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The Most Charming Earbud Caps You Shall Ever See

Each time I put my earbuds in (or headphones on), I resent the few seconds it takes to look at which one is left and which is right. Call me lazy — I call me efficient.

For a brief, crazy minute (or minutes), I may have even thought about using a Sharpie to make the "L" and "R" much bigger, but then my craziness would be on display to everyone I walk by on my morning commute. That just won't do.

What will do, however, are these sweet Earbud Caps ($10) from Etsy, with the "L" and "R" elegantly printed on each cap. When cute and useful combine like this, I can hardly stand it. Etsy seller nothingelegant, you are a genius.

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dootsie dootsie 8 years
Twellve's idea is exactly what I was going to recommend. That way, it's easy to see at a glance.
twellve twellve 8 years
i find the lack of clear 'left' or 'right' indication on apple's earbuds a very annoying design flaw. they really should just put it on the outside where people are most likely to look first. surely you can use a sharpie to put a line or ring around the base of your right earbud and then you'll know right away which is which (should be easy enough to remember after a few tries)? think it'd be fairly innocuous and wouldn't contribute to the clutter in your handbag.
caroline_1 caroline_1 8 years
wouldnt this just make your "craziness" and confusion MORE apparent?? :)
iblastoff iblastoff 8 years
um how does this prevent you from still having to look at which headphone is left and right??? all it seems to add is unnecessary and unattractive clutter to your ears!
Angelica Angelica 8 years
I still don't quite get why people need accessories on their headphones, but these are quite cute.
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