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How To Properly Wrap All Your Cables So They Don't Turn Into A Tangled Mess

Video: Did you know there’s a special way to wrap your cables that not only keeps them neat and tidy, but also makes them perfectly unfurl without tangling when you’re ready to use them? It’s the de facto way to store cables in the video, film and music industries, and it can also help lengthen the life of all your cords.


A Software Fix Might Eventually Stop Bad USB-C Cables Destroying Devices

USB-C is a fantastic new standard for almost everything, unless you have a crappy cable, in which case you might accidentally fry your laptop. The people behind USB-C understandably see this as a problem, so a fix is in the works.


Simple Stickers Help You Figure Out Where All Your Gadgets Are Plugged In

The tangled mess of wires under your desk isn’t just an eyesore. It can also make it impossible to figure out where every gadget on your desk is plugged in. Is it safe to unplug this adaptor? Oops, there goes the backup drives. Unless, of course, everything was properly labelled with easy to interpret stickers.


Genius Charging Cable Works On Both iOS And Android Devices At The Same Time

Before USB Type-C replaces every charging cord you have to wrangle, the LMcable promises to play nice with both iOS and Android devices at the same time. Its brilliantly engineered connector supports Lightning ports, and microUSB ports, at the same time, without the need for adapters.


Cheap USB-C Cables Could Kill Your Phone Or Laptop

Benson Leung, an engineer on Google’s Pixel team, was doing God’s work by risking his Chromebook Pixel, which charges via USB-C, to test every single USB-C to USB-A cord available to general consumers. One crappy cord, and his $US1500 computer would be fried.


Stay Away From Micro USB To Type-C Adaptors, Warns Senior Google Engineer

If you were hoping to simply grab a USB Type-C adaptor and reuse all your micro USB cables and accessories with your shiny new Nexus 5X or 6P — you might want to think again. According to Benson Leung, a senior software engineer at Google, you should stay away from basically all such adaptors until the company gives the say so.


This Charging Station Might Help My Cable Nightmares

Tangled cables are an unfortunate staple of my life, thanks to the five different devices I have to juice up every night. Until good wireless charging is a thing, I suspect that will never change; but this USB hub with its neat cable-management system might stave off insanity a little longer.


This Is The World's First Reversible Micro-USB Cable

There was much griping when Apple replaced its old dock connectors with the reversible Lightning cable, but they have made life infinitely easier for iOS users. So the MicFlip, the world’s first reversible micro-USB cable, promises to do the same for Android (and other smartphone) users.


I Desperately Need This Attractive Organiser To Fix My Cable Nightmare 

Even before I took to techbloggering, my life was filled with boxes and boxes of tangled cables: power sources to this, connector wires for that, and doubles (or triples) for everything. Could this attractive little solution be my salvation?


A Toaster That Charges Your Phones And Keeps Cables Hidden Away

Most multi-device charging solutions are kind of an eyesore, but we’re all used to seeing a toaster sitting on a kitchen counter, right? That’s the theory behind the Foaster which camouflages a charging dock as a household appliance.


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