Griffin Guides keep your cables where you need them


The new Griffin Technology Guide Cable Management anchors look useful as well as snazzy. You get three Guides that feature a non-skid weighted, steel polished base with anodized aluminum hooks that are magnetized. All you do is remove the magnetic hook, position your cable or cables and reattach the magnetic hook. Once setup, you’ll no longer have to deal with USB cables falling behind night stands and end tables. I’ve been using a QooQi cable organizer to keep my Macbook Air’s Magsafe cable from falling on the floor. It works fine but has sharp edges that sometimes snag the cable when I pull the cable through it. I think the Griffin Technology Guide Cable Management system would work a lot better and I love the look of it. You can buy a set of three Guides for $39.99 at Griffin. If you order before 8pm CST today (09/23/15), you can safe 25% by using the checkout code of: FALL25

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15 comments… add one
  • Donald Schoengold September 23, 2015, 12:08 pm

    Isn’t $15 per cable guide a bit much?

    • Julie Strietelmeier September 23, 2015, 12:11 pm

      Only $10 per guide if you order today and get their 25% off discount 🙂

      • John Kes September 23, 2015, 4:43 pm

        They look really nice! I would pay that much if I wanted nice-looking cable management.

  • Martin September 23, 2015, 12:44 pm
    • Julie Strietelmeier September 23, 2015, 12:47 pm

      Great free idea, but that solution only works if there is an edge that the binder clip can be clipped to.

      • jhon September 24, 2015, 12:18 pm

        I’ve not seen many desks that do not have any edge SOMEWHERE. Maybe some “modern” molded acrylic thing? But the desk has to end “somewhere” even on those.

        • Julie Strietelmeier September 24, 2015, 12:21 pm

          I don’t think a binder clip has a big enough jaw to open on the desks I have (1.75 in). My end table next to the couch is designed like a block. So there’s no where to clip. The only place where a binder clip might work is my night stand, but that’s an antique table and I hesitate to clamp something to it for fear that it might leave a mark.

          • jhon September 24, 2015, 4:03 pm

            They have large binder clips (2-in and above in capacity). Of course, the “hoop” you would pass the cables through are large enough to drive a hot-wheel car through. If you are trying to manage a scsi cable, maybe — not even a 30-pin iphone cable would get caught.

            Not really a solution. Get a less thick desk. (heh).

          • Julie Strietelmeier September 24, 2015, 4:59 pm

            Wow, SCSI cable??? That’s a blast from the past. Do people even use those anymore? 😉 As for using binder clips to manage cables, although it’s possible, it isn’t really something I’d use because they just don’t look very nice. Especially in a living room or bedroom. Maybe my office. But surprisingly enough, I don’t have a cable management problem in there.

          • Andrew Baker September 24, 2015, 5:18 pm

            I retired our last SCSI server last month. So glad it’s gone.

  • Andrew Baker September 23, 2015, 12:55 pm

    With the exception of the smallest one, I can’t see how the others will keep the cables (at least the ones in their own pictures) from falling out. The cables are smaller than the guide opening. Won’t the cables just POOF slide right out?

    They do look nifty, almost steam punky. The Qooqi however look more functional.

    • Julie Strietelmeier September 23, 2015, 12:59 pm

      I agree that their pictures show poor usage examples. That smallest one is the one I want. The Qooqi is ok, but like I mentioned in my review, its sharp edges tends to shave plastic off the cable as you pull it through.

  • Joe Six-pack September 23, 2015, 9:42 pm

    I would think running a data/power cable through a magnetic field might mess things up.

    • Andrew Baker September 24, 2015, 12:01 am

      not with the cables you’re using at home. extremely high speed or very very low voltage data cables might have a measurable change (lab conditions), but nothing you would ever notice.

    • John Kes September 24, 2015, 3:01 pm

      Magnets only affect current in wires that are moving. That’s why you have to spin the rotor of a generator to get any current out. Plus, the magnets are little bits at the ends of the aluminum horseshoes, attracted to the steel base, not really forming a full field around the wires.

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