One of the most annoying side effects of a digital life is cord clutter. It’s impossible to avoid, as every gadget comes with a brick and a cable, all vying for space in your drawers or on your countertops. There are so many products on the market designed to help you combat cord clutter, but honestly many of them just end up getting tangled in along with the cords, and frankly, I’m not apt to buy products that doesn’t improve on the concept of a twist tie or a baggie.
The geniuses at BlueLounge are taking a fresh look at cord clutter, and have created several products to help you contend with it. Their newest, the CableBin, is a product I fell hard for at CES last year when it was in the concept phase, and it’s finally shown up and stolen my heart all over again. From the outside, it looks like a well-appointed garbage bin, wrapped in a light or dark wood veneer, and with a lid on top. That lid, however, is a shelf and the “bin” is meant to house a power strip and all the cords you need to charge myriad devices, which all rest smartly on it’s surface. Adhesive strips allow you to hang surge protectors and routers inside, so they’re up and away from the mess of cords below. It’s simpler than a typical desktop charging valet, but more elegant: CableBin supplies the decorative accent for your room, and you supply the power source and all the gadgets that need a little extra juice. It’s cable management, with great style.
BlueLounge CableBin, $89.95