Untidy cables are not a problem on Christian’s desk anymore!
We all buy in to the Apple aesthetic of a minimalist desk space, dominated by a shiny Mac, a dock for our iOS devices, and hopefully not a lot else. The fact is, though, we have a lot more stuff than that all vying for its rightful position on our desks, and not that much of it is truly wireless yet. So, untidy cables are still a problem and that’s why CableDrops from Bluelounge (bluelounge. com) are about as perfect an analogue solution as you can get for now.
CableDrops are little plastic holders basically, which affix to desks, walls and, well, anywhere really, to keep your cables in place. Just pull back the sticky tab and voila! The good news is that they come in two different sizes too, CableDrop (for Thunderbolt and 30-pin Dock to USB cables) and CableDrop Mini (for Lightning and Micro-USB cables). They work for plenty of other things too, such as holding a pair of Apple’s EarPods, your MacBook’s charging cable, or even a pen or stylus.
We love it when we find such simple solutions to all too common problems, and at about £8 for a pack of six from Amazon, there’s little reason not to give them a try. Because, let’s face it, wires are going to be with us for some time yet!