Updated at bottom with winners
Problem: no matter how carefully I put them away, my iPod's earphone cords get tangled while not in use. Always in a hurry during a workout, disentangling consumes precious moments when I should be sweating (out of exertion, not frustration).
Solution: I was pleased, then, to find the Earbud YoYo, an easy-to-use gizmo that keeps the cords threaded around a spool. It's about an inch square, and it comes in 8 colors and 8 patterns. I chose Leopard -- grrrrrrr.
The first day I used it at the gym, two people asked me about it.
Here's how it works:
Earbud Yo-Yo was unveiled last month at the Consumer Electronic Show in Las Vegas and was invented by idea-maven Julie Johnson Barkley.
I'm afraid I didn't pay enough attention to the product when I ordered it -- I was expecting it to have a retracting effect, where the cords would unwind easily when I use them and rewind when I'm done with them (like an old Electro.Lux vacuum). Instead, I must manually wind and unwind.
That said, I use and like my Earbud Yo-Yo, and it offers a BIG improvement over the tangle. You can get your own favorite color/design for $16 at Covington Creations. Makes a good gift for yourself or for the music-lover in your life.
Covington Creations is offering a free Earbud Yo-Yo to THREE All Thumbs readers. Simply leave a comment for one chance. Entries received by 3 pm (MST) on March 1 will be considered. We'll use random.org to select three winners who will receive their Earbud Yo-Yos directly from Covington Creations.
Want more chances to win? Get up to four more chances. You'll get one entry each time you mention and link to AllThumbsReviews online, such as
- in your own blog post
- on Facebook
- on Twitter
- Kirtsy this post
Check back here on March 2 for an announcement of the winners. (And please make sure your email is easily accessible.)
A big triple thanks to Covington Creations.
Update: random.org chose 15, 9 and 2.
Trying to track down your mailing addresses -- please email them to me ASAP and Covington Creations will mail your EarBud Yo-Yos out right away.
Congratulations. And thanks to everyone for playing.
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