MOS Cable System Hardware Review

MOS Cable System Hardware Review

Nov 29, 2014

At any given time, I am blessed with an opportunity to review a lot of devices and accessories. I enjoy pitting products against each other, and I love the prospect of squeezing functionality out of our mobile devices by pitting accessories against each other. Survival of the fittest

There are very few downsides to this, but if I were to nitpick, I’d whine about the proliferation of cables. They are all over the place, seemingly sticking out of every outlet. With so many devices, and such a need for juice, it’s understandable, but even my workspace does descend into an infuriating pile of cables quite frequently.

This is where MOS comes in. MOS (Magnetic Organization System) is a simple setup that looks to save us from the chaos of cable with a simple main unit and optional secondary pieces.

As exemplified by the review box we received, the central piece of the solution is the MOS itself. It looks somewhat amorphous at first glance, but really leans towards a triangular presentation, with a curved top; it’s designed in such a way that it lightly rests on a surface, with a suction bottom. It is surprisingly portable, but not flimsy in hand, and feels polished with its black finish. The box also contains three magnetized cable ties, and an optional wall-mounting sticker. For those looking for color options, the MOS can also be had in white and/or anodized aluminum.

In essence, the MOS is a magnet. The idea is that it keeps the metal-ended cables we use daily in an organized fashion by having them adhere to it. In reality, it works well, too. The sleek design is very becoming, and the overall efficacy is increased with the optional ties.


Another element is the optional use of the well-made USB cables one can purchase with it. We go to work with the Indestructible line of cables: Spring micro-USB, Spring Lightning (for newer iOS devices) and 3.5mm male-to-male Spring audio cable. The inner conductors are all coated in a special woven exterior that protects while being flexible. They all have anodized aluminum ends that help with use with the MOS, and the manufacturer willingly parades a no-questions-asked replacement policy if the unit fails for any reason.


All together, the solution is an effective one that looks good. I like the design and the ability to use it in several ways. Refrigerator. Desk. Car. Living Room. It can be used just about anywhere a random cable appears. Also, the solution can be built to suit. On the flip side, having a magnet besides electronics does make a tad nervous. I’d also prefer more ties; extras can be obtained though.

All in all, this solution is a fine one with potential uses in different scenarios.

Not bad. Not bad at all.

Pricing for the MOS can be found at the MOS purchase page.

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.