Sometimes, the simplest approach is the best approach. Case in point is the Pinza Solid Steel Cord Minder. What’s it do you ask? It prevents USB cords and those alike – you know, the ones you use to charge your smartphone and other portable gadgets – from slipping behind your nightstand or into the crevice behind your desk that hasn’t seen the light of day before the turn of the century.
The design is one built upon simplicity. A rubber grommet allows you to easily add additional cords and prevents them from slipping out of sight. While the solid stainless steel build adds enough bulk that when it does rolls back thanks to the pointed-egg shape, it keeps cords from moving out of sight and hopefully reach.
Thinkgeek sells for $16 and includes a few extra rubber grommets in the event you lose the first one.