How to secure your earbuds

The earbud headphones you wear are as essential and practical to your mobile lifestyle as the device you use them for. But sooner or later, you’ll have to take them out of your ears and leave them dangling around your neck, or tangled in your pocket.

This is where Zipi comes in.

The Zipi is the brainchild of project creator Frank Cho and the focus of a Kickstarter campaign that’s raised nearly double its goal of $6,000. Cho designed a plastic strip with magnets on the end that connect to each other. Plastic clips secure the earbuds to the Zipi, which wraps around behind your neck.

Yes, people actually think up stuff like this.

Techcrunch has a nice piece about the Zipi. Here’s a video courtesy of the Kickstarter site.