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Lobies Earbud Holders: Love or Leave?

Are you an earphone-phobe? You know, someone who suffers anxiety or pain when something is placed in the ear? Whether or not that's an actual medical condition is beyond my expertise, but here at geeksugar, we are all about solving tech dilemmas — even if it includes being an earphone-phobe! Gizmodo has just revealed some unique earbud holders called lobies, which fit any size of earbuds. Each lobie wraps around your earbuds and then around your ear so you don't actually need to place earphones in your ear. Don't even get me started on sound quality, comfort level, and overall annoying factor. Lobies cost $12 each. Please let me know if there's anyone out there who would find these useful! Leave your comments below!

beingtazim beingtazim 10 years
really, i just wish i could find an inexpensive but relatively small set of headphones rather than the earbuds which always come out of my ears - but are way better than this odd contraption!
hmcmcd hmcmcd 10 years
I'm not sure, I know that I would prefer these over earbuds, b/c earbuds always fall out of my ears and they annoy me after a little while, but this type that clamps over your ear usually begins to hurt my ears too after a while. So, I guess I would have to try this out to know for sure. :)
Ashenturtle Ashenturtle 10 years
Nope, not for me. The sound quality has to be horrible as well!
Diana172 Diana172 10 years
They're nice colored. I have to say though, i wouldn't like them if I didn't have such tiny, no-earbuds-ever-fit ears.
verily verily 10 years
Earbuds tend to pop out of my ears and also tend to hurt after a while, so this would be a nice solution. However, I'd rather just use a pair of headphones.
jdots24 jdots24 10 years
I don't think the earbuds will sound any better outside of your ear...
quelle quelle 10 years
interesting.... this might actually solve my problem of always having trouble finding ear buds that stay in my ear while also aiding in saving my hearing! i'm not sure about the overall look though... the colours really turn me off.
kritin220 kritin220 10 years
My earbuds always pop out when I'm wearing hats/earmuffs in the winter. These look like they could work out for me while I'm walking from the train to work in that wonderful Chicago wind.
ImJessica ImJessica 10 years
Earbuds are SO painful for me, I have to use headphones to fit over the ear. So these would be useful.
veronicaraye veronicaraye 10 years
cute, but not necessary..
MandyJoBo MandyJoBo 10 years
earphones never fit in my ears, either. I wouldn't use these, though, they seem like more trouble than they're worth. I'd rather use a headset.
Nitrobezene Nitrobezene 10 years
Finally something for me.. I have realllly small ears so it's hard to find earphones that fit!
sweetpeabrina sweetpeabrina 10 years
I'm not sure how I feel about these. I think that ear buds are annoying. They never stay in when I'm working out. Maybe these will help since they go over the ear.
tiabia tiabia 10 years
*earbuds
tiabia tiabia 10 years
I thought I was the only one with a small ear-canal opening!!! earphones NEVER fit my ears...these look cool. I like them!!!
Leopardcc Leopardcc 10 years
Yeah gonna pass on these
nancita nancita 10 years
Also, earbuds never fit in my ears either. That is, until I got the most wonderful earbuds ever: the Etymotic 6isolator headphones.
nancita nancita 10 years
Haha. You really summed it up perfectly, geek. this product perplexes me.
Jessie-M Jessie-M 10 years
I love them!I can never get earbuds to stay in place. I either have to wedge them in and deal with the pain, or they fall out at the slightest brush of the cord. Definitely a great idea.
Static-Chemisty Static-Chemisty 10 years
Earbuds never fit in my ears..I can never find a good pair..but theyre portable unlike most..with these I can still keep them portable but have comfort! what a thought!
bunnystack bunnystack 10 years
Meh. I personally hate the earbuds that clamp on to your ear. After a while, they start to hurt my ears. Besides, earbuds are bad for your hearing--they concentrate the sound, which, over time, causes more damage than headphones. Then again, no one really cares. I use earbuds, anyway. I think I have a slight form of tinnitus--I occasionally hear a ringing. Anyway, I'm rambling. Bottom line: No, I'm not interested. o.o;;
Leix Leix 10 years
These are fantastic! Earbuds, aside from generally having really lousy sound quality, are terrible for your hearing. I personally find buds to be too big, and painful (I have tiny ears). Very cute.
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