Product Type: Mayflex network accessories
Newest Review: ... Hook and Loop cable ties. These are such a simple little idea and originally designed for computers and printers etc, I assume this bec... more
Keeps wires neat and out of sight
Excel Hook & Loop
Author Name: superness11
Excel Hook & Loop
Advantages: you can reuse them
Disadvantages: could do with being a bit longer sometimes
I was not looking for cable ties when I saw these in a computer shop, however after spotting them I realised that I could probably do with them for the abundance of cables behind our television and out computer table. They are not like normal cable ties that you may use for a wheel trim or for cable tying, these are reusable. This hopefully means that this is a one of purchase!
==Price and availability==
I bought the cable ties from a computer store called D.M Computers, they were priced at £3.80 for a pack of 20 cable ties. This is enough for me, I have 5 behind the television which keeps the wires in a nice neat line and discreetly out of sight.
There were two choices of colour in the shop, white ones and black ones. I chose black as the majority of my cables are black so it looks more discreet. The ties are 2cm wide and are 23 cm long. They are bendy and extremely flexable making it easy to wrap them around the wires and fasten them together. Cheap cable ties are often quite rigid and snap easily.
The Excel hook and loop ties fasten easily and the motion can be completed with one hand. The long thin section needs slipping through the hole on the end and then pulling tight around the wires you want to hold in place. The cable tie holds itself in place without any need to do anything, to loosen you need to push the thin section back out the hole on a slight angle otherwise it will catch on the side and not move. This is easier than I have made it sound! They do not crush the cables they hold and are really flexible. Occasionally the cable ties may need tightening as they do loosen off over time.
These are good value for money and work out at about 20p per tie. They are reliable and easy to use, perfect for the office and home use.
Summary: Reliable and easy to use
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