The Holeder earphones concept is fantastic. The earphones are loop shaped so they fit in your ear like normal earphones but when you are not using them, they loop together behind your neck. I’m constantly doing the ‘dangle my earbuds over my ear’ maneuver when I need to take off my iPod headphones for a bit, but still keep them handy. The designer claims it will help to prevent bacterial growth on the headphones (I guess by keeping the exposed to air instead of in your pocket) but the main benefit I see is that your cords won’t become as tangled.
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