Review: Cable Wrangler Makes Cord Management Attractive & Easy

It might seem like a first-world problem, but it is annoying to look for a data or charging cable that used to be "right there" only to find it slipped and fell to the ground. That's where the Cable Wrangler ($19.99) from Silk comes in. It is a small, affordable, unassuming little gadget that you will quickly determine should be on every desk, table, or nightstand.

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The Cable Wrangler is a "landing pad" for your cables that encloses a super strong magnet underneath a beautiful fabric design. Simply holding one of Silk's specially designed cables close by is enough to have it "land" in place and stay put. If you have a traditional cable, they include three adaptors that turn any cable into a compatible magnetic cable. The rubbery base combined with the heft of the device ensures the Cable Wrangler should stay put.

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Pros

  • Attractive design
  • Keeps cords in place
  • well built
  • Affordable
  • Clever idea

Cons

  • Need special cables, or use the included adaptors
  • Keep away from credit cards, pacemakers, etc.

Final Verdict

If you find it hard to locate your cables, the Cable Wrangler from Silk is an attractive option, literally and figuratively. 

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Todd Bernhard is a bestselling (6+ million downloads) award-winning (AARP, About.com, BestAppEver.com, Digital Hollywood, and Verizon) developer and founder of NoTie.NET, an app developer specializing in Talking Ringtone apps including AutoRingtone. And his profile photo is of the last known sighting of Mr. Bernhard wearing a tie, circa 2007!

An iPhone is almost always attached to his hip or in his pocket, but over the years, Mr. Bernhard has owned an Apple Newton, a Motorola Marco, an HP 95LX, a Compaq iPaq, a Palm Treo, and a Nokia e62. In addition to writing for iPhone Life, Mr. Bernhard has written for its sister publications, PocketPC Magazine and The HP Palmtop Paper.