cables

Ask LH: How Can I Go Wireless With Home Entertainment?

Hi Lifehacker, I just moved into a new flat where space is at a premium. I own three games consoles and an HTPC that I use for most of my media consumption needs. The TV is mounted onto the wall. I would like to avoid having cables running across the floor/wall to the TV.


Wrap Cords With Duct Tape, Without Leaving Them Sticky

Magnets, Velcro and binder clips are all helpful in managing cables. But they’re all probably less abundant in your house than tape. The only problem with tape is the sticky residue, but this folding trick can eliminate that annoyance.


Wrap Your Headphone Cables In Beads To Keep Them From Tangling

If you want to add a little personality to your headphones and keep the cables from twisting and tangling, the answer may be as close as your local craft store. All you need are some beads in a colour you wouldn’t mind wearing, and you have a ticket to snag-free headphone cords.


Coil A USB Cord With A Pencil And Blow Dryer For A Shorter Cable

A coiled cable is easier to manage than a long cord that gets tangled up. If that’s what you want with your USB cable, Instructables user pizzidave has a quick way to do that with just a pencil, tape and a blow dryer.


Ask LH: Are My Long Network Cables Slowing Me Down?

Hey Lifehacker, Cable question: Currently I am using a 7-foot Cat 5e cable from the router to the ethernet wall jack in the bedroom upstairs. I want to use a 100-foot cord. I need to run it out the upstairs window, across the porch roof and down into the window on the main floor into my office. We lease, so drilling holes and feeding it downstairs is not an option. The room where it is now is directly above the room it needs to feed into. What I’m wondering is: does longer cable equal slower speed?


Cables Can Significantly Impact The Charging Speed Of Your USB Devices

USB chargers can impact how fast your device’s battery gets back to 100%, but they’re not the only determining factor. The wrong cable can slow down charging speeds as well.


Watch Out For These Misleading Computer Cables

Misleading cables are nothing new, but new ones are popping up all the time. The folks at Gamers Nexus detail three cables that aren’t really what they seem.


Keep Earbud Cables Tidy With This DIY Organiser

Over the years, we’ve talked about a lot of ways you can avoid the tangled mess of poorly wrapped earbud cables, and we’re not about to stop now. This time, we have a rather handsome DIY snapping leather clip.


Tame Under-The-Desk Cables With A Broken Three-Ring Binder

You can buy all kinds of different products to help you tame cable clutter under your desk, but it’s just as easy to make something for yourself. I tamed mine using the metal rings from a broken three-ring binder.


Braid Long Cords For Better Cable Management

Some headphones come with crazy long cords, which makes managing them a pain. If you have any long cable that you use often, then consider braiding them.