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Ways To Cut Down On Computer Cable Clutter

Sick and tired of your computer cable jungle? Unclutterer has put together a great list of helpful tips to keep your desk area clean. The most useful, I think at least, is to keep your desk in mind whenever you buy a new gadget or computer and consider the number of additional cables the device will add to your workspace. Here's more:

  • Laptops will usually only require a single power cable. Also, they can be easily stored out of sight when not in use.
  • Opt for bluetooth and wifi enabled peripherals over those that require cords. This is a great way to get rid of cables for your keyboard, mouse, and printer.
  • If you use a bluetooth keyboard and mouse, an iMac will also only require a single power cable. This is a good alternative to a laptop if you need a larger display. An iMac also affords the benefit of an integrated webcam that won’t require any additional cables.
  • Many newer peripherals are able to receive power over either USB, Firewire, or Ethernet. Not only does this help you reduce the number of cables, but it also can spare you from having to deal with those large and heavy wall-wart transformers that are usually required.

For more tips, visit Unclutterer

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woodycakes woodycakes 9 years
our computer room is so scary. it looks like snakes are crawling all over.
bigestivediscuit bigestivediscuit 9 years
Seriously, if you saw the clutter of cables coming out of my teeny iBook ... you'd be horrified.
beingtazim beingtazim 9 years
i have a macbook but have 4 cords...mouse, external harddrive, speaker and power cable. i have a little hiding place for cables that opens up with a round bit for the cords to come out of. there's a power bar in there and then only one cord (from the power bar) is really seen. i sometimes wish everything was wi-fi and bluetooth enabled but i hat ethe idea of so much "stuff" floating around in the air. a bit creepy. maybe i'm paranoid.
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