Skullcandy, Inc., an audio products manufacturer, was founded in 2003 by Rick Alden. Alden's debut product, the Skullcandy Portable Link, combined headphones and hands-free use, allowing users to both listen to music and make and receive cell phone calls. The products became more... Read More popular when Skullcandy expanded to sell ear buds, over-ear headphones, and MP3 players. In 2008, Fortune magazine named Skullcandy the "world's coolest ear bud." Skullcandy listening products include in-ear headphones, on-ear headphones, and over-ear headphones. The Mix Master line, one of Skullcandy's higher-end collections, features over-ear headphones with high-quality sound. The Hesh line, another popular over-ear collection, features a large surface area for Skullcandy art, as well as conical over-ear housing for better sound quality. Skullcandy Skullcrusher headphones feature a bass switch for customized listening and a satin drawstring bag for safekeeping. Smaller listening products that provide customized listening include ear buds and in-ear models, such as the Skullcandy Ink'd, Fix, Smokin Buds, and Titan lines. Other Skullcandy products include headphone accessories such as docks, cases, and gels, and apparel items such as shirts, jackets, hoodies, and beanies.