Cable Organizer Gets You Untangled

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.

The Goods

Bringing the goods

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.

28 thoughts on “Cable Organizer Gets You Untangled”

  1. As a production tech, I am such a stickler for keeping my cables neat and tidy – even at home. So much so, that I wrap the cord of my wife’s curling iron!

    Thanks for the info Micheal!

    1. Stuart says:

      That’s pretty insane man, lol 😯 😈

      1. Yeah, it bothers me if the cord is tangled! Same goes for the hair dryer, blender, iron…

        1. Jeff Kee says:

          Ya it botehrs me a bit too but I haven’t been organizing it as much as I should.. but I should get a gadget that allows me to organize properlyl.

    2. ilker says:

      Yeah.. I have ADD as well! 😮

      1. Stuart says:

        Do you mean OCD?

          1. Michael Kwan says:

            Yeah, you know me.

            You down with OPP….

            Yeah, you know me.

          2. Matthew says:

            Thats going back a few years. LOL.

  2. Stuart says:

    Cables always going to be a mess, best just to keep it out sights way and save the extra money.

  3. Jimi says:

    Heh…do you guys ever actually write on your own blogs? 😆

    I hide all my cords behind things. Usually when I set something up with a lot of wires like a computer, entertainment center, etc. I think about keeping them neat, but ultimately they lay in a pile behind a desk or entertainment stand :roll:.

    1. I don’t really have time since I have become a full time spammer.


      1. Jimi says:

        It gets tough I agree. I spend most of the day marketing and forget I have 75 blogs I should be posting on. Got linked by TechCrunch yesterday though so I’m riding high. Think I’ll take the afternoon off. 😎

        1. Stuart says:

          Very nice, Techcrunch is a dream to be linked from.

        2. That a LOT of blogs to be involved in! oh wells..

        3. zaki says:

          Do you really have 75 blogs…I don’t believe… ➡ 😈

          1. *Laughter. Maybe they are blogs that he is a writer at. It need not be his own personnel blog but being part of others’ blogs.

          2. Jimi says:

            😆 I was overegagerating (*sp) a bit. I do have a dozen or so I’m working on, but only a few that I have in active form with regular content every day. Many of them are MAde ofr Paid Posting so to say, but I do keep original content on all of them rather than just totally selling out and making them into news feed thieves.

            I just decided to make a them more topic specific. I like to make fun of celebs, I used to be a financial advisor, and I love this tech stuff. So really instead of cramming it all together I just split them up a bit.

    2. Stuart says:

      I’d be writing on my blog, but I’m not really able to do much this weekend but waste time. 🙁

  4. Tyler says:

    I hate cables too. The monitor has 2, the computer has 7 coming out the backside of it. My speakers have cables.. cables everywhere!

    I try and use zap straps to hold them nice and together. I’d get wire-loom to make it all pretty like but I’m in-between homes at the moment so my set up is kinda temporary and in the kitchen.

    Is it me or has recently John’s site become a review site of other blogs? Not that it’s a bad thing it usually gets me to look through the reviewed sites… err site.

    1. Stuart says:

      John is trying to get through his backlog of reviewme reviews.

    2. Jeff Kee says:

      Coupons were expiring end of Feb – and then there’s a time limit for his reviews. PEople scrambled to buy review spots so he really has no choice.

      1. Tyler says:

        Ah ok that makes sense, I think I just read that too heh.

  5. Marc says:

    I’ve heard some good things about at work. It’s just nice to know of a place where you can find whatever the heck you want. we have to support a lot of people with a lot of hardware that’s all over the board. These guys have come in handy before and they probably will again.

  6. Leftblank says:

    A nice post, but I think they missed the major disadvantage of optical network cables; the huge price tag compared to the good old UTP cables.
    I really don’t think consumers will be needing anything faster than UTP Gbit LAN for the next couple of years; the internet speeds are at somewhat of a maximum here in Europe, there wont be anything faster than 20mbps or 100mbps (fiber) here anytime soon.

    1. Matthew says:

      I thought there were already talks of jumping way past 20Mbps over this way. If I remember correctly someone had tested somewhere near 50Mbps in the UK.

  7. zaki says:

    I never knew before this how important and what a big deal this cable tying thing is all about until a company specializing in cable organizing is formed…What a very interesting niche industry….

    I gotta bring and import it to my country

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