February 8, 2009 by Vincent
Video: How to prevent earphone wires from getting tangled
After getting rid of 2 big bags worth of old unwanted items from my drawers and shelf (some items date back to 8 years), I sit back and see what else I could do to unclutter my workstation. Two tangled earphones on my desk came to my attention, and naturally I Google for a way to handle them.
I was pointed to a tutorial on lifehacker, which was a very practical way to keep earphones, and more importantly making sure they will not be tangled when I wanted to use them later.
Since lifehacker is just providing the tutorial in words, I filmed a video tutorial to better demonstrate the steps, and to proof that the cables will really not be tangled when you unwrap them later.
- On your right hand, tuck your 3rd and 4th finger and extend your 2nd and 5th finger
- Hold the earbuds with your 3rd and 4th finger against your palm
- Wrap the cable around your 2nd and 5th finger in the shape of “8”
- When you have 6 to 8 inches of cable left, wrap the remaining cable around the center of the “8” shape
- Tuck the earphone jack through one of the two loops in the “8” shape, or through the center wrapping.
The video was captured using only a Nokia N82 under low light condition, so bear with the poor video quality.