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Wire Mess Nightmare! Turn That Frankenstein to a Frankenfine

by Pete A on October 30, 2013

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Managing your wires on an adjustable height desk presents a unique challenge

The horror! The horror!

If you are using a height adjustable desk, you have probably had wire management issues since you initially built it. Just from the desk base alone, there were probably a few wires hanging down, looking unsightly, but, at the time, you figured, “Ya’ know, it’s really not that bad.” Then you added your CPU, dual monitors, phone, speakers, treadmill, mouse and keyboard, which created a MONSTER!….of wire mess. Take a look at the image above. I apologize for the graphic nature of the image, but I bet it looks familiar.

Yes, I know it’s terrible. Now I don’t like to point any fingers, but Angela Pitman, a content writer here at The Human Solution, created this beast. Stop trying to play God, Angela. Luckily, a hero of great integrity (me) emerged to fix this disaster. Using our popular Uplift Advanced Wire Management Kit, I was able to create some order out of this chaos using some simple, yet effective, items.  Let me show you how it’s done!

UpLift Advanced Wire Management Kit

The UpLift Advanced Wire Management Kit comes with everything you need to organize the wires on your adjustable-height desk.

  • The wire management tray/6-outlet power strip – The wire management tray holds the power strip, as well as any AC adapters and other cord bundles, securely under the desk.  This is one of the most important features of the kit because it offers the best solution for a common problem with sit to stand desks: how to avoid having multiple cables running from your desktop to the wall power. With all the powered devices going to a single power strip, you need not worry about your cables being able to reach the power when your desk is at the standing position, and you only have one cord going to your outlet power.
  • 10 self-adhesive cable mounts/100 single use cable ties/10 reusable ties – This is the best way to really customize the way your cables are organized and to eliminate wire hang. The kit provides you with more than enough ties for future re-bundling of wires. I especially like using these for the mouse and keyboard wires, but be sure to leave yourself enough slack for your mouse to move comfortably.
  • Desk to-to-wall cable organizer – This will organize any power wires you have running to an outlet in to a protected bundle. They are easily added and removed using a simple wire tool.
After implementing the Advanced Wire Management Kit

Here is the final product after implementing the Advanced Wire Management Kit.

It took me about 30 minutes to organize Angela’s terrible desk, but it is much easier to do this during the initial desk set up, if you can. You can see that we offer this comprehensive kit as an option with the UpLift 900 standing desks, so you can nip this issue in the bud before it even becomes a problem.

Stop scaring your co-workers with your unsightly desk! If you have any more questions about this kit, give us a call at 1-800-531-3746 or chat online with us and one of our ergonomics experts will be happy to help you.

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Pete A

Pete has been enjoying the roller coaster ride of ergonomics for almost two years. When he’s not spreading the good word about standing desks, he spends his time playing video games, visiting the local saloon, and working out to cancel out the effects of the previous activities.

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