• Bento Stack is a bento box for your Apple accessories

    Bento Stack is a bento box for your Apple accessories

    The only thing I hate more than schlepping around electronics is schlepping around accessories and dongles for those electronics. And even when I’m not traveling it’s still hard to organize everything in one place and resist the temptation to just throw all my cables into a drawer. Which is exactly why my interest was piqued when I saw Bento Stack. It’s a stacking case… Read More

  • Amazon bans the sale of rogue USB-C cables

    Amazon bans the sale of rogue USB-C cables

    There’s good news in the fight against rogue USB-C cables, some of which have caused major problems with smartphones and laptops, after Amazon tightened the regulations around the type of cables that it sells. Read More

  • Hey, Bromasters, Take Your Kenu Highline On The Slopes When You Shred

    Hey, Bromasters, Take Your Kenu Highline On The Slopes When You Shred

    So you want to take a photo of you and your buds on the slopes or at the bar or at A&F or whatever and you know, just know you’re going drop that shnitz on the floor. So what do you need? A freakin’ Kevlar cord, Mr. Brojangles. That’s what you need. Read More

  • Roboden: Japanese Company Develops World’s First Elastic Electrical Cable (Video)

    Roboden: Japanese Company Develops World’s First Elastic Electrical Cable (Video)

    They aren’t as hip as those curly cables we’ve shown you a few days ago, but Roboden [JP], the world’s first elastic electrical cable, is way more useful. Its maker, major Japanese chemical company Asahi Kasei, says the cable stretches by a factor of 1.5 – like the human skin. In the video embedded below, Asahi Kasei mainly talks about robot applications. The cable… Read More

  • CrunchDeals: Free Shipping On Cable Orders

    Do you need some freaking cable? Yeah you do, you know it! Where do you get it? Duh? Like the cable store! Like the cable store called CableSupply. So these dudes, in order to form a more perfect cable experience, are offering free shipping on orders of $99 or more. Bang. You’re like “Cables? Where do I go for cables?” and they’re like “Durrrrr… Here!” Read More

  • Happy Day Of Special Significance To Many Religions! We Have Brightly Colored iPhone Cables For You!

    Do you think white cables are BORRRR-ING SIDNEY BORRR-ING? So do the folks behind the Juicies Kickstarter project. These oddly shaped cables promise all sorts of fun as you plug in your sundry iGear. The cables will be “sustainable” and will come in multiple hues. Read More

  • Don't you dare sync, Mr. USB cable

    Initially I was like, “Why am I writing about a USB cable?” Then I read the little description and was like, “Oh, neat.” Yes, I used the word “neat” like a schoolgirl in 1954. Anyhow, the cable blocks data synchronization. Why would you ever want that? Read More

  • USB powered VGA to HDMI converter

    Here’s what appears to be an easy way to hook your VGA-only notebook or netbook up to your fancy HDTV’s HDMI port. The Atlona VGA to HDMI Scaler/Converter is powered via USB and features a built-in image scaler to ensure that the picture on your TV looks the way it should regardless of what resolution your computer monitor’s set at. Read More

  • USB to SATA 2.5-inch hard drive cable

    There’s usually a lot of unnecessary foreplay that goes along with accessing an old hard drive just to pull a few files off of it. You have to find your external drive enclosure, you might have to make sure you have a screwdriver to open it up, and… well that’s pretty much it but that can take the better part of a morning if you’re not organized. Read More

  • Citizen CrunchDeals: 10-foot HDMI cable for 74 cents plus $2.95 shipping

    CrunchGear reader Steve Jabs seems like a reasonable and trustworthy guy. Patient, too, as he’s been reading the site for quite some time now and clearly hasn’t removed our feed from his RSS reader in a fit of rage over one of the many half-assedly researched and grammatically baffling posts that have graced these virtual pages for so many years. Steve alerts us to a ten-foot… Read More

  • Cable skips iTunes synchronization foreplay and gets straight to the charging

    Believe it or not, sometimes people just want to plug an Apple i-Device into a USB port to charge the thing without waking the sleeping giant that is iTunes. As much as I love hearing my desktop fan start up like a jet engine while iTunes slowly stumbles its way to life only to tell me that the version I downloaded yesterday now needs to be updated again via an 80+ megabyte download, it’d… Read More

  • Belkin’s Windows 7 Easy Transfer Cable is your way out of family tech support

    Ah, late October – a time when a young man’s fancy turns to love, the autumn gingerly steps aside to make way for winter, and, this year, the beginning of at least a year’s worth of non-stop free tech support you’ll have to provide to any of your friends and family that decide to buy a new computer with Windows 7 on it. The biggest question: How do I get all my dumb… Read More

  • All hail the ten-armed USB charging cable

    Aaaand here we have the only charging cable you’ll ever need. Is it a tangled mess waiting to happen? Perhaps. But you could safely misplace most, if not all, of your other USB charging cables. Plus, it looks like a sea monster! Read More

  • iStubz iPod Cables: Short is the new long

    Tangled cords are absolutely the bane of my existence and yet I’m not quite anal enough to wrap twist ties and rubber bands around excess slack, so I enthusiastically applaud the shortest version possible of any proprietary cable (or any cable, for that matter). Applause, then, to the unfortunately-named iStubz iPod cable. Read More

  • Atlona has some nifty swivel HDMI and DVI cables

    I’m a sucker for products that make installing A/V equipment easier and these cables from Atlona do just that. The ends swivel to allow for tighter mounting against the wall. You see, some cables feature large, cool looking ends that don’t like to bend against a wall, which then pushes the flat screen out a bit or forcing the installer to cut into the wall. But these cables bend… Read More

  • Power Shelf de-tanglifies your chargers

    Through some bizarre law of the universe if you put two cables on opposite ends of an empty room and return an hour later, both cables will be tangled together in a knot. You can help to stem that tide somewhat by forcing yourself to adopt simple cable management techniques. There’s nothing fun or sexy about cable management but it can be simplified by using things like these Power Shelves. Read More

  • Today is 'Free HDMI Cable Day' (plus $5.99 for shipping)

    HDMI cables are the new fool’s gold. And by fool’s gold I mean “things they sell at Best Buy for $30+ that you can get on the internet for next to nothing.” Read More

  • DIY: Speaker and component cables

    Making A/V cables used to be a hobby of mine. That was before HDMI took over my gear though. But just a few short years ago, all my A/V equipment was hooked up with homemade cables. The process is easy enough as long as you can use wirecutters and crimpers. Speaker and audio cables are the cheapest to make as they generally do not require any special tools but component cables aren’t… Read More

  • Our life with cables

    Designer Christoph Niemann hates cables as much as the rest of us, but he has the skill to creatively describe his disgust. Summarizing the obvious problems and flawed solutions he gives us an overview of the cable misery with a clever pictorial storyboard. Read More

  • USB cable with inline card reader

    File this one in the “good ideas” folder (if you use the tickler system, file it in the “February” folder). Brando is selling a mini-USB cable with an inline SD card reader sitting smack-dab between point A and point B. It allows you to transfer files from an SD card while at the same time charging your cell phone or other portable device. Read More