The Hub Contains Wire Messes at the Push of a Button

 - Jan 24, 2012
References: kickstarter & core77
The rise in wireless technology hasn't eradicated the need for cords all together, and that is why The Hub would make an essential addition to anyone's tech accessory arsenal. The Hub is a round aluminum container for cords that has a clever mechanism allowing it to retract on its own, almost like a measuring tape.

A design project by Chadwick Parker and Joe Huang from Beijing, China, The Hub is a simple solution to a prevalent problem. With a push of a button, The Hub ensures that there is "no more mess, tangled wires, or hand-winding," according to the designers. Suitable for phone cables and laptop cords, The Hub comes in a mini version for headphones as well. It also has a detachable clip so people can secure it to their clothing.