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For this week's giveaway, we've teamed up with Fuse to offer MacRumors readers a chance to win a full set of cable organizing options for Apple devices.

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Fuse has a whole line of cord management options for the iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and Mac that are well-designed and affordably priced. With so many people still working from home, Fuse accessory options are excellent for keeping home offices organized and tidy.

From the Side Winder that keeps the MacBook Pro's USB-C cable neatly wound to the Watch Side Winder for rolling up the Apple Watch cord and charging, Fuse has something for everyone, and we've outlined the options below.

Snap Backs for iPhone, iPad, and MacBook

Available for $8.99 to $9.99, the Snap Backs can be purchased for the 12W iPhone and iPad charger, the 18W iPad Pro/iPhone charger, the 5W iPhone charger, and the 29/30W MacBook charger.

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Each Snap Back fits over one of Apple's chargers, and the reel at the bottom is used to wind up the cord, so you can pull out as much cord as you need with no excess. It's ideal for travel because you can roll up the entire cord to keep it organized when its tucked in a backpack or bag, and there's no extra cord to deal with when you need to pull it out to use it.

Side Winders for Cables of All Sizes

Priced starting at $4.99, Fuse makes small Side Winders for iPhone cables, headphone cables, iPad cables, and more. The Side Winder is donut shaped and lets you roll the cord around the middle portion before securing the end of the cable using the included groove.

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The Side Winder Mini ($4.99) is perfect for iPhone cables, micro-USB cables, corded headphones, and more. It can be used with cables one foot to five feet in length.

The Side Winder Mini and Max ($7.99) are designed to work with all kinds of cables. The mini version is ideal for iPhone cables, micro-USB cables, and corded headphones, while the Max cable is useful for USB-C cables.

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The Side Winder Watch ($4.99) is designed specifically for the Apple Watch. It wraps up the Apple Watch cable and has a cutout in the center for the watch so it can be used as a charging base in addition to a cable management option.

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The Side Kick

The Side Kick, priced at $13.99, is designed to work with Apple's MacBook, MacBook Air, and MacBook Pro chargers. It's a little pop out socket that attaches to the side of a MacBook power adapter using adhesive.

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When popped out, it can be used to wrap up a MacBook's cord neatly, allowing the power adapter and the cord to be transported with no cable mess. When you're using the cable, the Side Kick pops back in so it adds little bulk to an Apple power adapter.

The Side Winder

Priced at $19.99, the Side Winder is designed for the MacBook Air and MacBook Pro models, and it's meant to wind up both the USB-C (or MagSafe) cable of a MacBook along with the extension cable.

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The MacBook's power adapter goes in the center and the two cables wrap up in the reel around it. You can pull out just the right amount of cable so you never have excess cable to deal with. This model is designed specifically for the power adapter with extension, and if you just have a standard USB-C cable for charging and no extension cable (USB-C Macs don't come with them by default) the Side Kick is the better option.

Enter the Giveaway

We have 10 home office organization setups to give away to MacRumors readers, with each winner able to choose any five cable organizing products from Fuse.

To enter to win, use the Gleam.io widget below and enter an email address. Email addresses will be used solely for contact purposes to reach the winners and send the prizes. You can earn additional entries by subscribing to our weekly newsletter, subscribing to our YouTube channel, following us on Twitter, following us on Instagram, or visiting the MacRumors Facebook page.

Due to the complexities of international laws regarding giveaways, only U.S. residents who are 18 years or older and Canadian residents (excluding Quebec) who have reached the age of majority in their province or territory are eligible to enter. To offer feedback or get more information on the giveaway restrictions, please refer to our Site Feedback section, as that is where discussion of the rules will be redirected.

The contest will run from today (April 9) at 11:00 a.m. Pacific Time through 11:00 a.m. Pacific Time on April 16. The winners will be chosen randomly on April 16 and will be contacted by email. The winners will have 48 hours to respond and provide a shipping address before new winners are chosen.

Article Link: MacRumors Giveaway: Win a Set of Fuse Cable Organizers for Your Apple Devices
 

JosephAW

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Sounds like a nice product for those with long cables.

Problem is most of my cables are always fully extended wishing for more distance.

Too bad there wasn’t a product called air charge where you could be charging a device without a cable connected. :rolleyes:
 

daved2424

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Buy yourself some Velcro ties instead of junk like this. Bits of plastic that over-engineer the solution to a relatively minor problem. Crap that in a couple of years will all be landfill for a few hundred more. It’s tat like this is what is wrong with our modern consumer society.
 

Relentless Power

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I’m a neat freak by design, this is something totally that I would benefit from. I detest loose wires/cords hanging everywhere.Love the execution of this product.
 

ziggie216

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Product looks interesting... I have my own bag of cables and dongles, sure it all neat when I have the chance to sit down, fold it into a particular length so its just the right size and compact, tie it up, and place it into its individual pocket. But when it's the end of day and I'm rushing to somewhere, screw it, just jam it into the bag and get the hell out.
 

TheDailyApple

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Wrapping cables tightly around things like that can damage them. Coiling them and using ties is a cheaper and safer (for the cables).
 

Sebosz

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Im from Poland and I’ve always wondered - why is Quebec always excluded from these giveaways?
 

Relentless Power

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Wrapping cables tightly around things like that can damage them.
This is a false statement without having experience with this product. If the cables are wound around the spool in a fashion where they’re not knotted or overly tight, this isn’t an issue. And this is coming from someone who’s been wrapping cables for the better part of 15 years with Apple products and I’ve never had a problem. This product wouldn’t pose any other issue if applied properly.
 

DogHouseDub

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Reasonably pried and damn near indestructible. It's a semi-flexible material halfway between plastic and rubber. I (used to) travel frequently and have their Watch cable winder + a couple for USB-C and lightning cable. Made it very easy to grab and go. They feel like they were designed by someone who uses them :cool:
 

TheDailyApple

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This is a false statement without having experience with this product. If the cables are wound around the spool in a fashion where they’re not knotted or overly tight, this isn’t an issue. And this is coming from someone who’s been wrapping cables for the better part of 15 years with Apple products and I’ve never had a problem. This product wouldn’t pose any other issue if applied properly.
As someone whose spent most of their life caring for cables, from audio to video to charging to data, tightly wrapping cables tightly around something else instead of coiling them properly is bad for them. Dealing with twisted and/or shorted cables is no fun.

I’ll admit, however, that the Side Winders are probably safe. It’s the snap backs and the side kick that encourage bad cable care.
 

nerdo

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Oh great, more plastic garbage for the pile, this is a typical trashpile product. We need more things made from organic materials, not more garbage like this. Even worse: it looks fugly too.
 

macduke

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Buy yourself some Velcro ties instead of junk like this. Bits of plastic that over-engineer the solution to a relatively minor problem. Crap that in a couple of years will all be landfill for a few hundred more. It’s tat like this is what is wrong with our modern consumer society.
While I agree with most of this, the thing that sticks to the side of the MacBook Air charger seems like a really elegant solution. Apple needs to include the little pop out hooks for that.
 

nerdo

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Buy yourself some Velcro ties instead of junk like this. Bits of plastic that over-engineer the solution to a relatively minor problem. Crap that in a couple of years will all be landfill for a few hundred more. It’s tat like this is what is wrong with our modern consumer society.
Exactly, this looks like another piece of trash we will find drifting in the sea and in landfills. We need to get away from these plastic horror shows. Every time I go surfing my suit fills up with about 2 pounds of plastic, we need less of this crap, not more. Hemp straps or some cotton organiser would be a good idea.
 
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UrdaMan

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Fuse's SnapBacks are a great product because they provide additional cord strain relief at the connection to the charger. I have both the 5W and 18W models and brought them precisely for that feature. I wish they had a SnapBack model for the larger 61W and 96W ( and older MagSafe 60W & 85W ) power adapters. One would think the effort to adapt the engineering of the smaller 30W SnapBack to the larges models would be trivial compared to the larger market. The problem with the SideKick is it provides NO strain relief at the charger block. But the SnapBacks are a great concept
 
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