CableDrops Hold Your Cables Anywhere, Gravity Be Damned

CableDrops Hold Your Cables Anywhere, Gravity Be Damned

Cable drops are little nubs of rubbery plastic that adhere to most surfaces and hold your cables, whether they’re hanging off a desk, upside down or right-side up. Of course, if you need to remove them, you can pull them out and put them back with little effort.

I’ve been using cable drops for years, but we’ve failed to feature them on Lifehacker. You can get a similar hack with magnets and binder clips, which is great in some situations but easy to accidentally knock out of place in other situations. CableDrops stick to most surfaces and stay there.

You can position them underneath a disk to guide cables where you want them to go and prevent them from hanging down. You can also keep them on the side or top of your desk for easy access. CableDrops work very well, and they come in a variety of colours in packs of six (white, black, neon colours and muted colours) for around $US10 (some cost more, some less). It’s not a bad price to get a few, try them out and see if they work for you.

CableDrops [Amazon]


  • I bought a dozen of these things a year or two ago and they all fell off within a week or so. Unless you can replace the crappy sticky back with something that can actually hold on, don’t bother!

  • 3M make some pretty good cable clips (part of the Command line) that I use.

    They have the advantage of not actually gripping the cable. This makes it easy to pull out some more slack when you want to plug in a device. And then when you don’t need the cable any more, gravity and the weight of the cable pulls it so the plug/socket gets caught by the clip. Which means it’s then out of the way.

    Simple yet effective retractable cables.

  • Ah and suddenly i’m being moderated. Good. I hope someone other than Adam has to review my point.

    Edit: It seems to be because I either linked to an external site in 2 posts in a row.
    Edit 2: Comment deleted. Media censorship at it’s finest.

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