I can now retire my worn out and painful Apple headphones. Today Apple announced their new EarPods. These headphones offer a more comfortable design and better sound. I’m hoping these new EarPods will give me some ear comfort when I’m on a 2+ hour run.Continue Reading...
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On long workouts I like to listen to music, but when gearing up to start the workout I’ve often found myself standing in the driveway impatiently trying to untangle my headphones. However, over the past few months, Curvyman has helped to solve this problem.
Whether I’m running or just taking the dog around the block the Curvyman allows me to unwind just the right amount of cord to reach from my iPhone to my ears.
Curvyman, made by Niteize, is a semi-ridgid piece of plastic that resembles the shape of a man. The curve in the middle provides a place to wrap your headphones and the holes on each end allow you clip or unclip either end of your ear buds. Curvyman sells on the Niteize.com website, Amazon, and other retailers for just over $3 and it also comes in a variety of colors.
One of the nice features of the curvy man is the build in caribeaner clip which allows you to creatively attach it to your belt, bag, or clothing. For day to day use I like to attach it to one of the external Zippers on my backpack so I can have my headphones easily accessible.
The Curvyman works great with the standard apple headphones and similar earbuds from other manufacturers.
I was initially afraid the Curvyman would cause wear and damage to my headphone cord from popping it in and out of the retaining holes, but after 6 months of daily use I’ve had no problems. I might, however, be reluctant to use Curveyman with high end, more expensive earbuds. Many of these higher end models come with their own cases anyway, or my not be suitable to take on the riggers of a sweaty exercise session. Also if the rubber casing of your headphone cord is extra think or oddly shaped it may not work as well but for just $3 it’s worth a try.
Goodbye tangled headphones; hello Curvyman.