Probably the biggest problem you have in your modern life is finding a place to store your earbuds when you’re not using them. Unless, of course, your life isn’t a shallow, empty parody of existence used by a gadget blogger to make a lame point.
That said, tangled cables are a pain. Probably not enough of a pain for me to stick a special case to the back of my iPhone and actually use it, but I’m just plain lazy. For those of you who care, there’s the Sound Pocket, a rear shell with a small compartment on the back for your Apple EarPods.
Say goodbye to a phone that easily slides into your pocket as soon as you slip on the Sound Pocket: The little cubbyhole for the earbuds not only holds your headphones but also contains a fold-out section around which you can wrap the tangle-prone cable. The whole thing is impressively bulky, and reminds me of nothing so much as putting plastic sheeting over your beautiful sofa, or leaving the protective film attached to your TV remote control for years: practical, but at the cost of eliminating all style.
Let’s just call it the Linux of iPhone cases and be done with it.
The Sound Pocket is available for the iPhones 4, 4S and 5, plus the latest iPod Touch, and will cost you $35 whichever one you choose. Neck-beard trimmer not included.