by Robin Vincent | Approximate reading time: 2 Minutes
CablePortal

CablePortal  ·  Source: CablePortal

CablePortal

CablePortal  ·  Source: CablePortal

CablePortal

CablePortal  ·  Source: CablePortal

CablePortal

CablePortal  ·  Source: CablePortal

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Use What You Need (UWYN) has come up with an innovative way to wrangle your patch spaghetti into order. CablePortals could change your life.

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CablePortals

UWYN specialises in innovative 3D-printed designs and products and CablePortals are the latest useful gadget to roll off the printer. They are designed to hold and route patch cables around your modular synthesizer. They are light, bright and sturdy and can gather cables in all directions. I often see people using velcro cable ties for this sort of thing but I think a CablePortal could do a quicker and easier job as you could continue to thread things through without having to undo anything. And then rather than having patch cables all over the place your focus them into areas where perhaps you don’t need to get your fingers into as much. It’s a very useful idea.

CablePortals are available in 18 different colours for $10 each. If you buy 5 you get another one free and I imagine that would be about enough for most people.

According to a tweet by fabulous-man-of-modular Gaz Williams, these are the result of a collaboration between him and Geert Bevin of UWYN. They are simple and effective and I imagine we’re going to be seeing a lot of these about the place.

A note about the printing method and finish: CablePortal is printed in high-quality Virgin NatureWorks Ingeo Bio-PLA with industrial-strength 3D printers. The finish is not as clean as with an injection moulding production process. You should expect lines, banding, dots, spots, gaps, stringing, … and other artefacts that are inherent to the 3D printing process. This doesn’t influence the operation of the product and is purely esthetic.

  • You can get them from here.
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One response to “CablePortal: Route and wrap your wayward patch cables”

  1. john says:

    3d printed? why not just use empty toilet paper rolls.

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