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CableDrops Neaten Desk Top

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Household, Misc. Tech

CableDropsTidy up your your desktop with CableDrop. Each one will keep cables not in use from falling into that scary black hole behind your desk. Use them for computers, appliances, lamps, cell phone chargers or anything else with a cord. Stick them on a desk, wall or furniture to keep the clutter to a minimum. The 1 1/8-inch CableDrops come in a pack of 6 with three different colors at a price of $9.95

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Cordotz Plastic Organizers Dotz

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You can mark your cords with a twist tie, a Sharpie or duct tape or, if you are particularly OC, arrange them neatly with Cordotz. The bright plastic icons attach to your cords near the plug to keep everything tidy. Choose between Dotz for computer/office, entertainment electronics or home essentials systems for $9.99 per set. The company also has Cord Straps and Wraps in colors for the same price for ultra-neat freaks.

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LaCie Flat Cables

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Misc. Tech, PC / Laptop, USB

LaCie Flat CablesLaCie has come up with a new line of cables that they refer to as “practical and fun.” We like to call them cords for the “cable challenged.” The Flat Cables are available in three types of USB interfaces in blue, in addition to the orange FireWire 400 and 800, and green eSATA connectors. Each one has its own labels for more customization. The LaCie cable starts at a price of £9.00 (~$13.00.)

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No More Dangling Headphone Cords with Cordgo

Cordgo on JeansWe saw this product at the recent DigitalLife technology expo in New York, and have been kicking ourselves since for not buying one. So we’re thrilled the Internet reunited us with the Cordgo Cord Control, a small container for wrapping anything with a long 3mm cord: your MP3 headphones, USB cables, cellphone headsets, etc. Just wrap said cord around Cordgo to the length you want, clip it to your jeans, backpack, etc. and your good to go. You can adjust the cord at any time, and store it within Cordgo when you’re done.  No more dangling excess cords, no more tangling, no more wrapping the cord around your iPod when you turn it off. Right now, it’s buy one get one free, so click on over and score a couple.

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Using Unlicensed Cables, Controllers Voids Your PS3 Warranty (!!)

Posted by Michael Cardiff Categories:

HDMI Cable Sony Only!PS3 owners dealing with broken units have had some problems getting their consoles fixed. The reason? Well, it’s all plain as day for everyone to see in the PS3 Warranty Text:

(2) THE PRODUCT IS USED WITH PRODUCTS NOT SOLD OR LICENSED BY SCEA (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, NON-LICENSED GAME ENHANCEMENT DEVICES, CONTROLLERS, ADAPTORS AND POWER SUPPLY DEVICES). YOU ASSUME ALL RISKS AND LIABILITIES ASSOCIATED WITH USE OF THIRD PARTY PRODUCTS.

In other words: if you didn’t use a PS3-branded or Sony-licensed HDMI cable when connecting up your PS3, you’ve just voided your warranty. This problem was first found be a user over in the AVS Forums who called Sony with a broken PS3. When he told them that he hooked up his console with generic component cables, they told him that his formerly-under-warranty repair would cost him $150. (Fortunately, Target was nicer to him and accepted it as a 90-day return). If you’ve connected your PS3 to your TV with something other than a Sony-branded or licensed cable, and you want to get anywhere with Sony customer service, we can only offer one piece of advice: LIE.

I can understand Sony not offering to repair consoles that are damaged by mod chips or hacks. But “controllers, adaptors, and power supply devices”? That just sounds like Sony is looking for any way it can to wriggle out of liability. Guess it’s time to start looking for the Sony seal of approval on every controller and cable you buy for the console…

Read More | Official Playstation Warranty Text

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