We’ve cut the cords on a lot of things in our lives. We’ve eschewed the wires on our phones, our keyboards… there’s even a wireless charger solution out there. We’re still bound to the cabled way in many respects, unfortunately, needing speaker wires for our cars, power cables for our equipment, and all sorts of cords for our HDTV 5.1 surround sound home theatres. Cable Organizer, as I’m sure you can gather from the name, is supposed to be a one stop shop for all your cable organization needs, helping you manage that “rat’s nest” of wires. They’ve asked for a ReviewMe review, so here we go!
In addition to just about every kind of wire packaging solution known to man, Cable Organizer — based out of Florida — also sell the cables themselves, those yellow and black step things to cover power cords at public events, as well as all the wires you’ll need for your computer network. Yes, Firewire too. These products are broken down into a number of categories, including Government and Networking (and we’re not talking about MyBlogLog).
Unlike many other companies where you have to wait for hours if not days to get an email response, Cable Organizer promises to have customer service staff at your beck and call 24 hours a day, seven days a week. And they look like a happy bunch too.
Like I said above, they’ve got all sorts of products to help you organize your wires. They have heat shrink tubing, raceways… you name it, they got it. They’ve even got Logitech Harmony remotes. The selection is great, the online store is organized quite well, and you can navigate through the different items easily, adding them to your cart as needed. On each product page, they have a short description, as well as a link to customer ratings and reviews if available. The page design is nothing special, looking much like any other e-commerce site, but it works fine for their purposes.
Shipping takes place within two business days, they offer 100% secure ordering, there’s a money-back guarantee, and there are no minimum quantities on any order. No wonder so many customers love them.
Areas of Improvement
I don’t know if it was an isolated incident or what, but I had a lot of trouble trying to access the website on Wednesday night. It worked fine for my initial visit, but when I went back to double-check a few things, the site failed to load time and time again. This isn’t a problem inherent to the website design, per se, but it’s something that they might want to check out from the server end of things. Having an unreliable server can spell disaster for what could otherwise be a very successful business. After all, how can customers buy your wares if they can’t even get in the store?
One section that I thought was great but didn’t receive nearly enough attention was the Learning Center. They’ve got useful tips on things like building a great home theatre system and why you should switch your network to fiber optics. Featuring articles like these more prominently will help ease in a customer base that isn’t so technically inclined.
Clean Up That Mess
Realistically, it’s probably easier for you to waltz into your local electronics store and grab a package of zap straps or something similar to help you organize your wires. Most car audio places will have the speaker wire you need. But nowhere else will you find as huge selection of cable organization gear as at Cable Organizer. The prices appear to be quite competitive and they’ve got just about anything you’d need. Other than the HDTV, of course.
Coming to The TechZone
As part of the ReviewMe request that John received, Cable Organizer also mentioned that they’d be glad to send us some products to review. I’m not really sure what they’ll send, but we hope to have some TTZ reviews of their gear soon.