Welcome to The Check-Out Line, where I review products (and services) that are designed to make your life easier. I give you my opinion and my opinion only. You decide for yourself. You can see my past product reviews here. This week, I'm reviewing the Earbud Yo-Yo...
Some time ago, I wrote about my pink JVC Marshmallow earbuds, which I LOVE because I have these teeny toddler-size ear canals and the Marshmallows fit my little baby ears beautifully. Yay! But regardless of how great the earbuds fit my ears, the cords were always getting tangled. Grrrrrr... eventually, I found this video demo on how to wrap the earbuds around the iPod but it never worked so well for me. Then I went back to just wrapping the cords around the iPod any old way, so when I discovered the Earbud Yo-Yo. Hey, I'm open to anything if it'll make my life easier.
Purpose: To store your iPod earbuds and keep them untangled at the same time.
Pros: First of all, they're small and cute! They're about an inch square and about 1/2 inch thick. They come in translucent colors, opaque colors, and decorative designs such as animal prints, a soccer ball, stars and stripes, checkered flag, camo, and tie-dye. I have the one called Swirls. The Earbud Yo-Yo is easy to use and to my absolute delight, it really does keep my earbuds from getting all tangly! The secret is the little rubber "teeth" on the corners that keep the cords from unwrapping until you pull them out. Oh can't you just hear the angels singing?? FINALLY!
Cons: I can't think of any at this time. If I do, I'll be sure to make an addendum here, but I can't imagine what it would be. This is just a wonderfully simple design that works. What's not to love about that?
Suggested Retail: The solid and translucent designs are $10.99 and the graphically designed ones are $16.99.
Value: I think the Earbud Yo-Yos are a good value, given how useful they are and the fact that there is nothing else out there that does what they do. And if there is, I haven't found it yet!
Where to Buy: Purchase the Earbud Yo-Yo at the Covington Creations website. And as a special promotion for my readers only, you can win a free Earbud Yo-Yo and here's how.
Leave a comment on my blog about how you're CURRENTLY storing your tangled earbuds, what ideas you've come up with to help control yours, and how the Earbud Yo-Yo would help you. Be sure to include your email when you comment, and on April 28th, I'll choose three commenters who will each win a free Earbud Yo-Yo! So send your comments and cross your fingers!
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