Untangling My Cables

I spent more time than I’d like to admit choosing the topic I’d share with you first.

There is a broad range of topics I’d like to cover in this blog. But A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step and yada yada. So here we are. The first step.

Let’s start with something too technical. I’ll share with you a small optimisation that keeps giving me great satisfaction. I’m talking, of course, of not having to deal with tangled cables in my backpack.

As a developer, specifically a mobile developer, I end up with quite a few cables in my bag. USB to USB-C, USB-C to USB-C, earphones (I don’t always want the hassle of pairing my wireless headphones. Sometimes plugging in a cable is quicker and simpler). So, what happens is, the cables become a tangled mess. They used to, anyway. Then I discovered the magic of cable organisers.

The one I’ve used right up until the pandemic was the GiBot Cable Organiser. I cannot recommend this organiser enough. It has plenty of space for all your cables and even a portable charger. My backpack has never been tidier. I must say, using it at the office and taking out the cables I needed has drawn quite a lot of positive attention. I’ve already recommended it to a few of my colleagues.

Now, I’m not crazy about it not being more rigid. But, that does mean it’s easier to stick in the backpack, and it is really quite slim.

The BUBM Traveler Case. I have recently replaced the GiBot for another, somewhat similar organiser. Since I’ve been home from early in the pandemic, I never had the opportunity to try it out. I do like how it’s got compartments for everything, and the BUBM is rigid, unlike the GiBot. On the flip side, it also takes up more space. So I’m definitely not parting with my GiBot just yet. I got it after a lot of online research, so I expect it won’t let me down. I’ll update this post when I formed an opinion.

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Published by eranboudjnah

A software consultant and tech lead. Passionate about optimizing as many aspects of my life as possible, to free time for what really matters.

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