Tech Accessories

Bite helps your Apple EarPod cords hold it together

It’s such a bummer that Apple EarPods seem to break almost as frequently as someone thinks they have come up with an idea for keeping earbuds tangle-free. Part of the reason for the broken earbud issue is that people tend to pull on the earbud cord rather than the plug. So the creators of Bite have come up with a grip in order to reduce incidences of said gripe.

The product is made of allergy-proof silicone, and is shaped to fit the human finger so that the cord is more easily grasped. Bite comes in nine different colors so that it can be used as a way to easily identify which cords go with what–or so that those who are simply anal about having their entire outfit match will be satisfied. Or both.

The earbud grip does seem like it may be useful to those who have trouble grasping the plugs on their devices. Interested backers may also want to check out Mous Musicase, Magclip, and Tiny Earin.  This campaign seeks to raise $4,000. Early bird backers get a three-pack of BITE with an expected delivery of February 2015.


Chomp Card hopes to take a bite out of greeting card market

chompGreeting cards are all the same. After the advent of the singing greeting card, we’ve been stuck in a rut. No longer. Chomp Cards are cards that bite you. Literally. Upon opening, they turn into little alligators, snakes or sharks and clamp around your hand. Chomp Cards offers such cards for Valentine’s Day, birthdays, graduations and other special events. While somewhat frivolous, these cards seem like a cute and fun way to celebrate someone’s special day and are reminiscent of those cool howler cards from Harry Potter’s world. One costs backers $10 with estimated delivery in November 2014. Chomp Cards hopes to raise $6,000 on Kickstarter.