The Nest Earbud Case: Each year, we see many products that are overly gimmicky, questionably useful, or just plain bad. When I first received the $10 The Nest, I quickly set it aside, thinking it was one of “those” products. But a few months later, I was packing for a trip and wanted to bring my in-ear headphones without getting their earpieces dirty or their cables tangled. I remembered The Nest and decided to give it a try. Much to my surprise, it was pretty great. You flip The Nest open, place your earphone earpieces in the center well, wrap the cable around the built-in spool, and then flip the outer lip closed around the spool.