The Cord Cruncher is the latest innovation in headphone technology. Take command of your music experience and tame the cord! Read more
This project was successfully funded on April 20, 2012.
About this project
Mashable - "... a practical idea we've been eagerly awaiting for years!"
Gizmofusion - "9.8 out of 10 ... If you are a runner, or sports enthusiast or even just someone who likes to use headphones these are for you."
Discovery Channel News - "No tangles...ever."
USAtoday - "The $20 you give to CordCruncher will not only help rid the world of unsightly headphone cord tangle, it will give you the satisfaction of helping turn a cool idea into a cool product."
TUAW - "Product works amazingly well ... the ultimate in listening comfort."
iPhoneLife - "If this isn't a must have, I don't know what is."
Ubergizmo - "Many years from now, when you regale tales of headphones to your grandkids, you would tell them of the day when headphones were no longer under the menace of a tangled cord – and this was not achieved through the clever implementation of Bluetooth connectivity, but rather, courtesy of the CordCruncher Headphones."
Headphones that Tame the Cord
Does this look familiar?
If you've tried storing your headphones in a gym bag, desk drawer, or pants pocket, you've experienced the frustration of picking apart a tangled mess of plastic. Finding a way to neatly manage your cords can be a challenge, and when more than one is in the same container? Forget it!
That's why we designed the CordCruncher Headphones.
Outfitted with high-quality earbuds, the CordCruncher Headphone's elastic sleeve allows you to customize your listening experience, giving you complete control of your cord length. Adjust it anywhere from 16 inches to 3.5 feet. Finish up at the gym, crunch the earbuds, and toss them into your bag for the next use—all tangle-free, every single time!
How to Crunch
Zip up your headphone cords, tangle free, with just a flick of your wrist. The cord management system is elegant, intuitive, and can be mastered in seconds.
Innovative, Intuitive, Fashionable
Suit up with stylish headphones that allow for complete freedom of movement. The CordCruncher can be worn as a necklace, or doubled up and wrapped around your wrist as a bracelet for easy access. Store and retrieve your headphones without ever diving into your bag or pockets!
CordCruncher Heaphones mix function with style and come in a variety of colors. Color choices for our first manufacturing run includes Pearl Blue, Rocket Red, and iGizmo White.
**Due to popular demand, we are now offering Matte Black as a color option. Note that there will be a shipping delay for all CordCruncher orders that include this configuration. See our update for full details.**
A Dream to Crunch
Thank you for taking an interest in our product. It’s hard to throttle back the enthusiasm we have for the CordCruncher idea. We’ve had amazing feedback from our prospective customers and the electronics industry.
I was introduced to Kickstarter.com by a Microsoft representative at the CES show this past January. I feel he accurately viewed the Kickstarter community as the perfect launching point for our new CordCruncher headphones. We are asking for your support to achieve two goals:
First, we want to place our product in the hands of informed “early adapters.” A consumer audience who can quickly get what we are offering and introduce the product to their friends and colleagues.
Second, we hope the Kickstarter community will serve as a platform to introduce the value of CordCruncher’s intellectual property to the world.
We really appreciate your interest in our enterprise, and look forward to collaborating with you, the Kickstarter community.
The 2012 Consumer Electronics Show - Las Vegas, Nevada.
This year, we had a fantastic opportunity to set up shop at The 2012 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Nevada. The CordCruncher team had one of the smallest booths at the show and managed to crush the surrounding competition, attracting the largest and most enthusiastic crowds. Fans and consumers were blown away by our demonstrations. Check out the reviews below.
“This is a game changer for the headphone industry.”— A.P., Nike
“Freakishly elegant design.”—T.G., Virgin America
“A lock for new product of the year!”—V.T., Samsung Electronics
“Where has this been hiding all these years?”—A.A., Sony Electronics
“This solves the largest problem of small electronics.”—M.R., Amazon
“I can’t stop shaking my head…This is unbelievable.”—A.W., Apex Wireless
Once we reach our Kickstarter funding deadline (Friday, April 20th) you will receive a questionnaire requesting your shipping address and color preferences.
We have been testing the limits of the CordCruncher's elastic sleeve, and after hundreds upon hundreds of back to back to back crunches and extensions, our arms got tired (really). These stress tests simulate years of wear in the span of less than an hour, and we estimate that with proper care, your CordCruncher Headphones should last for thousands of crunches.
MSRP for a packaged unit will be $24.99.
The CordCruncher sleeve is made from low profile, 95% protein-free, medical-grade latex rubber. People that are allergic to latex should be aware that contact with the sleeve may cause an allergic reaction. However, the CordCruncher inventor Jay Johnson, who has spent countless hours in contact with the sleeve, has a latex sensitivity and has not experienced a reaction with this formulation.
Very securely! Check out the video in our update section (http://../projects/1587181400/cordcruncher-earbud-headphones/posts/199026) to learn more.
Due to the countless headphone configurations on the market that include split protectors, different phono-plug housing diameters, and inflexible cord insulation, the elastic sleeve cannot be used as an aftermarket solution to cord storage. We hope to offer a variety of headphone configurations to accommodate all our backer's needs.
To accommodate for international shipping in your pledge, select your desired reward tier and increase the amount by the corresponding international shipping charge.
If you have already pledged and need to adjust your amount, go to our project homepage and click the blue “MANAGE YOUR PLEDGE” button above the reward tiers. Match the amount pledged to the reward tier plus the corresponding international shipping charge.
I missed the end of the Kickstarter drive and still need to change my pledge to include international shipping. Is this possible?
Kickstarter will not allow backers to manage their pledges after the conclusion of the funding deadline. However, to accommodate our international customers, we have set up a Paypal account to accept payment adjustments. Follow http://www.cordcruncher.com/international-shipping-adjustment/, click the donate button, and enter the international shipping adjustment for your pledge tier.
NOTE: We will not accept orders for additional CordCruncher Headphones through Paypal. We are working on upgrading our website, and will send out an update as soon as we are open for business.
I made a pledge at the $50 tier (or higher), how do I select the colors for my CordCruncher Headphones?
In the text box immediately below the question, type in the quantity of each color you wish to receive.
For example: “two rocket red, one matte black”
I missed out on the Kickstarter campaign, is there a way for me to purchase CordCruncher Headphones?
We currently have all hands on deck filling our Kickstarter orders. Once that's finished, we can start working on our first “official” production run. In the interim, we hope have a pre-order option available on our website in the next several days.
Check our latest Status Report update for the latest information. If your question is not answered, e-mail us at email@example.com
Pledge $5 or more
Thank you! Your show of support will grant you immediate access to exclusive project updates and land you a cool blue aluminum beverage-popper proudly tatted-up with the CordCruncher logo.
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Pledge $20 or more
Be the first kid on your block to rock a limited-edition CordCruncher Headphone from our first print run! Choose any color and grab on to a piece of CordCruncher history.
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Pledge $50 or more
The Ménage à-Crunch! As we all know, three is better. So, we will discount the third Cruncher to make this party happen!
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Pledge $100 or more
By flexing these triple digits, we’ll put six CordCruncher Headphones in your gym bag. Your name will be also be immortalized on our website's Kickstarter Hall of Fame where you will receive recognition as a financial backer who made this project happen.
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Pledge $500 or more
We'll send you a box of thirty-three CordCrunchers to hand out to your football team, classroom, or self-help group. Additionally, you will receive special distinction among the ranks of our Kickstarter Hall of Fame contributors and a personalized Thank You video from the CordCruncher team.
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Pledge $1,000 or more
The Power Player Package. We greatly appreciate your commitment to the CordCruncher venture. As a show of our gratitude, we will deliver a whopping 65 CordCruncher Headphones to your doorstep. You'll also receive a personalized Thank You video from the CordCruncher team and you will be listed on our website as an executive financial backer.
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**New** Distributor Pack. Receive 1,000 CordCruncher Headphone units packaged on our retail card.Estimated delivery:
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