Cable management for wired keyboards?

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  1. catogtp

    catogtp Gawd

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    So I got a new monitor and now I am annoyed by the placement of the huge cable for my G710 keyboard. Any suggestions on how to manage this cable to keep it out of the center of my desk without drilling holes or screwing into the top of it? I thought about pulling it to the right and then running it down the same side as my mouse but this cable is so thick, it basically has a mind of it's own(that's what she said).

    Open to thoughts or pics of what you've done.

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    catogtp Gawd

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    Yeah, I had thought about a few stick ons so that I don't ruin my desk, just wanted to see if anyone had another idea I haven't seen before.
     
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    MavericK Zero Cool

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    Only so much you can do to hide a black cable on a white desk. ;)

    Looking at Amazon, it appears that keyboard has some sort of cable channel underneath..maybe you can loop it around under and then out the side?

    https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/816qPXYI6fL._SL1500_.jpg

    (that thing to the right of the cable)
     
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    catogtp Gawd

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    I have no idea what that channel would be for, it's much smaller diameter than the regular cable. I assume they think someone would route their mouse cable through it, but kinda silly.
     
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    beyonddc Limp Gawd

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    Yea, there's not a lot of options.

    Probably cable clips like this to aid routing your keyboard's cable to the side
    http://a.co/eT7Y5ri
     
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    catogtp Gawd

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    Yup, that is my last resort. Going to just have to do that. I found some other clips that look "nicer" but the price is ridiculous.
     
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    beyonddc Limp Gawd

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    Or a cable raceway and cut to the length you want, that allows you to hide couple more cables say your headphones.
    http://a.co/8J5SEcA
     
  9. margrave

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    For the price of "cable management" you could buy a wireless keyboard.
    Physics of the 21st century (and even of the 20th) have made the wire obsolete.
     
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    catogtp Gawd

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    Thanks for your opinion, but that wasn't what I was asking for. If I wanted a wireless keyboard I would buy one.
     
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