Medium Bobino Cable Buddy

Concept: 2 out of 5
Execution: 2 out of 5
Yeah, but: Now I bought the bigger one.

The Long Version: Last month I reviewed the small Bobino cable organizer, and while I'm still not sure about the name, I like it enough to invest the five bucks for a bigger size. It's not a huge expense, but it is a really big difference in size. This one is recommended for heavier-duty cables, and it's substantially bigger than the small one. For comparison I put my small size next to the new medium one, and the difference isn't subtle. The other advantage to having both is that now I have something to wrap my thinner earphones around.

The lesson that I've learned is that Bobino marks their sizes small. I don't know why I should be surprised; after all, half of the guys in the city are riding around on fixie bikes wearing their girlfriend's jeans. Ironically, having something small seems to be the big thing these days. For the sake of practicality remember that it's the size and length of the cable that matters, not the stated function on the package, and err on the side of common sense when choosing one.

last updated 1 oct 2011


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