I've been intrigued with the Bluelounge Cable Box since its release last year, but never followed through on getting one because I felt like it was still a bit too bulky and bland for my office. I'm glad I held out because the CableBox Mini is a wire solution that's closer to my aesthetics.CableBox Mini for me to test out at home and, while it has some faults, it's a great solution for camouflaging the anxiety provoking mess of cables and wires that can accumulate in just about any home office.
The CableBox Mini is about 3/4 the size as the original CableBox, which for simple home tasks is just about the right size. It comes with its own 8-inch surge protector that fits within the 9.3 x 4.6 x 5.2 inch CableBox. On either side of the box are small openings, one to accomodate the power strip's plug and the other to feed your gadgets' wires through. A cover pops on over the top, to hide the gaggle of wiring hidden within.CableBox was only available in black and white, the Mini is available in a slew of Skittles colors including, blue, green, yellow, orange, and pink. I chose yellow, to match with the pendant lighting we have in our office. I'm a fan of color so I was really into the idea of hiding my cables in a brightly colored box, but those of you who are looking for something that can easily be concealed within a room, there's always Bluelounge's white model.
Pros: Colorful, yet simple cable solution for those who need to keep things tidy while their gadgets are plugged in.
Cons: Keeping wires undercover becomes a bit moot when you have a thick, unforgiving power cable to manhandle.
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