Wooden Laser Cut Earbud Owl: Keeps Your Wired Untangled

Wooden Laser Cut Earbud Owl: Keeps Your Wired Untangled

Range Govindan
Apr 30, 2009

If you are like us, you hate having messy wires around. Things get pretty messy with the wires of our MP3 players. No matter how you roll them around, in the end, they tend to get tangled one way or the other. That's why we thought that the earbud owl was such a good idea. It's a simple piece of wood that's been cut so that you can wrap your earbud wires around it.

John Edgar Park created this sweet little earbud owl, thanks to a file from Christopher Thompson. Naturally, the file isn't enough. You need access to a laser cutter in order make this thing. The initial design was for an owl made out of acrylic, but wood is so much better. The original design was made by Christopher Thompson. Thompson's acrylic owls were for sale on Etsy. This is a good idea if you don't have access to a laser cutter.

We find this little thing pretty neat. If tangled earbuds are your bane, then you should get yourself something like this. The earbud owl is useful and practical, though it does take up space in your pockets. It's about the size of an MP3 player, so when you have this with you, you are doubling the amount of necessary space. However, it is a cute little thing that works well. If you don't have access to a laser cutter, you could just work on a piece of wood to get it to this shape, or something close to it. We think that it can be easily done by using basic woodworking skills.
[via Make, images by John Edgar Park and Christopher Thompson]

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