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Thaumius

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How are my wires like this? what can I do to prevent them being like this? I've tried many times untangling them but they keep on doing this.
 
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I usually don't worry about messy wires.

Stretch the cord all the way out and tape it down or staple it down tight along your wall so it won't tangle up again then have a little extra at the end to reach to plug into your laptop if you don't intend to take it anywhere.


If you intend to take it somewhere coil the cord around and zip tie it, you can use rubber bands too.
 

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Besides what DeathWolf99 mentioned, I just wanted to point out that after the cables are THAT twisted, they generally do not go back to normal. It is better to take care of your wires/cables from the beginning to prevent (or at least seriously delay) this from happening.

I also suggest not rolling up the wires too tightly (when you put them away) as doing so will hasten bending of the wires, which in turn helps get it all twisted. Looking at the picture DeathWolf99 put up, that is probably the tightest I'd ever roll up my wires. (generally I'd even do bigger loops than that).
 

neondevil

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Also do not roll up your cables when you use them.
It is very bad for them.
 

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All good and reasonable suggestions here, so I can support that.
Actually there are possibilities to use cables that won't twist so much.
In industrial machinery applications you're often using cables that have a rope inside of them.
This considerably lowers the possible twisting - but of course it's not used in consumer stuff because you'ld have to pay twice the money at least.
 

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Is that for your headphones?

@Thaumius

I recommend going wireless :) seriously.
This might just be my eyes, but that looks like a power cable for his laptop lol
 

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This might just be my eyes, but that looks like a power cable for his laptop lol
Yeah, looks like that's it.
Actually there are possibilities to load your laptop without a cable but technically it's not wireless, if you still need to put your hardware onto a inductive working charging station...
And I suppose we won't ever see real wireless charging in consumer electronics for powers greater than 10 watt because of the emissions.
 

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Yeah, looks like that's it.
Actually there are possibilities to load your laptop without a cable but technically it's not wireless, if you still need to put your hardware onto a inductive working charging station...
And I suppose we won't ever see real wireless charging in consumer electronics for powers greater than 10 watt because of the emissions.
For some reason I thought it was a headphone cable with a DAC attached to it.. just figured everyone wants to sport Audiophile sound. It is very difficult to untangle those braided cables.. I have them on my components as well.

I recommend reading and watching this.. at least to give the guy some views... he finds this stuff important:

That’s Not How You Use That: Coiling a Cable | WIRED
 

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