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Clever cable holders. Via curled and feathered.
I’ve got that on my desk right now too. The big clips are great for clipping cables all kinds of places especially under desks and around equipment racks.
Yes! I know what I’ll be running to the store to buy later today.
That’s an excellent idea. I’m gonna have to give it a try!
Awesome! Can’t believe I spent close to 5 bucks for something that can be so simple – http://www.gadgetvenue.com/cabledrop-cable-holders-06013010/
This is ridiculously old.
That’s sweet! It’s one of those little inventions that seem so obvious when you see them & you’re thinking why nobody / you thought of it before.
@Narmatha: In that cabledrop picture you can see they’ve carefully used a desk where these bulldog clips wouldn’t work. So you may not have wasted the $5 :)
Very cool! Too bad it won’t work on my desk :(
Awesome. Thanks Jason. I’m all setup now. http://bit.ly/9gy2mE
I’ve been using that for about a month and it really does work nice. Just be sure you measure the part of your desk it will clip to and then measure the opening of the clips at the store. You may have to go up a size. I had to look at several stores before I found one large enough for my desk, and they were the largest ones sold at Office Depot.
Just brilliant. I’ve come up with some neat cable-management tricks, but that is awesome.
I have been using binder clips for a while even though I can’t clip them to the edge of the desk. Just having the clip attached prevents the cable from sliding between the desk and the cube wall.
Yeah, this is how I was holding my cables back in 1948! ; )
nice. I’d go one step more and use the metal wire that is actually holding the cables – cut (or remove) from black clips, and drill holes into side of desk and push the metal wires in. they could be easily removed. of course you would have holes in the wood but it would look cleaner IMO.
I’ve been using a pipe insulator for this purpose with notches cut out. It doubles as a cable hiding mechanism.
(They have a lot more in the sidebar)
I use one of these larger clips to keep my wider cables together. I saw this photo on @Turquoisebird’s photostream a few years back and someone had suggested she tweet the idea, but she said she didn’t remember where she had read about it years before and therefore couldn’t properly credit it. I know it isn’t a new thing, although until I saw her picture I had only seen it done with the larger clips holding many cables together.
I just got a new desk and the clips no longer fit. So thanks for the lifehacker link, Ape.
This is similar to my rigging… I’m as big a fanboy as anyone, but this wouldn’t be necessary if Apple wasn’t too cool for a docking station—like one that would have also video to drive 2×30” displays – it could still look pretty, you know. Why not get another couple hundred bucks out of us?
AKA why macbooks need a dock
What’s the name of those clips? I dont know how I would purchase them..
@dennis: they’re usually just called “binder clips”, and they come in a wide variety of sizes.
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