In this article I would like to provide a short review of the BlueLounge CableClips, which is a great accessory that helps me to organize the spaghetti of cables we sometimes carry in our bags.
“Cable management is essential in our modern day lives. These multi-purpose clips keep all sizes of cables tidy and untangled. For the home, office, workshop and traveling, CableClip manages your cables in a simple and fun way by keeping cables accessible and organized. Perfect for stowing away all surplus cables.”
Meet the BlueLounge CableClips in Small Medium and Large
The picture above shows you the retail package of the BlueLounge CableClips in the sizes medium (left) and small (right). The medium package consists of four cableclips, the small package of six cableclips and the large package that I haven’t reviewed yet has two large cableclips.
On the backside of the retail package you can read a brief desciption and a simple step-by-step-plan how to use the BlueLounge CableClips. Furthermore you can see some examples in the picture, just below the description on the package.
What is the difference between the CableClip sizes ?
Cables of electronic equipment vary in length and thickness. As an example compare the powercord of your notebook with the sync & charge cable of your smartphone, or the cables of your in-ear headphones.
BlueLounge has therefore developed three different sizes of the CableClips, each size aiming at a particular segment of cabletypes:
- Small, Ideal for short or thin cords such as earbud cords, small data cables and charger cords;
- Medium, Ideal for shortening or storing USB & data cords, small power cords, audio cords and phone cables;
- Large, Ideal for shortening thick or long powercords and ethernet network cables;
In order to make sure the CableClips fits your cable you definitely need to think clearly about the sizing description above. For example the Gomadic 2-in-1 Car and Home Combo Charger with Tip Exchange won’t fit in a small BlueLounge CableClips, since the cable is to thick and to long. So think first before you buy.
How it works – Using BlueLounge CableClips in Practice
- Loop the cable around your hand or fingers to a convenient size;
- Using you index finger, prise open one side of the CableClip and press the cables in;
- Using you index finger, prise open the opposite side of the CableClip and press the cables in;
This step-by-step-action-plan is far more simple in practice as it looks on paper. If you have the right size CableClips for your particulare cable it is a piece of cake. You no longer need to use elestic rubber bands to keep your cables organized.
In the picture below you can see some of the examples in which I use a BlueLounge CableClips to efficiently manage the cable spaghetti.
I use the small BlueLounge CableClips for the AIAIAI Tracks on-ear headphones and the AIAIAI Y-Com in-ear headphones. Furthermore I use the small BlueLounge CableClips for the sync and charge cable of the Samsung Omnia 735.
A medium sized BlueLounge CableClips is used for the Gomadic Power Hot Sync and Charge Straight USB Cable with TipExchange, and for the cable of my TomTom Navigation system in my car. Furthermore I have a spare USB cable in my car to charge a smartphone or bleutooth headset with the SKROSS Midget carcharger. Now the cables in my car are organized as well.
Concluding thoughts and wrap-up
Great and highly functional accessoiries don’t need to have a complex product design or a high price.
BlueLonge CableClips have a relative simple product design, and you really can’t complain about the pricepoint of $9,95 !! Especially when you buy the small or medium CableClips, you will get six or four clips for this price.
I’m happy that the time of elastic rubber bands, to organize the cables in my Crumpler BeanCounter L messenger style bag, is over. BlueLounge CableClips make everyday life a little more arranged !