Hoodie Buddie: Headphones Hidden In the Drawstrings

Back in college, some friends and I used to put the fuzzy drawstring ends of our sweaters into our ears and pretend we could listen to music through them during improv and film class exercises. I was surprised when a friend introduced me to Hoodie Buddie, a hooded sweatshirt that contains a standard headphone jack in the front pocket that plugs into any headphone-compatible device.

Along with the headphone jack, there are embedded cables within Hoodie Buddie that connect to the headphones, all built into the ends of the drawstrings.

Once you get a Hoodie Buddie, you reach into the front pocket and hook the headphone jack up to your MP3 player, smartphone or any listening device with a headphone jack. You then insert the ends of the drawstrings into your ears, and presto, you're listening to music on your sweater.

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Styles for guys, girls and children are available in a variety of material selections like chambray, twill, terry and fleece, and come with extra earbud covers. Depending on the material, hoodies are categorized as supersoft, superlight and supercrisp. There's even a Hoodie Buddy HP3 T-shirt. These come with a built-in pocket to hold the headphone jack and cables. The earbuds come out from the collar of the shirt.

Another cool aspect is that you can throw your hoodie into a washing machine, headphones and all. Just set your machine on a cold water cycle, and hang your hoodie to dry once you're done.

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(Images: HoodieBuddie.com)