Music

Zipbuds are a neat way to enjoy tangle-free music

Zipbuds feature a "vertebrae" zipper design that reduces weight and bulk and resists tangling
Zipbuds feature a "vertebrae" zipper design that reduces weight and bulk and resists tangling
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Zipbuds feature a "vertebrae" zipper design that reduces weight and bulk and resists tangling
For those who enjoy their music on the run, Zipbuds also come with sport ear clips to keep you in touch with your music during physical activity
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For those who enjoy their music on the run, Zipbuds also come with sport ear clips to keep you in touch with your music during physical activity
Zipbuds feature a "vertebrae" zipper design that reduces weight and bulk and resists tangling
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Zipbuds feature a "vertebrae" zipper design that reduces weight and bulk and resists tangling

When you’re desperate to hear the latest tune on your iPod or iPhone, the last thing you want is to miss it while you spend valuable seconds or even minutes untangling your earbuds – especially when your fingers are frozen. Zipbuds from DGA feature a tangle-resistant zipper-integrated cable that retains its flexibility, but helps avoid that frustrating tangled mess of wires that constitute many people’s earbuds when they first locate them.

Zipbuds feature a “vertebrae” zipper design that reduces weight and bulk. The sound emanating from the Zipbuds comes via patented centralized acoustic ventilation that the company says generates rich audio quality while minimizing THD (Total Harmonic Distortion). Noise-isolating eartips block exterior noise.

The cables are made from braided nylon cabling (for added tangle resistance) and reinforced with Dupont Kevlar cabling for added strength. A 3.5mm gold plated audio jack means the Zipbuds will fit most audio appliances with minimal signal loss. Rated power from the 8mm driver is 2mW and maximum input power is 5mW.

Zipbuds feature a "vertebrae" zipper design that reduces weight and bulk and resists tangling
Zipbuds feature a "vertebrae" zipper design that reduces weight and bulk and resists tangling

To assist in keeping your earbuds where they belong – in your ears – Zipbuds have angled ear tips for a snug fit (each set comes with three common tip sizes). For those who enjoy their music on the run, Zipbuds also come with sport ear clips to keep you in touch with your music during physical activity.

DGA’s website indicates that an in-line microphone/remote for answering phone calls and skipping songs could be available in a future release.

Zipbuds sell online for US$39.99.

The video below shows how the zipper action works.

Via Toxel and Dvice

18 comments
yrag
Subtle photo. Yeah, we\'re just looking at the buds.
thk
I would buy the thing between the zipbuds.
Gadgeteer
Just why would you \"miss the latest tune\" on your iPod because you had to wait a few minutes? The iPod should have it stored so you can listen to it anytime, be it five minutes from now or five years. Personally, I would just buy one of the cheap silicone cord managers and use the best earbuds or IEMs I can afford rather than some gimmicky ones with questionable sound quality. If I had a dime for every unknown company that came along and claimed \"rich audio quality\"...
Bill Bennett
Busty Zipbuds! umm thk? think seduce not buy
Adam Nightingale
Hahahaha! My thoughts exactly yrag
Ed
Zipbuds? So that\'s what we\'re calling them now?
Kirill Belousov
That\'s pretty neat! I wonder how heavy those are though since the cable runs through the zipper? Is it made from some super light material? I see advantages though of the cable extra protection...
Facebook User
I\'d like to get tangled up with the model... Do they come in a version with a 2.5mm phone compatible plug?
Loz
We must study this photo further. For science.
Bobthefish
@Loz You monster. [/portal2]
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