Extension cords can be an eyesore. But they’re a necessary eyesore if you want most of your appliances and electronics to keep functioning, especially if they’re located in parts of your home that are far from a wall outlet.
OK, so the tangle of wires behind my desk is getting pretty ridiculous. Luckily, I’ve got it confined in a corner, so it’s not going to take over my place any time soon, but something like Unlace might just banish the cable squid to Davy Jones’ Locker forever.
Some people get so preoccupied with work and what they have to do for the day that they leave home, forgetting one of the most important things that they should have done before they left: eat breakfast.
I go through a couple of pairs of earbuds every month because of the careless way I handle them, letting them get all tangled, and sometimes damaging the wiring inside. I’m not, in any way, proud of that, although I figured it was worth mentioning since I think I’ve found the solution to my earphone woes: the Sinch.
I get a headache every time I try to figure out which plug belongs to with gadget or appliance on the power strip. We’re already blessed enough that we’ve still got the gift of sight to figure things out (at least with something like those Dotz Cord Identifiers.)
I know, that’s a made up word, but we’re talking about a made up accessory, and it’ll stay a concept unless you pitch in. The Hub and Mini Hub are receptacles with a built-in retraction mechanism so you can store and tidy up your cables with just a press of a button.
Any computer user eventually needs a USB hub for one reason or another. It might be that your machine only had a few USB ports and you are out, or you may just need to get some ports further from your computer and a hub and long cable works well for that.
I’m a messy person. If you ask me to install your home theater, I will do it. I won’t like it though and I will leave a tangled mess of cables behind your entertainment center to remind you every time you look back there to hire someone next time.
I cannot wait for the wireless future. I don’t even have a lot of wired gadgets, but everyday I’m confronted with messy bundles of wires and cables, and when I’m out I regularly wrestle with my earphone cords.
Hate all that excess cord you end up with when you wear your headphones? This fun little accessory lets you hide that spare cord with wit and whimsy.
Designed by Jason Amendolara for Fred & Friends, the »REW cord caddy looks like an old-school cassette tape (or more like a microcassette, IMHO), and lets you conceal all that unsightly extra wire inside.
Ever get your headset wires snagged on your clothes or your bag while you’re on the move? Here’s a fun way to keep your cord from getting tangled as you saunter down the street to the sounds of your iPod.
This wouldn’t be the first time that I’ve seen a cord wrap for headphone wires, but this little guy is definitely my favorite.
There’s just something about these ninja bunny rabbit dudes that makes me smile every time I look at them.
These pint-sized, cable holding guys come to us courtesy of Korea’s J’Story (also featured this morning for their wonderful, whimsical organizer tabs).
Unfortunately, these cable manager ninja bunnies are only available in Korea at this point.
Some of my fondest childhood memories involve doing (or more accurately, attempting to do) tricks with an old Duncan Butterfly YoYo. So when I saw these whimsical YoYo lighting fixtures, I said to myself – hey, I need one of those!
German Designers Catarina von Matérn + Lisa Lindström created theses clever floor lamps for Elmar Flötotto which store their power cord around a central axle when not in use.