Drop the beat, not your buds

Small footprint

Soft grips do zero damage to earbud cables while the adjustable length and light material make wearing Props feel invisible. The effect, however, is notably awesome.

Invented By

M. Kim Rumberger

Hyannis, Massachusetts (Cape Cod)

Like all Quirky products, Props was invented and influenced by real people like you. Kim Rumberger felt frustrated from dropping her earbuds, convinced there was nothing worse than picking something off the ground and then putting it in your ear. This educator and mother lives with her family and pet pals in Cape Cod, where she enjoys all-things creative—from cooking to kayaking. She believes personal computers and indoor plumbing are among the greatest inventions yet.

3866 influencers helped bring Props to life.

Momatthecape Kim Rumberger
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Nylon cord, plastic


26" L x .25" W x .6" D (660mm x 6.35mm x 15.24mm)


Development duration: about 1 month
Time in store: almost 3 years
Units sold to date: 65,214

View the development history

In the box

1 Props