Cable management ideas?


#1

The back of my desk is a disaster. I’m looking for some good cable management tips. Anyone have anything good? Preferably something I can just order on Amazon.


#2

Honestly these are all I ever use anymore as it keeps the mess clean but also allows me to easily add or remove bits as needed.


#3

http://www.amazon.com/Mountable-head-Cable-40LBS-100pcs/dp/B00S72OI5Q/ref=sr_1_1?s=hi&qid=1425248787

#stratsamazon


#4

Zip-ties are the bane of every cable-management decision EVER


#5

Measure twice, cut once.


#6

When you have a cable short/die or a component need replacing/adding, enjoy cutting each tie only once and then replacing them all :wink:


#7

Yeah I can’t do zip ties. That’s actually what I use right now. I want something that I can reorganize easily if need be.


#8

Never ever had a cable die, not ever. I’ve had cables come from the sheathing years ago and still function.

Again, measure twice, cut once.


Edit:

Velcro it is then.


#9

I’m thinking about something like this: http://www.amazon.com/UT-Wire-UTW-FCW12-BK-12-Feet-Flexi/dp/B00D1KXGT8/ref=sr_1_9?ie=UTF8&qid=1425248007&sr=8-9&keywords=cable+management

They can be cut to exact length and it’s really cheap. New devices can just be fed through as needed.


#10

I’m biased against them from my time doing live sound production in the service, but things like that work pretty well. The downside is if you need a specific cable that’s been in there a while (read: had a bunch of other cables shoved on top of it) you have may have to remove the entire sleeve to untangle it.


#11

I went with the velcro and the cable wrap things. I should be able to figure something out with the combination of the two.

Thanks for the input gents!


#12

If you don’t mind dealing with feeding things into it, I found it to be semi annoying.

Also about the velcro, I guess it was cheap, I didn’t see it was 100 for 6~ dollars, that isn’t bad. I just like to mount my ties and I rarely ever move them.


#13

The wife got me started on the Velcro ties. She insists I keep a neat desk.


#14

Scissors.

No, I’m kidding. I have no idea. No matter how organized I try and keep my wires back there, they’ve always come back out a disaster after a while. I’ve got nothing.


#15

for stuff that has to hang loose (mice, cameras, various things,) i have used binder rings like these, to make bundles: http://www.amazon.com/Sparco-3-Inch-Diameter-Silver-SPR01441/dp/B009ZPZH2C/ref=sr_1_cc_2?s=aps&ie=UTF8&qid=1425321588&sr=1-2-catcorr&keywords=binder+rings

The stationary ones I use the velcro strips and watch how tight I bind them. I’ve also used the wraps cut into sections of about 6" each (like these: http://www.amazon.com/Techflex-Split-Sleeving-feet-Black/dp/B0008JHB14/ref=sr_1_3?s=office-products&ie=UTF8&qid=1425321679&sr=1-3&keywords=cable+management+wrap )


#16

Can’t help with this one :frowning:

The back of my desk is an absolute disaster as well, but I move my stuff around so often that I never needed to clean them up.

I’ve just gotten ridiculously good at just looking at my cables and knowing what each one is lol