Once in a while, you just have to appreciate something for its sweet simplicity. Take the Cord Hog, for example. Granted, it’s not too prettily named, and it looks way more like a pine cone than anything in the pig family (or at least I think so). But it’s easy to use, and when it comes to ummmm… hog-tying (as in limiting the movement/activity of) cable slack, this little cord winder is as uncomplicated as it gets.
Yes, I realize that this looks like just another plastic thing that you wrap cords around. But here’s what I like about the Cord Hog cable wrap: you don’t have to be a meticulous cord spooler to get the finished product to look like the picture. Have you ever looked at the packaging of some organizational product (especially one dealing with cable management), and seen an impossibly pristine “after” shot? The “before” pic matches your situation perfectly, and then you put the miracle organizer into action. No matter how hard you try, you can’t get your cords to coil as neatly, and there are inevitably a few loops of cable that, due to having spent years in a mangled pile of clutter, refuse to de-spazz and align smoothly with the rest of the bundle. The end result may be better than what you were originally dealing with, but it’s nowhere near as good as what you were hoping for.
All of that example-giving to explain that the Cord Hog has built-in channels, into which you fit excess cable as you wind it around and around. Proper alignment isn’t an option, and that’s a good thing. As you wrap, everything automatically falls into place, and you come out looking like a photo stylist for an organizing magazine without even breaking a sweat. Did I mention that the Cord Hog can also accommodate up to 12 feet of cable? So give the Hog a try – it will have your desk or counter top looking like less of a pigsty in no time.
Can you ever really enjoy your iPod listening experience when you constantly feel like you’re getting tangled up in your earbud cords? No matter how many times you may bat them away, they just keep coming back to bug you, and have a way of twisting up the more you try to move them around. Plenty of MP3 player owners have little gadgets to wind up earphone cords when they’re off duty, but did you know that you can actually manage those wires while they’re in use?
Meet the Core Cord Organizer, an ultra-compact and practically weighless cable winder that is so unobtrusive, you can leave them dangling from your earbuds even when you’re rocking out to your playlist. Because it has an apple core shape (hence the name) and doesn’t need to be opened and closed to wind and unwind cables, the Core is perfect for those times when you need to frequently readjust the length of your cords – just wrap the wire around the Core until it’s the right length, then lock it in place by popping the wire’s ends into the channels on either end of the Core.