This is gallery of revisions I made for a small iPod earbud wrapper. The earbuds fit in the two holes and after wrapping the cords around, the connector fits snugly in the slot. This was cut out of 3/16″ thick clear acrylic using a CO2 laser.
You can purchase this item on Etsy.
These don’t fit the new Shuffle or iPhone 3GS earbuds with the 3 button remote. I’m working on a new revision for that.
Michael from Cruft had some kinds words about the item: http://cruftbox.com/blog/archives/001553.html
- Basic proof of concept
Notch on top for earbuds
Nubs on bottom for holding wires
Slot for securing connector
- Made earbud notches deeper
Added wire space on connector slot
- Changed earbud notches to holes
Thickened the wall around the connector hole for add strength and visual complexity
Moved wire nubs
- Made notches in earbud holes deeper
Moved connector slot so wires wrap correctly
- Resized earbud holes slightly for wrapping alignment
Minor nudges, added aesthetic etched paths to extra space
Lengthened connector slot considerably
- Resized and moved connector slot
Added owl wing and “O RLY?” etch
Here’s a link to an EPS file if you have laser cutting capabilities: owl-wrap
A clever person from Brazil has made a lovely cardboard version.