If you have any cables that you routinely disconnect and reconnect (a laptop power cable, for example) you’ve probably dealt with the annoyance of having it fall to the floor. This can lead to it being snagged, yanked and otherwise damaged — but you can avoid all that with a paperclip and a bit of packing tape.
Dear Lifehacker, I finally took your advice and went completely wired on my home network using a bunch of ethernet cables I had lying around. Some are Cat5 and others are Cat5e. Is there a difference? Is one faster than the other? What should I use?
There’s no shortage of cable management options out there, but sometimes you need to think outside the box to keep them neat, tidy and accessible. When you want some flexibility with your cables, a suction cup is your best friend.
A simple lesson in why you should never buy an HDMI cable from a conventional retailer, especially if that retailer is called Harvey Norman. Catch Of The Day is selling a 2M HDMI cable from professional cable over-charger Monster for $14.99 (plus postage). The cheapest 2M Monster HDMI cable from Harvey Norman costs $139, and it will sell you a pricier variant for $249.
If you’ve ever walked around with headphones — and chances are you have — you know the cord flies around a bit. Sometimes, in an unfortunate moment, it gets caught and causes all sorts of trouble.Clipping the cord to your short solves this problem, and now you can do that by simply upgrading a button.