It's time to address one of the major problems of our time for anyone not using wireless earphones such as Apple AirPods: earbud tangle. You know what I'm talking about.
You've finished listening to your tunes on your Mac, iPhone, iPad or iPod, so you wrap up your earbuds and slide them into your pocket, purse or backpack. Later when you remove them, they've somehow entangled themselves into a ball of knots that takes an eternity to untangle.
Enter the StopKnot, one of those it's-so-simple-why-didn't-I-think-of-that solutions that solves one task brilliantly. It's a flexible band that slides onto your headphone cable allowing you to secure both of the ear pieces and the audio jack together when you're not using them. When you're ready to use your earbuds again, just slide the ring and they're ready to go — with no need for untangling.
The StopKnot costs $9.99 for a four-pack. Why do you need more than one? For multiple earbuds or, in the unlikely event, that you misplace a StopKnot (which can stay on your 'buds permanently) And once you've used it, you're not going to want to be without and enter the hell of earbud tangle again.
Apple World Today Rating (out of 5 stars): ★★★★★