I’ve had the opportunity to try out a neat little product that not only a runner can really appreciate but anyone who wears in-ear headphones or earbuds on a regular basis. The product is called Kool Cl!pz. Have you ever had your ear buds pull out because the cable pulled down? Have you turned your head and have one of the ear buds pull out? Do you hear the “cable bounce” in your ears while running? Do the wires touching your face drive you crazy? If you answered yes to any of these questions, I suggest you give Kool Cl!pz a try.
I’ve had a few conversations with Kool Cl!pz creator, David Clark. David’s story of how the product came about is pretty remarkable. In 2010, David and family fell victim to the economy and had to make a fresh start. In 2011, while working different jobs to make ends meet, David came up with the idea to fix the problem of his ear buds always falling out, pulling tight, or having to adjust them when people came up to talk to him. David made a few attempts out of popsicle sticks and various pins and clips. After his daughter Alyssa said “Dad, just make it our business,” David used these words from his daughter as encouragement to start the process...
The product is made in America with post recycled plastics. The plastic in the packaging is rPet (recycled water bottles). Their website is ran by 100% wind power. The Kool Cl!pz came to the market around the first of 2012. David, his family, are taking their own approach to marketing the product. Promoting the Kool Cl!pz @koolclipz via, Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Instagram, YouTube, Pinterest, Vine, Google+ to name a few and www.koolclipz.biz is the primary method of selling the product.
You cross your ear bud wires over each other and slip the clip over them, settling the wires in the top of the clip. Then you slip the lightweight clip over your shirt collar; before you push the clip all the way down, you will need to adjust the cables to the length you desire. Finish with pushing the clip all the way down and you’re set to go.
You can pick up a single (clip and faceplate) for $5, or a pack (clip and three faceplates) for $9.99!
*Portions from David Nance https://dnancejr.wordpress.com/2012/08/15/product-review-kool-clpz/
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