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Clasp loopit in 3 sec for tangle free earbuds.  Put it in a bag or pocket or wear as a stylish necklace even through airport security!
Clasp loopit in 3 sec for tangle free earbuds. Put it in a bag or pocket or wear as a stylish necklace even through airport security!
512 backers pledged $34,423 to help bring this project to life.

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How often do you find yourself at war with your headphones? We are talking about that moment of ultimate frustration. The moment when, you reach into your bag to grab your headphones, only to find them in knots, lots of knots. With loopit those days are over.

Loopit is a practical & stylish solution to the tangled headphone problem we all have. They are headphones that almost never tangle when clasped and can be worn as a stylish necklace or stuffed in a bag or pocket if jewelry isn't your thing. With the clasp formed, the headphones are not likely to tangle.

loopit's patent pending clasp
loopit's patent pending clasp
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The patent pending loopit clasp

Wear loopit as a necklace or pull it from your pocket/purse and give it a shake. When you need your headphones, simply pull the magnets apart and plug into your device. When you are done using them, unplug loopit and connect the magnets near the earbuds to the magnets near the audiojack, to form a clasp.

How to use loopit
How to use loopit

1. 3 seconds for tangle free earbuds

By using magnets, the clasp takes only seconds to form.  It's scientifically proven that connecting the earbuds to the audiojack makes it difficult to make knots.  Once you make the clasp, wear as a necklace/bracelet or put them in your bag/pocket.  The less often they are knotted, the less likely they are to break!

2. Stylish but understated

loopit comes in two designs:  

1.  A wired cable threaded through a light weight aluminum chain.  This design can be worn as a fashionable yet understated necklace and we plan to offer it in the following colors:

black & silver,       black & gold,       white & silver
black & silver, black & gold, white & silver

2. A high quality stitched leather-like cord in black for those not into metallic jewelry.

Each set will also come with three different sized earbud tips since every person’s ear is shaped a little bit differently.

3. Sublime audio

We tested dozens of prototypes to find ones that sound great. The speaker has an impressive frequency response, sensitivity and input power. The shape of the earbuds also help with blocking out background noise. Not only is the sound clear to you but with the built in microphone you can be sure your voice is heard clearly.

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  Loopit in detail 

You waste 3.5 days of our life untangling headphones.  Loopit will change that
You waste 3.5 days of our life untangling headphones. Loopit will change that

Our process is simple, yet thorough. We start with an everyday problem and end up with a solution that’s better and funner. (That’s right – we said “funner.”)

Vanessa Chan was a partner at McKinsey & Company, but decided to walk away from what was comfortable to start re.design. A trained engineer and mom, Vanessa knew how to solve problems and saw them all around her in everyday products that had become more frustrating than useful. 

Like ear buds – the first problem she tackled. 

By mashing up her MIT training and inherent creativity, Vanessa conceived a versatile solution to those pesky ear buds that combines fashion and function. 

​It turns out that, if you’ve got the engineering chops to sketch out a prototype, there’s a thriving maker community in the Philadelphia area that you can work at to crank out prototypes - places like NextFab and BeadWorks. 

An inveterate networker, Vanessa supports women professionals as co-president of the Philadelphia Chapter of the Ellevate Network. She also helps K-12 students bring their ideas to market as an advisor for Springside Chestnut Hill Academy's Venture Incubator and as a member of their board of trustees

Vanessa has a Ph.D. from MIT in Materials Science & Engineering and a B.S.E. from University of Pennsylvania. She is married to Mark van der Helm.

Kelly Cozzi has been helping people and companies find solutions to their challenges throughout her career. She has a wide range of experience in sales and marketing for industries ranging from industrial products to HR services.

At re.design she runs the day-to-day operations which have ranged from bookkeeping to co-directing crowdfunding videos.

Most recently, Kelly held the role of Director of Sales for a staffing agency where she worked closely with companies to help them find the talent to realize their vision. Kelly has also held marketing positions at Benetrends and CareerUSA, and she began her career as a sales representative for a large industrial supplier company.

Kelly has a B.A. in Communications with a focus on Public Relations from Rowan University. She also is a licensed sales associate for Berkshire Hathaway of Cherry Hill, NJ.

If we meet our goal in 30 days, you will receive a survey asking you for mailing address as well a color preferences. Once we receive those surveys we can place our order from our supplier and start our fulfillment process. We expect to have that order placed by March, but have left some padding for time in case there are issues.

After all of this preparation and time perfecting loopit, its hard to express how much our backers and supporters mean to us. It has been less than a year since we started this journey and with your help and support we are so close to making this dream come to life.  So THANK YOU for spreading the word and for your contributions!

Are you a writer looking to share our story? Check out our press page for high resolution images and more information. 

Risks and challenges

Every project could potentially encounter unexpected obstacles (we hope it doesn’t come up, but it happens!). There is a chance that not all colors will be able to be delivered depending on the number of people who chose each color. We will be sure to keep you completely in the loop.
We view our backers as people who are truly getting in on the ground floor with us so you will be among the first to know any updates we have once the campaign is over.

Acknowledgment for the music we used for our main video goes to Nic Hanson and the music in the "how to" video goes to bensound.com

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    HIGH FIVER! If you like what we are doing, but loopit isn't quite your thing, we still appreciate your support in the form of a high five. For this pledge we will list you on our Appreciation Wall on our website, www.redesign.studio

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    SUPER DUPER EARLY BIRDS! Congratulations! You didn't get the worm but you did get our undying gratitude as one of the very first backers for loopit. Not only have you earned a special place in our hearts but we will send you a loopit in a style of your choice. This extra special deal only goes to the first 50 so act FAST!! (RRP: $50)

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    OVERT SCRUNCHERS! No more scrunching your headphones in your hand when you are not using them. Stuff loopit in your pocket or wear it as a necklace and keep your hands free. At this pledge we will offer you your very own loopit in a style of your choice. This special offer only goes out to 200 lucky backers so act QUICKLY! (RRP: $50)

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    NECK DRAPERS! No more carrying your unused headphones around your neck. At this pledge we will offer you your very own loopit in a style of your choice. Drop loopit in your backpack or wear it as an attractive necklace. If you wear it as a necklace, you have a new party trick since no-one ever guesses they are headphones! This is only being offered for 500 backers, don't miss out! (RRP: $50)

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    HANDBAG & POCKET STUFFERS! No more tangled headphones that you need to spend minutes unwinding. At this pledge we will offer you your very own loopit in a style of your choice. Just drop it in your bag or pocket, give it a shake and you no longer need to undo knots. (RRP: $50)

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    COUPLES! His & Her, His & His or Her & Her... For backers who want to get one for their S.O. or can't decide between the metallic chain or the black, stitched cord, this is the offer for you. Pledge $75 and we will send you the TWO different designs. You can decide the color for the metallic chain. (RRP: $100)

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    FASHIONISTAS! For backers who pledge $105 we would love to send you three loopits! One each in black & silver, black & gold and white & silver. Have a loopit for every style and outfit. (RRP:$150)

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    LOOPIT LOVERS! We are so happy you love loopit and want to make sure your friends have it too! For a $325 pledge, we will send you 10 loopits in the designs/styles of your choice and you will be acknowledged on our Appreciation Wall under the Special Supporters Section. (RRP: $500)

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    CORPORATE GIVERS! Thank you for not only thinking loopit is awesome and make the perfect gift but also for supporting a new small business. For a $600 pledge, we will send you 20 loopits in the designs/styles of your choice and you or your organization will be acknowledged on our Appreciation Wall under the Mega Supporters Section. Perfect for companies, sororities, fraternities or 20 friends who want a good deal. (RRP: $1000)

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    NEW PRODUCT DESIGNERS! For the fellow designer, we will give you four loopits (one of each style & color). Then if you can get yourself to Philadelphia, you and a guest will be treated to lunch with the re.design team followed by a behind-the-scenes tour of where and how the magic happens. The perfect pledge for someone who has an idea they want to bring to market and want to learn from the loopit journey. We'll discuss everything from market testing, to pricing for profitability to finding a contract manufacturing to drumming up press. (RRP: Priceless)

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