We’re big advocates of eliminating the daily small stresses that can lead to bigger headaches, such as charging cords and computer cables incessantly dropping behind the desk (or counter, or nightstand) the moment you unplug them. It’s small but irritating, and the fix couldn’t be simpler. Here are 10 stylish ways to keep your desktop cords and cables close at hand.
Above: The Cord Keeper by design studio Human Crafted uses pale, reinforced concrete to keep up to three unplugged cables in place. Made in Madison, Wisconsin, it’s $16. Above: The White Jumbo Cable Catch from NYC-based Poppin holds several cables—including larger varieties—secure and is weighted so it won’t slide around; $9. Above: My own cord holder of choice: Pinza is made of hand-polished, solid stainless steel. The unit is intentionally top-heavy, so it rotates forward when you pull your cords through and then back to pin them down at the length you want them; $16 for the large unit shown here. Above: Made by a small San Francisco design firm, Stacks is a 2.5cm metal cube with a small passageway for a single cord to run beneath. The “impossibly heavy” holder stays put on the desk, and can be stacked and paired to hold multiple cables. Available in brass (shown) or steel; $10 each. Above: The OXO Good Grips Cord Catch has a heavy zinc body and nonslip base so it sits securely on the desk, keeping unplugged cords at hand. It can fit several cables, depending on size, and is $14.37 in satin chrome (shown) on Amazon. Above: This Wooden Cable Organizer and Cord Management System from Akwox has five slots for cables and mounts onto a desk horizontally or vertically using provided double-sided tape; $9.99. Above: Batelier’s Cable and Charger Organizer is made by hand in Poland of solid oak wood and has six slots for cables. It can sit on a desk or be installed vertically with the included double-sided mounting strip; $30. Above: Ikea’s Kvissle cable management box is made of white powder-coated steel with a cork lid, through which your gadgets can access their charging cords; $9.99. Above: The Cable Management Organizer by G.U.S. is made of eco-friendly bamboo and hides a single power strip with three cord ports at the back to keep three chargers organized; starting at $34.99 for the small size on Amazon. For more tech management tools, see: Above: The solid walnut Juice Box by Minneapolis-based Blu Dot conceals a single power strip inside, while a red elastic strap keeps cords in place; $99.