Review/ Review: Gumbite Snappi Cable Range


Nowadays, we just don't have too many cables! Even wifi/bluetooth devices (so wireless devices) still need a cable to recharge the battery!

As I move a lot and I do not like to be bothered by a wire, I have a lot of wireless devices, so my office has a mountain of cable: one for the smartphone, one for the external battery, one for my indoor helmet, one for my outdoor helmet , one for my mouse, one for my external hard drive, one for my connected bracelet… In short, it's easily at least 7 meters of cables rolled up on my desk! (What's the mess?!) And I'm not telling you the risks of entanglement!

The success of USB has reduced this number of cables, but in the face of this success (and other technologies), the number of mobile devices has also increased… which in the end gives you a lot more cable because a USB port – 1 cable, not to mention the fact that in USB, there are several different types of port … In short, a USB cable can indeed be used by different devices, but different devices cannot be recharged by a single cable! And even if it's possible, you automatically lose charging speed as you charge multiple devices with a single port. And if you ever have a cable with several USB ports on both sides, well basically, it would be the same as several cables attached to each other at the cable, so is bigger, not to mention the fact that you still have to know that such port is branc Hey on one side allows you to recharge the other port on the other side…

In short, all this to say that in any case, it's a mess!

And to sort this mess out a little bit, you have The Snappi of Gumbite, which is a cable arrange.

It's relatively stupid and simple (but effective?)!


Gambite Snappi Feature

  • Small and discreet
  • Semi-soft silicone
  • In pack of 2

The test

The operating principle is very simple, you just have to wrap the cable around the Snappi.

With a size of about 4cm by 2.8cm, it has 2 tunnels with opening on the side allowing you to insert your cables. These are about 0.8cm wide by 0.5cm in height. As it is semi-soft silicone, the height opening can easily be extended to 1cm. But here appears the first concern: the bigger your cable is, and so the more you open the opening on the side, the less the Snappi will be able to hold your cable! But the bigger your cable, the more it will tend to return to its original shape in a straight line rather than wrapped around an object!

Same problem if your cable is too long: the longer it is, the more you would like to wind it as much as possible so that it takes up a minimum of space.


According to my tests: conventional wired headphones, (round cable, 1 to 2 m), you can wrap it up to 4 times without a problem and the cable is very tidy. On the other hand a USB cable of 1 to 2 m, it's really not ideal because the Snappi is far too small for this kind of cable: a USB cable is much bigger and stiffer!


Snappi are provided in pairs: if you wish, you can separate them in 2 with a pair of scissors, 2 pieces of silicone are provided for this purpose. Personally, I did not because I think it would let the Snappi (the cut of silicone will leave a trace) and also because the attachment of the 2 Snappi simply allows to have the 2 Snappi together, which further decreases the mess!



Resultof ingel? This is really ideal for thin cables like headphones, but much less for thicker cables like USB cables. A thin cable (earphones) can easily wrap 4 times without worries. A conventional USB cable can only wrap twice, a third time is possible, but the cable will have a hard time holding. Even so, it will give you a little storage and less tangle with your cables.


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