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'Gribbits' joins the 'Jibbitz' parade

More plastic charms to decorate earbuds and other accessories.


It was inevitable. Just as we predicted with those "Budclicks" clip-on adornments for earphones, the "Jibbitz" craze of Crocs fame is becoming a cottage industry in accessories of all kinds, gadgets and otherwise.

How so? It doesn't take a brain surgeon to glean the similarities with a company called "Gribbits," which makes charms for venues as diverse as pencils and stethoscopes, as well as earbuds.

Chip Chick can't decide if these are adorable or ridiculous, which pretty much sums up how we feel about the whole trend. But no matter what, they can't be any worse than a Croc for your mobile phone.