OK - so the title I have given this review is (and was meant to be) tongue-in-cheek, because restraining a rampant marsupial is - I should think - probably one of the very few things for which these Velcro ties are totally unsuitable!
Realistically, the potential list of uses is endless. Most people will (very sensibly) use this product for tidying the spaghetti-like muddle of cables that most modern electrical appliances seem to spawn. I actually cut a couple of lengths of this 10mm wide Velcro strip to provide some extra support to the quick-release clips on my detachable camera strap: I'm not sure whether they actually need it, but it does provide a little extra reassurance against the strap unexpectedly coming apart and tipping my expensive camera to the ground - much cheaper than the proprietary alternative being offered by a famous photographic brand, and it seems to do the trick! Being a 5m roll, it should last me a good while too!
Honestly - this is probably my favourite gadget related purchase of the last several years, simply because it has had such a useful impact on EVERY gadget I have!
The concept is simple: Got a cable? Could it be tidier? Cut some of this to length, wind up cable (Loop it or fold it into a useful length) and then wrap the strip around it.
I have reclaimed so much space from various kit boxes by just tidying up the cables properly - it also makes you look more professional when you turn up somewhere with a kit box and everything is sensibly packed!
I may need another 5 metres....
I suppose it could be useful in a recreational setting too..... :-D
I've found this incredibly useful, especially for tidying electric cables when they're not in use. Simply wind up the cable, wrap enough round to give a firm overlap, then cut. As it's only narrow, it's easy to undo when needed, and is suitable for fine cables such as mp3 player earphones to larger mains cables. As it's cut to length, there's no waste, nor is there a huge bulk of fastener to make it impractical or unsightly. If you've got a drawer or cupboard with lots of things with cables thrown into it (e.g. phone chargers, hairdryers, headphones) and find that it's like unravelling spaghetti when you want to use something, then this is definitely something that will cure the problem. Better than elastic bands (that perish and break) or cable twists (the wire often works it's way out of the end of the twist to pierce fingers, etc) or string (how many times does that supposedly easy-to-undo knot just become permanent so you have to just cut the string?). I thought I'd need more than one roll after I'd been round everything in the house, but I've been pleasantly surprised at just how far it's gone, however, if I do run out, I'll definitely be buying more of the same.
This is certainly good to have in, especially if you are like me and a total neat freak when it comes to office desks and the like.
It holds wires well, and easily cut to required length to hold the lead of choice. It was a bit thinner than expected but it doesn’t make a difference to holding power, if anything it is neater and less noticeable.
Note if you are tying up fabric wrapped cords or leads, the Velcro underside may catch a little, but it is not a great problem.
I love this stuff. its a double sided velcro product, one side is hooks while the other side is loops. Simply its a non-sticky reusable tape, you can cut to the desired length. I've used it mainly for sorting out cables. My new TV stand looks neat, my Aquarium has hidden cabling (with a few choice plants), headphones are now tangle free when not being used, the dogs lead, laptops chargers, mobile phone chargers etc. etc. etc.
OK, so its mainly cables you'll use this for, but you get the idea.
In short its great to keep unruly cables in check highly reusable, and the fact that you can cut to length means this is a highly cost effective solution to cable management.
This is really useful. I bought it to tidy up various electrical cables that I previously tidied using rubber bands. This velcro is really strong - you just cut it to length for the specific cable you're looking to tidy. If it's a heavy cable then use the velcro as it is - the longer the length of velco the stronger the grip.
When I've been tidying small light weight cables I've cut the velco lengthways. Not only does this make the velcro go further but the smaller width looks much neater when put round thin lightweight cables.
Until I bought this I didn't realise how many electric cables I had around the house.
Overall, an excellent product that I am happy to recommend to anybody who wants neat cables.
The drawers of my desk were a complete spaghetti tangle of leads, connectors, chargers etc. This product has at a stroke tidied things up, and I can now see immediately what I've got, and pick out what I need. The way it is supplied and packaged means you can cut what you need for each individual case - the full 30mm width seems to deal admirably with heavy mains leads, while you can cut a section down the middle to give you 2 x 15mm wide ties for light cables such as USB leads and chargers. You should get at least 50 ties out of this pack, maybe twice that or more once you work out the optimum length and width for each circumstance.