Dotz colorful cord management and identification - 5 sample packs for you to win

Dotz cord indentifiers
By Joseph Holder on 21 Jan 2012 01:48 pm EST
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On my last day at CES2012, I spied an advertisement while riding the monorail to the Las Vegas Convention Center. Pictured above the heads of my fellow riders was Dotz, so named for the small circular cord identifiers. My thoughts immediately went to the multitude of cables and chargers I have for my various mobile devices.

As presented by the video above, many of the Dotz products are designed to snap on to the cord near its power plug, allowing you to quickly identify what power cord goes to which device. I actually envisioned using them the other way 'round. I have a lot of cables, all with micro USB tips. For me, it would be extremely useful to identify which cable plugs into my PlayBook, which cable plugs into my BlackBerry, which cable plugs into my Bluetooth headset(s), etc.

Dotz really does have a nice, colorful selection of cord identifiers. Each dot - if you will - includes a small disk with a picture printed on it so you can figure out what cord you're looking at. Flip the disc over and you can write your cords' names - "PlayBook", "Torch 9860", and "Moto Oasis" would be a few I would use. Dotz is such an amazingly simple idea, yet with a huge benefit to me and you.

At the show, we managed to snag a few sample packs to share with our readers - don't worry, I was very nice when I asked for them. If you'd like to win one, take a moment to leave a comment to this article. We'll pick five winners from the entrants; contest ends Sunday, January 29, 2012 at midnight PST. Good luck!

203 comments

BB_Bmore

This is very cool I'm in!

gord888

Simple, cool looking and functional. I figure it'll be about 1 week before you can get "fake" versions of these on the Chinese market.

RGwhittenbu

Looks good. I want one.

cscott44

I hope I can at least win a package of Dots. This would really help me to tame the cord jungle I have going on right now.Ok Crackberry?

chiripio

Nice i want one hope to win

curvezzz

Would love some dotz :)

re_matters

Cool idea! Looks nicer than what use.

deswayze

i'll take those, please.

Sarvey

Looks great. I'd love to be part of this contest :).

Gregory Ryan

I've been packing this week and these would be a god send! I didn't check out the posted by part, but by the time I got to "9860" I just knew it was Joseph. Keep preaching the love of touch screen berries Joseph!

flopper

These would come in very handy.

cbdwolff7

I cant beleive you found them, can i have them back? Thanks! LOL!

dgross07

Just what I need. Yes please. Thank you.

cavingjan

Better looking than tape.

mjs416

Would love to win a set!

century0

My room is a mess. I need a set just to figure out computer wires.

jordan559

This is a great idea!!! Please pick me.

JayBlack40

I'd like one please and thank you

CyberchickK

Small but helpful gadgets. I'm in.

jacknewp

Would love a pack to organize the mess on my desk - thanks!!

Tony_11

Looks cool! might as well :D

Jim in WashDC

I could finally conquer the chaos!

Korepab

This will be useful!!

habs_fan

Looks cool, I'd love to win one

bricenm

Cool product. I'd like one.

fgoyti

What ever happened to writing on some masking tape and attaching that to the cord? It's amazing the things people think they "need" these days

esskaym

Great product. Pick me!

sedalia066

This is one we'd all like to win for sure.

eliasso

that is actually a gr8 idea!!!

Jassal2008

winner winner dinner kinner rhyming words are fun

ordigas

Nice idea! These would help me a lot.

Swamp55

I have a ridiculous morass of cables all over the place. They look like snakes...SNAKES I TELL YOU!!!

Sorry, sorry...the stress of trying to tell all my cables apart is starting to get to me.

It sure would be good for my mental health to get a pack of these things!

Gahhhh, SNAKES!!

mrbquick

I would love to win this

coldfir3

Who would have thought something so simple would be so useful lol. Such a cool product

SADiggs

Very cool product, I'm thinking I'm in need.

Bill_Johnson

What person COULDn'T use these?! Thanks for the chance to win a set!

Chef_Hutch

I just got through changing computers. Part of that involved identifying all the cords...electrical, USB, etc. I had to put masking tape on each wire just to know where I was! I need these little critters!

Jerky223

Everyone needs cable management

MousePad

Would be cool! Good luck everyone!

ArgoFX

Cool. I would like to win one :)

rainylime

What i would do for this!!!

derekgruchy

Cool. I was just getting ready to start "taping" my cords for identification. This is a beautiful alternative.

loberry

count me in. thanks CB

eltiburon7

Me like it. They look like lolipops

Toxic

Great idea! I could use this =)

Chrisd534

Yesss I want this! Thanks CB!

Red Rooster

Are you kidding? Super idea. Might keep me just a bit more organized. Well, definitely more organized in the cord department.

PinayRendition

very useful! hope i get picked. :)

Liptonice

I have lots of cables!

ggap10

This could save me a lot of time figuring out the cables for all the gadgets on my office desk...hail dotz..

cgilly

i would like to win one

KiraSaint

I could definitely use this! Thanks!

chillspace

I can definitely use these in my home office.

bill15

I'll take a pack please

verginiamaro

they don't ship to Canada :(

whataday

Wow!! What a great idea and color coding them with something that be used over and over again!! I would like to win a set!

mohawk apple

I can use these for sure!

vecharo

Very clean and very cool- with style :-)
love it!

pelletizer

Great idea would be very useful.

goodbery

I really need this to help keep things straight and simple.

goodbery

Hey I need all the help I can get

json_h

Pick me, these would be great

Eddiemed

These look cool, I'd like some.

e-Andy

Need this! I have too many cords in my house.

thewalmartguy

This is a great way to stay organized (and keep the wife from wondering which charger is hers). Good luck to all.

meganVee

Awesome idea!!! I could definitely use these!!!

sashas

these look really useful

BoldWorld

me please. this is really cool and helpfull

justincase1911

How have i not seen these before? Hope I win, but if I don't, I'll be getting them anyway.

00stryder

Looks pretty neat, I'd definitely use them!

the_sleuth

Makes you want to say, "Why didn't I develop this great idea?" I'm in!

AFriske

This could be useful, count me in.

garymait

What a lovely addition this would make to my bag of cables.

springbok

I'm constantly mixing up my cords, plugging them in and out of the power bar. I would love to have them colour coded to the EXTREME! xD

johnbrun

I'm always in need of something to get me better organized - this might just do the trick! Count me in!

lklim

I could use some of those rather than rummaging through my tangle of cables.

gschwarzer

If you like organized cables, I just bought one of these...automatic cord winder for headphones and stuff...pretty cool. http://kck.st/xZHQRk

yenyob

The thought of just using these for my electronics bag is making me happy. I have so many cords in there it's crazy.

stormahead

Count me in on this one.

bharuch7282

very good concept would love to win thanks

CrackBerryHarry

This is cooler than apple cores!

The_Adventist

Wonderful!!! The wife just started complaining about the cords this week.

dakid72

This is cool, likely please!
Thanks in advance CrackBerry & Dotz!

bernardogrady

this looks like a great idea. would love to try it out!

Sashko

These Dotz seem like a pretty cool idea :-D

rickkel

I think I could use about ten packs of these - the cords are out of control....

larchi

Count me in. I have cables too.

rebelZA

they look fantastic and would definately help sort out the cable mess

yaletownboy

why is it tht i never see my own osted comments

danp2000

Oh yea, this would really help me with my cord issues.

Verbal72

I could so use these! We are moving this week, and I had know idea that I have these many cords.

sicz24

Wow this will help keep me organized, I need this!

Meekamona

These would certainly upgrade the Post-it Notes wrapped around the cords!

freitame

Please and Thank You CrackBerry!

batrad

I can definitely use one .. These are cute

Katlashell

Absolutely a needed product!!! Would love to win this!!!

jaeburg

I sorta like this. Count me in.

blindguy

looks goog. Thanks for the contest.

hunkytoe

The area behind my home desk has been declared a fire hazard by the fire chief :) This would help me find out which device is on fire

Halifax Guy

I'll try anything once, twice if I like it.

ooMARLAoo

What a GREAT idea. I've seen similar products, but these are cute! I'd love to snatch me a set. Crackberry, would you like to help me out? THANKS! :)

SkaterGuy2k

This would be awesome to organize all the network cords, and usb cords for charging devices.
Another awesome contest and usefull tool Thanks Crackberry

chsr40

Nice idea, would love to have one, please!

eclipse33

Brilliant! Simple, but elegant.

eve6er69

these would be awesome!
i have a 16 port surge protector behind my tv with 13 or 14 of the slots being used.

please these are the best idea ever!!!

Mojave

Now how smart is that!! Count me in please.

staffman28

No doubt these would help clean up the half dozen cords on my desk. Could get rid of the masking tape labels and wire ties. Lol

BBSwt

There you go, u bet. "mmm they look tasty mmm".
Just plug that blue one right into that wall there.
"mmm dog treats mmm". o_O

jamesp614

Why did I not think of that? Excellent product and idea!

crashdavis

I would love some, thanks!

johndeereguy

Very cool, fingers crossed!

jlrmb

Cord management. So needed :P

kix5953

i would love this!!!!! »kixrox«

thatMikeguy

Slick. would love this product.

mascan42

If all the connectors are the same, and they're all going to the same place, why would it matter which one you used for which device? I use the same micro-USB cable to charge my BB and sync my Android tablet (if I'm in too much of a rush to use the wireless connection).

CB.Mike-D

Very neat idea, I like it!

ahu89

:D exciting, i would love to try one out

heplock

Pretty neat wire managemenr

Green_Laser

I'm all for organization!

MrsD.

That's as handy as a pocket on a shirt.

ajczdabomb

not necessary but looks useful.

LuckyRadish

Awesome! Much better than the masking tape I use now!

skaterya

I need some organization like bad :)

Jorgenfruz

Great product. Good cable management is overlooked way too often. The rest of their products look pretty good too.

daqie

Simple but totally useful product! I'd love to win a pack. Thanks for the opportunity.

sunflwr50

This is cool. Pick me!

p00njabi

I'm in. It sucks that they do not ship to Canada.

buckken

dotz kuhl shtuff. I'm ready to dotz my cable!

c2c

Me, me, me!!!

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tx_gal

Finally, my life could be organized!!!

OriginalLucy

What a good idea. always searching in a dark drawer for the right cord.

MANGACRUISER

Thank you again for helpful and cute contests!

togardergrosse

Great way to be organized. Which is difficult to me :(