Product Review: BudStraps

Mrs. The Droid Lawyer and I are participating in a “health challenge” in a sometimes futile attempt to lose weight. Part of the challenge involves motivating myself to get out of the house and exercise. I’m not very good, fast, or motivated at times. And one of my biggest pet peeves is trying to keep my earbuds in place, or at least close to my body and untangled.

Thankfully, there’s a new kickstarter project that hopes to bring some earbud holders to the commercial market. The product is called BudStraps.

The folks at BudStraps sent me a product sample, and I’m in love with these little guys.

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I hate having to fumble with a place to hang my earbuds when I’m cooling down or talking to someone. I also hate having to untangle my earbuds when they’re in my pocket. BudStraps eliminate those difficulties. Plus, because BudStraps make earbuds so easily accessible you can forget about tucking cords into shirts and bras, or worse, and the days of popped earbuds hitting the dirty ground are a thing of the past.

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BudStraps are made of a soft nylon-coated neoprene, so they wash easily with soap and water and come in a variety of colors to suit any taste or mood.

Now, I did find a couple of small annoyances. First, the strap I received was on the smaller size so it didn’t fit all too snuggly on my neck — it’s supposed to hang loose with the earbuds. If you have a bigger neck, these could be snug on you, too. Second, the clips for holding the cords are very sturdy — that’s what you want. I couldn’t easily adjust the earbud lengths without squeezing the clips. When I tried sliding my earbud cords up, I felt like the clips would strip the plastic from the cord. Just be aware.

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I think with an initial backer price of $5, these are perfect for active types anywhere. I’m giving these guys 4.5 of 5 stars.

I dare someone to claim “The Custom Grand” package:

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Jeff Taylor

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