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Great, but some cables will drop
on April 29, 2012
I've got a lot of devices that need charging, which means that I have at least a few cables on my desk that require quick access. To solve the messy appearance and the occasional cable that'd drop back behind my desk, I went looking for a cord catch. I'd had my eye on the OXO Good Grips cord catch for a while, but waffled on buying it because of the price. I'd finally had enough and after installing an articulating monitor arm on my desk, I decided to go ahead and try it out.
- Nicely weighted
- Attractive appearance
- Non-slip rubber base
- Can feed two or more cables
- Wide opening allows some cables to drop
- Kind of pricey
The OXO Good Grips cord catch is a good looking little doodad. It comes in a satin chrome finish as well as a polished chrome finish. The base is comprised of a rubber, non-slip material and the 3 ounce weight keeps the cord catch from tipping over or moving around too much. The front has a wide opening to contain the plug-ends of cables, while the rear thins out to a small opening.
Wide cables should fit through the openings without any problem, as well as multiple thin cables. However, the opening is large enough that some cables with smaller ends, like micro- and mini-USB cables, may end up dropping right through the opening. I just pair up my cables so that they won't fall back.
The OXO Good Grips cord catch is a great way to keep your cables from falling behind your desk, as long as you don't have just one small cable. I prefer it over to other solutions that require you to stick them on your desk with an adhesive. Just keep in mind that if you're looking for a cord catch for one, small cable, it might not be your best solution.