OXO Good Grips Cable Catch Review

The Cord Catch from OXO is one of those extremely simple little gadgets that you never knew you needed until you had the opportunity to use one.

What is it? It’s a small half dome shaped holder that is made of heavy die cast zinc. It has a non-slip base that sits on a flat surface and holds unplugged cords so they won’t fall off the edge of a table.

It’s an attractive holder, with smooth edges and for such a small object, it feels pretty heavy at 5 ounces.

The rubber base keeps it from sliding around without having to mess with sticky adhesives.

There’s a slot in the top that allows you to easily slip in the end of a USB cable, power cord, etc. The slot narrows so that cord won’t slide completely out of the holder.

It even keeps a grip on smaller plugged cables like the microUSB Kindle 2 charger cable.

There really isn’t much more you can say about the OXO Good Grips Cord Catch. It is a very simple product that performs the simple task of keeping unplugged cables from falling off the edge of a table, desk, night stand, counter, etc.  It’s been handy for me because my cat always likes to play with cords on the floor. Now I can keep those cords up and out his sight. It gets a thumbs up from me.

 

Product Information

Price:$6.99
Manufacturer:OXO
Pros:
  • Handy cord holder
  • Small
  • No adhesives
Cons:
  • None
Posted in: Gear, Miscellaneous, Reviews

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  • Hai January 29, 2010, 4:04 pm

    Here is my implementation:
    http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4017/4313941819_b128d3541f_b.jpg

    Using a large paper clip, I can clip the cord to the edge of a table, or in the case of my picture, a wall rail.

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  • Julie January 29, 2010, 5:36 pm

    @Hai Good job! :)

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  • Jackie Cheng January 29, 2010, 6:00 pm

    hehe…the first few pictures made it look huge…and then the picture with the usb cord put it back into perspective…haha

    @Julie: How heavy would you say it is?

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  • Julie January 29, 2010, 10:13 pm

    @Jackie It’s 4 ounces.

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  • Meredyth January 30, 2010, 9:45 am

    I can see myself using one of these in my office, since when it’s time to go, I yank my cables out, stash my gadgets in my bag, and run out the door ;)

    The next morning, I’m always on my hands and knees looking for where that *^&$!! adapter cord went to!

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  • anson January 31, 2010, 10:09 am

    looking at the oxo-Kindle pic, i’m assuming you can fit 2 or 3 more cables into it? I generally have about 4 cables (firewire, dvi, 2 usbs) running out of my 12″ powerbook… so i dont want to have multiple oxo grippy pods on my desk.
    Another vote for “Hai, good job” !!!

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  • Julie January 31, 2010, 10:45 am

    @anson I would say that it can easily fit 2 USB sized cables and maybe up to 4 cables if they are really thin.

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  • NBRed5 February 1, 2010, 4:36 am

    OXO!, Gone from making beef stock cubes to cable holders, must be a different brand, then.

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