You wouldn't encounter many of the typical annoying occurrences with electronics' cords if you used the LaCie Flat Cables instead. These are thicker than the slim and round-sectioned ones to which you're accustomed, giving them several advantages.
Cédric Ragot's design turns these wires into plasticky ribbons that are much easier to distinguish when upon or under a desk. They are wide enough to make tangling them very unlikely and excess length is simple to coil and belt up. Of the seven specific varieties (including a USB hookeup, eSATA and a FireWire cord), they are each easily differentiated at a glance thanks to color-coding in orange, blue and yellow. You can brighten up your workspace, reduce the potential mess and enhance your organization with these LaCie Flat Cables.