Here’s How to Never Have a Tangled USB Cable Again [VIDEO]

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Tangled cords may be one of the most infuriating things a human has to deal with. I know, first world problems. But It seems no matter what precautions you take beforehand, you always end up with a tangled mess. But what if there was a way to easily ensure your cables would never get tangled in the first place?

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Thankfully, Youtube channel DaveHax has you covered. He explains that the items you need to make sure your USB cables never tangle again are ordinary things you probably already have in your possessions in most instances. To begin, you will need to have a pencil or a pen and some tape.

Tape the upper portion of the cable, the part that usually connects to your phone or other devices, to the top of the pencil or pen.

Once the tape is connected, you will want to start to tightly wrap the USB cable down the pencil towards the eraser end of the pencil. Once the cable is coiled up all the way to the bottom  pencil, do the same thing you did at the top — attach a piece of tape to it.

After each end of the USB are taped to the pencil, the Youtuber explains the next item you need can be found at home — a hair dryer. For those of you traveling, this is where the hotel’s hair dryer comes in.

Dave shows himself using the hairdryer to heat up the USB cord so that it takes the shape of the pencil, perfectly coiled. Evenly heat the pencil, then let it cool for a few minutes. As you take the tape off of the USB cord, it will slide right off and boom, you now have a USB cable that will never get tangled up again.

Needless to say, some life hacks make you wonder how no one has ever thought of this before. No longer will you have to shell out cash for gimmick cables that will eventually fail you by tangling anyway.