Two Innovative New Products That Will Keep Your Chargers From Tearing Apart
Unless you’re an obsessively neat person, chances are your charging cables have been mercilessly yanked and wrapped every which way. Perhaps their ends have splintered and you’ve had to spend an unnecessary sum for new ones.
Perhaps this has annoyed you.
My cord situation circa 2012.
The first of our saviors is the Python Cord, a rubber band that stretches over your MacBook or PC adaptor and chokes the base of the thin cord that connects to your laptop. It’s by no means a complicated piece of technology, just a rubber thingy that’s there to offer its undying support to a charger in need. This way you can worry less about the potential damage you might cause by pulling your laptop charger around corners.
Photo courtesy of Python Cord.
The prototype I tried (pictured below) worked well enough, though it didn’t fit on the base of my adaptor as beautifully as the one pictured above. That could mean that the very base of the cord’s connection to the adaptor isn’t as protected as promised.
The Python Cord prototype in action.
It also wasn’t very easy to wrap my cord up and tuck it in the band (as picture below) for safe storage. There’s really not much room in that band for anything but the adaptor body itself.