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iPhone 5 Earbud Wrap

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iPhone 5 Earbud Wrap by ThingHuxter Aug 24, 2013
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Summary

A lot of earbud wrappers still fit only the older iPhone/iPod/iPad earphones. I needed one for my iPhone 5 buds which have a volume switch/mic on the cord. So it had to wrap at very particular lengths of the wire.

This one hugs the heads of the buds, keeps the stalks inside, allows you to wrap the wire nicely, and has a clip for the jack to hold it all together.

PLEASE NOTE: The original model had two connected, solid shapes, and some printers don't like that. This model is a single, watertight model, much better for almost all printers.

I hope you like it.

PLEASE NOTE: A PERSON IS SELLING THESE ON ETSY AS HIS OWN DESIGN. IT IS NOT. PLEASE DO NOT PURCHASE FROM THAT SELLER.

This is my design, carefully iterated on until it works perfectly.

Instructions

I started with cardboard to get the desired length so the microphone/volume switch wouldn't end up where you'd want wire to bend. Then I printed a test, changed some values to better fit the bud shafts, and added a jack clip.

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These are perfect. Everything fits snugly and snaps in place. This might be the best and easiest earbud organizers I've ever used. Well done. And thanks for providing the old version too.

A beautiful design! Small, functional, just perfect! I printed this Apple EarPods cablemanagementsolution for all my friends and everyone loves it!

I made one last night. It's awesome. After a second winding I had it figured out.

I'd like to suggest extending the bottom outer edge slopes to stick out a little further. That way your wire won't slide off the end.

This is such a great item. One of the first I printed off here. The only thing that would make it better is if the plug holder on the side ran a longer length, rather than just in the center. A few times I've had to unwrap and re-wrap in order to make the plug go into that spot. If it were longer, it would give more flexibility. Regardless, this is a perfect way to keep these wrapped up and away from my daughter, who seems to love to steal and destroy my ear pods, lol.

Dec 28, 2015 - Modified Dec 28, 2015

One hassle less in my life. This came out great. Thank you.

Thank you for alerting me. I have an account on etsy but I don't sell there, and I don't check it often. I had no idea. I have sent him a note asking him to remove it from his store.

how do i wrap my headphones around this thing?

Start by holding the Wrap with the opening towards you, and clip on the left.

Place one earbud stem into each of the two channels on either side of the opening (look at the photo). Let the cables fall through to the bottom. Then begin by wrapping behind, and up over the top towards the opening. The standard iPhone 5 volume switch/mic should fit perfectly down the central channel. Then keep winding until you end up with just a bit of cord and the jack. The jack should reach the clip on the left and snap in place.

I really should shoot a video showing how to do this. You are not the first person to ask.

Once you do it once, it becomes second nature.

I suggest you use the clip part as a handle while winding. Put a fair tension on the wire, but only enough to keep it snug. If you alternate sides you'll give yourself a nice channel on the bottom to keep the wire in line.

thank you, awesome design!

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