You know that twisting thing that headphones always do?
(The cords pictured above are twisted on purpose, but this was the only image I could find on Google that demonstrated what I’m referring to.)
This is one of those dumb things that’s been severely annoying the shit out of me for years, until finally a few months ago I figured out a solution. It’s actually ridiculously easy, and I have no idea why no one else has thought of it before. I’m sharing it with the Internet now because something this simple yet brilliant needs to be known to the world; not to mention most people don’t deserve to suffer from twisted headphone cords.
All you need is a pipe cleaner and some tape. (You’ve probably already figured out where I’m going with this.) Here’s what the finished product looks like:
I don’t have a super fancy camera, and it might be kind of hard to see since both the pipe cleaner and my earbuds are black, so I’ll walk you through it.
Basically you just wrap the pipe cleaner around the wires, right at the spot where the one wire becomes two (as shown above). It’s very important to get it right in that spot, because that’s where the twisting originates from.
Once you’ve done that, you’re going to need a makeshift aglet of some sort to keep the pipe cleaner in place. There’s probably a more elegant solution out there somewhere, but I just used plain old Scotch tape, which works fine. Take the tape (or whatever) and wrap it around each end of the pipe cleaner.
Here’s a closer view of the pipe cleaner and tape on the cords:
There you go! Ridiculously simple. Now any time your headphone cords try to twist, you can just bend them apart.
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