Tech Accessories

Leather Budy seeks to partner with disgruntled earbud wearers

Perhaps the item that should be given the distinction of the eighth wonder of the world is the item that most effectively keeps earbud wires untangled. It seems that this particular unsolved mystery is one which nearly every creative and inventive person seeks to unravel, and Leather Budy is no exception. The newly emerging earbud wire taming gadget attaches to a button on a shirt or blouse to help keep earbuds in place when in use. Then the wires can be folded into the holder to keep them from getting tangled so that they are easily unwound and quickly available for the next use. It’s made of 100% Italian leather, and comes in multiple colors.

Great idea as long as one doesn’t wear anything without buttons down the front. Interested backers might also want to check out the Mous Musicase, MagClip, and earMC campaigns. This campaign seeks to raise €2,800 (~$3,500). Early bird backers get their very own Leather Buddy for €9 (~$11) with an expected delivery of February 2015.


Spoolee offers new spin on taming tangled earbud wires

It’s human against earbud wires in the ongoing epic battle of the tangled earbud wars. Many a determined human wrestles against a tight knots strategy only to wind up frustrated and have a lot of time wasted in the end. Then came Jedi Inventor Ray Walker.  His proposed plan? Spoolee.

The fabric finger wrap stores earbud wires in a way that tames those surly tangles and allows humans to effectively put those wild wires in their proper place. The way this weapon of cord control works is that the headphone jack gets inserted into a plastic holder on top of the Spoolee, the wires get wrapped around a finger at the ready, and the strap (which appears to be Velcro in nature) closes around it all to seal the fate of those now subdued earbuds. When it’s time to use the earbuds, just slip the product on a finger and pull for quick unraveling and fast access to those favorite tunes.

Seems like an interesting product worth looking into further. Backers might also like to check out MagClip, Mous Musicase, and D-Tangle. This campaign seeks to raise $8,000. Backers get one product for $9 with an expected delivery of February 2015.