Hands On Preview: Unlace Ties Up Cord and Cable Clutter
As you might expect, we get a LOT of emails from independent designers about their Kickstarter projects. Most fall under, “cool idea, but I don’t know if I’d use it now”. Recently I got a package with a production sample from San Francisco designers, Cindy Glass and Dante Pauwels, and what was inside was an exception, proving immediately useful for the home office…
The name says it all: Unlace. Designed in two sizes, 5″ and 10″ lengths, the strips look like someone stole your sneaker laces and dipped them in colorful silicone. But instead of lacing up your kicks, these colorful accessories are bendable and twistable into a myriad of shapes, designed to secure cables and cords into neat loops or bunches.
Both sizes work great, but the 10″ length Unlace proved especially effective at holding troublemaker, longer length USB and Thunderbolt cables where some of the other cable organizers in my arsenal were more of a hassle to use. Unlace are extremely easy to wrap, not requiring the dexterity and patience other “wrap around” cable solutions require, and the laces are strangely addictively fun to play around with in a posable Gumby sort of way. Now I just need about 800 more of these to wrangle all the extra cables and cords I’ve accumulated over the years (all stored willy-nilly inside my box of shame)!
The Unlace Kickstarter Project is currently seeking funding with 29 days to go; investors of $20 or more being eligible to be amongst the first to be sent a set ($40 bumps you up to the larger 10″ set).