If your ears get sore after prolonged use with earbuds, or if said earbuds tend to get dirty easily, you need to check out Breppies (http://www.brepps.com), covers for iPhone and iPod earbuds. They’ve been described as “socks for your earbuds” and provide cushioning and comfort for your ears.

Dress your earbuds in Breppies, and your ears will no longer become sore after prolonged use with Breppies. Or at least they won’t get sore as quickly. The Breppies are made of a thin material to be more comfortable. Despite this, they stay put quite well. And they absorb sweat.

Breppies can be purchased in five packs, so you can change ’em out easily when they get dirty. After all, they do absorb sweat, and “socks” do get stinky.

They come in all sorts of styles and colors and you can also order custom ones for a extra, small fee. One pair sells for $2.99, and right now there’s a “buy two, get one free” offer underway.

Rating: 7 out of 10

— Dennis Sellers