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Guru Inspection: Budsock

March 13, 2010 2 comments


I think we’ve all been in a position where we’ve pulled out our headphones from whatever darkness we left them in only to find a rats nest of wire. Sure you can spend a couple of seconds pulling them apart and go on with life. It’s often thought of as one of those ‘things’ you just have to deal with. Well not any more.

Budsock girlBudsock is a small bag like device that keeps your ipod headphones in tangle free bliss. This no frills product does one thing and doesn’t have any quams about it. With a super low price point of $3.99 you can go wrong. Plus those audiophiles who own a lot of headphones get discounts when ordered in lots of 3 at

The question I’m sure everyone is asking is do they work? Yes. But really, did you need a ‘guru’ to tell you that? Here’s the thing, they don’t really work great after you’re wearing them. Honestly I think the time spent dealing with it is almost equal to the time spent untangling your headphones. It’s like you’re adding time onto putting them away to reduce the time you spend taking them out.

My other beef is just how freaking ugly this thing is. It’s like someone bought up all the scrap sail material in a Taiwan sweat shop, sent it to China to be silk screened and sewn into a cone shape. Boring! Nevermind what you’ll look like wearing what I’ve dubbed “headphone gstring” in public. Could you rock these in the gym, or on campus? Granted Ms. Budsock is wearing a very distracting red hat and by the time I make it to her headphones I’m already thinking about something else…but I digress. It’s ugly and so will you be if you wear them. (did I just talk in Yoda speak?)

Guru Inspection rating: Must own for three reasons

  • They’re great at doing what they claim. Keeping headphones from getting all tangled up.
  • The price point is too low to worry about it
  • They offer a FULL REFUND if you’re not happy

PLANon Docupen Guru Inspection w/Video

January 27, 2010 Leave a comment

Video Review:

So after getting the PLANon Docupen X05 scanner, $369 retail,  I was really excited to see all the cool things I’d be able to scan and toss onto my BlackBerry etc. For me this was going to be like ‘lifting’ an image Indiana Jones style in Last Crusade, or Vietnam Wall memorial. No. This thing hardly works at all. It’s really bad and doing what it does. It’s really big. The interface was a pain in the ass to install. The BlackBerry interface was even more of a hassel.

What did I like about this device. I thought the idea was really cool if not 1986-ish. Granted technology has come a long way but this is the OLD way of scanning and frankly they did it better 20 years ago. With today’s technology this just doesn’t cut it anymore.

Docupen X05 fails the Guru Inspection.

  • hard to use
  • high price tag
  • extra device that does one thing

If you’re really in the market for this kind of device I suggest you take your camera and snap a picture of a document. Then upload this document into a cloud app called ‘Evernote‘ via your smartphone or PC. Then from your PC or Smartphone you can search for txt IN THE PICTURE. This is the 2010 answer to portable ‘scanning.’

Angry Guru – PLANon Docupen Unboxing [HD]

January 20, 2010 2 comments

The AngryGuru goes hands on for an unboxing video in 1080p, cause we know you love the HD.

Look for a full video review in the upcoming days.