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26/08/2009 by

Apple Forced Into Tangle Proof Headphones?

That the internet has made the world transparent and has shifted power to the people is something most brands can’t get used to. I am curious if Apple will neglect or embrace this product improvement by Lee from London? Will his video hit our Viral Friday?

Lee Washington from London is currently studying product design. And he seems to be paying attention. In above video he is presenting an idea to prevent tangling of iPod headphones; when not in use, the two wires join together.

Lee was inspired to develop these headphones after having seen this woman on the train, struggle to untangle her headphones. Lee was very surprised to see his video hit over 123.000 views at YouTube and Vimeo within just 3 days.

Lee is currently in conversations regarding protection – patent law dictates that he has 12 months from release of the idea.

I think we all hope, that Lee has helped Apple to understand that the frustration of untangling headphones before you start listening to music, shows a need for new product development.

What do you think? Is Lee’s idea smart enough for you to spread his video a bit further? I think we should show Lee some love and support, do you agree?

If you like his idea and spread it to 10 friends, his idea will connect to millions of people coming weeks. So, how bad do you want Apple to take this idea into production? You might be in control next…


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