I don’t know a single person who has not wrestled with tangled earbuds. It’s one of those universal experiences we can all instantly relate to. A few years ago, Scott Rodwin, a Boulder-based architect and designer, heard someone frustrated by tangled earbuds exclaim, “Why can’t someone come up with a way to keep these from getting so tangled up?”

The rest, as they say, is history. Scott went home and designed a concept that he thought could be a panacea for earbud tangles. After many different prototypes, Scott delivered what he felt was the perfect solution in both shape and size: a circular solution that he called, “the Loop.”

Surprisingly simple design

When I received my review samples of the Loop in different colors, what struck me was how simple the design is. The Loop is a donut-shaped circular disc smooth on one side with pinwheel-shaped arms on the reverse and a curved channel in between.

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