Forget Tangled Wires: We're Really Excited For These Magnetic Earbuds

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The Jabra Rox Wireless earbuds magnetically attach, letting you wear it as a necklace when not in use.

We saw a bunch of crazy, futuristic gadgets at this year's Consumer Electronics Show: virtual reality goggles, a "smart bowl" that keeps your devices in one place and charged, and even a digital assistant named "Jarvis."

While we can't wait for all of those things to come out, it's probably going to be a while.

Meanwhile, there's an awesome, innovative gadget that's gotten barely any coverage despite solving an issue everyone has: tangled earbud wires.Advertisement

They're a pair of wireless headphones that can magnetically attach at the earbud, forming a necklace around your neck when not in use; no more shoving your earbuds in your pocket and pulling out a tangled mess.

Like an iPad with a Smart Cover, magnetically attaching the earbuds puts them into a power-saving sleep mode, while separating them instantly turns them on and reconnects them to your phone.
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Those two subtle improvements to something we use everyday earned the Jabra Rox Wireless a 2014 CES Innovations award for Design and Engineering. While we don't have a solid release date beyond "early 2014" just yet, we do know that the expected retail price is $129, which isn't bad for a pair of quality headphones.

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You can read more about the Jabra Rox Wireless earbuds on their website.

You can see the earbuds in use in the video below:

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