Review: Clever Case for Charging Most Wireless Earbuds on the Go

Some of the biggest annoyances of wireless earbuds is that if they have wires (between the left and right piece), they can get tangled; and if they don't have such wires, they can get lost easily. Not to mention the hassle of keeping them charged in the first place. The Cocoon Earbud Charging Case ($29.99) from IFROGZ remedies these issues. It's a case for your earbuds, with a built-in battery to make sure they are ready to use.

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The case sports an attractive design and embraces the latest trend of using fabric materials as well as bright color choices (blue or red accent with green fabric.) I also liked that the case itself is spacious enough for more than earbuds. There's a compartment where you could store your keys or some cash or credit cars, etc.

The case has a built-in 580 mAh battery, enough to recharge a typical set of earbuds five times. Keep in mind that the earbuds may be wireless, but this isn't a wireless charging solution... you still need to use the inclued microUSB cable if appropriate.

Pros

  • Attractive design and colors
  • Fabric materials
  • Spacious for more than earbuds
  • 580 mAh of battery
  • Prevents tangling

Cons

  • Charges via microUSB

Final Verdict

The Cocoon Earbud Charging Case from IFROGZ could be your earbuds' best buddy.

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Todd Bernhard is a bestselling (6+ million downloads) award-winning (AARP, About.com, BestAppEver.com, Digital Hollywood, and Verizon) developer and founder of NoTie.NET, an app developer specializing in Talking Ringtone apps including AutoRingtone. And his profile photo is of the last known sighting of Mr. Bernhard wearing a tie, circa 2007!

An iPhone is almost always attached to his hip or in his pocket, but over the years, Mr. Bernhard has owned an Apple Newton, a Motorola Marco, an HP 95LX, a Compaq iPaq, a Palm Treo, and a Nokia e62. In addition to writing for iPhone Life, Mr. Bernhard has written for its sister publications, PocketPC Magazine and The HP Palmtop Paper.