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Ah elf-ears, the once universal symbol of geeky alienation. Perfect for Vulcans, Drow, or even a cheeky Link and Zelda cosplay, they've faded a bit from the cultural zeitgeist. These days the kids are more likely to sport a pair of cheap anime cat ears or handcrafted Homestuck candy-corn horns to show their allegiance to cringey fandom but one Chinese company is taking back the original dork prosthetic and dragging it into the 21st Century.



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By adding a pair of wired earbuds to a set of silicone Scapha (that's the groove along the upper portion of the ear, but before the fold of the Helix) enhancers, now you can rock that low-key magic user look that is sure to get you beaten up anywhere on earth except the trendiest neighborhoods in Tokyo. But if you have the hair and the attitude to pull it off, the effect is pretty damn ephemeral.

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Available now for the LOW LOW  price of 99 Chinese Yuan (or about 14 bucks 'MERICAN) these are definitely not going to give your pair of beats a run for their money in terms of sound quality, but as a nifty novelty and last-minute Halloween costume helper, you could do a lot worse. 

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