Tame those messy wires
How you can win the war against tech-induced clutter
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We all like to use the latest gadgets and technology. So phones, tablets, laptops, PCs, smartwatches, wireless routers, and more, tend to crowd our desks. Adapters and chargers for each of these take up space on, and under, workstations and bedside tables. Neat gadgets and accessories like these can help you regain control.
This is most useful on the workstation or bedside table, where you may have chargers for different phones, a tablet, or even a laptop. The four slots allow you to thread the wires through this, so the charging cab
This powerful charging station has a rated maximum power output of 90W for five charging ports. It works with the latest-generation devices, including the Apple iPad Pro 12.9, Apple Watch, Samsung Galaxy S8, and each will get charged at the maximum available speeds.
Bluelounge Soba cable director
The perfect solution for a home theatre system, or a desk that houses multiple computers. The Soba cable director wraps multiple wires, HDMI and other cables dangling around, power adapters, even an entire power strip, in a versatile vortex tube. It has a Y-junction design which lets you redirect wires in different directions. The zip collar lets you thread more cables through it later.
Quirky Space Bar
$32 (around Rs2,050; shipping extra)
The Space Bar finds a bit more real estate on the desk, under the computer’s monitor. It can hold up to 13kg. Place the monitor (or an iMac desktop) on this, and the wide platform will give you space to place small things on both sides of the monitor base. The Bar also has six USB ports for extra accessories.
TiDY UP! Wire Bin
If you have multiple gadgets in office, chances are that there is a massive clutter of wires hidden behind or below your desk—all acting as dust magnets. And it could be the same at home. This Wire Bin can hold a lot of that clutter, including power adapters for gadgets, extra wires from chargers and USB hubs, extra-long cables, even the power strips. It comes in three colours: black, white and brown.
Omega wooden headphone stand
Headphones are perhaps the most neglected accessories. They lie strewn around, or on the table or the seat, dumped in a bag or a drawer. This handcrafted stand gives your headphones the respect they deserve, and reduces the clutter on your desk. The wood, sourced from a sustainable woodland, tries to replicate the shape of the human head so that the headphones wrap around it easily. This will look good on your desk too.
This enchanting lamp does not have a separate light switch dangling from a wire, a bulb or a lampshade that inevitably catches dust. The Heng lamp has a simple frame, made of polyurethane. It has white, red and wood finish options. The unique design embeds 49 LEDs, with a rated brightness of 300 lumens.
There is one wooden sphere attached to a string suspended from the top of the lamp, and a second sphere attached to the base. Both spheres have magnets inside; to illuminate the lamp, lift the bottom sphere and bring it close to the suspended sphere.
As the name suggests, this is effectively a big bin in which you can dump all the wires. The neat design opens a slim window on one side, allowing you to shove even the power strip into it, with the plug inserted in the wall socket. There are multiple adhesive hooks to hold up gadgets such as the power strip and laptop adapters. The wires emerge neatly from a tiny outlet at the top.
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