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Mini Cablox is a slimmer version of the original 8x8 Cablox. It's the art of cable management - made smaller.
Mini Cablox is a slimmer version of the original 8x8 Cablox. It's the art of cable management - made smaller.
746 backers pledged $10,896 to help bring this project to life.

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What is Cablox?

Cablox is a cable organizer. With its adhesive backing, it sticks underneath your desk or behind your home entertainment center. Simply squeeze cords and cables between the rows of plastic knobs (there are 8x8 of them on the original Cablox) and any mess of loose cables becomes tidy and organized. Want to remove the cables? Just pull them out! Simple, yet efficient.
Main features of Cablox
Main features of Cablox
Cablox works with any cord thickness you are likely to find in a home or office. It will hep you organize thin cords like phone chargers and USB cables, as well as thicker cords from your printer or monitor.
 
Here is a Before-After photo (we used 4 x original Cablox 8x8). We needed a few Mini Cablox to make a perfect job:
 
Cablox - before and after
Cablox - before and after
Here is a small video we did showing the original 8x8 Cablox:
 
 

What is Mini Cablox?

Mini Cablox is simply a smaller version of the standard 8x8 Cablox. Mini Cablox has 2x8 knobs.

Mini Cablox (2x8) versus the original Cablox (8x8)
Mini Cablox (2x8) versus the original Cablox (8x8)

When do I need the Mini Cablox?

This slimmer design makes Mini Cablox easy to it useful on the edge of your table or desk, or in other narrow place. It may be all the Cablox you need if you don't have many cables in a specific location.

Where to use Mini Cablox
Where to use Mini Cablox

Why do I need Mini Cablox?

Can't I just cut the original 8x8 Cablox into smaller pieces? Yes you can, and this is exactly what we did in order to make the Mini Cablox prototype you see in the photos and video. This is not an optimal or scalable solution, however, for seveal reasons:

  • Cutting the Cablox destroys adhesive tape that holds Cablox to the desk or table surface.
  • The plastic is very tough and difficult to cut. (We actually chose this type of plastic - polypropylene - because it is able to bend many times without breaking.)
  • If you cut the plastic, it will create rough edges that may hurt your fingers when you press the cables in place.
And, yes, we did consider designing the original 8x8 Cablox like a piece of chocolate so that you could break it into smaller pieces as you pleased. Unfortunately, this was almost impossible to manufacture and tough to break, saw and cut.
 

Your reward?

If you back our Mini Cablox project, you'll get a set of 3 Mini Cablox which is enough to resolve a lot of cable clutter problems. Want more than one set? Then just multiply your pledge with the amount of sets (the shipping cost outside the US is fixed regardless of the number of sets). NB: In some reward categories it is stated that the reward is "Cablox". This is not correct. It is "Mini Cablox".

Reward: 3 x Black or White Mini Cablox
Reward: 3 x Black or White Mini Cablox
Do you want the original 8x8 Cablox 2-pack too? Just add an extra $8 per 2-pack to your pledge. We will ask you about colors in a survey before we ship.
 
An overview of reward categories is here:
Reward categories
Reward categories

We have now introduced Stretch Goals which mean a bonus will be given to all backers (pledging for physical products) if we reach 200% funding:

 
Stretch goals and bonus for backers
Stretch goals and bonus for backers
 

How will the money be spent?

We need to invest in tooling to make the injection molded plastic part. We also need a tool, one that is slightly less complicated, to cut the double-adhesive tape into shape so it fits the plastic part. Finally, we need to finance the production of the first Mini Cablox and to pay for the shipment of the products to our backers.

Risks and challenges

We have already designed, produced and sold the original 8x8 Cablox. As the Mini Cablox is less complex, we do not expect any surprises. We will use the same injection molding factory that made the original Cablox and the same plastic compound. We are confident that the factory can make the simpler product work in production. The adhesive is also the same as used with the original Cablox, so we expect no surprises there, either. However, with new products anything can happen. We have a lot of experience in tackling unexpected production issues and we will inform our backers about any unforeseen events and what they may mean for the progress of the Mini Cablox project.

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