South By Southwest cool list: Boostcase, LSTN earbuds best of the lot

The Austin, Texas art festival, South By Southwest, has wrapped another year. M&C was there this past weekend and got to try a great iPhone gadget and earbuds that impressed a do good for mankind!.

Founded in 1987, SXSW initially a music-industry insider’s event in the live music capital of the world: Austin.  Now, like Comic-Con, Hollywood has descended and the marketing of all consumer goods is off the charts. But they do throw good parties, one of which was hosted by Boostcase, the makers of clever iPhone life extending cases that keeps the energy vampire from sucking the life out of your smartphone.


On March 15, we caught up with the Boostcasers at their first annual BoostCase Party sponsored by BCBG.  The upcoming bands and DJs thee included Wampire, Chrome Sparks, Mood Rings, Emma Louise, Rush Midnight, Selebritied and Germans at Malverde. Have a listen:

Also discovered, cool new headphones which are launching on this week. SXSW also had LSTN headphones host a cool party with RDGLDGRN, Michael Bernard Fitzgerald, Royal Teeth and Churchhill at Buffalo Billiards.

LSTN Headphones boast incredible audio thanks to their wood casing, which has acoustic properties that outperform synthetics. Another cool feature is their beautiful design, each pair is individually handcrafted from reclaimed wood – no two pairs are exactly the same.


Here’s the best part of this company, for every pair sold, the company helps restore hearing to a child in a deaf school.  So please check them out of you are in the market for earbuds.

Check out their Kickstarter campaign on March 19, 2013.

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