If you’re tired of having a dozen cables this simple hack will help you par down your nest of cables to a streamlined bundle.
Reader sulayman shared a great hack with us, a modification of a tip he got from Lifehacker — we sent our search gnomes deep into the archive and think sulayman’s hack is an amalgam of this article and this Instructables tutorial. He writes about the build:
Sick of unnecessarily long charger cables for my d700 and GF1 (really, who needs a metre of cable for a battery charger? Where does it need to reach?), I performed a little surgery. I’m pretty sure I got the tip from Lifehacker, but I’ll be damned if I can’t find the article.
After rigging one of the cut cables to the new plug, I realised the plug was big enough to fit two cables. So I did. I wish I had some wire mesh and heatshrinks to cap it off, but it’s still a pretty simple yet elegant solution.
Now I can bring either one or both chargers with me when I travel.
I stuck some Velcro on the back, so that when I bring both I can stick them together for ease of transport.
While not everyone is comfortable playing with electricity it’s a great hack for cutting down on the volume of cables you haul from place to place. Thanks for sharing sulayman! Have a hack of your own to share? Let’s hear about it in the comments.