Replug prevents damage to headphone, audio jacks

Replug LLC has introduced Replug, a new audio accessory that aims to protect any standard 3.5mm audio jack from undue strain. Replug attaches to the end of any headphone, earphone, or other audio cable, and then to the headphone jack of the device, such as an iPod, speaker system, or laptop computer.

When too much strain is applied to the cord, Replug separates from its tip, saving the iPod (or other device’s) headphone jack. Replug will be available in both black and white and will sell for $18.

Pre-orders are being accepted now; Replug is expected to ship on November 1.