by Jinja, published
A small earbud spool with a box area to protect the buds from crush damage.
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I love this earbud holder design http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:36321, which is both functional and nice to look at. However, I had a couple of problems with it after using it for a couple of weeks. 1) It's too big for my pockets. 2) The radius of the wire wrap is too small, which can't be good for the wire.
The totally awesome piece of the design is the box part that protects the ear buds from crush damage. So I've borrowed that idea and made a smaller earbud spool. It's not as small as my other design (http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:34237) that can attach to the wire, but if I shrink it some more I'll upload that too. Please post any improvement ideas or any problems you have with it.
USAGE: You place your earbuds and jack into the box in the middle and feed the wire loop out of the slot on the side. You then wrap the wire around the outside of the box and hook the wire loop into one of the notches.
I've uploaded three versions with three different sized notches depending on the thickness of your headphone wire. 1.8mm, 2.0mm and 2.2mm. If you need a different sized notch then let me know, or just change it yourself in the openscad file.
UPDATE: 26th Dec 2012. I've added another version with jack holes around the top, opening up more winding styles.