If you carry headphones with you everywhere you go but can't seem to find a tangle-free wrapping method that works for you, look no further than the duct tape of office supplies, the binder clip.The video above demonstrates the simple process for using a binder clip as a handy headphone wrapper and clip, but just to lay it out:
- Open the clip and place the cord inside, then drop the earplugs into the mouth of the clip. (They should be loosely hanging in the clip.)
- Grab the cord below your earbuds and start wrapping it around the arms of the binder clip. Don't wrap too tightly; doing so could damage your headphones. (This is less of a worry the less fancy your headphones are.)
- When you're near the end of your headphones, push the headphone jack through the top of the binder clip's arms.
Bonus 1: You can clip your wrapped headphones to your backpack/purse/etc. to keep them handy.
Bonus 2: It also works as a cord shortener, also demonstrated in the video.
Big thanks to reader olibrowning for sharing this one with me via Google+. Binder clips. Is there anything they aren't good for? Music by Work of Saws