Chances are good that, in search of a way to untangle your MP3 player earbud cords, you got something like Spacematter's tutorial (!/ ). While following the instructions, I noticed a flaw: the earbuds were free to unwrap the entire cord if the notches were cut even slightly incorrectly, or you used a card that isn't very flexible, or if you had an MP3 player that wasn't an IPod (incorrect cord diameter).

Step 1: Step 1: Materials for the cord wrapper (skip if you already have it!)

Picture of Step 1: Materials for the cord wrapper (skip if you already have it!)
This is just the cord wrapper tutorial from Spacematters, rehashed.

-Altoids tin or equivalent.
-Credit/debit/etc. card
-The earbuds you want to store
-A paper clip
-Scissors to cut the credit card
-Tape and/or super glue
-(optional) Hole punch

Step 2: Step 2: Making the cord wrapper (skip if you already have it)

This is the hard part, the actual cord wrapper. Make sure to test it between cuts!
1. Cut the cord into 3 parts.
2. Make holes and slots for the cord, as seen in Spacematter's tutorial (as well as mine)
3. Fine-tune the slots (cut them until they work!)

Step 3: Step 3: Improving the cord wrapper (DO NOT SKIP)

Well, the hard part's over, now you just need to improve it!

1. Get a paper clip, and bend it as shown in the first picture.
2. Tape/glue the paper clip as shown in the fourth picture.
3. Get your Altoids tin. If it fits, you've finished the improvements.

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jfarmer32 years ago
Cut the cord into 3 parts. ...

I did this and my headphones stopped working ...