The 10 Best Cable Straps
This wiki has been updated 10 times since it was first published in August of 2019. If you're afraid to go behind your computer desk or entertainment center because you're not sure what's lurking in the wild tangle of wires and cords back there, it may be time to get organized — and these cable straps can help, as they will keep everything wrapped up in a neat package. Many are also useful for other household applications, and can serve as a reusable alternative to zip ties. When users buy our independently chosen editorial selections, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.
January 22, 2021:
Due to the simplicity of their design, all of the selected cable straps featured in this wiki are still current and therefore no replacements are necessary for this update. The various styles and materials used offer practicality and are suitable for tidying a variety of cables, from thin wires such as found on headphones or chargers, to thick HDMI and audio lines, through to multi-cable applications.
August 09, 2019:
Virtually every single option on the market is available in black, and for good reason: it blends in and doesn't draw attention to itself. But don't dismiss brightly-colored models as novelties, as they can be useful for things like color-coding wires or drawing attention to important cables. That's why so many of our top selections include some vivid options in addition to basic black.
While all of the straps shown here will do a great job of organizing HDMI cables and the like, many have myriad other uses. The Mmei Multi-Purpose, for example, work surprisingly well outdoors, allowing you to wrap cables, extension cords, and even small water pipes.
We included models with various means of attachment as well. Some have a loop at the end, which helps make things even more secure. Others are Velcro from one end to the other, which makes them easy to fasten but increases the likelihood that they'll get snagged on something. The Folai Self-Adhesive is the most unique option here, as it functions more like a traditional zip tie; this makes it unsuitable for reuse, but it is fantastic for permanent installations.
Panduit MLT Tie Made using stainless steel wrapped in a polyester coating, these straps have self-locking heads that can close anywhere on their bodies. They function well in corrosive environments, and are UV-resistant with a high temperature tolerance to boot. alldataresource.com
HellermannTyton Dual Clamp These hardy models can support up to 150 pounds each, making them an excellent choice for heavy-duty applications. You can even reuse them, as they're easy to release when necessary. cabletiesunlimited.com
Nite Ize GearTie These brightly-colored wraps act like souped-up versions of the twist-ties found on loaves of bread, as you simply wrap your cables up in them and then twirl the ends around themselves. They're available in lengths up the 32 inches, allowing you to secure nearly anything you want. carkart.com