I just ordered another pack of Velcro One-Wrap cable ties, and it felt like a good time to sing some praise for them.
These are FANTASTIC for taming and organizing cables, such as USB cables, charging cables, power cables, and other types of prone-to-unruliness cords and cables.
They’re inexpensive, reusable, and they hold up over time.
The Vecro One-Ties are perforated and easy to separate, but you could also use longer lengths if needed. They’re also inexpensive enough that you can cut them up for shorter lengths as well.
Each individual cable wrap measure 8″ x 1/2″.
Many cables can be wrapped with a single strip for tidy storage and quicker access.
Heavier cables sometimes require two wraps.
These are not well suited for larger and heavier extension cords. For example, they might work okay for 15″ 16-gauge AC cords, but definitely not for 50-foot 12-gauge cords.
Velcro offers similar ties in a range of colors, but I’ve found that black and grey ties are the most economical if you don’t need color-coding.
The pre-cut notch separates these from cut-to-size and plain strips of Velcro wrap. I typically use it for the first-wrap, to cinch everything tight, but you can also use it for retention purposes.
You can wrap the first loop around your cord, and through the notch, to secure the tie to your cable. This helps to ensure that the tie is immediately at-hand when it’s time to put a cord and cable away. There are other benefits as well, such as when securing wiring to trusses, poles, and other such structures.
I was once wary about the thinness of these Velcro ties, but in my experiences so far, there are no downsides.
Pricing (as of the time of this posting):
Velcro also makes many other sizes, styles, and lengths of reusable cable ties, but this is the size I use most.
I have used many dozens of these cable wraps over the past 8+ years, and so far I’ve had zero regrets. Velcro changed the branding and packaging a while back, but I haven’t noticed any change in quality.
Do you need something different? Check out these other types of reusable cable ties: