zipbuds

Untangling your earbuds is an inevitability that everyone deals with on a daily basis. Your current earbuds of choice might be connected to the greatest $400 personal media device ever, but that doesn’t fit the tangled mess. You could go the bluetooth route, but most of those are bulky and battery draining. Now you can stick with earbuds – and cut the tangled mess – with Zipbuds. The concept is relatively simple (earbuds worked into a zipper) and executed perfectly. Both sides of the functional zipper house the cables so they never get tangled. Each of the five different color sets has Kevlar braided nylon cabling (cable resistance), a gold plated audio jack (they say audio quality, we say bling bling), and three different ear tip sizes. Unfortunately, there’s no mic/remote so you’re just going to have to sext instead of talking on the phone.

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AirPods, Apple’s popular wireless headphones, get a fresh look thanks to BlackPods, a company that paints real Apple AirPods using a proprietary painting and finishing process. Available in matte black, space gray or high-gloss black finish, each pair is hand-finished and tested. Whether you’re sending in yours or ordering new, combining the flexibility of wireless headphones with the sleek and luxurious BlackPods look will make plain old white AirPods seem boring by comparison. Better yet, BlackPods gives you $30 off your order by joining their e-mail list. It’s time to upgrade.