The Great Balls of Wire Tames Tech Cords by Swallowing Them Up

By: Meghan Young - Published: Aug 4, 2011 • References: & fastcodesign
Until cords are banned for technology, tech accessories like the Great Balls of Wire will continue to be needed in offices and households around the world. This particular creation joins a growing roster of cord tamers, yet it is perhaps one of the more cleaner and cuter designs out there.

Conceived by Danish designer Søren Refsgaard, the Great Balls of Wire offers a simple solution to messy cords. A little bigger than a tennis ball (which served as the first prototype), these balls can gobble up to five feet of wire through a strategic slit.

According to Refsgaard, the Great Balls of Wire takes on a "round shape because it fits almost all interior surroundings -- both lying on the floor and hanging from a table lamp on a shelf." Stats for Cord-Gobbling Balls Trending: Older & Chilly
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