Since I had to send my iMac off to get checked out, I took the opportunity to re-do my workspace. I have previously used Belkin’s cable ties for cable management, mainly because they’re big and colorful. I read good reviews of Velcro’s ties, and the price was right, so I bought some.
This isn’t the best photo in the work, but the Belkin is at top and the Velcro at bottom. Note that the Belkin has that big flag to help you identify cables and remove the ties. Removing ties is not what I want to do. I looped both ties around my left pinky for this image, and handling the Velcro unit was much easier, as you loop the tail end of the tie through a loop at the head, which you can then Velcro to the outside of the tail. After that, you just start making loops. They’re easier to handle, cheaper, and I feel like they hold things more securely. Add in the cost factor and it’s a no-brainer.