How do you keep your ear buds safe?

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  1. Sonoran macrumors member

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    I am counting the days (28) until I can dump Sprint & get a 3G.

    I am looking forward to the iPod feature for podcasts & audio books. I was wondering how people safely carry their ear buds on a daily basis. The wires look so thin, there must be a good way to carry them when not actually using them with their iPhone.
     
  2. Jeremy1026 macrumors 68020

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    Roll them up, drop them in my pocket. Haven't had a problem yet. (1+ year with the same pair)
     
  3. benflick macrumors 68020

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    I have heard of using an altoids tin can, I however do not, which means I spend about 10 or so minutes untangling them.:eek:
     
  4. Aurial macrumors 6502

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    What would Rick Roll do in this situation??? :D
     
  5. benflick macrumors 68020

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    Nothing! Thats the point!:D

    EDIT: Wait, you're talking about another thread dude.
     
  6. Aurial macrumors 6502

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    Yeah I know, but it made me p1$$ myself laughing!

    What would he do about this one?
     
  7. Eric Isaacson macrumors 6502

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    I bought a little usb case at Walmart(cost around $5). The case is supposed to attach to your keychain but I don't use it that way. It has two pockets in it and I roll them up and stuff them in the little pockets of the usb case. This keeps them from tangling with everything else and makes them easy to find in my pocket. It's a tight fit to get them in the pockets but once you get it down it works fine and keeps them from getting tangled and mangled. I used to just roll them up and stuff them in my pocket but it wasn't as convenient.

    I hope that helps
    Eric
     
  8. ejrizo macrumors 6502

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    i just roll them up on two fingers (middle and index) to be exact and drop them in my 5th pocket of my Jeans if not just any other pocket.. but im almost always wearing Jeans.
     
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    +1!
    mcdj, how do you think of these hilarious replies?:D
     
  11. mcdj macrumors 604

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    good old fashioned curmudgeonly disdain.
     
  12. Mikey B macrumors 65816

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    there's nothing like a fine vintage of disdain to accompany some aged cheese, is there?
     
  13. SFStateStudent macrumors 604

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    I took the headset right out of the iPhone box and tossed 'em (still wrapped) in a shoebox I like to call the earbud, headset, and BT Casket...:eek:
     
  14. benflick macrumors 68020

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    Ahhh, Keep 'em Coming!:D
     
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  16. NDimichino macrumors 6502a

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    Never, never, NEVER put them in the washing machine.
     
  17. neesh0 macrumors 6502a

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    I got a cable manager thingy, its a piece of rubber you can get online for $1
     
  18. iphonewiz macrumors regular

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    Found this need little case on the web called BudCase. Definately worth looking at. I use to forget my ear buds at home or work all the time. Since us getting one of these bad boys, keeping up with my ear buds is a lot easier.

    *off soap box*
     
  19. soberbrain macrumors 65816

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    I thought about the budcase and earbuddy, but opted to do the USB keychain case, too. Here's my thread with pics:

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=566023
     
  20. Nicolecat macrumors 6502a

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    I found a small slim pencil case that I keep my charge cord, earbuds, power converter (for outlet & car) and my cleaning cloth in. Makes it easy to get to...however, it's a little easier for a girl to carry since we carry purses.

    But, any small zip case would work.
    Small change pouch, or what not. :D
     
  21. Eric Isaacson macrumors 6502

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    Great pics in that thread and that is exactly the case I have. I have modified mine a little, since I don't carry on my keychain I cut the clip off and just carry it loose in my pocket.

    I also checked out the budcase and it was not quite what I wanted.

    Eric
     
  22. bmwpowere36m3 macrumors 6502

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    I actually keep my better earphones safe by using the stock earbuds... they're so cheap and sound, ehhh. So when I'm at the gym, or just want to take them along somewhere I'm not worried if they break or get stolen.
     
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  24. Cynicalone macrumors 68040

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    I don't use them.

    I use Shure SE210's and the case they came with on the rare occasion I want to use my iPhone instead of my iPod Touch for music or video's.
     
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