Some cords are just really long. Sometimes, a velcro cord tie works wonders:
They’re exceedingly affordable, more reusable than zip-ties, and do a good job of securing your cords. Sometimes, however, more style is needed. Enter Rilakkuma, a bear character from Japan. His name is some combination of relax (“rirakusu”) and bear (“kuma”), and kinda looks like this:
Ok, so apparently Rilakkuma is big in Japan, like voted #5 favorite animated character big. I mean, just look at all of the ridiculous stuff you can buy. One of those things happens to be a cord wrapper:
I picked one up at the store because it looked kind of neat… and it is. Observe:
You might be thinking, “are you serious, did he just make me waste 5 minutes of my time looking at a piece of plastic that you can wrap a cord around?”, in which case let me say two things.
One, this particular piece of plastic has a snap button to keep your cord in place. Two, maybe you think this is nothing more than a gimmick. However, if you’ve ever tangled a cord in your pocket or backpack, you could use one of these. In particular, I find headphone cables get easily tangled. Consequently, this little guy is small, cute, and useful. It has a nice rubber surface, is well-designed, sturdy, and it makes me happy.
Rilakkuma Cord Wrap, everyone. Small, cute, and useful.