Got a HP or Compaq laptop? Better check the power cord; HP is recalling 6 million of them due to a fire risk.
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.
I can stand the Grumblenug stealing my dreams, the Murmalow eating some cats or the Shreekler biting my toes. But that Little Asshole and his knotting of headphone cords is the worse.
If you've ever retracted an automatic extension cord you know that by the time the plug reaches you it's traveling faster than a bullwhip. Not so with the RoboReel which gently and safely retracts the cable with an electric motor.
Cords! All gadgets have 'em. They're everywhere. And there are a million different ways to deal with them. But this cord tamer from Pinza is prettier than most, cast from solid stainless steel and hand-polished. $26. [Pinza]
Like me, you're probably making a collection of devices and cables that you need to pack with you when you go places. And, like me, you probably just shove them all into your travel bag. No more!
I really do hate all these cables, and I will keep on hating them until all my charging and syncing happens over the very air I breathe. Until then, I guess these ice cream sandwich cables will keep me satisfied.
This is Connected, a self-portrait sculpture by artist Kasey McMahon. It's made entirely of Cat 5 cables and other wires, wrapped around a steel frame. It's absolutely stunning.
Henceforth, all four-legged tables shall have at least one hollow leg which shall be named the magic leg. And should a table have more than one magic leg—a rare splendor—they shall be named the magic legs. [dezeen]
iStubz might sound like a stupid idea, but practically speaking, my iPhone charge/sync cable is a bit annoyingly long when charging over USB.
Last week I asked you to show us your cable management situation. Not surprisingly, elegant solutions were hard to come by. What we did have was complete chaos.
If you have a tangle of cords and power strips behind your desk, you might want to consider one of these cable management solutions. And while you are at it, show us a picture of what your are dealing with.
Bare is a paint that can transform your body into a circuit (without the inconvenience of electrocuting you).
I, Mark Wilson, being of sound and disposing mind and memory, do declare this to be my last gadget Will.
In our anecdotal experience, Apple has been pretty good about replacing clearly faulty MagSafe power adapters—the ones that split or fray from faulty manufacture. But now they are making their replacement policy official and offering free MagSafe replacements for the MacBook (13-inch Late 2006), MacBook (13-inch), …
I'm not all about typing on the floor like the dude pictured here, but I do have quite a few cords criss-crossing the rooms of my home. For the most part, these cords are hidden in a very half-assed manner behind couches and under rugs —resulting in a geeky ghetto look that is as dangerous as it is hideous. My guess…