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Managing cables for all your devices has another solution on the way

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Managing cables for all your devices has another solution on the way
If you are anything like us, then you have more than  one or two three or four  five or six gadgets nearby that you use regularly and like to keep charged.

That also means it is quite likely that you have more than a few cables for your computer(s), tablet(s) and smartphone(s) snaking their way along your desk or counter top. There are lots of ways to get the wires to “behave” and not get in the way of everything or slide away when you unplug your devices.

Many of us use zip-ties or twist-ties to work through cable clutter but every now and again, a simple, but purpose built design comes along offers a solution without having to corral the cables in the first place. That solution is called the “Snable.”

This project by a small design firm in Houston, Texas called Unique Design Solutions, put some thought and science behind this seemingly innocuous looking product. It creates usable channels to place and keep cables without them being put in a tension lock. That comes in handy as you can still manipulate your gear while using it.

The Snable can be put anywhere too, it comes with a reusable sticky pad that cleans simply by rinsing it under water. You can also screw a Snable permanently into place if you want. The Snable will also serve as a spool for your cables if you are on the go, containing clutter even when you are not at your normal place of work or play.

The project is on Kickstarter now. Snable will be available in either black or white.  Early backers will get three Snables for $15 which includes free shipping in the US. International shipping is available for $8 more. If UDS reaches its $16,850 goal, you will get your Snables by July. With 30 days to go with funding, UDS is a little over one-third towards reaching their goal. Check out the video below and if you want your own set of Snables, click the source link to get on board with the project.

source: Snable (Kickstarter)


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posted on 22 Feb 2013, 21:50 2

1. Firedrops (Posts: 215; Member since: 06 Sep 2011)


That is freaking genius. I love how they make full use of just about every surface and volume of that thing!

posted on 23 Feb 2013, 10:26

10. Tonystewart (Posts: 3; Member since: 23 Feb 2013)


I agree - i'm in as well!

posted on 22 Feb 2013, 21:55 1

2. PotDragon (banned) (Posts: 214; Member since: 22 Jul 2011)


Nope...nothing like you....AT ALL.

Those of us with a clue don't need 6 devices. Plus we have charging stands for our desktops or wireless charging on our device. We have USB ports in our car too.

Wake up.

posted on 23 Feb 2013, 01:39 2

5. oyalinkaya (Posts: 19; Member since: 25 Jan 2013)


Yeah, you represent all of us. Good for you, you have the clue. I wish you a happy playing with your clue.

I think that's a perfect idea for a minimalistic approach. Moreover, $15 is not more than a dish you eat out. Yet, it hurts some people to be supportive, though they keep supporting multinational billionaire companies who sucks our hard earned money with little tricks and marketing marvel.

I wish this product was available in Turkey. It would be very useful in schools, hospitals and establishments where people are forced to use outdated cable technology.

posted on 23 Feb 2013, 05:43

7. haseebzahid (Posts: 1836; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


so ur saying a 1$ worth plastic stand is good for 15$ you must be prince of some country
and yes chinese make these kind of stuff for 1$ i go for those :D

posted on 23 Feb 2013, 10:23 2

8. Tonystewart (Posts: 3; Member since: 23 Feb 2013)


The product is not 1 for $15 its 3 for $15. Next time read before you comment. Personally i would not buy a $1 item and have huge expectations $5 each for the value is prety good especially with shipping included

posted on 22 Feb 2013, 23:27

3. -box- (Posts: 3866; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


I use one MicroUSB cable for my one device that needs it. Everything else is done wirelessly, and I already have a functional cable-management system in place.

posted on 22 Feb 2013, 23:50

4. Twisted247 (Posts: 254; Member since: 12 Oct 2012)


This KickStarter is a fail they already have this device in use and available. It is a rubber item with sticky underside that you stick to desk or table and it has several rubber fingers that hold data and charging cables between it with ease.

posted on 23 Feb 2013, 01:42 1

6. oyalinkaya (Posts: 19; Member since: 25 Jan 2013)


I think their kickstarter is not for developing the product but to make it available at stores. This support has logistical meaning I presume....

posted on 23 Feb 2013, 10:25

9. Tonystewart (Posts: 3; Member since: 23 Feb 2013)


Similar products exist and I own several of them from quirky as well however they fall short as they use permanent adhesives and sometimes the adhesives are crap. This has a reuseable pad with option for screws - whichis what got my attention. These seem like they would be worththe money to try them out.

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