Looking for something to tidy up tangled wires

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by LoganT, Aug 14, 2007.

  1. LoganT macrumors 68020

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    I know I've seen this before. It was this device where you could wrap your mouse or keyboard, etc cord over it and it would tidy up tour desk.
     
  2. Makosuke macrumors 603

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    Not sure which thing you're thinking of, but I tend to use velcro cable wraps--you can get a pretty big stack from Staples or somewhere like that for a few bucks, they're reuseable, and if you so desire you can even color code stuff (I use yellow for power, blue for video, etc).

    To "shorten" a longer cable, just make a ring of a few loops and put the wrap around one side of it.

    There are also plastic zip ties, which are dirt cheap and tiny, but not reuseable (you need to cut them off if you want to readjust)--available from pretty much any hardware or office supply store.

    Or, if you want to combine a bundle of cables together into one fatter thing, you can use plastic spiral cable wrap (Staples and the like sell that too). That looks great for bundling wires, but isn't so good for bunching up excess cable.

    Then there are cable trays, raceways, and more (I work at an engineering lab, so we rout messes of cable all the time), but that's probably drastic overkill.
     
  3. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Or are you talking about turtles? I personally am happy with cable ties and overwrap for permanent stuff and the velcro (or even rubber bands) for the temporary. :)
     
  4. LoganT thread starter macrumors 68020

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