No More Dropped or Tangled Earphones

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Introduction: No More Dropped or Tangled Earphones

How many times have you had your earphones yanked out of your ears in a crowded shopping mall, bus, or on the Tube? Worse, they drop onto the ground and sometimes get stepped on.

It happened to me once :'(
Which was how this instructable (my first!) got started.

Step 1: Look for a Used Pass Holder With Clip

Look for a used security pass clip, there usually is at least one lying around in the drawer of an unused cubicle.

Ask the admin/personnel/security dept for a new one if you can't find any at the stationery supplies shop.

Step 2: 'Harvest' the Clip

Detach the clip from the security pass holder.

Step 3: Introduce the Clip to the Earphone

Secure the loop over your earphone wire.

Step 4: Hooking Up..

Attach the clip to your sling/pocket/shirt or cap!

Now your earphones will probably not hit the ground if you had attached them high enough.

Step 5: Neat & Tidy, and Even the Colour Matches

The clip can even be used to hold earphone wires when the player is not in use.

Hurrah! No more tangled earphones!

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    this would be nice in combination with the i'ble about wrapping your headphone around a cut up card....maybe find a way to put the clip on the card and then you have a way to wrap the excess cord and clip it to your clothes or bag I like it very good instructions!

    Thank you for the compliment! I look forward to giving something back to this community!

    Nice and simple, good job. Where I'm from, most name tag clibs are plate metal, which could cut into the cord.

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    Thanks! Yes, many offices still use metal clips for the name tags, it was a good thing for me that my office recently switched to plastic ones as they don't rust (and the white goes very well with my earphones as well)