Home offices can get messy, with wires and cables lying all around. While there are plenty of solutions available in the form of cable clips and wire baskets, most of them require a lot of planning. But if you're looking for something short-term to hide the mess, cable boxes and sleeves are two of the best solutions.
While sleeves hold several wires together at the same time, boxes let you conceal surge protectors and powers strips and long cords. Overall, they all tend to give the place a clean and tidy look, whether it's a home office or a TV console.
If you are looking for the best cable management boxes and sleeves, we have got some of the best ones in the list below.
Cable sleeves not only help keep your cables and wires all in one place, but they also prevent your pets (see Best Pet Feeders) from chewing on them. And the one by Kootek is no different. These sleeves are around 118-inch long and are highly versatile since they can be cut easily to fit your requirements.
Kootek also ships a bunch of cable ties along with the sleeves to makes the process of binding all the cables and easy affair.
These cable sleeves come in White and Black. If you are apprehensive about using the white part, you have to reverse the material. And the velcro at the edges does the rest of the trick.
More importantly, both the sleeve and cable ties are sturdy and durable. Plus, the adhesion of the velcro is adequate, something which the users have liked about this sleeve.
The Joto cable sleeves are one of the most popular sleeves out there, all thanks to their durability, versatility of usage, and, of course, the no pain installation process. These sleeves have managed to procure some rave reviews on Amazon.
Made of neoprene, they can be easily wrapped around cables and wires to give them an organized look. Each sleeve measures around 130-inch, and like their counterpart above, they can be cut as per your preference.
Furthermore, you can also cut holes in the middle to let out cables midway. The diameter of the sleeve measures around 1.5-inch and is good enough to hold around five cables of moderate thickness.
However, unlike the one above, the Joto cable sleeves do not come with velcro strips. Instead, there's a neat zipper along the edge. So, if you need to take out a couple of wires, simply pull down the zipper.
Also, the extra shielding protects the cords from being chewed on by pets.
If you are looking for a no-mess cable sleeve, the Alex Tech Cord Protector is your best bet. This wire tubing gently wraps around a group of cables, without the need to zip them or velcro strips. And since it's a wire tubing, you can stay rest assured about cats damaging the wires inside.
At the same time, they are highly flexible and do a great job of concealing unsightly cables.
They are available in many sizes and lengths. You need to gauze the width of the wires that you need to hide. For instance, if you're looking to hide a single 1/4-inch wide, you can opt for the 1/4-inch wire protector.
The Alexa cord protectors have gained pretty good reviews so far.
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4. Bluelounge CableBox Cable and Cord Management System
Do you have an ugly power strip with a host of adapters and phone chargers hooked to it? If yes, it's time you invested in a good cable organizer box such as the one by Bluelounge. It measures roughly 6.25 x 16 x 5.25-inch.
The Go-Oblong Cable Organizer measures 14.3 x 5.5 x 4.7-inch and can conceal everything from the large Macbook Pro charger to power strips and phone adapters. It's painted white and is designed to blend in nicely with the rest of your Apple products.
The larger space inside the cable box translates into quicker heat dissipation, and the opening for air-flow means helps the cause.
The design is simple. The top comes off, and all the cables and wires can be routed through the slot at the side. Users seem to like it for its durability, material quality, and no-fuss installation.
If you have hardwood floors and want an organizer to blend with the floor, you can try out the cable management box by DMoose. The box's top is made of wood and the rest of the body from ABS fireproof material. It also packs non-slip rubber feet for stability.
This case measures roughly around 16 x 5 x 6-inch and should be good enough to store the standard adapters, such as power adapters of printers and monitors (see 4K IPS monitors).
The wooden cover elevates the look of this box. And this reason makes it perfect to be used below TV units, dressing tables, and even in the kitchen.
This product has over 80% positive ratings on Amazon.
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So, these were some of the best cable organizers out there. Before you press the buy button, do make sure to measure your power strips and the length (and the number) of cables. That will help you make the right buying decision.
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