Tangle-Free Earbuds support U.S. Olympics Team and Cancer Organization

It’s a curse numerous people have fallen victim to in these past few years: the overhanging frustrations accompanied alongside a pair of tangled earbuds. However, justice for this irritating problem may soon be at hand.

ROAM, a company dedicated to creating musical technology, recently created Ropes, a pair of fancy Bluetooth earbuds. Worn around the neck, Ropes boast the newfound ability to be nearly tangle free at all times.

However, besides not being able to get tangled, Ropes gives its user true freedom when listening to music. Ropes is the first pair of Bluetooth earbuds with a built-in smartphone app, which allows customization for various components, such as the audio and frequencies, to create a more personalized feel.

The initial product was founded by Steve Lamar, the co-creator of Beats, a company well established from their ‘Beats by Dre’ line of earbuds and headphones. Seeing past the inconveniences and everyday impracticality of headphones, Lamar opted towards creating the tangle free earbuds due to the small size and easy storage capabilities.

While a hefty profit from Ropes is a nearly inevitable outcome, Lamar hopes his product will also focus more emphasis towards two other important aspects: Ropes is available in white, black and orange in support of the nonprofit organization ‘Stand Up To Cancer”. Furthermore, there will be a specially modified version of the earbuds given to U.S. athletes as they compete in the 2016 Summer Olympics.

USB-C to Replace Micro USB

With the announcement and imminent release of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7, there is talk of the replacement of the near-universal micro-USB with the new USB Type-C. This new USB type is featured on the new Samsung Galaxy Note 7, and when a new flagship phone comes out with a new type of USB, it usually means the end of the old format. The same had happened with the mini-USB before being changed out for the micro-USB.

The USB-C is different from the micro-USB primarily in the fact that it is reversible. It does not matter which side is used to plug into a device. While this feature is not necessarily significant data-wise, it does lend itself to assist those who have trouble plugging in their devices at night. Along with this design change, the new plug will speed up data transfer exponentially, as the micro-USB technology has surpassed a decade in age.

However, the downside of this new technology is the fact that it will take a while to be phased into use. Unlike Apple, whose phones are universal across users, Android phones will take time to catch up due to the fact that it has different brands and different smartphone lines within those brands. High-end phones like the Note 7 will accept near-immediate adaptation in the next two or three years. Lower end phones among the more affordable price range may take more time to adapt to the times.