Blindly reaching under your desk to find an available outlet to plug in your dying laptop is never a safe idea—I’ve had it go wrong... it was not pleasant. Reaching for a flashlight is a safer approach, but Ten One Design’s new Stella plug is an even better one. It’s got its own built-in flashlight that only turns on…
The tangled mess of wires under your desk isn’t just an eyesore. It can also make it impossible to figure out where every gadget on your desk is plugged in. Is it safe to unplug this adapter? Oops, there goes the backup drives. Unless, of course, everything was properly labeled with easy to interpret stickers.
Before USB Type-C replaces every charging cord you have to wrangle, the LMcable promises to play nice with both iOS and Android devices at the same time. Its brilliantly engineered connector supports Lightning ports, and microUSB ports, at the same time, without the need for adapters.
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).