Bluelounge’s SpaceStation helps with cable clutter

Cable clutter is a scourge all to its own. The tops and back sides of desks are usually wrapped in a web of cables and wires. Here at Unclutterer we have a whole category dedicated to this pesky problem.

Bluelounge has a new product which tackles the wires and cables on the top of your desk. The SpaceStation creates a nice tidy area to confine this desk top mess. From Bluelounge:

Hovering just 5mm above the desk, cords are free to enter or exit the hub at any point – on the side to connect a scanner, the front for an iPod, the back for a laptop or camera. An internal 4-port USB 2.0 hub will keep all peripherals connected. One USB plug exits the station right where needed to connect a laptop. Just tip the front of the SpaceStation up to access the hub and cords.

And here are before-and-after photos to see what the SpaceStation can do for your workspace:

Before:

SpaceStation Before

After:

SpaceStation After

11 Comments for “Bluelounge’s SpaceStation helps with cable clutter”

  1. posted by Raghav on

    That picture is could be taken as misleading. The laptop is closed in the first picture, so for all we know all the wires could be hidden behind the screen in the second photo. It’s an interesting concept, but I don’t think it’s worth 80 bucks, and it’s a little bulky for what it does. Just my opinion though.

  2. posted by Some Dude on

    Agreed.

    I know this isn’t nearly as chic as spending 80 bucks on cable management, but my wacom and other cabled peripherals at work are managed by this simple little thing called a rubber band.

  3. posted by Shannon on

    I like it. If I had the extra money to throw around, I’d probably go for it.

  4. posted by Rico on

    Seems more like a unitasker wednesday item to me.

  5. posted by Nat on

    I like it even though I could probably figure out a cheaper way to do the same thing. My problem with this device is that so far all my peripherals have had problems when plugged into a USB hub. Alas, I am stuck with leaving the connectors on the desk b/c I have to swap all the time.

  6. posted by Richard on

    That looks good, but it’s only USB, and not Firewire. Ideally it would include a few Firewire 400 and 800 ports as well—I only use FW external drives since USB is soooo slooowww.

  7. posted by Andy on

    USB 2.0 is 480mbps. That’s faster than Firewire 400, and faster than most drives are able to read data.

  8. posted by amber on

    it’s pretty, but i could build the same basic thing for way less than $80.
    what i really need is a docking station, so i don’t have unplug a million wires to actually use the “portable” option on my laptop :P

  9. posted by Allen on

    only 4 usb ports? :[

    then again it would be STUPIDLY easy to build something like this buy hand… and put a much bigger port in there…

    Thanks for the idea!

  10. posted by Thomas on

    Andy, that is the theoretical speed of usb. In practice, firewire 400 is significantly faster then usb2.0.

    http://www.cwol.com/firewire/firewire-vs-usb.htm

    http://www.g4tv.com/techtvvaul.....e_pg3.html

  11. posted by Jason on

    Not sure if you’ve seen this little gem, but it could go a long way to helping to unclutter your desktop.

    http://pleasantnights.com/38/k.....your-keys/

    I just found your blog and love it. I’m just about to subscribe.

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