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Hoodiebuddie combines earbud cords with drawstrings


December 29, 2011

Hoodiebuddie is a lineup of hoodies and other garments that utilize 'patent-pending' HB3Te...

Hoodiebuddie is a lineup of hoodies and other garments that utilize 'patent-pending' HB3Technology allowing to integrate headphones into pieces of clothing

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Working from the premise that very few people use drawstrings on their hoodies, HB3Labs has developed Hoodiebuddie - a lineup of garments that integrates earbuds into the end of the drawstrings and a 3.5 mm headphone jack in front pocket.

The earbud-packing hoodies are machine washable in cold water and as well as the usual array of styles, colors and sizes for men and women, the Hoodiebuddie lineup includes special editions made by California street artists, such as Sterling Bartlett, SPR FKR, Skinner, Hannah Stouffer and Cat Cult. Flannel hoodies and T-shirts without a hood (men's sizes only) with built-in earphones are also available.

Hoodiebuddie jackets are equipped with earbud cords inside drawstrings and 3.5mm audio jac...

Hoodiebuddie pices range from US$20-50.


True audiophiles are not going settle for the headphones in a $25 hoodie though. Not after they've already spent over $100 on set of decent earphones. This product may appeal to 12 year old kids and under, but after the headphones break it will be just another sweatshirt. I'm going to label this one under "gimmicky".

Gene Jordan
30th December, 2011 @ 01:24 pm PST

My students will LOVE THIS since they may be able to sneak their music listening during classes!

Carlos Grados
30th December, 2011 @ 05:01 pm PST

This is not new... Picked up a hoodie with earbuds at Old Navy after X-mas sale LAST YEAR. $10.

J.p. Salovesh
30th December, 2011 @ 09:57 pm PST

Hate to break it to you but wireless headphones are being sold these days... no exigency for awkward designs

Ender Wigin
1st January, 2012 @ 06:19 am PST
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