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.

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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.

Impressive.

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.

Adobe Revel Editing App Now Available For Android

Adobe Revel Editing App Now Available For Android

Mar 11, 2014

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Adobe Revel,an app that is less a photo editor and more of an organizer, is now available on Android. It can crop and filter photos and videos, but its main use is synchronization between different devices and users that lets them share photos, or make them private, using a handy interface. It’s available for free from here: Adobe Revel on Google Play.

Evernote Update Enables Handwriting

Evernote Update Enables Handwriting

Mar 10, 2014

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Evernote is an immensely popular organizer that can help organize everything across different devices, from bookmarks to news to documents. Now it also includes handwriting. Users can use finger or stylus to write or draw a note for themselves that will be stored in the system. The app can be downloaded for free from here: Evernote on Google Play.

Clean Up Your Photo Gallery With Tidy – Photo Album

Clean Up Your Photo Gallery With Tidy – Photo Album

Jan 31, 2014

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This gallery app can help organize and clean the photo directory in a matter of minutes. It’s a nifty little app with great design that allows grouping of photos and ease of scrolling through them. You can try it out for free here: Tidy – Photo Album on Google Play.

Introducing Cal – A simple But Useful Calendar by Any.do

Introducing Cal – A simple But Useful Calendar by Any.do

Dec 5, 2013

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Today, Any.do has released its new app that may not blow your mind, but will keep you from forgetting about that dentist’s appointment. It’s a calendar and a reminder with minimalistic interface that offers various services, like synchronization with Google Calendar and Google Maps. This little app can be downloaded for free from here: Cal – Calendar by Any.do On Google Play.

Travel Safe Is Available, For Any Emergency Situation

Travel Safe Is Available, For Any Emergency Situation

Oct 4, 2013

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It’s always hard to think straight in an emergency, and remembering all the important phone numbers is harder still. That’s why it’s quite important to have them all safely saved somewhere. Having an app for such a thing is so important, in my opinion, that it’s a wonder that all the phones don’t come with something like this pre-installed. Travel Safe can do this, and much more, and is available from here: Travel Safe On Google Play.

Never Forget A Thing With Floaty Notes For Android

Never Forget A Thing With Floaty Notes For Android

Oct 4, 2013

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Floaty Notes is a simple, yet helpful application that helps keep track of things to do, like a digital organizer. Its primary feature is that it also acts as a sharing platform, allowing its user to synchronize everything stored inside, across many devices, and acting as a group organizer. Floaty Notes can be downloaded from here: Floaty Notes on Google Play.

KickStarter Spotlight: Station

KickStarter Spotlight: Station

Mar 27, 2013

Everyone could use some help being more organized; it is not a secret. An amazing percentage of the clutter that will build on an average desk are objects that are only there temporarily, such as a phone, keys, or wallet. There are hundreds of desk organizers that are available for purchase either online or at any store with an office section, but there are generally cheap and crudely constructed. At the least, a majority of them are overdone and attempt to do too much which might not be a problem for most people, but for those who are looking to add a little minimalist flair to their desk these obtuse organizers tend to get in the way. Over in KickStarter land there is a budding and promising new project that aims to deliver a precisely crafted organizer that also is pleasing on the eyes and might even garner a few compliments. This project is called Station, and it aims to clear the clutter in the most minimalist way possible.

Station is really nothing more than a piece of machined bamboo, which, as the developers are quick to point out, is one of the fastest renewing resources. The product is really designed for those who do not need much in the way of mass organization, and therefor really caters to a very specific client who does not need paper storage and only has a handful of items with them daily. There are three compartments here, a narrow trough for a pen or two, a large rectangular, multifunctional bay aptly deemed “stuff”, and a small, deeper gap for a smartphone to stand at an angle. By keeping the Station small the creators really allow for it to be placed anywhere, and it’s gorgeous, simple bamboo finish is enough to fit seamlessly into a modern living room or bedroom. My one gripe is that there should be at least an option to thread a charging cord into the phone dock.

With product consolidation at an all time high the need for a receptacle that holds a large plethora of items is waning, and it is hard to find many people who are carrying much more than a phone, keys, a pen, and a wallet. For only $29 retail, the Station is a cheap way to add a little extra functionality and style to an office or living area. With almost a month left to go, Station is almost half way to it’s $5,000 goal so for those looking for a discount donation price better ask quick before they’re all sold out.