“Cable management” and “hide your cables” are perhaps two of the most used phrases in any decor magazine/blog you read. A whole industry is dedicated to making any home or office look “put together,” and they all start with cable management. There are TikToks and Reels and Pinterest boards dedicated to cable management. If you follow them, at first glance, you might as well be living in a wireless world, somehow transmitting power to your gadgets over the air. Very futuristic. 

Now we might agree with the cable management part, but it’s not just because it can spruce up a space. Cable management eliminates any guesswork out of what wire goes where and no one will accidentally unplug the wrong one. And this is especially helpful in an office, no matter what size it is. You want to make sure everything is always up and running. 

Another advantage of proper cable management is that it increases the lifespan of your cables. Tangled cables tend to bend at awkward angles, and if you continue to use them that way, the outer shielding will fray and eventually compromise the safety of that cable. 

Power plug adapters are a great way to protect your cables, and for that, you need the angled ones. Plug the angled adapter into the wall socket, so you can plug your computer cable into it in a way that it can be flush against the wall. Then you can easily set your desk up right in front of the socket and extend the cable up to meet your computer. This way, you can keep your cable short without adding tension on the cable where it bends to travel up to your desk. 

Power cable adapters are also a necessity when it comes to using gadgets from different countries or while traveling to different countries. When buying any gadget with a plug that cannot be used in the US, ensure to buy the right power adapter. Not only will the gadget’s plug not fit into our socket, but if it runs on a different voltage than our standard gadgets, then the adapter will convert that and protect your new gadget. 

While sometimes minimizing the cable length works, other times you have to add more cables to the mix (while hiding them from view, obviously). If you want to connect various peripherals with your computer, you need to get the right computer adapters. It is crucial that you do your research about the standards and versions of your ports, cables, and adapters before buying because if they don’t match, no matter how fancy your equipment is, the output will just not match up. 

The right computer adapters can take the hassle out of the most complex workflows. You can connect your 4k monitor to your laptop with computer adapters like HDMI or a USB C cable. You can also use a neat USB dock into your laptop and keep it stationary on your desk. Plug all other cables into the dock so that only a single cable runs into your laptop. This setup also keeps your laptop somewhat portable. 

Even while you’re on the go, you want to keep your cables detangled and to a minimum. You can’t carry around your dock to the cafe to work. But you can carry adapters that are shorter in length if you need to plug in a USB drive in your laptop or an SD card. 

We can’t have all gadgets that are always compatible with each other. Older gadgets that still work should be used, and adding a new computer or tablet to your workflow shouldn’t break your workflow. Adapters and cables keep things running across versions and generations of gadgets, as long as you do your research and figure out just the right combination of them for your equipment. 

You can browse our collection of all things adapters and cables. We will also assist you in picking out the right one if you need help figuring out your required combination.