When traveling, I achieve tangle-free gadget nirvana with Griffin’s stubby little USB cables, a set of short, stiff connectors which are impossible to tie a knot in, let alone get twisted up with each other. But Aviiq’s new Ready Clips (slogan: “They bend over backwards for you”) go one better. Not only are they stiff yet pliable, they also have a built-in clip for securing them into a pocket.
Not your shirt pocket, mind you — geeks may already have inherited the Earth, but a fashion disaster is still a fashion disaster . No, these cables are meant to clip into the pocket of your man-sack (not that one). Looking like stylish ribbon connectors, the set contains an iPhone/iPad cable as well as micro and mini USB plugs.
And unlike the Griffin kit, which has three cables whether you want them or not, the Aviiq cables can be had in an almost pick’n'mix fashion, letting you ditch the mini USB cable that only your stupid old camera uses anymore, or buy just a pair of iOS cables.
Prices start at $20, and go up to $30, depending on your chosen combo. Available now.