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Form and functionality don’t always go hand in hand, but when they do, the results are usually spectacular.

That can definitely be said for the new line of ECKO UNLTD earbud headsets, which allows you to listen to your favourite tunes, without having to worry about your cords tangling up everywhere.

There are six styles in a new series that have unique designs to each style: the Zone, Chaos II, Stomp, Lace, Zip, and Chain. The most interesting are the Lace, Zip and Chain designs, as they not only look good, they also incorporate unique functions to each series.

The “Lace” earbuds, which feature a nylon, shoelace style cord, that comes in white, red, blue, black, pink and purple, available for $24.99.

The most impressive would be the new “Chain” and “Zip” earbuds that certainly put functionality to the cords of the headsets. The “Chain” design features a dog-tag chain cord, and are available for $39.99 in blue, pink, red and black. The “Zip” earbuds are by far the most interesting design, as they feature a functioning zipper cord, available in red, gold, blue, white, pink and purple, for $29.99. Imagine incorporating this headset into an item of clothing and never having to worry about misplaced or forgotten headsets ever again.

Both earbuds feature inline microphone and volume control that are compatible with iPods, iPhones, and Android smartphones.

Personally I think this is a great design idea. I especially like the Zip earbuds, as I hate having to wind up my own headsetsand put them in a little pouch in fear of having tangled up cords when I need them in a hurry.