Sometimes, the simplest things can make life so much easier. Take, for instance, the Sleek Socket — an electric outlet cover (and Yahoo reader fave) that hides those ugly power cords — and the Sealegend Dryer Vent Cleaner that removes years of lint.
Amazon shoppers have a way of uncovering these genius problem solvers. The latest gadget that drew our attention? Syncwire Clear Cable Clips — they sort out that rats' nest of cell phone cables and cords, and they're on sale right now for just $6!
You can get them shipped for free if you have Amazon Prime. Not yet a member? No problem. You can sign up for your free 30-day trial here. (And even those without Prime get free shipping on orders of $25 or more).
Cords driving you crazy? These little plastic clips attach to any surface to manage the cables from your cell phone, computer, tablet, fan, you name it. They're so simple and so practical, you'll want them for every room in your house.
This pack comes with five clips in different sizes for different uses. Whether you have a web of cables behind the TV or your phone cord gets tied up with your headphones on the nightstand, these clips can straighten them out.
More than 7,000 Amazon shoppers have already experienced the bliss of a tangle-free home.
"After cords falling on the floor and stepping on the ends for months I came across these and they’ve been perfect!” wrote a rave reviewer. "I stuck them to the side of my nightstand and no more bent charging cables or sore feet! The cords slide through with minimal effort but hold in place when you’re not trying to move them."
“Tired of rooting around for your charger?” asked a satisfied customer. “These are for you! Stick on the back of a table, under a nightstand, on a wall and put your charging cable in it. Now you can find it easily and quickly EVERY SINGLE TIME! Highly recommend.”
“I LOVE THESE!!!” an enthusiastic shopper wrote. “Where have these been all my electronic life? I have mine on the nightstand, as I have multiple wires for multiple objects. Due to my back injury, I am in bed a lot, but this really helps with phone wires, laptop wires, etc.”
“Untangle your life,” commanded one customer. “These little cord holders are great. Small enough to be unobtrusive, but robust enough to handle all your charging cables, including HDMI cables.”
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