If you're looking for a tangle-free solution for storing your earbud-style headphones or earphones, look no further than the Nest. Sure, many companies have claimed that their product offers a hassle free way of storing your earbuds, but in this case, Digital Innovations, LLC really delivers.
The Nest was officially unveiled yesterday and features an all inclusive, single piece of silicon that allows you to store and protect your headphones in seconds.
I've been using a prototype of the Nest for months now and have to say that it really does deliver on its promise. Before using the Nest I was using Recoil Winders to store my headphones. While the Recoil Winders worked fine, they didn't travel as easily in my pants pocket as I had hoped. In the case of the Nest, it features a silicon enclosure and easily fits in my pants pocket, my shirt pocket, my laptop bag, and just about any other place you can think of.
As I mentioned, I've been using the prototype and it's effortless to use. The company claims that you can just "Flip, Pop, Wrap and Snap", and your headphones are securely stored. I can attest to that, and not only does it work as described, but you can easily unwind the headphones, and they come out untangled, every time.
As for the "Flip, Pop, Wrap and Snap", you "flip" the outer covering so that it exposes what looks like a cord coiler, then you "pop" your earbuds into the Nest portion at the top, "wrap" your earbud cord around the cord coiler portion, and "snap" the exterior around the outside of your earbud cord.
You can watch a video of the Nest in action below to get a better idea--it really does work exactly as demonstrated.
If you're interested in purchasing the Nest, it's currently available at Buy.com for $9.99. I have to say that for the price, it's 100 percent worth it. I'm even thinking of picking up another one for my wife, since she tends to leave her earbuds lying around her car, and when we go to use them, they're a tangled mess.