If you spend more time untangling your headphones than listening to music, and turn your nose up at clunky wireless solutions, consider these automatic Recoil winders that make the grandiose promise of knot-free cables.
Not only are they a rare Kickstarter win, but they actually appear to deliver on everything they promise. When you’re done with your headphones — or any cable, since they’re available in three different sizes — you just hook the wire onto the Recoil and give it a slight tug. It’s quickly wound onto a spindle that guarantees the wires won’t magically become a rat’s nest while bouncing around in your bag.
Unravelling your cables is just as easy, and at $US10 for the earbud-sized model and $US15 for heftier charging cables, it’s a pretty cheap way to prolong the life of all your wires. Not to mention a great way to minimise the knot rage that plagues our mobile society. [Recoil Winders via T3]