If there’s one thing that annoys me no end, it’s tangled cables.
Everywhere I go, I’m carrying a plethora of cables and cords—for my iPad, smartphone, smartwatch, computer, battery backup charger, not to mention an extension cord in the trunk.
When they get messy, it can feel like trying to untie the Gordian knot (the impossible knot from Greek mythology) just to get one charger or cable from the tangle.
I’ve spent the last two years testing every cord organizer I could get my hands on, researching dozens more, and combing through hundreds of reviews from real-life users.
Basically, I’ve made it my life’s goal to find the very best cord organizers to pack for my trips—and now I’m showing them to you in this list below.
You can’t beat this for value or convenience. 100 Velcro-adherent, reusable, hyper-sturdy cable ties that are easy to use over and over for your daily commute or take on every trip.
I’ve yet to find any cord organizers easier to use than these. The Velcro pads make it easy to secure the cords when packed, but lets me keep the cable ties secured around my cords and cables when in use so I don’t lose them.
If I lose a few ties, no problem! This is a 100-pack. Yes, 100 tough, reusable, highly convenient ties in one pack.
Whether you’re packing cables or hanging lanterns in your tent, these rubber twist ties are more than up to the task.
Their 12-inch length makes them suitable for wrapping or hanging anything. Thanks to their rubber exterior, they’re easy to handle even if your hands are wet or slippery, and the metal core ensures everything stays tightly packed and securely in place.
This 10-pack of leather cord organizers adds a little elegance to your tech loadout, and the buckles make packing an absolute breeze.
They’re better-suited to headphones and smaller cables than extension cords and computer chargers, though. Use them to keep your desktop organized and your carry-on neat and tidy.
For those (like me) who pack a pair of wired headphones (no worries about Bluetooth draining my phone or computer battery), this cable winder is the perfect storage solution.
It’ll work for any pair of wired headphones, phone charger, or USB cable. With two sizes—Mini for cables up to 5 feet long, Max for cables up to 8 feet long—it’s a highly versatile storage solution.
Of all the cord organizers I tested, this one proved the most valuable to use around my home office as well as packing for my trips.
The silicone has just enough stretch that you can wrap them around thicker cable bundles (extension cords, HDMI cords, and laptop chargers), and the buckle closure is tight enough to never come undone while still easy to pull open.
The magnets integrated into these silicone cable ties are the strongest of any I tested.
Their adherence is superior to the others on this list, making it easy to secure a wide range of cables and cords in tightly wrapped bundles.
The cable ties loop easily around even thick cords and can be pulled tight to manage thin headphone and phone charger cables, too.
This is the ideal solution for wrapping a charger or HDMI cable that you want to keep neatly and tightly packed.
It’s only able to accommodate one cable at a time, but provides a simple, user-friendly organizational solution that’s intuitive and easy to use. It’s very much a one-size-fits-all solution that’ll serve you well for any cables or cords you need to carry.
Pack your wired headphones in style with this leather cord organizer. Simply wrap the cable around the leather core, then secure everything in place using the handy strap.
When the time comes to use them again, just pop open the snap-buckle and pull your cords off the end of the leather core. In seconds, you’ve got access to everything—it doesn’t get more user-friendly than this.
Luxury meets convenience in these leather cord wrappers. Each is made using sturdy, eye-catching full grain leather that is tough enough to withstand even adventure travel, and will grow more beautiful with every use as the leather develops a unique patina.
Thanks to the integrated magnets, they’re easy to snap open and closed, and will stay firmly shut once you’ve got your cable wrapped and packed.