Cable Caps Puts A (Cute) Lid On Your USB Accessories

Accessories aren't usually able to grab our interest unless they really do something that hasn't been done before, but the new Cable Caps definitely have our eyes. Considering just how many USB peripherals we encounter on a daily basis, there's something special here that really connects to our daily experiences. These community developed covers help to protect, organize and add style to your every day USB cords. Put simply, they are designed to "help you protect the male end of any USB cable when not in use."

These also help to put varying faces on different cables, and if you're memory is sharp, you'll be able to associate a cable head with a purpose. The top portion of each Cable Cap is a funky, unique character with a built in slot to receive a standard size USB cable. Below the head, is a body section that acts as a stretchable band to tie up the remaining USB cable slack. When wrapped, the cable is tightly secured in place. When you need the cable, simply unwrap, pop off the appropriate cap and plug the USB into your computer.

Of course, the "cute" look of these make them perfect for gifts, and they're currently being sold in sets of three for $7.99 each.

With Cable Caps covering and wrapping your USB cables, you will no longer be fumbling around with excess, unidentified, knotted USB cables. There are six different Cable Cap characters for you to collect: Printer Man, Phone Dude, Camera Gal. Eye Baller, Egg Man and 'Da Bulb. They are sold in sets of three for for $7.99/set.

Cable Caps are the twenty second product designed and developed by the quirky community since quirky’s launch on June 2nd. quirky gives everyone the chance to get product ideas out of their heads and onto shelves. Each week quirky’s community collaborates to select and produce one new product idea. This week ends the development of Cable Caps and it is now available for sale in sets of three at quirky’s online store for $7.99.

Via:  Quirky
rapid1 4 years ago

This is a pretty cool little device or ad on. I could definitely see the point as a lot of things are coming with a direct connect US charging attachment. There are other things as mentioned in the article that would be cool as well. For $7.99 I could think of 3 uses off the top of my head.

gibbersome 4 years ago

I have a USB Flash drive on my keychain from 5 years ago, and most of those were spent without a cover...still works fine.

Cute, but largely pointless. :)

ClemSnide 4 years ago

I'd spend $7.99 to protect my male end!

Oh! Of a USB cable? Well... OK, sure.

(Seriously, I'll pick up a set. I do have Brother TZ labels on all my cables, and that's one of the treasons my computer build is going so slowly... that front panel cable wad is a mess. For the externals, though, these look great if you're just a little bit silly. But why an egg?)

acarzt 4 years ago

i'm gonna have to agree with gibbersome, this is pretty much pointless at least for me lol

Why an egg? To hatch some new ideas! Hahahah right? no? lol

gibbersome 4 years ago

Lol Clem, nice double entendre!


@acarzt Thanks for the support! :)

recoveringknowitall 4 years ago

No offense to any guys that like these, but seems to me they'd be most appealing to kids and girls.

Soupstyle 4 years ago

I think you are being too kind by including male kids in that group. :P

acarzt 4 years ago

I should show this to my gf i'm sure she'll love them lol

She's 23 and has stacks of hello kitty journals she uses at her college classes lol She means serious business lol

gibbersome 4 years ago

Yeah, same here. My gf still sleep with her baby blanket...

recoveringknowitall 4 years ago

File these caps under: Her-ipherals.

EnigmaCypher7 4 years ago

This product does look as if it would appeal more to the Ladies of the office.

One more cute little distraction to keep them off task...

(Ladies don't take offense! Around my current job, and most places I have worked, the women handle the cutesy end of office relationships, while the guys rather get the job done and go to the pub. Though there are those guys who like to gossip, Maybe they would like this product too...)

realneil 4 years ago

If you gave these things to me, I'd give them away to someone else,....maybe my granddaughter.

I wouldn't even consider spending CASH on them.


And welcome to Enigma,.............

acarzt 4 years ago

lol, yea i'd give them to my gf, and if she didn't want them, i'd give them to my neice.

gibbersome 4 years ago

Hmmm....I like the occasional gossip (tech gossip that is)...and I don't go to pubs, but these still don't appeal to me. Smile


@rapid1 Good question, lol.

ClemSnide 4 years ago

@recoveringknowitall: No offense taken. I'm in touch with my childlike side and my feminine side.

gibbersome 4 years ago

Lol, gone over the dark side, have you?

rapid1 4 years ago

What if your niece did not like them acarzt

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