The Other Edge created this spool earbud wrangler for Fred.

Spooled is designed to protect the ear buds themselves and make winding and unwinding the cord easy.  Insert the jack from through the hole from bottom to top of the spool and pull the ear buds into a protective cover, then wrap everything up and stash the jack back inside the barrel as well.  Taking their cue from old wooden thread spools, they offer a simple solution to often a frustrating problem.