The Unofficial Apple Weblog (TUAW) posted today about an ongoing Kickstarter campaign to fund the production of a product that should have been thought of long ago. The CordCruncher is a fantastic idea: it eliminates the problem of tangled and knotted headphone cords by sheathing them in an adjustable elastic sheath that is both functional and decorative. The only downside to this new accessory is that they don’t appear to have iOS style headphones with an inline microphone and controls. If the Kickstarter campaign is successful hopefully they’d expand the product line to include these features.
I’ve used a very wide range of headphones for my iOS devices, from $5 bare bones Skullcandy earbuds to top of the line $150 V Moda sets. All of them at some point have tangled and/or knotted; an annoyance at the least and possibly detrimental to the lifespan of the earbuds. This Kickstarter campaign will end April 20, so check them out.