So I recently bought a new computer for home; having had a laptop for work forever and always having had a desktop at home, I decided it was time for a laptop instead. Since I have really liked my work machines over the years (all Thinkpad/Lenovo machines which I have to take everywhere and get beat up and still always work) I decided to just get the same as my most recent work machine, which is a T500. I kept the monitor and keyboard and use a docking station for the home machine, and decided as long as this was all going on that I would clean up the cable situation as well. Here is the desk setup; work laptop on left, desk phone (which connects to my cellphone using Bluetooth so I can use my desk handset anytime I am in the office) and home laptop the right. Tidy, isn’t it?
And NOW for the cable situation; NO CABLES ON THE FLOOR! I bought a $10 cord rack from Ikea which holds not only cables but powerstrips, adaptors and everything else:
And lastly, cables I need to access. I found a little foam holder at the hardware store meant to hold drill bits that I stuck on the side of the desk. There is the charger cable for my phone, the data cable for my phone (yeah, two different cables; stupid I know), a generic USB cable for my camera, etc and my iPod cable. Sweet!
Ah. Nice and neat.