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The Cable Box Tidies You Up One Cord at a Time

Not impressed with Real Simple's sock tip to gather your cords? I know what you mean, because if you have to see the cords, you don't also want to see an old partnerless tube sock.

The Cable Box ($30) comes in handy because if the part of my cords I want organized is visible and even gathered in those little tubes, I'm not happy. The Cable Box gathers them up, including the power strip, and holds them in an inconspicuous box. It's available in black or white, so you can match it with your other gadgets.

Honestly, I wasn't as impressed until I saw the before and after shot of the Cable Box in action. To see it, just


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gemini7827 gemini7827 8 years
good idea..but yes worried about heating and space as well.
tinabeana tinabeana 8 years
I'd be worried about heat more then anything.
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
you know, i think that the point about it getting too hot - that's something to consider if all the cords and plugs are now in a plastic box. hmm...wonder if they thought bout that one. i like that you have a neater look under the desk, but at what price?
Tech Tech 8 years
Ha, I guess that's true. But don't tell me your eyes didn't widen when you first saw the after pic! :)
tlight tlight 8 years
Indeed.. that's like showing a girl with no mascara before, and then a girl with a pile of falsies after.. affective, but misleading.
macgirl macgirl 8 years
yeah there's a bit of extra tidying going on there ;-) I think I would worry about sticking all my excess cords into a box like that with those big adapters as some of them tend to heat up.
psychobabble psychobabble 8 years
It looks like the remaining cords have been tethered to the back of the desk leg to make it look even neater. It's a good idea, but that's in addition to the box.
scissorz scissorz 8 years
how did that happen?! i mean that box doesnt really seem all THAT special i can just house the powerstrip and the excess of the cords? gotta wonder if the inside of that box is just brimming with tangled cord
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