

Written by: Wes

Pictures by: Wes

 

Specifications

Product Type

Headphone Hanger

Material

Plastic

Dimensions (L x W x H)

72.4 x 66 x 54.4mm

Weight

57g

Country of Origin

Made In Taiwan

 


Packaging

The packaging for the iEAR can’t get much simpler. They went with formed plastic around the headset hander on the front with a slide in piece of cardboard on the back. The front is simple with just the name of the product, the In Win logo down in the corner, and then of course full view of the hanger itself. The back breaks down the features and specifications into five different languages along with two line drawings that show how to install it. Down at the bottom there are a few photos of the hanger holding a headset as well.

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Performance and Photos

Okay before we get into testing let’s take a quick look at what we are working with here. Basically In Win has created a headset hanger that looks similar to the horn on a horse saddle. That is the part that you hold on too if you aren’t sure what I’m talking about. Most everything else focuses on being more of a hook design, so right out of the box In Win is doing something a little different. It is available in black or white, for our testing we have the black model. What is nice about this design compared to a hook is that it is curved both front to back and left to right, this should help keep your headset padding from getting a big dent in it where you hang it.

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The bottom of the iEAR has a large suction cup on it. This is what will hold everything up.

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Okay so to install the iEAR you find the surface that you are looking to hang it on, point the arrow up, then twist the iEAR while holding the base in place. This twist tightens the suction cup down. From there you are good to go.

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So how did it perform in my testing? Well it is very dependent on the surface you decide to go with. To start things off I tried it on the side of my Case Labs case with a slightly textured power coated finish. It held well initially but over a day it did loose its suction and drop my headset. I tried directly on the acrylic window and this held rock solid. If you have smooth drywall walls you could mount it directly to the wall as well, in my office my walls have a heavy texture though so that was a no go for me. Where I can really see myself putting the iEAR to use is actually at LANs. I can toss it into my LAN bag and just hang my headset right off of the side of my case. This is great because space is tight at events and bringing a full headset stand isn’t always feasible.

 


Overall and Final Verdict

So the iEAR is an interesting product. In Win designed something that no one else has really considered. For some people a headset stand on their desk would take up too much room. The iEAR lets you get creative with where you hang your headset while still getting your headset up and out of the way. With the iEAR mounted you might be surprised at just how much weight it can actually hold. In Win rates it at 1500 grams or 3.3 pounds! That is well above what your headset could possibly weigh. Installation is easy as well, all you have to do is line it up and twist the iEAR to suction it to your case, wall, or even desk. By using a suction cup you can move the iEAR around and aren’t locked into one spot like you would be with double sided sticky tape.

The iEAR isn’t perfect though. I did run into an issue getting it to stick to the slightly rough surface on my case after a day. You are going to have to make sure you have a good smooth surface to attach it too. So how much will it cost you? Well it is listed for $15 currently, this is less than other headset stands currently on the market unless you go the banana stand route. Should you go with this over a table top headset stand? Well it really depends on how much space you have. For me I have enough space to run a full stand in the office and my case, desk, and walls don’t have the best surface for mounting the iEAR. That said for LANs I will be packing the iEAR along with everything else because it will give me a good place to keep my headset in the small space that you get at LANs.

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Author: garfi3ldWebsite: https://lanoc.org
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You might call him obsessed or just a hardcore geek. Wes's obsession with gaming hardware and gadgets isn't anything new, he could be found taking things apart even as a child. When not poking around in PC's he can be found playing League of Legends, Awesomenauts, or Civilization 5 or watching a wide variety of TV shows and Movies. A car guy at heart, the same things that draw him into tweaking cars apply when building good looking fast computers. If you are interested in writing for Wes here at LanOC you can reach out to him directly using our contact form.

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garfi3ld replied the topic: #36158 14 Jan 2015 23:52
Happy hump day everyone, today I take a look at a headset holder from In Win that can let you hang your headset from almost any flat surface. Check it out!

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