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I came up with this riddle this morning:

I can be over or on, both cases
A cable is preferred but not required as power line
When used properly, I take you to other places
Sharing me is not possible, due to my design

What am I?

(Please keep in mind that this is my first riddle; I'm totally open to advice on how to maybe rephrase this.)

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I think you are:

Ear/headphones

I can be over or on, both cases

Over-ear vs on-ear headphones

A cable is preferred but not required as power line

The ear/head phones could have batteries inside them, so the cable is not required

When used properly I take you to other places

Music can take you to other places

Sharing me is not possible, due to my design

Usually very small, although you could potentially share by giving the "other ear" to someone else

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    $\begingroup$ Well done, that was the answer I was looking for :D $\endgroup$ – Foitn Sep 5 '16 at 13:20
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I don't know if this is the answer but I had to put it here:

Toilet Paper:

I can be over or on, both cases

The old debate
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A cable is preferred but not required as power line

I would rather have TP on a cable, or rod and or something, not just sitting there.

When used properly I take you to other places

I'll let everyone imagine what this means in combination with my answer.

Sharing me is not possible, due to my design

Well, you don't want to share it.

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    $\begingroup$ ... no. Just no. $\endgroup$ – Rand al'Thor Sep 5 '16 at 12:59
  • $\begingroup$ Although this answer sure gave me a good laugh, sadly it is wrong! $\endgroup$ – Foitn Sep 5 '16 at 13:00
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    $\begingroup$ Over. Always over. $\endgroup$ – Mithrandir Sep 5 '16 at 13:01
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Oh, bummer, bg6471 beats me by 48seconds. I need to address my typing skills.

My guess is HEADPHONES

I can be over or on, both cases

There are over-the-years models, there are on-year models

A cable is preferred but not required as power line

They could be cabled but also could be wireless

When used properly I take you to other places

Music or radio take you to other places

Sharing me is not possible, due to my design

Usually their design won't let more than one person to use them.

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