Most geeks have lots of cables laying around. Cable management can be a problem, and I’ve tried a several products deigned to manage cable clutter over the years, though none of them as elegant as the MOS Organizer. I first became aware of the MOS organizer as a result of the company’s Kickstarter campaign for their newest products, the MOS Spring, and MOS Menos, a smaller version of the MOS Organizer. I was intrigued so the folks at MOS sent me the original MOS Organizer to take a look at.
In short, the MOS is a magnetic cable management system that is designed to actually look good in addition to being functional. It’s a triangle shaped piece of aluminum (or plastic) that uses magnets to keep cables in place. The idea being instead of hanging free or using unattractive clips or adhesives, your cables will attach magnetically to the MOS and stay within easy reach until ready to be used.
When the MOS arrived I was initially impressed by the packaging. Obviously some thought went into designing the packaging which hopefully bodes well for the product inside, first impressions are important. My MOS is the anodized aluminum version which is designed to match the finish of Apple’s computers, but they also make a black plastic and white plastic version as well. Personally, I find the anodized aluminum most attractive.
Included with the MOS are three magnetic cable ties that you can attach to your cables, though most of my Apple cables, including my MagSafe and lightning cables had enough metal in them the cable ties were unnecessary. The MOS attaches to your desk with a micro-suction base so it stays in one place, but can still be easily removed. I found the aluminum model to be hefty enough that the micro-suction was unnecessary when setting the MOS on a desk. The MOS could also double as an attractive paperweight when not in use. If you prefer to more permanently attach the MOS to a surface, such as a wall, it includes 3M doublesided adhesive.
The MOS is pretty small, about the size of your palm, and can accommodate three or four cables without looking cluttered. I put the MOS on my desk at work where I keep a couple of cables handy and found it served its purpose and looked good at the same time. I’m thinking about picking up a second MOS to put on my nightstand where I keep cables for charging my iPhone and iPad and regularly have to pick them up off the floor.
The MOS Organizer is available on Amazon and in some Apple Stores. At $40 (currently $33 on Amazon) it is a bit pricey as cable management solutions go, but you are getting a premium product. Their future products the MOS Menos is a smaller version of the MOS that’s designed for use in smaller areas like cars and just completed a successful Kickstarter campaign and looks to be available in the Spring.
I liked the MOS organizer. I think it’s a smart and elegant solution to the cable clutter problem.