Using Binder Clips:
Using Paper Clip:
Using toilet paper roll:
Some cables are one time use and may be does't required to be plugged in always. In these cases we can remove from the socket and organize like this.
Using Bread sealer:
Using Business Card:
Punch holes in the old business card and cut small passage for inserting ...
This video shows a nifty little trick for this, and is probably better than explaining it in words, but I'll try anyway:
Hold the cable out straight in front of you, with the ear buds by your right hand
Using your left hand, twist the cable 1 turn away from you, and let it naturally coil.
Secure the coil with your right hand
Repeat the process, but this ...
I find it quickest while still being effective to do the following:
Hold the headphones at the plug side
Line two or three fingers up next to each other (it determines how small of a loop you'll create)
Wrap the cord around your fingers until a couple inches are left
Loop the ear buds through the middle of the loop you just created two times so and make ...
Use a 1/16" drill bit.
Do not put the bit into a drill! Just grip it between your thumb and forefinger.
Press the end lightly into the lint-filled bottom of your headphone jack and spin it clockwise.
Pull the bit gently out; there should be some lint on the tip.
Repeat steps 1-3 until lint is gone.
Clean jack with alcohol and q-tip or whatever you ...
This can be done quickly and easily with a paper clip and scotch tape:
Flatten out the paperclip.
Tightly wrap scotch tape (with the sticky-side out) around the top part of the paperclip.
Carefully insert the sticky end into the headphone jack.
In lighted situations: Wrap electrical tape around the base of the earbud and the wire, using a different color for each side. I would suggest red for right just for the mnemonic device. Taping is good practice, anyway, unless your wires are fabric-wrapped.
In dark situations: Put a drop of high-temperature glue - super glue is probably OK - on the outside ...
Use your smartphone to record the sounds. Start by placing the device next to your ear as you listen to music in your headphones, then gradually move the phone further from your ear to get an idea of how far the headphone's sound travels. You can play back the recording to get an idea of what other people might hear. You should also establish a control ...
Methods I use with quotes from Lifehacker.com
Wrap them around your device: Wrap the earbuds or Headphones around a the device. I wrap my earbuds around my MP3 player and that keeps them not tangled. Wrapping them around other object also helps.
Thread the through your jacket or shirt: To keep my device warm and my earbuds not tangled I thread my earbuds ...
I've been an eyeglass wearer and headset (as well as hearing protection) user for about thirty years. Here's what I've learned:
Everything depends on the thickness of the arms of your glasses. Thus if you have another set of glasses with thinner frames, you might want to wear those with the headset. Otherwise, of course, this point isn't ...
I use cheapish Sony earbuds - great sound, but they tend to break every couple of years because the soldering inside the earbuds is pretty shoddy. Here's a quick summary of all the advice I've found on keeping headphones safe; most of it is pretty obvious, but sadly I tend to ignore it because HARD WORK IS HARD.
Unplug the jack from your player when you're ...
Wear a hat or loosen the band to the headphones.
Wear the headphones with the rest around your neck, i.e. wear them the wrong way.
Thread your hair on top of the head rest portion. Don't have your hair under the headrest/earmuff portion.
Wetting your hair with a spray bottle of water that you carry with you or going to a sink to wet it can ...
Storing and retrieving made fast:
hold the cord just above the earbuds (yes, we are working upside down) with your hand clenched to a fist
wrap the cord around your hand until about 5 inches of cord (with the plug on the end) is left
take the wrapped cord of your hand and wrap the 5 inches of leftover cord around the middle
when you have about 2 ...
Here's the strategy I've been using so far:
Get a large bulldog clip and clip it onto the desk edge. Pull one of the silver arms up, slip your cable through the larger gap in the middle towards the main clip body, and flip the silver arm back down; voilà, instant cable retractors!
Caveat: You might not be able to find a bulldog clip large enough if your ...
The only way to absolutely guarantee that your headphones don't get chewed on is to place them in a container that the cats cannot open. Do not assume that just because the container is difficult to imagine opening by a cat that it will be impossible (or even difficult). I have seen cats knock things off the counter just to break open a container.
You can ...
Wrap them in a figure-8 pattern like this: http://lifehacker.com/152499/keep-headphone-wires-from-getting-tangled
Here is a description of the process:
With your right hand make devil horns (third and fourth fingers
tucked, second and fifth extended)
Use your thumb to hold the earbuds against your palm
Wrap the cable around your 2nd and 5th fingers using a ...
Today was the day that everything changed.
I found a solution to this issue and it will never trouble me again.
I wear a jacket with a front zip and poppers to cover said zip. If I simply place the headphones along the zip (so long as it is done up) and the cover them with the popper flap, they remain both protected and out of the way with no bouncing ...
If you can add a close-up photo of it, that would be excellent. Until then, I'll assume there is at least a millimeter sticking out. If so, try grabbing that with needle-nose pliers.
If that fails, you could CAREFULLY put a dot of Super Glue on the tip of a straightened paperclip. Press that against the headphone plug ONLY. Hold it very, very still for 10-...
Put a couple of tissues on either side, and poke a small hole in the middle, so you don't dampen sound much.
That keeps it dry for a long time, but if they end up getting sweaty eventually, they're super easy to replace. If the set is tight enough, like it should be, you don't have to attach them.
This works because tissues are absorptive and breathable. ...
You can use isopropyl alcohol (known as rubbing alcohol) or the sprays for cleaning LCD diplays.
Put very small amount of this liquid on a cotton pad (usually used for medical or cosmetic purposes).
Lay the cotton pad on flat surface and rub the opening of the headphones against it.
I think you should hold the headphones over the cotton piece, because ...
if you wear multiple layers of shirts/coats/pullovers etc and have the cord running up between your skin and the first layer, you can always just tuck the headphones between the first layer of shirt and another layer of shirt
If you have other glasses, this may be your solution: Remove the screws from both temples and set aside. Using the hinge on the glasses as an anchor, replace temples with elastic cord cut-to-size to wrap around your head. I used a croaky cord attached with thread through each temple hinge. It works great and I am very comfortable.
When you fold the wire in a daisy chain pattern it will be too stiff to entangle, yet easily open able. (This video shows what I mean)
This is especially useful if you want to store the earbuds for a prolonged time, but after some getting-used-to one can do this in a short moment.
In words you would do it like this:
Hold the cable at all three ends at ...