If you are like me, no doubt you will have a collection of electronic devices with wires for power, ethernet, speakers, scart, HDMI, component and that’s before I dare to look behind my computer. Quite frankly, the room becomes a sanctuary for wriggly wires looking for a good home and your instinct is to hide your charitable inclinations the best you can. Going through this tedious process of placing cables under carpets, rugs and anything else you can find to mask the mess, will soon have you losing the plot trying to remember what each cable attaches to. A nightmare if you ever have to move your equipment.
In the past you might have used good old sticky tape with ripped off pieces of paper acting as labels, I know I have! It is easy to lose heart as your spiffy new amplifier, with its LCD animating, rows of twinkling lights and sexy dials hides a hideous secret, a secret that reveals itself the next time you pull something out of its prized spot. No not the dust you couldn’t reach, I actually am referring to those hideous ripped paper labels that are now back to haunt you. Time for Stick’nGo labels…
Available in an assortment of colours, Stick’nGo provide a handy (and even waterproof) method of labelling all of your cables, perfect for future reference. You also have the option of ordering blank labels, allowing you to fill in the information exactly as you wish or select printed selections that include ones that display very clearly TV, VCR, Pay TV, Set Top Box, Xbox, PlayStation, Nintendo Wii and so on. Even better the labels act as flaps, resulting in two panels that can be written on.
The instructions for applying these sticky wonders are as follows:
- Record your details on the label sheet
Use a pen to write on the label to identify the device it connects to.
- Place over cable with ‘instructions’ facing you
Peeling off the sticky label you will notice a thick black line that you align perfectly on top of the cable and then fold over.
- Lift-up bottom flap and stick over ‘instructions’
It is then a matter of folding over the sticky panel in a particular way so that the label is visible and firmly attached or as the company states Stick’nGo!
I have found this particularly useful on my surround sound amplifier, connecting to its various speakers, inputs and outputs, however there are many uses. Maybe you just want to label your numerous power adapters to identify which device they will charge, how about separating gadgets from sibling rivalries, adding personal information in case you lose an important lead or like me wish to save yourself a lot of hassle in the future when it comes to moving items around. There are many applications for these sticky labels and I am sure you yourself can imagine a fair few scenarios where they will come into great use.
It is still quite a fiddly process, but when you compare it to the alternatives of either using guess work or ripping bits of paper and applying sticky tape, you really would be wise to consider Stick’nGo Cable Labels. They certainly are robust and secure and will more than likely become a necessity once you begin organising your technology.