Plastic Leaf Ties a ‘Green’ Alternative for Fighting Tangled Cords
Power cords and cables getting all knotted up is a frustrating fact of modern life in our gadget-laden homes and offices. To sprinkle in a dash of nature when taming those gnarled or loose wires, a Korean company called Lufdesign offers plastic ties shaped like little leaves .
Appropriately called Leaf Ties, the fasteners work just like the standard ties people often turn to when trying to avoid those spaghetti-like tangles of wires running from home theater setups including televisions, cable boxes, DVD players, stereos and peripherals.
The ties can also be used to cut the slack in a long cord from a device, such as an iPhone.
And aside from corralling cords, the Leaf Ties can go anywhere that begs for a little "sprucing" up, from a bike rack to a crate.
"For young children or people that live in the city that tire from the artificially modern environment, the Leaf Tie can for a short while let them experience a hint of nature," says the Lufdesign Web site.
Tsunho Wang, design director and president of Lufdesign, said that profits from Leaf Ties are used to benefit environmental causes. A bag of 12 Leaf Ties costs $7 and the fasteners are available in multiple colors so customers can give their bound wires a seasonal or exotic look as desired.