Earbud Box

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Earbud Box by Jinja Dec 23, 2012
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A small earbud spool with a box area to protect the buds from crush damage.


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.

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i think the slot should not be in the center and must be at one side to fit the bigger earbud.

After trying out a few different earbud designs, this one is still the best 5 years later! Thanks!

Thanks SteenMan, I've made more versions that you should check out. Click on Remixes and then click Remixes on that, and so on, to see my progression. The one I still use myself it this...


Without the keychain, just the lid (https://thingiverse-production-new.s3.amazonaws.com/renders/80/21/a4/b1/fc/EarbudBox4e_preview_featured.jpg)

Earbud Box v4 with Keychain
by Jinja

This looks like it would work well, but it really doesn't work for iPhone or Samsung earbuds that come bundled with the phone. They're just too long and don't fit in the box.

Thanks for the great design! Very clever and neat! =)

This is the one I use the most.
Just the lid and base, no chain or carabiner.

Earbud Box v4 with Keychain
by Jinja

Extra clever. Does it ever unroll on you when you least expect it?

Just printed this, it came out very nice!
Thank you
(printed on prusa at .25 layer, 2 perim, .2 infill)

Glad to hear it! The one in the photos is 0.3 layer, 3 perim and 0.1 infill. Although I think the 3 perim makes it solid, so the infill is redundant in that case.

and looking good development.

Just enough time to print few more for xmas presents among other type earplug savers. You (and others) shall get feedback from heavy plug users.