BERKELEY, CA, April 17, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Who first thought of attaching a bit of cord onto the earpiece of sunglasses so you could hang them around your neck? As strange as that idea once might have been, it became a staple item in the eyewear business spawning several highly successful brands, like Croakies, Chums, Cablz and a long list of others.
The same problem that made sunglasses lanyards useful - asking the simple question, "What do I do with my sunglasses if I need to remove them for a few minutes?" - is now being applied to the ubiquitous earbud with a new product called iLanyard.
If you're at the coffee shop ready to order while listing to your music, with iLanyard you merely pop your earbuds out and let them drop. Now you can get into your bag to grab your Starbucks card and your Kleen Canteen insulated mug without getting entangled with your earbud cord.
iLanyard is launching as a Kickstarter project by Berkeley CA based Mikki Zhang, who previously helped develop similarly manufactured products for a decade when she lived in China. iLanyard is made with a colorful nylon parachute cord that goes around the back of your neck. Terminating each end of the cord is a stylish anodized aluminum and thermoplastic rubber earbud cord grip. The earbud cord pops easily onto each grip and away you go.
To double your pleasure, iLanyard also functions as a simple cord wrap. Wind the earbud cord around your fingers, then tie the iLanyard around the cord to keep it in a nice, neat package. It's as easy as tying your shoe laces.
Early bird Kickstarter backers are picking these up on Kickstarter for only $8 for the first 1000 backers. After that you can still get a deal at $10, which is almost $3 off the expected retail price of $12.95.
iLanyard is a brand new start up company based in Berkeley CA.
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