DIY web site Instructables details how to transform your favourite set of earbuds into retractable headphones. The guide requires your headphones of choice and some sort of retractable cable, like a USB sync cable or something of the sort. Retractable headphones are certainly available to buy, but as the author points out, if you've got a favourite or specialised set of headphones—like iPhone headphones with a built-in speaker—the DIY route is the best option. Overall the guide is detailed and is simple to follow along with, so it may be worth a go if you're sick of tangled headphone cords. On the other head, you may also just want to use our favourite headphone-wrapping technique.