Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Easy Earbud Fix




Ever have that little rubberized piece on your earbuds break off?

I did on my beloved Blue Tooth earpiece.
So instead of sitting snuggly in my ear,
it would fall out at the slightest head wiggle, turn or shake.
Yup, I dance in the car. I admit it. 

I figured I just go online and order a new piece, right?
Yeah, no.
Turns out they don't sell replacements?
WHAAAA???

I had a perfectly working device but just needed that little piece.
What to do?
Throw it away or find a better way.

Here is my little tutorial on how to replace that piece and create a 
completely custom and comfy earbud experience.
I love alliteration!

Here are some pics of Jaime's Blue Tooth earpiece.
See that nice black circle surrounding the speaker?



It taunted my poor, broken Blue Tooth.



Enter in Soft Silicone!


I got mine at CVS and it costs about $2!


This is what it looks like unpackaged.
You only need a little bit for this fix, about the size of a pea.


Take the pea sized silicone and roll it out into a thin snake.



The silicone snake should be long enough to wrap around the ear piece 
and have the ends touch.



Take your index and thumb and shape the silicone around the ear piece.


Tada!


The silicone is pliable so I keep my earpiece in a separate pocket in my purse.
But other than that, it's not sticky or gooey.
And it works like a charm.

If it gets to dirty, just remove and reapply a fresh piece.


Here is a side by side comparison.


My ear piece is now customized to my ear and fits perfectly!

Hope you find this helpful.

XOXO
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26 comments:

  1. Love your gorgeous blog! So glad I found you via the Linky Blog Hop. Following you now! Hope you can come visit me at http://www.eccentricleopard.com

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  2. Very clever - Linky Following you too!

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  3. Following you via the LF blog hop. Hope you can follow me back! :)

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  4. Found you through the Linky Followers blog hop. I'm your newest follower. Hope you come for a visit and follow as well.

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  5. Thanks Melysa, glad to have found you. I'm linky following now :)

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  6. What a great tip! I am now following via LF from the hop. Hope you are able to come check out My Road to Savings

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  7. What a fantastic idea! I love the way your name is spelled...I'm guessing it's pronounced like mine! Found you through the LF blog hop...I'm your newest follower! Would love it if you came by and followed me back!
    -Melissa
    http://www.serendipityandspice.blogspot.com

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  8. I am now following you on Linky.I would love it if you followed me back. I really enjoy meeting new Bloggers.

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  9. Great idea! Found you via the Linky hop and have become your newest follower. Looking forward to reading your future posts. Hope you have a chance to visit and perhpas follow me back.

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  10. Great tip!!
    Just stopping by from the Linky Party Hop. I hope you will visit www.laughterandgrace.com and follow back.

    Thanks!!

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  11. Great blog! I am a new follower from the blog hop. :)

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  12. HI,
    I'm happy to be following you from the Linky followers blog hop!! If you want to follow back, I can be found at http://www.measuredbytheheart.com
    Thanks!!

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  13. I'm a follower from the Linky Follower Blog hop! I hope you'll follow me back!
    http://dreesthings.blogspot.com/

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  14. I'm a new Linky Follower (from the LF blog hop) and I'd love it if you would visit my blog, http://intheoldroad.blogspot.com

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  15. I am a new follower via Linky Party Hop. I hope you will stop by my blog, say hello and follow me back!

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  16. Featuring on Thursday at Bacon Time!

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  17. This just happened to me! I already have those ear plugs too. Hated the way they felt in my ears so I have a bunch left over. Great tip, thanks! I am a new Pinterest follower visiting from Family Ever After. Vicky from Mess For Less

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  18. Hi everyone! Glad you liked this tip! I'm following back everyone who requested. So glad you are following. <3

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  19. Wow, that is incredibly helpful and SO creative!! I never would have found that solution!

    Thanks for linking up! I so enjoy coming by and seeing what you've got goin' on!

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  20. Whoa. This seriously boggles my mind. You're amazing! Thanks for linking up to Destination: Cutesy Monday! Have you checked out my Glitzbandz giveaway I'm having? I'd love for you to enter!

    XO! Kathryn
    http://www.destinationcraft.blogspot.com/2012/02/glitzbandz-giveaway.html

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  21. What a great idea!! Thank you for sharing it at Sharing Saturday!

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  22. Fabulous post,
    Thank you for linking your post up! , hope you will stop by today and link up another great post!!
    http://polkadot-pretties.blogspot.com/
    See you there
    Claire x

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