Instead of sifting through all your long gadget cables, make your own short USB adapters out of the cables you already have.
We've sung the praises of short USB cables before, but they tend to be a bit overpriced. If you have a good wire stripper and some soldering chops, though, you can take that mess of long wires and shorten them to a more usable link. Hit the link to see how it's done.
Connect USB with Other Devices by Short Wire [Instructables]