“When I was in the corporate world,” she explained last week, “I was on the phone 12-15 hours a day, and the tangled knots that my headphones made were driving me crazy.
“As a tinkerer and engineer, I started researching about knots and read about the mathematics behind knot formations. I found a paper that concluded if you clip the audio jack and earbuds together, then the likelihood of a knot forming is much lower.”
Chan designed magnetic clasps that eliminate the knotty problem. There’s also a built-in microphone so users can answer calls while on the go. - CHL
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