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When I bought this I realized for the price, 3 with prime delivered, it would have some faults. The old "if the price is too good" saying. I still thought it would be good enough. Several issues make it not worth the price. I attempted to use this with a new set of Jbuds phones.
Made of a very hard plastic. Seams and rough patches cover the outside, not an issue but a preview of things to come. The two channels for inserting the wire are very stiff to the point of damaging the cord if I forced them in. The Jbuds have a slightly thicker soft cord, medium length and The Core is totally unusable as designed. I could force an object in to open the channel but the hardness will leave it permanently opened.
Very small. The cord is not a long cord and when wrapped it extends beyond the diameter of the Core. Add the fact you can't insert the ends and we have reached anti-perfection. I wanted a small core but jeez it has to work.
There were three Cores in the package, thought I was getting one.
I almost ordered the Apple Core brand but 15-30 bucks and minimum of 3 cores when I need one small core. Just one. So I McGuyver'd it with a rubber band to hold the ends around the core. This goes in my bag to work to prevent tangles and is - *politely now* functional. A small piece of wood or cardboard would just as effective though. There are some cheapo flat ones I might check out but Apple Core might get my money yet.
Update: So I worked on one of the cores with a key for a while. I really cranked it back and forth to open the channels. I'll tell you, these things are tough. It did open enough to keep from damaging the cord. The main fault is the small size. They will not break short of a natural disaster at least. As I said earlier, I'm using a new set of Jbuds with their slightly larger, soft wires and the excess rolled up is noted. Cheap and usable now with the open channels so I upgraded my rating. Really cheap with Prime.