Earbud Yo-Yo



One day I arrived at the park with my new iPod ready for a walk on a beautiful day.  However, I couldn’t start my walk because the earpiece cord was tangled.  I spent the next five minutes trying to get it untangled, leaving me exasperated and behind on my workout. That’s when I heard an inner voice telling me ”There’s got to be a better solution for this.  You should figure out a way to solve the problem.”


Julie Johnson Barkely invented the Earbud Yo-Yo® in 2008 because of her frustration with frequently tangled earbuds.  She began with a search in her son’s toy box for a yo-yo and her sewing kit for an empty spool.  Armed with those items and a glue gun, the idea for the Earbud Yo-Yo® was born.  Julie then assembled a team of experts to help her bring this product to market.  Covington Creations, LLC was formed with an exclusive license to manufacture and sell the Earbud Yo-Yo®.  She now employs business, legal, design, engineering and manufacturing experts. 

A hit at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, the Earbud Yo-Yo® is a cable-organizing device designed to organize the earpieces supplied with your MP3, iPod, radio, gaming hardware, DVD player and smart phone such as an iPhone. This clever little earbud organizer saves you time and frustration, and you'll be able to access the earbuds for your device in an instant.  It’s the latest in tech accessories, with a variety of colors and patterns to match your mood, your style or your outfit.

You just wrap your cord around the center of the Earbud Yo-Yo® and lock it into place with the unique grippers. When you want to access the cord, just pull it to the desired length. It serves as an ear bud holder as well as a way to protect and organize the cord.  The cord locks securely in place - and you can customize the cord to the length most convenient for you. When you're finished listening, just wind up again and store it right on your earphone cord. It stays attached to the device so it's accessible anytime or can be removed and stored.

Wind up and Go with the Earbud Yo-Yo.

Finally, a simple solution to tangled earbuds.

An earbud cord wrapper that’s small, lightweight and stays attached while you move!