When I first saw the Earbuddy storage system for the iPod earbuds, I thought to myself, "How cute! And what a good idea!" After all, I spend about half of my daily bus commute home untangling my headphone wires from the mess they got themselves into when I tossed them unceremoniously in my bag that morning. It’d be nice to have them organised.
However, I then read the specs on this $15 accessory, and I see now that I never should have called it cute. Apparently what I saw as earbud storage is actually earbud "body armour," made of "ballistic nylon" and "able to stand up to the everyday dangers of the urban jungle." This is a tough earbud holder, an earbud holder for earbuds that lead exciting, dangerous lives. Or perhaps an earbud holder for the slightly paranoid. -[Star C. Foster]