the hub : mini hub for iPhone, iPad, iPod & other cords by chadwick parker & joe huang — Kickstarter.
Our new project is all about storing, protecting, and simplifying your favorite wires and cords with one push of a aircraft grade aluminum button. No more mess, tangled wires, or hand-winding. Welcome to 2012.
Why are we passionate about the Hubs?
We love making useful things that save us time and headache. We feel that hand-winding and untangling cords is a waste of everyone’s time. We wanted to start off the new year by taking control of the time we spend everyday trying to keep our cords untangled and organized. It may seem like a small thing to be passionate about, but we often find the most joy and fulfillment in the little things in life that improve our daily lives.
As great as wireless stuff is, the majority of us still plug in our iphones, ipads, and ipods everyday. After we’re finished, most of us loosely store the cord on a desk, drawer, bag, or backpack unprotected and messy.
Current cord management solutions today seem to provide us all with one solution and message, “Hand-wrap your nice cords around a cheap plastic stick, rod, hooks, wheel, or some other gizmo. Then, toss it in your bag and let it get tangled up again.” One day it hit us that we were not happy with the old solution of managing our cords and we wanted to change it.
That’s why we decided to make some really high quality, user-friendly, aircraft grade 6061 aluminum universal retractable cord management hubs that can help make our life more simple and that worked with the existing cord we already owned. Something that works how it should with just one push of a button.
The Hub Solution
We love using products that have only one button. To us they feel clean, well-designed, uncomplicated, and inviting. Our hubs work with most of your existing cords and wires that you already own, use, and love. The hubs allow you to simply swap you favorite cords in and out whenever you want. Turning your tangled cords into sleek retractable ones that are safely stored in a lightweight aircraft grade 6061 aluminum body. We have worked hard to keep the hubs compact yet pack a lot of cord safely inside each hub. Managing your cords just got a lot easier.
The hubs make managing your cords and staying organized super easy. Just one press of a button and… “swoosh”, you’re ready to go.
Easy as 1-2-3
1. Twist the bottom cap off
2. Find the middle of your cord and place it inside
3. Replace the bottom cap and press the center button
You can customize the hubs to work with both your short and long cords by adjusting the tension of the white retracting spool to fit your cord length.
6061 Aircraft Grade Aluminum (body)
Durable ABS Plastic (inside parts)
High-Strength Steel (spring mechanism)
The last hurdle
We need to produce these little guys on a large scale to pay for the plastic injection molds needed during mass production. We also need to meet our MOQ’s (minimum order quantities) and buy the necessary parts, packaging, and shipping supplies at lower bulk rates. When you back our project, you will help us pay for all of these things so we can make the hubs and get them in your hands. Please share the project link with your friends and favorite blogs.