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Good Quality Telephone Cord Untwisting GadgetsGuide Started By b.n. on March 2013 Last Updated on February 2015 | 3 Contributions | Comments
This guide highlights solutions to the age-old problem of tangled telephone cords.
Why do cords tangle?
Users twist the cords. For example: cords tangle when users pick up a phone with one hand, transfer to the other hand to listen, then return the handset to the cradle. Typically you get one twist for each each call.
Rotating untangle gadgets
Other than changing habits which is hard, a standard solution to the problem is a rotating cord holder. These work fine for many people, but have inherent weakness. The telephone signal must travel over moving contacts, which can introduce noise. You may hear static if you move the handset during a call, or after the device wears out, static all the time.
The original rotating untangler was the softtalk "twisstop". Unfortunately the design has been widely copied, and often with terrible quality. A big brand name like AT&T is not a guarantee of a good quality product, as they often are sourced from the same factories.
Beyond that, some untangler designs are rigid and long, making for a device that will snap off it the handset is ever dropped (you've never dropped your handset, right)?
There is one alternative: the Cobra USA untangler, which does not rotate. This means you still have to untwist the handset periodically, but it's much easier than without the device installed.