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ejs1980
Aug 4, 2008, 12:28 PM
(Seems like this would be a common issue, but search reveals nothing on these fora.)

So I want to keep my earbuds with me for iPod/phone usage, but I can't figure out a good way to do it. Wrapping it around the iPhone is not a good option. Stuffing them into my pockets (even if delicately spooled) is equally problematic.

I need some kind of coil system thingy. I asked the dude at the Apple Store and he seemed to think this was one of the great unsolved mysteries of our time. Surely someone has invented something to fix this.

Thanks in advance.



soberbrain
Aug 4, 2008, 12:44 PM
I mentioned in the thread below that I've used Starbucks mint tins. It seems these tins aren't available anymore, but there might be similar ones around.

Also in the thread is a keychain headphone pouch.

http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=532578

Bad Wolf
Aug 4, 2008, 01:53 PM
I use an Altoid's Gum Tin. It's smaller than the mint tin and is still available.
:D

mchank
Aug 4, 2008, 02:47 PM
http://lifehacker.com/software/life-hacks/keep-headphone-wires-from-getting-tangled-152499.php

Plus you look cool while doing it.

genetic
Aug 4, 2008, 04:06 PM
http://www.etymotic.com/ephp/er6i-acc.aspx


Check the bottom left for a cord winder and bottom right for the Zippered pouch. Is that kind of what you are looking for? That is the case i currently have. i throw my buds in there and throw it in my pocket, ive had them for a few years, no issues!


and if you want something harder maybe an Altoids tin? lol?

rdowns
Aug 4, 2008, 05:10 PM
I use these.

http://www.amazon.com/Sumajin-Smartwraps-Earphone-Cord-Manager/dp/B0008JF0DU/ref=tag_tdp_sv_edpp_i

uiop.
Aug 4, 2008, 06:40 PM
I highly recommend just buying V-Moda Vibe ear buds. They are a tad pricey, but come with a microphone, the wires don't tangle, and produce amazing sound.
I use the cable wrap included with them and then put them into the pouch.

elo
Aug 4, 2008, 08:04 PM
I highly recommend just buying V-Moda Vibe ear buds. They are a tad pricey, but come with a microphone, the wires don't tangle, and produce amazing sound.
I use the cable wrap included with them and then put them into the pouch.

I second this recommendation. The V-Moda's are well worth the money anyway, but the pouch and cable wrap that comes with them solves the pocket tangle problem entirely. One thing: if you want the microphone that uiop referred to, make sure you're ordering the right ones. V-Moda also sells earbuds that look just the same as these and have no microphone. (Those are the ones I have, actually, but I knew what I was buying.)

li2eggie
Aug 4, 2008, 10:16 PM
http://earplugstore.stores.yahoo.net/earplcawikey.html ....i just found this i ordered mine just right now so i can keep them with my keys and have them with me all the time

li2eggie
Aug 4, 2008, 10:26 PM
actually i found a better one b4 i bought the other ones more expensive but more my taste http://www.jazebra.com/sendstation.html hope that helps

TWLreal
Aug 4, 2008, 10:31 PM
I'd love for the SendStation one to be less of a bubble and have a flatter shape.

But the keychain idea is great.

dccorona
Aug 11, 2008, 12:50 AM
I second this recommendation. The V-Moda's are well worth the money anyway, but the pouch and cable wrap that comes with them solves the pocket tangle problem entirely. One thing: if you want the microphone that uiop referred to, make sure you're ordering the right ones. V-Moda also sells earbuds that look just the same as these and have no microphone. (Those are the ones I have, actually, but I knew what I was buying.)

i personally find bose headphones more comfortable and with better sound
but these are also great

and how does the cord not tangle? do you mean because of the included accessories? cuz theres no way its a tangle proof cord

Galley
Aug 11, 2008, 10:50 AM
How to untangle earbuds (http://www.break.com/index/how-to-untangle-mp3-headphones.html) :D

Killyp
Aug 11, 2008, 10:52 AM
My earbuds (B&O A8s) come with a leather case which I can keep the earphones in & wrap the cable round. Had the same earphones for five (I think) years straight now...

badgerman
Aug 11, 2008, 11:53 AM
Or you could get the sennheiser CX 500s abit more (~40) than the ubiquitously praised Cx 300s but you get a volume adjuster, a case and a cord wrapper.

Have a look on Amazon.