Cords and cables are the curse that accompanies the blessing of our tech world. No matter how wireless we try to be, wires still creep into our daily lives. And when they creep, they tangle. Some day someone will be able to explain the peculiar physics that cause cables, carefully looped and stored, to turn into a mess of knotted spaghetti. Until then, we must find a way to make peace with these twisting, tangling things.
The AppleCore is a simple and fairly time-honored solution that allows you to place a spindle along the run of your cable, then wrap excess length around it. The cores are available in three sizes for cords ranging from earbuds to household appliances and are made in six colors. Prices range from $1.99 for small up to $4.99 for large.