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How to Wrap Earbuds

Give your earbuds a little TLC by learning how to store them correctly.


  • Step 1: Make a loop Hold the earbud side in one hand and begin to wrap the cord around the four fingers of your hand.
  • Step 2: Wrap around the middle When you are halfway through the cord, remove the coiled cord from your fingers. Wrap the remaining cord around the middle of the coiled cord. You wrapped cord should look a little like a bow.
  • Step 3: Push the plug through Push the plug end through one of the loops of the bow and give it a gentle tug to secure.
  • FACT: Portuguese artist and engineer Andre Avelas connected 500 pairs of earbuds to a sound mixer for his artwork Headphones.

You Will Need

  • Earbuds

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