Is this the sort of scary cord spaghetti monster that's hiding under your home entertainment area? That's no way to live. Here are affordable, effective products to clear that clutter.
For $30 the Echogear 8 Outlet Rotating-Plug Power Strip helps ease your AC adapter headaches. It offers six outlets that swivel up to 160 degrees. It also has hooks to keep cords nice and neat.
Here's the Echogear 8 Outlet Rotating-Plug Power Strip with its outlets full. Its outlets spin to make more room for bulky electrical plugs and adapters.
Bring the number of plugs you can attach to a full 12. The $64 Belkin 12-Outlet Pivot-Plug Power Strip Surge Protector doesn't just let you plug more things in for power. It protects AC outlets and coaxial cable/satellite connections from power surges. Plus, it has a clip to keep cords tidy. At the moment it's $24 from Amazon.
The Belkin 12-Outlet Pivot-Plug Power Strip Surge Protector is definitely an improvement over the old power strip.
The most complete cord management kit is $26 Tokye Cable Management kit. It comes with multiple ways to eliminate cord mess. These include a massive cable management box, color coded Velcro cable ties, cable clips and a large cable sleeve.
This ugly mess is just what the Tokye Cable Management kit is made to get rid of.
This is what my old power strip looks like wrapped up inside the Tokye Cable Management kit.
Another way to bundle up multiple cords together is with the Kootek 118-inch Cable Management Sleeve. The product costs $12 through Amazon, and uses Velcro to stay tight. You can also cut it to fit the length you'd like.
Instead of Velcro, the $16 Joto Cable Management Sleeve system uses zippers to seal itself around cords.
Here you can see a closer view of the Tokye Cable Management kit sleeve. It's wrapped around multiple cables coming from the main power strip.
The difference between this space-saving cord arrangement and the mess that was here before is a welcome change.
There's now a clear view of what's under the TV table. Lost toys, grapes and Cheerios are hopefully a thing of the past.
All the extra room and secured cabling will also help robot vacuums clean without getting stuck.