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Protect your iPhone / iPod sync cable

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You know sometimes we have destroyed our precious iPhone cable?
No More!

 
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Step 1: What do you need?

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1. IPhone cable
2. Simple Pen

Step 2: Now what?

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Break the pen and remove the spring from it.

Step 3:

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The spring has to be rotated around the cable connections area .
you must to rotate the spring to the end to create a perfect protection.

Step 4: That's it...

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For the best protection it has to be done on both sides of the cable.
Now the cable and the connections will maintain over time and save the cost of a new cable.

Enjoy!
fast291 month ago
It's called a strain relief , it helps from fraying the cable Apple is notoriously known for this, good instrucable
mandttberry6 months ago
Best idea ever, I've gone threw probabialy 15 iPhone cables because of shorted out ends!
freepancho10 months ago
This is great I always break my headphones at the jack and I will use this for them, thanks!
This is a good idea except that it could short out the connections and stuff upi your ipad or iphone. I have used sugru on mine for cable repairs.
momo19981 year ago
omg thank you so much i am almost through my second cable this helped so much!
Gabse1 year ago
it works Thanks!
Nice and easy... :-)
786Ayesha1 year ago
Hi Ornevo,
This is a very good tip.Thank you very much for posting.I tried it out on my cables,works well.I guess you deserve a price.All the best.
ornevo (author)  786Ayesha1 year ago
thank's! :-)
I have been using sugru, but this solution is simpler and recycles junk ballpoint parts. Bravissimo.
This is a pretty cool trick
ornevo (author)  fungus amungus1 year ago
Thank you!
Awesome hack. Though it's not sync cables that die a horrible death, but headphones. Looking for a dead ballpoint pen now!
It help a lot if you never wrap it tightly. I just unplug them, make a loose bundle, and shove them in my pocket. I do have to take a few seconds to untangle them sometimes, but I've gotten really good at it as a result.
Good thought, but my problem can be summed up with one word. Doorknobs. I'll be listening to music or audiobook, and innocently walk by a doorknob and wham, the cable catches.
slip it between your shirt and your body
That's the way I do it, & my relationship with doorknobs has never gone sour.
Yaiy1 year ago
Thanks so much! It's rescue my all cables!
ZaneEricB1 year ago
Sometimes there are instructibles that just make you say...duh!

Nice job!
Orngrimm1 year ago
Cool. Just cool!
simple and efficient! Like the idea and will incorporate it in other cables which often break... (I dont have an iPhone)
You sir are gentleman and a scholar. 10/10
carlos66ba1 year ago
Brilliant!
ornevo (author)  carlos66ba1 year ago
:-)
Tzabary1 year ago
genius! I can't wait to try it myself! 5/5