Tangled cables can be a nightmare for anyone, especially if you have a full-scale gaming setup to keep organised. When left unmanaged, cables can become tangled beyond belief and damaged, meaning expensive replacements could be required.
Now there’s no need for a complete remodel of your already complex setup. Keep it simple and stick with these techniques which take up little time and require little work to implement.
Under your gaming station
The best way to manage your cables is to relocate these and any power strips to space either underneath or behind your desk. A great place to hide cables is on the rear panel of your desk. If this isn’t an option, then anywhere that gets the excess cables off the floor where they are prone to accidental kicking when you get that all important headshot you’ve been waiting for.
To keep your cables tidy get yourself some cable covers and protectors from RS Components. By using these, you’ll keep everything together, out of sight and protect the life span of your cables. They come with a split bottom which provides a safe and simple way to feed your cables into the protector without the need to disconnect anything.
Get your cable excess in check
For every cable that’s currently in use within your setup, there are probably 3 or 4 more that are stored away somewhere unsightly. They live someplace dark and are just as likely to be tangled and disorganised.
Dig them out and have a sort out. At the end of the day, if one of the cables you’re using dies, then you’ll need a replacement fast! One of the easiest ways to keep your excess cables untangled and organised when storing them is to bag them up. Clear plastic sandwich bags are an inexpensive way to do this, and you may even have some lying around in your kitchen already.
Whatever you do, avoid wrapping them in some kind of complex configuration or figure of eight, a loose loop will be enough and will ensure they don’t become crimpled or damaged.
By following these simple tips and tricks, you can ensure that your game station is tidy, accident-free and that your tech lasts for as long as possible.