It was only when I received my Kindle Paperwhite back in October did I realize that I had a problem. My desk was a mess, littered with tangled accessory cables vying for my attention. Since I didn’t fork over the ten dollars to purchase the power adapter, I had to accommodate yet another resident besides my MacBook Pro to satisfy its thirst for energy.
Seeking a solution, I turned to the Internet. My search lead me to Quirky, resident to dozens of unique products developed by people with a simple, yet powerful idea to solving a problem.
For my particular problem, I discovered Cordies, a cable management tool that neatly organizes your various power cables, chargers, and headphones. Five rubber grips provides space for four slots, which you can use to keep your cables from falling off the table. Don’t you hate it when you have to crawl beneath your desk and fish for your lost ethernet cable? I know I do.
With its weighted base, Cordies does its job of keeping cables on your desk. I wish there was an adhesive bottom though, since I like to place Cordies near the edge of my desk. Oftentimes, the process of reordering cables causes it to slip off to the side and hang loose from the edge. The slots themselves are tight fitting but that’s what prevents the cables from escaping.
There are two other versions of Cordies as well. One has a metallic base and is identical to the one I purchased. There’s also the original Cordies, which has a looping design but supports one less slot. They retail from $9.99 to $14.99.