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Six ways to hide messy cables

I can’t stand the sight of cables. So it’s no surprise I’m always on the lookout for ways to hide them – here are a few options I’ve tried and tested.

Let me prelude this by explaining I’m slightly neurotic when it comes to visual calm. I rarely leave the house without making the bed; I always plump up the sofa cushions after sitting on them and I have to store unsightly things like contact lens solution in the medicine cabinet, even if I do use them every day. What applies to cables is similar, which is why I’m always looking for ways to hide them.

Here are 6 clever cable-disguising solutions I found in our online shop.

1. Cable boxes

I opted for a Blue Lounge cable box in the living room. The pastel green matches my serving trolley and the rest of the colour scheme. This cable box is by no means small, which is why there’s plenty of room for everything. It’s also available in black and white or in a smaller size.

If that’s not your bag there are other options. Alternatives, such as the Bosign model, are made partly of wood and offer a practical tray to store your mobile.

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  • Hideaway Cable Box Medium (30cm)
  • Hideaway Cable Box Medium (30cm)
CHF 28.90
Bosign Hideaway Cable Box Medium (30cm)
7

Availability

  • approx. 2 – 4 days

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  • CableBox Large (39.80cm)
  • CableBox Large (39.80cm)
  • CableBox Large (39.80cm)
CHF 37.30
BlueLounge CableBox Large (39.80cm)
No more tangled cables - the CableBox from BlueLounge brings order into the tangle of cables. Under the desk. Next to the computer. Behind the TV.
92

Availability

Mail delivery

  • Only 4 piece(s)
    in our warehouse

Collection

  • Basel: today at 12:30
  • Bern: today at 12:00
  • Dietikon: today at 13:30
  • Geneva: today at 14:00
  • Kriens: today at 13:00
  • Lausanne: today at 12:30
  • St Gallen: today at 13:00
  • Winterthur: today at 12:00
  • Wohlen: today at 11:00
  • Zurich: today at 12:15

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  • CableBin Holz (26cm)
  • CableBin Holz (26cm)
  • CableBin Holz (26cm)
CHF 89.10
BlueLounge CableBin Holz (26cm)
4

Availability

  • approx. 9 – 11 days

If ordered immediately.
Information subject to change.

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2. If you do need to have cables then at least make them nice ones

There are some cables you just can’t help having on show or easy to reach, such as those on the bedside table or desk. That’s why I always replace them with versions that are classier than the standard plastic ones. You can get some that are covered in a kind of nylon mesh and rather than plastic white, they come in all kinds of colourful shades and patterns. Options like the «anchor» are practical, as they feature a weight to hold them down.

  • Anchor Night Cable (A - Lightning, 2m, 2.0)
  • Anchor Night Cable (A - Lightning, 2m, 2.0)
  • Anchor Night Cable (A - Lightning, 2m, 2.0)
CHF 39.90
Native Union Anchor Night Cable (A - Lightning, 2m, 2.0)

Availability

  • approx. 2 – 4 days
    Currently > 5 piece(s) in stock at the supplier

If ordered immediately.
Information subject to change.

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  • GETTERÖN Series (A - C, 1m, 2.0)
  • GETTERÖN Series (A - C, 1m, 2.0)
CHF 39.90
Holdit GETTERÖN Series (A - C, 1m, 2.0)

Availability

Mail delivery

  • approx. 1 – 3 days
    3 item(s) ready for shipment from external warehouse

Collection

  • Unfortunately, this product cannot be collected.

Information subject to change.

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  • Lightning auf USB Kabel (A - Lightning, 1m, 2.0)
  • Lightning auf USB Kabel (A - Lightning, 1m, 2.0)
  • Lightning auf USB Kabel (A - Lightning, 1m, 2.0)
CHF 34.90
iDeal Of Sweden Lightning auf USB Kabel (A - Lightning, 1m, 2.0)

Availability

Mail delivery

  • approx. 7 – 9 days
    Currently > 5 piece(s) in stock at the supplier

Collection

  • All locations: approx. 5 – 7 days
    Currently > 5 piece(s) in stock at the supplier

If ordered immediately.
Information subject to change.

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3. Wireless charger

Cordless chargers featuring an induction pad are an elegant alternative to traditional cables. Some have a wood finish while others boast a textile cover. The main benefit of this kind of system is you can create a charging station without the hassle of plugging and unplugging.

A few tips: save your old cables for when you’re travelling. And before you invest in a pad, make sure your smartphone is what’s known as «Qi», meaning you can charge it wirelessly.

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  • LC-Q4 Wireless Charger (1.20A, 10W, Quick Charge 2.0, Quick Charge 3.0, Fast Charge)
  • LC-Q4 Wireless Charger (1.20A, 10W, Quick Charge 2.0, Quick Charge 3.0, Fast Charge)
  • LC-Q4 Wireless Charger (1.20A, 10W, Quick Charge 2.0, Quick Charge 3.0, Fast Charge)
CHF 35.90
Aukey LC-Q4 Wireless Charger (1.20A, 10W, Quick Charge 2.0, Quick Charge 3.0, Fast Charge)
Wireless charging
10

Availability

Mail delivery

  • More than 10 piece(s)
    in our warehouse

Collection

  • Basel: today at 12:30
  • Bern: today at 12:00
  • Dietikon: today at 13:30
  • Geneva: today at 14:00
  • Kriens: today at 13:00
  • Lausanne: today at 12:30
  • St Gallen: today at 13:00
  • Winterthur: today at 12:00
  • Wohlen: today at 11:00
  • Zurich: today at 12:15

PickMup

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Information subject to change.

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  • Dock Wireless Charger (10W, Fast Charge)
  • Dock Wireless Charger (10W, Fast Charge)
  • Dock Wireless Charger (10W, Fast Charge)
CHF 99.90
Native Union Dock Wireless Charger (10W, Fast Charge)
Charging pad for wireless charging of all Qi-compatible smartphones
1

Availability

Mail delivery

  • More than 10 piece(s)
    in our warehouse

Collection

  • Basel: today at 12:30
  • Bern: today at 12:00
  • Dietikon: today at 13:30
  • Geneva: today at 14:00
  • Kriens: today at 13:00
  • Lausanne: today at 12:30
  • St Gallen: today at 13:00
  • Winterthur: today at 12:00
  • Wohlen: today at 11:00
  • Zurich: today at 12:15

PickMup

If ordered immediately.
Information subject to change.

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  • Walter Dock
  • Walter Dock
CHF 89.–
Walter Wallet Walter Dock
2

Availability

Mail delivery

  • More than 10 piece(s)
    in our warehouse

Collection

  • Basel: today at 12:30
  • Bern: today at 12:00
  • Dietikon: today at 13:30
  • Geneva: today at 14:00
  • Kriens: today at 13:00
  • Lausanne: Only 1 piece(s)
  • St Gallen: today at 13:00
  • Winterthur: today at 12:00
  • Wohlen: today at 11:00
  • Zurich: today at 12:15

PickMup

If ordered immediately.
Information subject to change.

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4. Cable management

This cable management system is a way to bring everything together – and it comes in white and bright colour options. It replaces loose cable chaos with clean surfaces thanks to the clip feature. This lets you attach cables to the wall or table quickly and easily. For in the office you’ll want cable management systems that act like a hut to house everything under one roof.

  • CableDrop Multi
  • CableDrop Multi
  • CableDrop Multi
CHF 15.–
BlueLounge CableDrop Multi
11

Availability

Mail delivery

  • 9 piece(s)
    in our warehouse

Collection

  • Basel: today at 12:30
  • Bern: today at 12:00
  • Dietikon: today at 13:30
  • Geneva: today at 14:00
  • Kriens: today at 13:00
  • Lausanne: today at 12:30
  • St Gallen: today at 13:00
  • Winterthur: today at 12:00
  • Wohlen: today at 11:00
  • Zurich: today at 12:15

PickMup

If ordered immediately.
Information subject to change.

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  • Sumo Kabelbeschwerer
  • Sumo Kabelbeschwerer
  • Sumo Kabelbeschwerer
CHF 20.20
BlueLounge Sumo Kabelbeschwerer
4

Availability

  • approx. 4 – 6 days
    Currently > 5 piece(s) in stock at the supplier

If ordered immediately.
Information subject to change.

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5. Resourceful sources

You probably have some things at home that were designed with an entirely different purpose in mind. But now you’ve converted them into something else – how resourceful. Take paper clips, s-hooks and magnet hoots, for instance. They all double well as cable holders. Simply place them where you want them and decide where all of the wires will go.

Not always necessarily pretty… but original: hooks for holding cables in place so they don’t fall on the floor
  • hook magnet (1Piece)
  • hook magnet (1Piece)
  • hook magnet (1Piece)
CHF 4.30
Magnetoplan hook magnet (1Piece)
2

Availability

Mail delivery

  • More than 10 piece(s)
    in our warehouse

Collection

  • Basel: today at 12:30
  • Bern: today at 12:00
  • Dietikon: today at 13:30
  • Geneva: today at 14:00
  • Kriens: today at 13:00
  • Lausanne: today at 12:30
  • St Gallen: today at 13:00
  • Winterthur: today at 12:00
  • Wohlen: today at 11:00
  • Zurich: today at 12:15

PickMup

If ordered immediately.
Information subject to change.

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Clips
Pfister Clips

Availability

  • Currently unavailable. Delivery date unknown.

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Klammern (2x)
CHF 8.90
PAPER POETRY Klammern (2x)

Availability

Mail delivery

  • approx. 8 – 10 days
    > 5 item(s) ready for shipment from external warehouse

Collection

  • Unfortunately, this product cannot be collected.

Information subject to change.

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6. Hidden USB station

Lights such as «Logi» and «Multi» deliver a shelf and USB charging station in one. The Danish brand Markslöjd makes the most of the fact that lamps rely on power supply by adding an extra port for charging electronic devices. It looks like I’m not the only one who’s trying to minimise cable chaos after all. 😉

  • Multi
  • Multi
  • Multi
CHF 109.–
Markslöjd Multi
4

Availability

Mail delivery

  • approx. 1 – 3 days
    4 item(s) ready for shipment from external warehouse

Collection

  • All locations: approx. 3 – 5 days
    Currently 4 piece(s) in stock at the supplier

If ordered immediately.
Information subject to change.

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  • Logi
  • Logi
  • Logi
A++
Energy efficiency
A++
CHF 99.–
Markslöjd Logi
3

Availability

Mail delivery

  • Only 3 piece(s)
    in our warehouse

Collection

  • Basel: today at 12:30
  • Bern: today at 12:00
  • Dietikon: today at 13:30
  • Geneva: today at 14:00
  • Kriens: today at 13:00
  • Lausanne: today at 12:30
  • St Gallen: today at 13:00
  • Winterthur: today at 12:00
  • Wohlen: today at 11:00
  • Zurich: today at 12:15

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  • MARKSLOJD Draw 1L Wandleuchte Schwarz (LED)
  • MARKSLOJD Draw 1L Wandleuchte Schwarz (LED)
  • MARKSLOJD Draw 1L Wandleuchte Schwarz (LED)
A
CHF 319.–
Markslöjd MARKSLOJD Draw 1L Wandleuchte Schwarz (LED)

Availability

Mail delivery

  • approx. 1 – 3 days
    1 item(s) ready for shipment from external warehouse

Collection

  • All locations: approx. 3 – 5 days
    Currently 1 piece(s) in stock at the supplier

If ordered immediately.
Information subject to change.

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Have you come up with other nifty ways to keep your cables tidy? We’d love to hear your ideas in the comments below. You can also follow me for more organisational tips. Simply click on the black button next to my profile. I can’t wait to have you on board.

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Pia Seidel, Zurich

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6 comments

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User Anonymous

Die BlueLounge CableBin Holz gefällt mir, aber um hauptsächlich Kabel und Steckdosenleisten zu verstecken ist es mir zu teuer.

03.12.2018
User Pia Seidel

Fair enough :) Die günstigere Variante in Weiss wäre diese: galaxus.ch/de/s1/product/ma... – oder Schuhkartons. Die lassen sich wunderbar zu einer Kabelbox umbasteln und bemalen.

03.12.2018
User philipmarconi

Ich empfehle ROMMA für 10.-

04.12.2018
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User matthewdjb

I just use rubberised cable hider strips. Along the corners of the wall, or between the wall and floor, they almost disappear, and to my mind look better than cable boxes. Take up less room as well.

27.12.2018
User Anonymous

Komplett geschlosses Boxen sehen zwar hüsch aus, ABER... bitte keine Netzteile drin verstecken => kein Luftstrom => erhöhte Überhitzung- & Brandgefahr
oder selbst vorher divese Luftlöcher reinbohren => vgl. Schweizer Käse

03.12.2018