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Simple Solution to Tangled Earbuds, Budsband, Launches on Kickstarter

Industry: Electronics

Silicone band cord organizer ends frustration with tangled earbuds

Ann Arbor, Michigan (PRUnderground) September 30th, 2014

New smartphones get better with each release, but the long standing and frustrating problem with earbuds – tangles – remains. Good Widget Company announced today it is a launching a Kickstarter campaign on September 30, 2014, offering BudsbandTM, a simple solution that solves the problem of tangled earbuds in an innovative way.

Tangled earbuds is a familiar problem to most earbuds users. Virtually every time users pull their earbuds out of a pocket, purse or backpack, they must untangle the cord. Budsband is a simple, silicone band organizer that enables users to neatly wrap and compactly band the cord so it will stay tangle-free. It is the first organizer that does not use a plastic spool or fasteners, thereby making it smaller, simpler and faster. To store the earbuds, the user coils the cord – then bands the coil. The fastener-free design employs the earbud’s plug – threaded through a hole in the band – to secure the band around the coil.

The advantages of the Budsband over existing cord organizers:

  1. Attaches to the cord unobtrusively. It’s always available when needed. Budsband is designed to stay on the cord, unlike other organizers, which are easily misplaced.
  2. Simple, compact tangle-free organization. Budsband stores the earbuds in a compact bundle that makes it easy to slip in a pocket, purse or gym bag.
  3. Fast access to your earbuds – simply unband, no unwinding. Unlike other organizers that require unwinding, Budsband quick-release makes accessing stored earbuds super fast.

“Each new smartphone I buy is a significant improvement over the previous one, but the earbuds still have that annoying tangle problem,” said Ed Farrell, co-founder of Good Widget Company. “Since there has not been a convenient and simple solution, users have had to live with tangles. We think we provided the smallest, simplest and fastest way to keep your earbuds tangle-free.”

Budsband provides two additional convenient features. It can shorten the cord to a desired length, which is convenient while exercising. And it can tether the earbuds to zippers or buttons to keep the cord retained. Retention of the cord is important to prevent the weight of the cord from pulling the earbuds out of a user’s ears while exercising. Plus, it is a convenient way to hold the earbuds hands-free when taking a break from listening.

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