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Here is a quick and easy way to reinforce a limp cord with a plastic drinking straw.
Use scissors to cut the straw to an appropriate length. I made mine a bit less than 2 inches.
Use the scissors to cut the straw segment lengthwise so you will be able to open it up and put it around the cord.
Open the straw at the lengthwise cut and slide the cord inside. Move the straw down to the jack end to support it and prevent it from bending so much....
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