Cable clutter: whether it‘s your bedside drawer, daily carry or road trip luggage, this tangled web of wired earbuds, charging cables and USB adapters seems to follow you everywhere—or at least that’s the case with me anyway!
Besides looking like a mess, “organising” your small electronics and tech accessories in this way means that you have to spend time unravelling knotted wires every time you need to charge your phone. And, that’s if you can even find the cable you’re looking for in the first place. In fact, this has been such a problem for users of the Coros Vertix adventure GPS watch—due to its insanely long battery life—that Coros recently launched a keychain charging cable, so that users wouldn‘t lose it.
Now, I don’t know about you, but I definitely don’t have enough keychain space for all of my electronic junk. So, what’s the solution? Well, some sort of tech organiser bag sounds like it’s probably the way to go.
Syncwire travel case tech organiser
These days there a huge range of tech organisers on the market. They range from elaborately designed bags, with a plethora of pockets to organise all of your electronics, to simple cases, with a few dividers for your daily essentials. The right tech organiser for you will depend on how many items you want to store and where you want to take them. For me, I’m looking for something that I can easily throw in my backpack that’s just big enough to accommodate the tech I use on a daily basis. That’s exactly what the Syncwire travel case is.
Measuring 20 x 12 x 6cm, the Syncwire travel case is the perfect size to fit in the front pocket of most 20-30L backpacks—making it ideal for use on your daily commute or an extended trip. The simple clamshell design opens with a zip to reveal two compartments (one deep and one slightly shallower). This results in an ample internal carrying capacity that’s just big enough to squeeze in my daily carry and travel essentials. These are:
- Zendure X5 15,000mAh power bank
- iPod touch
- USB-A mains charger
- 2m USB-A to USB-C charging cable
- 1m USB-A to micro USB charging cable
- 1m USB-A to lightning charging cable
- Multiport USB hub
- USB-A to USB-C adapter
- 2 x USB flash drive
- Pair of earbuds
Design & construction
The hardshell design of the case somewhat limits the ability to squeeze in particularly bulky items, but this does mean that your electronics are well protected if you accidentally drop the case. In addition, the water-resistant Oxford cloth nylon fabric keeps your hydrophobic tech safe from the rain and any spills. I think it looks really stylish in grey, with the embossed Syncwire logo conveying quality without going over the top.
Echoing the minimalist design of the exterior, there aren’t many internal pockets to aid organisation. Instead, you get a single large mesh pocket on one side, and a felt subdivider with a small mesh pocket on the other. Given the compact size of the Syncwire travel case, I think this is definitely the right design decision. It enables you to maximise the available space and adapt the layout to suit whatever tech you have on hand. For cable management, Syncwire has also included four high-quality cable ties—so, you get the best of both worlds.
Back on the outside of the case, the carry handle works well and provides a convenient attachment point to pair other items, like noise cancelling headphones. The included snap hook can also be used to attach the case to your backpack—either on the outside to help with airport security checks, or on the inside to make it more resistant to pickpocketing.
Coming in at less than half the price of similar tech organisers on the market—£18.99 (UK) / $16.99 (US)—the Syncwire travel case is definitely punching above its weight at this price point. The compact design lends itself to travel and daily commute use, but there‘s no reason you couldn’t use it to organise your essential tech at home too. If you’re looking for a solution to store and organise all of your cables and electronic accessories, this case is probably not the tech organiser for you. However, it’s certainly worth a look for anyone that needs to conquer cable clutter on a budget.