Headphone Cables Get The MagSafe Treatment, Breakaway With The Pogo

I was cleaning the garage, rocking out to the new Soundgarden album, when I made a quick reach for a shovel hanging out by the doorway. In the process my headphones wrapped a loop around my mitre saw, and as I lunged, my newly unboxed iPhone crashed to the ground with a thud. Chipped chamfer. Stupid chamfer. Stupid headphones.

The Pogo aims to make the likelihood of iPhones crashing to the floor a lot less of a problem. The headphone connector will breakaway much like Apple’s MagSafe connector if there’s enough tension on the cable.

How the heck doesn’t this already exist.

How the heck does this work?

  1. Plug the Pogo into your phone.
  2. Plug your headphones into the Pogo
  3. Profit.

The Pogo includes four pins to transfer your audio, and a magnet strong enough to hold your device, but weak enough to breakaway should things get a little too tight on the line. You can even use the Pogo straight into your phone, or turn it on its side at a 90-degree angle in an L-shaped connection.

The device isn’t out on the market yet, and is currently only a concept. I need this … like 8 months ago.

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