Mi Cable Tidy – why didn’t I think of that?

How often do you see a product for sale and think, “Aah! That’s so simple! Why didn’t I think of that?”

Mi Cable TidyIf you’re like me, it’s surprisingly often. I’m fascinated by how some of the most simplistic of ideas turn out to be the most useful. I genuinely thought that when I saw the Mi Cable Tidy – it seems such an obvious idea… why didn’t I think of it myself?

See, our house is full of cables. If you were to look under our sofa, it’s like some sort of electronic version of snakes on a plane! One of my frustrations is that, when they’re not in use, mobile phone chargers seem to go wandering round the house searching for a hiding place so that, when you need them again, you have to go hunting. Since trying the Mi Cable Tidy, I can say I always know where at least one charging cable is… it’s plugged in to the wall in the kitchen and wrapped neatly around the Mi’s arms.

Sure, we used to leave chargers plugged in before, but the cables always trailed and we were never keen on that given that there are two young children in our house. Now the cable is neatly coiled and out of their way. With a bit of thought you can keep a charger and a set of earphones on the Mi. Just, you know, don’t coil them all up in one bundle or you’ll have a nightmare when it comes to untangling them again.

The base of the Mi serves a couple of purposes. If you’ve got it suspended from the wall by a plug, the base keeps whatever device you are charging out of the way of little hands as well. If you’ve using the Mi without a plug, though, it’s a pretty stable platform for resting your device on and using it as a desk stand – great when you’re travelling and want to watch a couple of videos on your phone in the hotel room.

And that’s pretty much all there is to it. As I say, it’s a simple idea but one that’s surprisingly useful. The Mi Cable Tidy is available from Mobile Fun for £4.99 at the time of writing.

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