Calm the Cord

If you like to listen to music but don’t like your earbuds’ cord catching on things, Bud Buttons are about to be your best buds. This magnetic earbud clip is a simple silicone strap with a strong magnet on one end and a cleverly designed clip on the other. Just slide the wire into the clip, put the magnet inside your shirt or jersey, and your cord stays secure. It won’t flap, drag, dangle, or catch—and your earbuds will stay where they belong. Bud Buttons were invented by Joe Stauffer, an active dad and runner. But you don’t have to be an athlete to appreciate how securely this earbud clip keeps the wire in place. You can work out, do chores, do your job, chase the kids—anything you want, as tunefully as you like.

Bud Buttons

Magnetic Cord Clip

  • Buy 3 or more Bud Buttons for $10 each

Calm the Cord

If you like to listen to music but don’t like your earbuds’ cord catching on things, Bud Buttons are about to be your best buds. This magnetic earbud clip is a simple silicone strap with a strong magnet on one end and a cleverly designed clip on the other. Just slide the wire into the clip, put the magnet inside your shirt or jersey, and your cord stays secure. It won’t flap, drag, dangle, or catch—and your earbuds will stay where they belong. Bud Buttons were invented by Joe Stauffer, an active dad and runner. But you don’t have to be an athlete to appreciate how securely this earbud clip keeps the wire in place. You can work out, do chores, do your job, chase the kids—anything you want, as tunefully as you like.
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Grommet Launch Conversation

Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Joe
    Joe

    Hello everyone! I'm proud to introduce Bud Buttons to The Grommet. I'd be happy to answer any questions you have!

  • Joyce
    Joyce
    8/31/2015 1:40 PM

    It's about time!!! Put me down for 2... great gift idea!!!

  • Joe
    Joe – Special Guest
    8/31/2015 2:22 PM

    @Joyce Thanks so much! I hate to say it (because I'm not ready for the warm weather to be done)...but they do make great holiday stocking stuffers!

  • Joyce
    Joyce
    8/31/2015 5:00 PM

    @Joe After confirming color pref with my sister, I ended up ordering 5... one for me, 4 for gifts... hah! You have NO idea the frustration I've felt with iPod cords (or I guess you do! lol!)!!!

  • Joe
    Joe – Special Guest
    8/31/2015 5:26 PM

    @Joyce - Indeed I do! It was an idea born out of frustration. Just one of those that the further I got into it, the more I couldn't help but think others may find it helpful as well. Fast forward a couple years, much designing, and a good bit of dreaming...

  • Kent
    Kent
    8/31/2015 2:22 PM

    Nicely done, I have been looking at wireless options but was hesitant to spend the cash for a quality pair. The cord aggravates me to end when running and this looks like it will do exactly what I am looking for, keep the cord where I put it!

  • Kent
    Kent
    8/31/2015 2:24 PM

    @Kent Question: Will the washing machine or dryer damage this thing? I can see me taking my cord out of the clip but not necessarily taking the clip off of my shirt every time?

  • Joe
    Joe – Special Guest
    8/31/2015 2:47 PM

    @Kent I'm right there with you! Wireless is great--but who wants to get sweat and grime all over a $150 pair of earbuds. One of the big problems with wired buds though is that they hang from your ears. The tension is uncomfortable and distracting. When positioned properly, Bud Buttons provide comfortable slack to your ears, allowing you to move your head around freely.

    When running or biking, I find that clipping the Bud Button to the collar behind my neck, and running the cord down to a back jersey or gear belt pocket works best. Keeps everything behind you and out of the way!

  • Joe
    Joe – Special Guest
    8/31/2015 2:57 PM

    @Kent - You should avoid running Bud Buttons through the washer/dryer. The metal components are plated and the plastic is pretty resilient...but they will break down under those conditions.

    You can definitely remove Bud Buttons from your cord...but for ready access, I typically just keep it attached, sliding it down to the plug end if I'm not using it.

  • Lori
    Lori
    8/31/2015 3:32 PM

    Wow! What a great solution to a problem we can all agree is a real P.I.T.A. ;) I'll be buying a few for all the runners & cyclists in my family. And for myself, who manages to get tangled up pretty much standing still ;) Thanks, Joe!

  • Joe
    Joe – Special Guest
    8/31/2015 5:12 PM

    @Lori - Thanks so much! Pain indeed...was a product born out of frustration!

  • Kathleen
    Kathleen
    8/31/2015 6:20 PM

    I listen to books on my iPod for hours while walking the dog and doing boring chores, and the hanging cord...well enough has been said about that. Can the clip hold the iPod in place, too (one for the cord and one for the iPod)? I find that wherever I put the iPod--pocket, in my hand, wrap around my neck, etc., it's a problem. If I could clip it to my shirt, I would be very happy. I wouldn't care how many clips it would take.

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    9/1/2015 11:31 AM

    Hi Kathleen, I just talked to Joe and he said he would caution again using Bud Buttons to hold your iPod in place. He worries the weight of the device would be too much for the magnets and it would fall and get damaged. The idea of using multiple Bud Buttons could work to keep the wire tight to your body all the way, but shouldn't be used in holding up devices.

The launch day conversation has ended. Please direct further questions about this Grommet to our Community Experience Team.

 

Bud Buttons

Magnetic Cord Clip

Calm the Cord

If you like to listen to music but don’t like your earbuds’ cord catching on things, Bud Buttons are about to be your best buds.

This magnetic earbud clip is a simple silicone strap with a strong magnet on one end and a cleverly designed clip on the other. Just slide the wire into the clip, put the magnet inside your shirt or
jersey, and your cord stays secure. It won’t flap, drag, dangle, or catch—and your earbuds will stay where they belong.

Bud Buttons were invented by Joe Stauffer, an active dad and runner. But you don’t have to be an athlete to appreciate how securely this earbud clip keeps the wire in place. You can work out, do chores, do your job, chase the kids—anything you want, as tunefully as you like.
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  • Buy 3 or more Bud Buttons for $10 each

Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Joe
    Joe

    Hello everyone! I'm proud to introduce Bud Buttons to The Grommet. I'd be happy to answer any questions you have!

  • Joyce
    Joyce
    8/31/2015 1:40 PM

    It's about time!!! Put me down for 2... great gift idea!!!

  • Joe
    Joe – Special Guest
    8/31/2015 2:22 PM

    @Joyce Thanks so much! I hate to say it (because I'm not ready for the warm weather to be done)...but they do make great holiday stocking stuffers!

  • Joyce
    Joyce
    8/31/2015 5:00 PM

    @Joe After confirming color pref with my sister, I ended up ordering 5... one for me, 4 for gifts... hah! You have NO idea the frustration I've felt with iPod cords (or I guess you do! lol!)!!!

  • Joe
    Joe – Special Guest
    8/31/2015 5:26 PM

    @Joyce - Indeed I do! It was an idea born out of frustration. Just one of those that the further I got into it, the more I couldn't help but think others may find it helpful as well. Fast forward a couple years, much designing, and a good bit of dreaming...

  • Kent
    Kent
    8/31/2015 2:22 PM

    Nicely done, I have been looking at wireless options but was hesitant to spend the cash for a quality pair. The cord aggravates me to end when running and this looks like it will do exactly what I am looking for, keep the cord where I put it!

  • Kent
    Kent
    8/31/2015 2:24 PM

    @Kent Question: Will the washing machine or dryer damage this thing? I can see me taking my cord out of the clip but not necessarily taking the clip off of my shirt every time?

  • Joe
    Joe – Special Guest
    8/31/2015 2:47 PM

    @Kent I'm right there with you! Wireless is great--but who wants to get sweat and grime all over a $150 pair of earbuds. One of the big problems with wired buds though is that they hang from your ears. The tension is uncomfortable and distracting. When positioned properly, Bud Buttons provide comfortable slack to your ears, allowing you to move your head around freely.

    When running or biking, I find that clipping the Bud Button to the collar behind my neck, and running the cord down to a back jersey or gear belt pocket works best. Keeps everything behind you and out of the way!

  • Joe
    Joe – Special Guest
    8/31/2015 2:57 PM

    @Kent - You should avoid running Bud Buttons through the washer/dryer. The metal components are plated and the plastic is pretty resilient...but they will break down under those conditions.

    You can definitely remove Bud Buttons from your cord...but for ready access, I typically just keep it attached, sliding it down to the plug end if I'm not using it.

  • Lori
    Lori
    8/31/2015 3:32 PM

    Wow! What a great solution to a problem we can all agree is a real P.I.T.A. ;) I'll be buying a few for all the runners & cyclists in my family. And for myself, who manages to get tangled up pretty much standing still ;) Thanks, Joe!

  • Joe
    Joe – Special Guest
    8/31/2015 5:12 PM

    @Lori - Thanks so much! Pain indeed...was a product born out of frustration!

  • Kathleen
    Kathleen
    8/31/2015 6:20 PM

    I listen to books on my iPod for hours while walking the dog and doing boring chores, and the hanging cord...well enough has been said about that. Can the clip hold the iPod in place, too (one for the cord and one for the iPod)? I find that wherever I put the iPod--pocket, in my hand, wrap around my neck, etc., it's a problem. If I could clip it to my shirt, I would be very happy. I wouldn't care how many clips it would take.

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    9/1/2015 11:31 AM

    Hi Kathleen, I just talked to Joe and he said he would caution again using Bud Buttons to hold your iPod in place. He worries the weight of the device would be too much for the magnets and it would fall and get damaged. The idea of using multiple Bud Buttons could work to keep the wire tight to your body all the way, but shouldn't be used in holding up devices.

The launch day conversation has ended. Please direct further questions about this Grommet to our Community Experience Team.