Paper-Thin Flatwire Disappears Under Paint

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Until we get those miraculous wireless plastic electrical sheets mentioned above, Flatwire is so flat you can stick it on the wall and paint over it, and its manufacturer says you can't even tell it's there. Now you can get a variety of types of wiring in this ultra-flat format, including high-voltage electrical, low-voltage lighting, Cat5e, coaxial cable, speaker wire, component video and HDMI/DVI.

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Hey, this could be useful. What's the catch, though?

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Of course, this stuff ain't cheap, costing you $129.99 for 20 feet of component video cable, and $44.75 for 25 feet of speaker wire. Plus, the connectors are sold separately, so we're talking Monster Cable pricing territory or higher. However, these wires actually bring some value to that pricing equation. It's especially useful the way you can fold the wires onto themselves, and still paint over them. This tech has been floating around for a few years, but the company says it's finally being brought to market now.

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DISCUSSION

scarbrtj
scarbrtj

I have been montoring their website for 2+ years, waiting on flat Cat5 cable; they used to be called DeCorp or something like that and they were HQ'd in Tennessee. They have had a tantalizing promise of "it will soon be here" during that entire time. Still waiting. Did buy some flat Atlona HDMI cables though. The Atlona HDMI cables are not nearly as flat as the ones shown above, but they are high quality and have great flex. They've become my HDMI cables of choice. And, in the meantime, I did find very flat Cat5 cables from Network Technologies Inc (1/16" thick) and Cables To Go has adhesive-backed flat Cat5 cables now.