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Really helped with escaping cables.
on December 18, 2012
I have a TrekDesk standing/treadmill desk set up in my office, with a laptop that I need to remove and take to meetings. I'm constantly unplugging and replugging the peripherals at my desk, and the cables often fell all over the place, even after I tried different types of cable ties. I also have the monitor, telephone, desk fan and phone chargers set up at the desk. The outlets in my office are in an odd place... This is all to say that the setup was untidy, unsightly and inconvenient.
I bought this because of the feature that cables can enter/exit the zipper at different points along the zipper, and I thought the length would be adequate for a standing desk. I think there are a total of 7-8 cables in the zipper. Although the end result is well worth the effort, I gave the product 4 instead of 5 stars because of the work required to get all of the cables. It definitely would be easier with two people, if you have more than a basic set of cables all entering and exiting at roughly the same spot on the zipper.
It took me three tries zipping before I was able to visualize what configuration would work best, and get a handle on how to add a cable mid-zip. For cables that needed to exit half-way (laptop-monitor cable, for example), it was a little tricky pulling out that cable and keeping the zipper and other cables working. This is where two people would come in handy: One person to hold the cable bunch steady while the other person forces the zip clip back on the track to continue.
It's easy to cut the zipper to size, and cutting it also worked in a spot where a large section needed to exit. I cut the zipper at that spot, split the cables, then restarted the zipper with those cables that needed to continue down the line.
At any rate, a little while later with red fingers and sweaty brow to show for my effort, I had a tidy cable organizer down the back of my desk, with cables snug, and accessable in the correct places.
One last thing: you might want to be mindful of the clothes you're wearing when you commence with this project. I don't recommend, for instance, wearing a top with extra long laces tied at the neck. You might find that you zip up a length of the laces. Just sayin'.