06 October 2009


I have to admit, I have been extremely geeky today. The number of portable devices that I carry around on a daily basis is not that huge: just a laptop and a phone. (I don't have an mp3 player, since my phone can play music, although I haven't even gotten around to buying a microSD card for it.) However, it drives me crazy that I have so many accessories for these two items. Headphones for each, mouse, cord for connecting the two devices to each other, power cords, network cable... It wouldn't be so bad if I only had to set up a couple of cords each day but I always end up deploying every single one. My approach so far has been to loop each one into a small ball and throw them all together into the soft pocket in the top of my backpack.

But the tangle drives me crazy and I have been thinking about getting some kind of wire management devices to keep all this under control. I looked around on Amazon and eBay to find a myriad of possibilities: cable turtles, silicone fishbones, earbud keepers, etc. But it was this geek tip, below, that convinced me that I don't need to buy anything. So I thought I would share, since it's pretty cool. Also, it has a fun name.

Geek Tip: Keep Your iPod Cords Untangled For Free ...


  1. Thanks Elaine, what a great suggestion! No more tangled iPhone earbuds! I've shared this with a few mates at work and they all love it! Thanks so much.

  2. I found out a website called www.TangleMania.fr

    But the purpose of the website is a bit different :)

    Anyway, thanks for sharing your infos about Tangle free layers cause i was gonna buy one of those fishbones ;)