Is there a smart solution to the earphone mess?

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  1. macbook123 macrumors 68000

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    I'm using my earphones all the time because I hear better and am better heard, and avoid irradiating my brain. The problem is that each time I want to use the earphones I have to untangle the mess resulting from carrying the earphone cable in my pocket (I roll it up over my fingers before putting it away but with time the mess unavoidably returns). It takes me 10-20 seconds of untangling before I'm able to actually use the earphones.

    If you're a frequent iPhone earphone user and have a trick to deal with this, I'd greatly appreciate your advice!
     
  2. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    There is a case that has a clip designed to wrap your earphones around. I just cannot recall the name.
     
  3. Cartoonkid macrumors 6502

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    I'm guessing you don't want a bluetooth headset?
     
  4. vizkiz macrumors 6502a

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    I have a case from an old pair of Sony earbuds. The earbuds are in my gym bag, and are never gonna go back into the case again. It works perfect for the iPhone earbuds. You stuck the buds in, close the case, and wind it up. Takes a couple seconds to get them out.

    This isn't mine, but it is the same exact thing I use:
    [​IMG]
     
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  6. macbook123 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Thanks all, something like the old Sony earbud case would be great, however I must have thrown mine away more than a decade ago :-(
     
  7. GTDaveMac macrumors regular

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  8. TheVidEditor macrumors regular

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    Did you ever consider not wearing headphones?
     
  9. Shenaniganz08 macrumors 6502

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    Or not being overly dramatic

    ZOMG my headphones are tangled, my 10-20 seconds have been WASTED, WASTED I TELL YOU

    just wrap your headphones around your iPhone if you use them alot, or wrap them around your four fingers before you put them in your pocket
     
  10. Eso macrumors 68000

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    If ever I just need to take out my headphones for a little bit (going up to a bank teller, sitting in class, at lunch with friends, etc.) I will just take out the headphones from my ears and tie them behind my neck.
     
  11. Surely Guest

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    How is he being over-dramatic? It seems that you're the one with the caps lock and such.

    10-20 seconds of trying to untangle headphones means missing a phone call.



    Very good method.... I do that.....
     
  12. alangrehan macrumors regular

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    That's what I do... thought it was what everyone does...
     
  13. eyespii macrumors 6502

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    Sumajin smartwrap.

    http://smartwrap.net/
     
  14. timbrux macrumors newbie

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    Earbud pouch

    This earbud pouch keeps them tangle free, plus I always have my earbuds with me. Works as a tilt stand too.

    http://www.cellroo.com
     
  15. iSaxon macrumors 6502a

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    That might be the ugliest thing I have even seen.
     
  16. punitnaker macrumors regular

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    I have to agree!!
     
  17. PecanEater macrumors 6502

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  18. adztaylor macrumors 68000

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    So do I!
     
  19. malnar macrumors 6502a

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    Get yourself some mints in a small tin, eat them, dump them, whatever, then wrap the cable, starting with the 3mm insert, around three fingers. Tuck the resulting loop into the tin and the buds into the center of the loop. When you need to get them out quickly, you grab the buds and the whole bundle unravels neatly in a split second. Plus you have a protective case for your buds.
     
  20. PecanEater macrumors 6502

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  22. mcdj macrumors 604

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    yup.

    Sony HBH-IS800

    [​IMG]
     
  23. FieldingMellish Suspended

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    I use an old coin holder - a leather pouch with a closure that you pinch to pop it open. The metal that forms the clasp is covered in the leather. I round up the wire and, with the buds dropped into the pouch, close the clasp over the wire bale. When it's time to rock, I pop the clasp and the wire drops free and then the buds come out. That's for the included Apple buds. My Klispch S4i came with the exact same type of holder, except that it's made of fabric. It has the metal pop clasp and all.
     
  24. JS2C macrumors newbie

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    How can we not
     

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