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BudFrog keeps your iPod earbuds in check

pic Hook Industries has announced the BudFrog, a new iPod accessory that aims to stop earbud cord tangles. The $6.95 product allows you to easily adjust the length of your cords to whatever length you want, keeping excess cord out of your way when you’re on the go. The BudFrog mounts directly to any Apple-produced iPod clip, and also allows you to listen to your music without wearing your earbuds—“kinda like a mini boom box,” according to Hook. The BudFrog comes in several colors to match all iPod and iPod mini models.

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Do you have to have the iPod Clip for this thing to work or can it connect to the ipod itself?

Posted by Guido Hatsis in Wellington on January 24, 2005 at 4:46 PM (CST)



In order for the budfrog to “clip” onto your iPod, you need to be using an Apple clip.  BUT, you can use it without an Apple clip to shorten the length of your cords and store your earbuds without them getting tangled.  It also works in cassette adapters, etc. 

I hope this helps!!


Posted by [email protected] in Richmond on January 24, 2005 at 4:59 PM (CST)


thats a cool clip, how much is it? it might stop the damage cause by the original black case.  the budfrog is cool too, dont know if id wear it…

Posted by andres in Miami on January 24, 2005 at 5:20 PM (CST)


do buds other than the apple ones fit on it? or is it specifically designed to fit the plastic casing of the apples?

Posted by andres in Miami on January 24, 2005 at 5:22 PM (CST)


maybe you could get apple to bundle it with the case, sorry for the triple post…

Posted by andres in Miami on January 24, 2005 at 5:24 PM (CST)


Another non-case compatible accessory. I’d like to see more accessories that take into account the larrge portion of ipod users that use cases.

Posted by Asher in Oakland, CA on January 24, 2005 at 5:35 PM (CST)



Yes!! other buds will fit, in fact, we designed it to work with MOST of the currently-available earbuds…As for working with a case…As long as your earbuds will attach to your iPod when it’s in the case…you can use the budfrog…while it may not clip to your case if it wasn’t manufactured by Apple, you can still use it to store, protect, and control the length of your cords…I hope this helps!!


Posted by [email protected] in Richmond on January 24, 2005 at 6:13 PM (CST)


I could really see buying this if I had one of those Sony phones with the humongous extender.

Posted by Asher in Oakland, CA on January 24, 2005 at 9:35 PM (CST)


None of my 3G iPods nor my iPod photo came with an “Apple clip,” nor have I ever seen one advertised as an accessory. However, this appears to be required for the Budfrog to work with a full size iPod.

What is an Apple clip and where does one get this particular clip?

Posted by mpet on January 25, 2005 at 6:12 AM (CST)


What would really make this product a huge winner is to make it able to almost self attach.  One of the problems with other cord wraps is that they are an extra, bulky piece.  For those of us who don’t have or want a clip, it would be great if it could sit on the iPod somehow.  Maybe v 2?

Posted by Gatsby003 in New York on January 25, 2005 at 7:40 AM (CST)


I would rather have something that keeps the ipod earphones in your ear!

Posted by Flatso on January 25, 2005 at 10:33 AM (CST)


Hi Again,

I just wanted to respond to the excellent feedback we’re getting on the budfrog!  Gatsby003, your suggestion is an excellent one.  However, I want you to know that the budfrog in its current form does “self attach” in a way…when you run your earbud cord through the hole in the center or the budfrog and plug into your iPod, you never have to remove the budfrog from the line…that’s one of the features we’re particularly proud of.  The budfrog itself is VERY light…only about half an ounce…and you won’t notice its weight when you’re enjoying your music…You can also lock budfrog into place anywhere along your cord to keep it from traveling up and down the cord if you want.  There are LOTS of ways to use budfrog WITHOUT ever attaching it to your iPod.

As for the Apple clip…those of you who have purchased G2 and G3 iPods of 20 gigs or more remember getting the fabric slipcase with the belt clip, right?  The beltclip is what I’m talking about…that clip, and the new 4G white plastic clip that sells on the Apple Store, and the white plastic clip that comes with each and every mini, the budfrog attaches to all of them.  You can take a look at just how the budfrog works on our website budfrog.com , then check out the"What budfrog does and how it works” link from the homepage to get a more detailed run down of how cool it really is…

I hope this helps!!

Tim at budfrog.com

Posted by [email protected] in Richmond on January 25, 2005 at 12:32 PM (CST)


I ordered a Budfrog 2 weeks ago. Haven’t heard anything from them since then.
Has anyone else received the product and/or a message from them?
(My credit card was charged, by the way…)

Posted by elppadopi in Amsterdam on February 7, 2005 at 12:52 PM (CST)


Budfrog is OK. Got a very quick reply. I was too impatient and it’s probably not their fault, although I wouldn’t mind a confirmation when a product is being send.
So please ignore above post.

Posted by elppadopi in Amsterdam on February 7, 2005 at 2:33 PM (CST)

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