Simply, I hate tangled cables. The most worthless item in your bag is a knotted-up bunch of charging cables and, if you’ve really got a bird’s nest, it can take forever to untangle. Thankfully, everyone at AViiQ shares the common tangled-disaster-pain that ravages the world of technology and decided to do something about it. Ready Clips are here as the antidote and they fit quite nicely in a travel bag…

Design is Function

Ready Clips are designed to be carried like a pen. Standing at 5.5″ with a maximum thickness of around 6mm, the short length and small size allow them to be easily carried alongside your favorite writing utensil.

Ensuring the cable can be found in a moments notice, the integrated clip keeps them in place, thus preventing the typical fumbling around at the bottom of an accessory bag, purse, or briefcase.

In addition to easy portability and a short length, the flat banded cable is bendable yet rigid to prevent tangling. When viewing the product pictures, I imagined the cables to be much more flexible; however, the Ready Clips are surprisingly turgid, which also lends to their tangle-proof design.

It is important to note, these cables are primarily suitable for desktop use, as pictured here. Because the cables are very short and stiff, they are not ideal for use on a wall outlet or on the side of a CPU tower. The clips are perfect for use with a laptop, where the USB connection is essentially on a flat surface.

Conclusion

Starting at $14.99, AViiQ’s Ready Clips are available for Mini USB, Micro USB, and Apple’s 30 pin connector. Thanks to our friends at AViiQ for sending over a set for us to put to the test; I decided they are a great addition for a grab-and-go travel case or for use with a laptop or USB hub. Keep in mind, these are not well suited for general use because of their size and limited flexibility. The Ready Clips fit a niche market, but do so in a convincing way — if you are looking for a quick, portable fix to tangled cord woes, AViiQ has your answer.

Pros:

  • Only 5.5 inches long
  •  Sturdy design prevents tangling
  • Two Apple connectors for $29.99

Cons:

  • Sturdy design limits usability
  • Wish the cable was made of one continuous piece instead of two tips and a connector

Do you have problems with dangled dock cords?  Would you ever buy a product for such a specific use?

  • that is brilliant!

  • Looks great! Wondering whether they will be doing earbuds too?

    • samdchuck

      That would be a terrible idea. Just imagine how annoying a cable that only bends in 1 dimension.

      You can barely move these cables, if you look at the picture of the laptop and the iPad you’ll see that that’s is how you have to put it, you can’t rotate your iPad, can’t even lift it up to change the on-screen rotation if it’s wrong.

      With earbuds it will never be comfortable, it will always be frustrating because the cable isn’t flexiable in all directions.

  • aldrich siñel

    I still prefer the original cables..For apple..:)

  • smtp25

    Problemo – one of my laptops has vertical usb ports not horizontal – so if the cable is not flexible I’ll have to stand my iPad or iPhone on its side to try and charge it – my laptop can’t be the only one (fyi its a Lenovo)

    • If your laptop has vertical USB ports, please, get rid of it as soon as possible, thanks.

  • Chris

    Pointless

  • Not totally sold on the idea, but I have seen other short “travel” cables. My biggest issue is that I frequently have my iPhone plugged in and still want to use it.. with such limited reach, that could make answering the phone, typing a text, etc difficult…