Wrap Your Headphone Cables In Beads To Keep Them From Tangling

Wrap Your Headphone Cables in Beads to Keep Them from Tangling

If you want to add a little personality to your headphones and keep the cables from twisting and tangling, the answer may be as close as your local craft store. All you need are some beads in a colour you wouldn't mind wearing, and you have a ticket to snag-free headphone cords.

Reader Anya sent in this tip via Twitter, complete with the photo above. In her case, she beaded the headphones with multiple colours that suit her personal taste, but they pull double-duty and make sure the cables don't get kinked or knotted up around one another.

If you're not a fan of colourful beads, all black beads, all white beads or some other unobtrusive colour will get you the same effect. You may sacrifice a little flexibility when you lay the beads on like that, but your cables will never kink, never coil or knot, and most importantly, you'll never mix them up with someone else's or lose them.

Best of all, beads are cheap — you can add or take them off whenever you want, or change the look when you get tired of what you have. If beads aren't for you at all, we have plenty of other ways to keep your headphone cables neatly organised.

Thanks to Anya for sending in the tip!


    How do you get beads over the headphone plug or earphones? Or are they split?

    um...and how do you thread the *beads* onto the headphone cable?
    Big fat audio jack at one end, big fat in ear buds at the other...meanwhile the *bead* has a hole small enough to only fit the cable through...

    Ahhh...so the tweet says it is some form of coloured spiral. Something like a mini-telephone cord. Now that makes sense.

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