New Zip Ear Buds: A New Concept To Beat Tangles?

Don’t you just hate it when you have just finished listening to music on your MP3 player, iPhone or iPod Touch, and you put your headphones into your pocket when you know full well that they are going to come out all tangled and knotted?

Well now there’s a solution, they are the new zip ear buds that are being reported on by Slashgear’s Rue Liu. The author says that Hirotaka Matsui has taken a zipper and attached the wires of your earbuds to it. When you want to use them you simply unzip it and put the headphones in, when you are done zip them up.

The actual ear buds also have a tiny magnet on them so that they snap together when the zip has been done up, clever stuff. This is a great new concept as it certainly stops the mess and frustrations of having to untangle them; only it’s not a new concept is it?

When we saw this article we remembered a similar product that was being retailed and still is today, it’s called the ZipBuds. The new ones are pretty much an exact copy only they have added magnets to keep them neat and tidy. It looks like these two will be going head to head with each other. Head over to YankoDesign to learn more about the device.

It’s definitely a great concept but not a new one. What do you think of the zipper ear buds? Let us know in the comments section below.