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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    7 Discussions


    10 years ago on Introduction

    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!


    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

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


    10 years ago on Introduction

    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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    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    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)