My wife and I started our spring cleaning early this year. I had a number of loose iphone and ipad cables everywhere in a drawer. This product was perfect for getting them organized and easy to find.
March 4, 2014
good, but not as good as they could be
I just purchased the CableClips in all three sizes. Because they are made of silicone, you can easily push your cord through the slots on either side of a CableClip as you wrap it. That's a plus. But each size, in my view, would be better if it allowed a bit more room in the clips for the cable/cord. Because each size does not have quite enough room for the sorts of cords pictured, if you try to wrap a cord fully, as in the pictures, you may have to shove the last part of the cord to get it inside the clips on either one side or both. When this happens, the clips will not close as fully as they are supposed to, and the cord can come loose. So your cord isn't quite as securely wrapped as would be desirable. Notice that in the picture, the cord wraps only 3 times around the large clip, and the cord wraps only 2 times around the small clip. As a test, I just rewrapped my iPhone cord (the cord that is in the picture) around the small clip as depicted, and it wrapped 3 times on one side with a 4th wrap on the other side to secure the end of the cord with the phone plug, The clip that holds that last part of the cord is not fully closed. (It's open an 1/8 of an inch, which is about the thickness of the cord, whereas the ends of the clip on the other side meet.) The cord I am using on the large clip (the larger cord on a Macbook Pro power adapter) wraps 4 plus times.
The information provided on the Container Store website says this: "The large CableClipsâ¿¢ are perfect for shortening or storing thick or long power cords and Ethernet network cables." Perhaps this is supposed to mean that, when it comes to longer cords, the large clips can be used *only* for shortening. And perhaps "storing" is supposed to mean "for storing only with the cord shortened and not fully wrapped." The descriptions of all three sizes use the words "shortening or storing," yet in the picture, the cords on all 3 sizes are fully wrapped. Nothing in the description (so far as I could find) or in the picture lets you know how the clips work or what they are made of. I had thought that they wrapped around the cord, but they don't. Given the material and design, the CableClips should either have more space or come in additional sizes. In any case, it would be helpful to have a more complete and accurate description, as well as pictures that make clear how the clips work and their limitations.
Having said all of this, I am using several of the CableClips and would still recommend them. Just be prepared that they might not work for your purposes quite as you had expected.
March 10, 2012
Best cord control out there
These are the first cord wraps that I've used that don't misshapen the cords or wrap them so tightly that it takes forever to unwind them.
February 4, 2014
I was looking forward to using these with all sorts of the extra cables I've got laying around. I do like these (I got all three different sizes), but I wish the clip part was a bit more stiff. If you've got stiff cords it's a bit hard for these clips to hold the cord. Also, the clip isn't so much a clip (which is what I was hoping for) but an open hinge almost. They work fine but I won't buy again. I'll look for a different product when I need something like this again.
February 21, 2013