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How to pack long cables (USB, headphones, etc.) - cord clips?

Old Aug 7, 13, 4:22 pm
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How to pack long cables (USB, headphones, etc.) - cord clips?

Hi there,

I travel with a good amount of long cables - USB/microUSB cables for my phones/Kindle, headphones, power supply for the laptop, charger for electroic razor, etc., all of which have long cords. What does everyone use to wrap/fold these conveniently to take up little space?
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Old Aug 7, 13, 5:37 pm
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I use something like this:

http://www.hyperline.com/catalog/mou...homuty-1.shtml
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Old Aug 7, 13, 8:52 pm
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I use the GridIt system of products of various sizes.
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Old Aug 7, 13, 9:01 pm
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Wind cords neatly. Wrap with this stuff.



Place neatly in a cord bag, inside your luggage. Your work is done.
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Old Aug 7, 13, 9:03 pm
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I use a clear organizer; being able to see inside easily is often helpful:

http://www.tombihn.com/accessories/TB0915.html
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Old Aug 7, 13, 9:20 pm
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Plastic sandwich bags held closed with rubber bands work for all my electronic items.
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Old Aug 7, 13, 10:06 pm
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I use a combination of Grid-Its and Recoil winders.
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Old Aug 7, 13, 10:45 pm
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Nothing. I wrap them around my hand and then tie them with themselves. I can take a picture if anyone wants, but it's the cheapest solution and takes up no extra space.
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Old Aug 7, 13, 11:03 pm
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elastic bands for girls from the local drug store: http://www.goody.com/Products/Hair_A...6ac6c5e6&c_id=

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Old Aug 8, 13, 8:05 am
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The twist type ties that come with garbage bags. I usually have one twisted on the end of the cable all the time so it's always there. Free.
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Old Aug 8, 13, 11:57 am
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For the folks that use the GripIt system, where do you put this - laptop bag? Seems like a lot of space to take up.
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Old Aug 8, 13, 12:54 pm
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The GridIt system comes in a bunch of different sizes. I have 3 in my carry on bag on a regular basis. The smaller ones go into some of the smaller pockets where I would normally just stuff a bunch of cables and chargers. The largest one goes in the vertical documents area of my bag where I could put a pad on f paper,etc.. This is a bag that will hold a tablet or laptop, a GPS, a portable Bluetooth speaker and other miscellaneous things and still fit in the overhead bin of a CRJ regional jet. I am not sure if GridIt takes up less space or not but the real purpose in using it is the organization. I do not have to pull out a pile of tangled cables to find what I'm looking for.
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Old Aug 9, 13, 1:32 pm
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Originally Posted by midnightinharlem View Post
For the folks that use the GripIt system, where do you put this - laptop bag? Seems like a lot of space to take up.

They come in different sizes. Most often it's carried in the laptop bag since most of my cords are work related.

It probably takes up more space but the value to me is being able to pull everything out to immediately switch bags or put it on the desk. When I'm ready to go, just drop it back in. There's no time wasted and I know I haven't forgotten anything.

I've had a couple and the one that's about 8"x10" seems to get the most use for me. Not a fan of the tablet wrap version at all.
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