I am making this as a quick and simple entry for the Pocket Contest. I chose quick and simple because I think that embodies the purpose of this contest. Rather than creating a new device to shove into already jammed pockets I decided to go the route of solving an existing problem. 
Tangled earphone wires. 
Everybody has had it happen. Everybody hates it. 

I've tested this method out on a few different types of earphone cords. The easiest to "link" are classic earbuds without volume adjustment pieces, whereas the hardest cords to work with are the "ribbon" style earbuds.

Because so many people have volume adjusting earbuds these days I thought it would be best to use these and tackle a few difficulties that may occur.

Step 1: The Problem

Okay. Scrounge in your back pocket or go find your jumbled up earphones in the bottom of your backpack. 

This is what you'll find. 
<p>My kids call this finger knitting or finger crochet. Never thought to do it with cords before. Good idea.</p><p>You can just unravel the length you need and run the ear buds through the top loop to keep it from unraveling further.</p><p>As long as the loops are pretty loose, you don't really have to worry about strain on the wires.</p>
the knot is called a daisy chain
Nice! I did this with the cords to my portable sound equipment in my car. Great job!
Good job Samw... It took me a while but finally got it. I am sure this Knot or &quot;Running Sennet&quot; as Dream Dragon calls it, will come in handy somewhere down the line! <br>Thanks
Thanks. I learned something very helpful and easy.
It's called a &quot;Running Sennet&quot; useful for storing most varieties of &quot;line&quot;. Care should be taken however with electronic &quot;wires&quot; because the knots can induce twisting and other damage. This might cause the conductors inside to break. But then it's probably still better than the tangle. <br> <br>
I apologize for poor photo quality. I will work to improve that.

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