You've grown accustomed to the pause, the dead air between when you take out your earphones and when you're plugged in and groovin'. It seems inevitable, no matter how meticulously you wind them around your fingers. It just takes one little twist or knot to foul things up. And then you're back playing the untangling game, instead of listening to your music.
With CordCruncher earphones, when you want to listen to music, yank the built-in buds out of their protective elastic sleeve. And when you're ready to pack up, just give them another yank (this 16-second video shows the technique) and toss 'em in your bag. No tangles … ever.
If fully funded by Kickstarter, CordCruncher could take a huge bite out of the usual earphone set-up time. Right now, they're just over a fourth of the way there, with only a week left. So if you like the idea, show them some love. With a 10mm speaker, 20Hz to 20,000Hz frequency response and gold-plated plug, they certainly sound promising.