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Any iPod owner knows that the earbuds cable gets tangled very easily. I can’t claim ownership of this great tip, but don’t recall where I first heard it long ago. Anyhow, it’s very simple to do, essentially giving the “Rock on!” hand gesture, and looping the […]

Any iPod owner knows that the earbuds cable gets tangled very easily. I can’t claim ownership of this great tip, but don’t recall where I first heard it long ago. Anyhow, it’s very simple to do, essentially giving the “Rock on!” hand gesture, and looping the cord figure-8 wise around your extended fingers. I took this as an opportunity to try out the video service, Vimeo . (Viddler kept erroring out – grrr) Hope you find the tip useful!

Untangled Earbuds Trick
from nick

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  1. That’s a pretty untangled way for sure; however, I’ve found this way to work even better.

    Figured I’d try vimeo too.

  2. Why so complicated? The Apple earbuds have a slider builtin, where the two earbuds connect. Just slide it up to the earbuds and enjoy your untanglable earbuds. ;-)

  3. Look, I really have created the best way. Don’t deny it: http://vimeo.com/223427

  4. I created an even BETTER video of how to wrap headphones, with glamorous music.

    http://vimeo.com/223505

  5. That’s clever for sure – but I’d have a hell of a time remembering. Still, it’s fun to see though. :)

  6. Neil Anderson Wednesday, June 27, 2007

    You guys are amazing! Thanks! Now if only I could remember where I’ve left the blasted things after putting my iPod on the Hi-Fi.

  7. Nick Santilli Thursday, June 28, 2007

    @neil – my next tip will show you how to keep your HiFi untangled…

  8. These tricks would work a lot better if you slid the little slider up to the headphone end. A lot of people call this an “earphone cable shortener” and think it’s for shortening the loose cables when the earphones are in your ears, but it really is intended to keep the earphones together when not in use. Most of the the problems with tangled cables comes from the headphone wires, moving the little slider up to the headphone end will eliminate that.

  9. Colin Devroe Monday, July 2, 2007

    Hit me up with the problems you were having with Viddler, I’ll see what was up.

    Oh. And great tip! I’m using it right now!

  10. Exactly Charles. Like I said, Apple already thought about that.

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