POD is the most versatile cable tidy you’ve ever seen
Aah, cables. Pretty annoying right? At least with the POD cable tidy, you can keep your cables wrapped up neatly. What’s more, this device doubles as a neat phone stand.
- What is the best way to coil a cable? Create a loop, but alternate the direction of the cable each time. This will prevent knots from forming.
- Can you safely knot a power cord? It’s probably not a good idea. The pressure of the knot may damage the wiring inside.
- How do you keep cables tidy? Use POD. This versatile cable tidy lets you safely store three feet of cable.
While many new smartphones now offer wireless charging, most of our portable devices rely on cables. At home, this might not seem like a problem. But as soon as you need to travel, the array of chargers and wires can quickly cause chaos in your bag.
One solution is to use POD. This accessory by Muemma fulfills three different roles: cable anchor, cable tidy, and phone stand. In spite of such versatility, POD is easily small enough to slip in your pocket.
What is a cable anchor?
Most people have fairly regular charging routines. For instance, you might charge your phone overnight on your nightstand and plug in your laptop when you get to work. You never move your chargers, because there is no need.
But as soon as you unplug your devices, these cables are free to slither and slide. All too often, they end up on the floor or down the back of your desk.
A cable anchor, such as POD, ensures that the connector remains where you left it. In addition, this neat accessory lets you coil all the excess cable — so you won’t ever trip over a power cord again.
Not just a cable tidy
The design of POD is simple yet brilliant.
It has a sturdy stainless steel base, and a flexible silicone lid with a central column. You can wrap any cable around this column, and then flip the lid down to keep the coil in place. The silicone top also provides protection from water and dust — a useful feature for adventurous folk.
Depending on thickness, you can store up to three feet of cable inside one POD. Alternatively, you can flip the silicone lid upwards and use the device as a tiny jewelry stand.
But the functionality doesn’t stop there. By standing POD on its side, you can use the device to support your phone. It’s not the sturdiest stand we’ve ever seen, but it allows you to watch movies and video call your friends.
You can also use POD as a makeshift Apple Watch dock, and stack multiple PODs to create a tower of tidy cables.
“The Cable POD is a precious accessory that not only stores your travel cables and headphones; it also doubles as a cable anchor and ring dish. The domed stainless steel base creates a gentle wobble while preventing cables from slipping off tables, and quivers slightly when holding tiny jewelry and rings.” — Muemma
Power cord perfection
We hate cable spaghetti, and POD offers a simple solution. Furthermore, the versatile design makes it useful when you’re traveling light.
We wonder whether a slightly bigger design that could accommodate multiple cables would be more useful. Food for thought, Muemma?
– Order now: via Kickstarter
– Price: $17.07 USD