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08-02-2012, 09:19 AM
MOS - Magnetic Organization System
This project will only be funded if at least $6,850 is pledged by Friday Aug 31, 12:19pm EDT
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1578125715/mos-magnetic-organization-system?ref=recently_launched (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1578125715/mos-magnetic-organization-system?ref=recently_launched)

How the MOS was born
While migrating work spaces between home and office we consistently found ourselves digging behind desks for our fallen computer cables. After a few dozen trips behind our desks to retrieve lost laptop power cables we knew there had to be a better way.
The MOS was born out of the need to keep control over our frequently used computer cables in an unobtrusive way. The MOS keeps your cables right where you need them, whether its just a laptop power cable or a more complete desktop including: speakers, usb hard drives, monitors, etc.

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Designing the MOS
We knew early on in the design phase of the MOS that we had a clear and simple goal: it had to hold your cables securely, and it had to look good doing it. Despite the MOS's seemingly simple function we went through months of design and prototyping to find a form that was both attractive and functional.
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The Magnets
We worked through a variety of magnets to find a balance between size and pull strength. The magnets in both the MOS base and the cable ties have been optimized to strike the perfect balance between security and removability.
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The Base
We had to develop a way for the MOS to stay in place as you pulled the cables off of it. We experimented with a variety of weights and rubber materials to enhance the friction between the MOS and desk surfaces. What we came up with is something we are incredibly excited about Micro-Suction Tape. This non-sticky high friction tape uses thousands of microscopic air pockets to secure the MOS to your desk without any leftover residue. We found this to be plenty secure to keep the MOS from sliding as you add and remove cables. Better still, if it ever gets dirty and loses its suction it can be brought back to its original suction strength with a quick rinse of water.
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The Magnetic Cable Ties
While many cables are manufactured with enough metal in the heads to stick to the MOS on their own, others are not. In order to accommodate every type of cable we had to come up with a solution. What we made is a small rubber cable tie with a powerful magnet that will securely hold your cable to the MOS. The flexible rubber tie was designed to account for a wide variety of cable diameters.