Thank you to Quirky for providing me with Cordies and Pen Zen, free of charge, for review. These are my own honest opinions.
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Do you have a child who is organizing their at-home desk space or preparing for a dorm room or apartment? I am nearly something that can be found at Quirky that would be useful for them! I was sent two Quirky products to review – Cordies and Pen Zen – and love the innovation behind both of these that solve desk-area needs that nearly everyone has!
Cordies ~ 4 color options ~ $9.99 each
We all have multiple cords and cables that we are using at our desk – for me it is my laptop power cord, my iPhone USB cord and when using a wired mouse, my mouse cable. When it is time to hit the road, however, I quickly unplug and place my laptop in my bag … and in the past, this would send said cords and cables slithering across my desk and down behind it. Now I have to do a strange yoga pose to retrieve those cables – OR – I could use my new Cordies!
Cordies keeps my cords weighted down and also organized, free from tangling. The base is weighted for stability, so even slithering cords won’t knock it off balance or pull it off of the table. It is quite small, so it takes up very little desk space. The ‘coils’ are tight enough to hold even the thinnest of cables! I see this as a must-have for your college student’s send-off package!
Pen Zen ~ 2 color options ~ $19.99 each
I especially love Pen Zen because I am known for having paper clips scattered all about at my desk, but even moreso because of another use I have found for it that is especially convenient for me! The intended use of Pen Zen is to neatly store pens, pencils, highlighters, and other office supplies. Pen Zen’s sleek form and functional supply holders make it easy to master the art of organization. You can position it horizontally – with items extending out of the top – or stand it upright and have the items come out of the ends. You can pick what works best for you! I love that under the beautiful bamboo surface are hidden magnets that allow you to store paper clips and other small magnetic items.
When putting my paper clips on the front of the Pen Zen, another small magnetic item came to mind that I make a mess with: bobby pins! I buy them unnecessarily over and over because I lose the ones I have after one use because I don’t have a great place to store them other than a bathroom drawer. Now I can use the Pen Zen to organize my makeup brushes on the inside and hold my bobby pins on the outside!
The rubberized “teeth” on the interior of the Pen Zen – available in grey and blue – do an incredible job of keeping pens, highlighters, pencils, makeup brushes and other items such as these in place and easily accessible! I really love the Pen Zen and will be using it – either in my bathroom or my office – for a long time!
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