I cannot begin to tell you how many headphones I have lost or destroyed over the years. Whether it was cheap headphones, the ones that come when you buy a new cell phone, or even some of the pricier ones, I always found a way to lose them.
And if I didn’t lose them, they were constantly getting tangled up. Sometimes to the point where the headphones would break and not function properly.
When I bought a pair of Beats headphones for the first time (only because they were on sale), they came with a carrying case, but who really wants to carry an extra case around with them for some headphones? I mean, I understood what the case was for, to protect what I paid about $100 for, but it just wasn’t my style. I just wanted some durable earbuds to walk around in and workout with.
The bottom line is this: headphones have become too much of an accessory in my life to the point where I’d have them literally on all day, even when I’m not listening or talking to anyone. And I found myself often just tossing them to the side when they begin to get in my way. Thus leading to them getting tangled, which led to them breaking.
Well, a company called Wraps has come up with a genius solution to this age old problem. Why not turn our headphones into fashion-wear?
They have turned headphones into hand bracelets, and offer them in the following three ranges: classic, wood, and leather.
The purpose of these “bracelets” is to store your headphones, keep them from tangling, and adds a little style to your wrist.
Some of the versions even come with a built-in microphone so you can make and take calls as well.
The model I played around with was from their Natural series. I picked a black leather one which I must say looks pretty good on my wrist. And even though I’m not a bracelet kind of guy, it felt pretty stylish and I even had a few folks ask me where to get one. Look and feel wise, these are rather well made, and look and feel good.
The idea of wrapping them around your hands is great, and once you have done it a few times, it feels rather natural and useful.
All you need to do is grasp the earbuds in your hands, wrap the cable around your wrist using the other hand, and insert the audio jack into the clasp. A bit of reorganizing means that you can easily sort this into a good looking bracelet.
Of course, these are more than just a fashion accessory, these are also headphones, so let’s look at that aspect of them. They offer the following feature set:
- 10mm Dynamic Driver
- Frequency Range: 20Hz – 20kHz
- Rated Power: 3mW
- Cable: 1.2m
- Bass Enhanced
And these headphones give out a pleasant sound. Not bad at all. These are definitely not the best headphones money can buy, but for the price, you’d be hard-pressed to find something more suitable. Keep in mind that the reason, you’d most likely buy a pair of these is because you’re staying away from purchasing the expensive models anyway.
My final verdict is that this is a simple idea, but it’s executed brilliantly. Hopefully down the line, they may be able to come up with a Bluetooth option that’s better quality, although a little pricier.
The prices for these headphones start at $14.99, with the one I reviewed going for $29.99.
You can purchase from their website by going here.
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