Product Review: CableKeeps (Nibbles & Goldie)

If it’s one thing I’ve learned traveling, it’s that electronics are essential.  The follow-on corollary is keeping track of your power adaptor and power cables is critical.  No power, no electronics.  It’s that simple.  So I was fortunate to come across a couple of products which help keep the power/power cables organized.  They are called CableKeeps from a company called Nice by Design.  This product review will cover the Nibbles (for the iPad), and Goldie (for the iPhone).Nice-CableKeep-Goldie-for-iPhone

NIBBLES

First up is the Nibbles for the iPad.  This handy device not only keeps the power adaptor and associated cable handy, it keeps them organized.  I don’t know how many times I’ve had the cable and no power adaptor, or I had the adaptor, and no cable.  Nibbles is up to the task of keeping them together and avoiding a tangled cable.

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I like that the critter (it looks like a fish with sharp teeth) protects the power adaptor, but does it with style.  The bright color stands out, which is important when you’re moving around, and packing and unpacking gear a lot.  Black and white cables tend to fade into the background, but not Nibbles.Nice-CableKeeps-Nibbles-for-iPad

The cable management part of this solution allows you to anchor the cable safely so that it stays in place.  It’s a well thought-out design.Nice-CableKeeps-Nibbles-for-iPad-charging

GOLDIE

Goldie is another “fish” (I think it looks like a whale, but the kids disagreed) which works for the iPhone power adaptor.  Like its brother, it organizes the power adaptor and cable, keeping things nice and neat.

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It’s got a hard, but flexible colorful shell which protects the power adaptor, and the nifty thing about this guy is that the tail acts as a shelf.  This may not seem like much, but I don’t know how many times I’ve seen people charging their phones in airports, with the phone on the ground!  (My fellow travelers, you should not do this!)

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Both CableKeeps are small in size, so they can be readily packed away, and I’ll keep harping on it, but they keep the adaptors/cables together and organized.  If you’re looking for a fun and colorful way to keep your adaptors with your cables, then the Nice CableKeeps are a great solution.

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