Zipbuds’ new Slide earbuds promise to terminate your tangling woes

zipbudss new slide earbuds promise end tangling woes buds
There are few first-world problems more annoying than a tangled pair of earbuds. When reaching for the sanctity of your musical asylum, especially on a crowded bus or subway car, that knotted mess of a cables can seem to take an eternity to unravel, no matter how carefully you stowed them away. Zipbuds’ new Kickstarter campaign aims to change all that, with a sleek new pair of earbuds that stick together called the Slide. (Update: And here’s the company’s official site.)

You may have heard of Zipbuds before. We featured one of the company’s previous stabs at the tangle conundrum on our weirdest headphones piece, linked above. However, while the cables for those headphones literally zipped together via protruding teeth (hence their placement on our “weird” list), Slide’s solution is decidedly more elegant.

Through Zipbuds’ patented new technology, the forked cable at the top of the Slides melds together to form a tight seal, ensuring the buds won’t batter against each other in transit, and won’t come apart like the old Apple earbuds solution. And perhaps most appealing, the buds come together via a simple … well, slider that does just that to connect and retract the tight seal.

At the ends of the cables are an attractive pair of angled earbuds layered in silver finish, which the company calls the ComfortFit2. Zipbuds’ founders claim they used “top-of-the line” drivers, and since the company has been around for awhile, there are already established manufacturers in place to start construction once the campaign concludes.

The buds are available with the basic design, as well as with a mic and single-button control piece for an extra 10 spot above the purchase price. At the time of writing this post, there were still some of the Early Bird Slides and Slides + Mic left, which can be picked up for a mere $29 and $39 respectively. The company has raised around $20k of its $50,000 goal, with 28 days to go.

Of course, we have no clue if these things sound any good. And although the creators assure potential buyers the sound is “amazing,” at $30, we’re not expecting miracles. Still, if you just need a pair of traveling buds to blast your tunes from points A to B, the Slide make an enticing choice. If you’d like to pick up your own Slides, you can pledge your support at the Kickstarter page today.

Deals

Snag Audio-Technica wireless headphones at a sweet 20% discount on Amazon

With the increasing demand for wireless headphones, the Audio-Technica finally cut the cord and gave us the ATH-M50xBT. Normally ringing in at $199, snag the pair of studio-grade headphones at a sweet 20% discount on Amazon.
Deals

Listen in luxury with Sennheiser’s HD1 headphones for $112 less on Amazon

The perfect way to tune out of your environment and enjoy music unbothered is through noise-canceling headphones. Luckily, there are a lot of great pairs available, like the Sennheiser HD1 wireless headphones. Get it for $287 on Amazon.
Deals

Amazon cuts the cost of Sennheiser wireless headphones by up to 29%

If you're in the market for top-tiered headphones, the Sennheiser wireless headphones with a noise-canceling feature are just right for you. This is your best chance to get yours as Amazon cuts up to 29% on its price.
Deals

Bose QuietComfort 35 II headphones get a nice price cut on Amazon and Walmart

Kick back, relax, and drown out the sound of the outside world by grabbing a pair of reliable noise-canceling headphones such as the QuietComfort 35 II Headphones. All colors are discounted on Amazon and Walmart at $299.
Deals

Treat your ears to Sennheiser’s Momentum 2.0 with Amazon’s 49% discount

Amazon gives your ears a treat as it brings down the hefty $500 price tag of the Sennheiser Momentum 2.0 with a 49% discount. It may be considered a luxury but a pair can be within reach for $254.
Deals

Pick up Bose’s QuietComfort 25 headphones at their lowest price ever on Amazon

Bose is a name synonymous with quality, and its headphones are no exception -- especially its noise-canceling models. But that functionality doesn't come cheap (Bose's QuietComfort 35 II's for example), so when we see a pair of great…
Movies & TV

Five awesome storylines the new Obi-Wan Disney+ series needs

Disney is reportedly planning to bring Star Wars prequel star Ewan McGregor back as Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi for a solo series on Disney+. Here are five storylines we want to see in a show that puts "Old Ben" front and center.
Movies & TV

The future of Star Wars: All the known movies and TV series coming your way

Disney has sky-high expectations for its Star Wars universe, with plenty of plans for the franchise on the big screen and television over the next few years. Here are all the upcoming movies and TV shows, both rumored and confirmed.
Deals

Grab the Sennheiser PXC 550 and get $105 in savings on Amazon

Now is as good a time as ever to get the Sennheiser PXC 550 along with $105 in savings. Usually listing for $350, Amazon lets you off at $246 with the chance to knock off another $50 with your Amazon Rewards Visa card.
Home Theater

OnePlus is working on a range of 4K TVs ⁠— here’s everything we know so far

It's no secret that OnePlus is working on a range of 4K TVs. Heck, we've known that since CEO Pete Lau announced the endeavor in 2018. But more details have emerged since then. Here's everything we know about the OnePlus TV.
Home Theater

Don’t cash in that 401(k)! These are the best 4K TVs you can get for under $500

These days, you can land a pretty epic 4K TV for under $500. Still, sorting through the litany of options online can be both time-consuming and overwhelming. Check out our list of the best 4K TVs under $500.
Movies & TV

Who needs sunshine? Stay inside and watch the best movies on Netflix instead

Save yourself from hours wasted scrolling through Netflix's massive library by checking out our picks for the streamer's best movies available right now, whether you're into explosive action, witty humor, or anything else.
Movies & TV

Here are the best shows on Netflix right now (August 2019)

Looking for a new show to binge? Lucky for you, we've curated a list of the best shows on Netflix, whether you're a fan of outlandish anime, dramatic period pieces, or shows that leave you questioning what lies beyond.
Movies & TV

Easy Rider star and ’60s icon Peter Fonda dies at age 79

Peter Fonda, the son of classic Hollywood actor Henry Fonda who became famous for embracing '60s counterculture both on and off the big screen, has died due to complications from lung cancer.