Is there a good way to keep earbuds in your pocket?

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by ejs1980, Aug 4, 2008.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Jun 16, 2008
    (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.
  2. macrumors 65816


    May 9, 2008
    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.
  3. macrumors newbie

    Bad Wolf

    Dec 7, 2007
    I use an Altoid's Gum Tin. It's smaller than the mint tin and is still available.
  4. macrumors regular

    Feb 26, 2006
  5. macrumors 6502

    Jul 15, 2008

    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?
  6. macrumors Penryn


    Jul 11, 2003
  7. macrumors 68000


    Jul 22, 2008
    Grand Rapids, MI
    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.

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  8. elo
    macrumors regular

    Feb 6, 2003
    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.)
  9. macrumors newbie


    Jul 27, 2008
  10. macrumors newbie


    Jul 27, 2008
  11. macrumors 6502

    Jul 9, 2006
    I'd love for the SendStation one to be less of a bubble and have a flatter shape.

    But the keychain idea is great.
  12. macrumors 68020


    Jun 12, 2008
    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
  13. macrumors 65816


    Mar 24, 2008
  14. macrumors 68040


    Jun 14, 2006
    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...
  15. macrumors 6502a

    Jun 9, 2008
    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.

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