Even though I like the iPod, I could never really get used to owning one. One major reason why I never liked these devices is because I hate putting on headphones. My biggest pet peeve is the wires.
Getting my headphone wires entangled is bad enough, but finding yourself caught against some hand rail or door handle makes me loath it even more. Short of spending money on plastic contraptions to wind the cables up (e.g. SmartWrap), Lifehacker put out a technique using just your fingers to wind up the wires neatly. While it was a decent suggestion, it didn’t provide freedom from tangles while headphones were in use. With that, I found Jen Davis’ iPod cord crochet chain the best hack ever to solve my problem.
Everyone owns iPods right? Even if you don’t, chances are you’d benefit from her step-by-step visual guide to mess-free musical enjoyment!
Aside: If you just have to spend the cash on a clutter-free headphone cable solution that looks pretty at the same time, pick up chicks with TETRAN by Tunewear.