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Headphones and Pockets Do not Play Nicely Together [Chart]

It never fails does it? Put those headphones into a pocket for a moment and you regret it forever!

You Were In My Pocket For a Minute! [Graph Jam – Cheezburger Network]

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  • Published 12/7/12

Comments (12)

  1. Kodess

    Well, sister site lifehacker has some tips on this issue you know….

  2. jim

    ^ya they barely work. it’s pain in the ass for sure

  3. MetaNova

    This would have to mirror my experiences exactly.

  4. WandersFar

    Follow this tutorial:
    and stick them in an Altoids tin. Your wires won’t get kinked since you’re wrapping in opposite directions cancelling the twist, and the tin prevents it from getting caught on anything else in your bag.

  5. m1k3 h0ncho

    I roll mine up nicely and store them in a used squeezetops vial. they don’t get all tangled and come out exactly as i put them in, it never fails me.

  6. bedlamb

    I used to use film canisters for this sort of thing. Having gone digital, I guess I’m s.o.l.

  7. Scott

    My Skullcandy’s have a flat cord and while they still get tangled a little bit, they’re still way easier to get untangled than headphones with round cords.

  8. myteemac

    This fabric sleeve works great. They’ve got a buy two get one free offer for the holidays too.

  9. your humble narrator

    I laughed. Some good headphones have that little bit of plastic which slides up to the buds and prevents the cords tangling so badly. Don’t see it very often these days.

  10. William

    Go to My little Apple for a handy little cord winding device!

  11. Phillip

    I use silicone lubricant to help avoid this problem. Every once in a while I spray the cables. They still get tangled, but just tugging on the end frees them up easily. I use the same trick for the mess of cables under my PC. Usually, instead of having to thoughtfully detangle the cables, I can just tug in the end of the offending cables to easily extract it.

  12. caswm42

    I swear there is nothing more frustrating than having to untangle my headphones seconds after putting them in my pocket or work bag. I too have also tried several Altoid tins, but had to stop doing it when my headphones started to smell like cinnamon. lol :P

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