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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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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.


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


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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I would put the jack clip more near the bottom so it won´t bend near the end of the connector where it is more common to break.

How big is this supposed to be? Because when I load it into MakerWare it looks rather... large.

Nevermind, the size is right as-is. :)

Perfect, Thanks I phone 6s. Glow in the dark PLA. 100%fill.

Tried this, neat design, but it doesn't work with the new Lightning plug buds. Anyone happen to have a redesign that might work with the new ear buds?

It is specifically designed for the iPhone 5 (and later) earbuds. Of course it won't work with others.

I may design a new clip for the ridiculous new unwired ones (otherwise they'd be lost every day) but I'm not about to make a clip for every individual type of headphone bud out there, that would be madness.

I think you misunderstood. The new earbuds that ship with iPhone 7 devices no longer have a 3.5mm plug at the end but a lightning connector. They still have a wire to wrap around. The side clip on this one just needs to be widened a little (and possibly moved down a little farther, the cord on these seems to be a little bit longer, maybe .5"). I wasn't talking about the wireless earbuds.

I'd make modifications myself, but I'm new to 3d printing and don't know the first thing about modeling. But thanks for your reply and support. Guess I'll look elsewhere.

Yes, I did misunderstand. I don't have the new phones, but I googled "lightning buds" and saw various NON-Apple phones.

I do not have such a model here, so I can't possibly remodel this to fit. If I had one, I could.

If I get a set (I guess it would work fine with my phone) I will update this and post a new one, but it's not on my high priority list.

Sorry for the misunderstanding.

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.

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!