cool tech posted by

How to turn an old credit card into an earbud cable tidy

Diyearbudtidy

When things are tight, the resourceful get to work. They don’t moan or get depressed, instead they dig out the toolbox, grab an ounce or two of initiative and craftsmanship and start to fix, build and scavenge what they can instead of buying new. That’s the sign of an intelligent consumer nowadays.

This attitude is why we at Ferret Towers enjoy featuring little projects like this How to Turn an Old Credit Card into an Earbud Cable Tidy. It’s simple, clever and very useful. Anyone who’s ever fought over a pocket full of tangled wires, trying to get their headset into action with their phone will know what we mean when we say it sucks! Sure there are commercial solutions out there, but why not use a tiny bit of ingenuity and a spare hotel key card, old store card or something similar to sort out the problem for nothing?

The process involves nothing more complicated than cutting out a few holes and slicing in some access slots and you’re done. No electronics to be seen. We like it a lot. Reuse, recycle, repair. [Via Lifehacker].

Nigel is the managing editor of the Red Ferret, as well as a freelance columnist for the Sunday Times newspaper in London. Loves tech and fancies himself as a bit of a futurist, but then don’t we all?

Nigel – who has written posts on The Red Ferret Journal.


Comments are closed.

comments powered by Disqus

Side Advert

Chinavasion
DHgate Cheap electronics gadgets
BRANDO
Firebox

FB Like Box

Personnel

Managing Editor:
Nigel Powell

Deputy Editor:
Donyae Coles
Editor at Large:
Dan Ferris
Senior Ecological Editor:
Debra Atlas
Senior Motoring Editor:
Nick Johnson
Reviews Editor:
Simon Bossuyt

Write For Us

Red Ferret Video Reviews