Grommets – they may just be little plastic rings that we never give much thought to, but believe me, a lot of us would start noticing if they suddenly disappeared from our desktops. If you haven’t yet had the pleasure of working at a desk fitted with a grommet, then you’ve probably found that computer, keyboard, mouse and speaker cables have a nasty habit of getting in the way. They snake all over your work surface, and then spill over the side of your desk on their way to you computer tower. Sigh.
It doesn’t have to be that way. Ever try routing cables through your desktop? Many desks are available with a small hole drilled through the top, and if your desk didn’t come that way, you can make the hole yourself, provided that the desktop is wood or particle board. These holes are perfect for running cords through, but there’s just one problem – they’re usually very rough or sharp around the edges, which can cause damage to your cables. This is where grommets enter the picture. Grommets snap into these holes, lining the sharp edges and providing a smooth buffer to protect power and data cables.
Our flexible grommets take things one step further by sending your cables in the right direction. The flexible slits cut into the top bend to let your cables pass through, but also hold cords snugly in place anywhere along the grommet’s circumference, so that they end up wherever (on your desktop) you need them to.