KickStarter Spotlight: MOS

For anyone who has a busy and high-tech desk the constant battle with rogue cords can be fuitless and downright annoying. It is amazing that, with the incredible amount of products to alleviate this problem, there still are millions of desks ravaged by cord chaos. My desk, for one, is a casualty to this war and I am constantly looking cords that get sucked down under the desk or are hiding behind some mess. There are a few products that help corral individual cords but most of these involve the risky task of permanently attaching them to the desk; which is just more of a commitment than I am willing to make. While not the perfect solution to all cord problems, a design duo from Orem, Utah have come up with an elegant and ingenious way to literally stick all those conniving cords in one place.

The product is called the MOS, the Magnetic Organization System, which means that no adhesives come into play here. The first thing that stands out about the MOS is the fact that it very much resembles a piece of modern art. Looking like a wonky triangular pebble the MOS is certainly easy on the eyes and would fit in perfectly in any modern office or living room. The way the MOS organizes is by using the actual device as a giant magnetic base station that will grab and secure rebellious cords such as the metallic charger for MacBooks. Other cords, such as the ubiquitous USB, may contain enough metal to latch on, but just in case, included are 3 plastic tags that contain small pieces of metal which allows any cord to attach.

The MOS comes in three makes, the first two being made out of white and black plastic while the third is manufactured from a single block of anodized aluminum which should blend in nicely with any Apple products lying around.

While this certainly does not solve every cord-related problem with modern offices it does alleviate the frustration of searching for a wayward connection. It does all this with a beautiful figure and the plastic versions retail for only $25, but opportunists can pre-order them on the KickStarter page for just $17.

Joseph Bertolini
Joseph is an Mechanical Engineering student at The Ohio State University as well as an amateur photographer.
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