Keep track of your cable tips

While looking for good stuff to bring you i found this at the mac osx hints blog …

Tether plastic caps to Apple’s laptop plugs

I like that Apple provides little caps for the various laptop cables, but I am always afraid of losing the caps. This is especially important for my Powerbook’s power supply cable. Since I throw the power supply in my bag, I was concerned that the prong (tip of the connector) would get damaged, so I use the plastic cap for protection.

My little solution for tethering the caps is pretty simple. All you need are the supplied cap, some dental floss, and a safety pin. Here are the steps:

  1. Using the safety pin, make a small hole in the top of the cap.
  2. Thread the dental floss into the hole made with the safety pin. You can use the safety pin to help push the floss through the hole.
  3. Once the floss is through, make enough knots to prevent the floss from sliding out the hole. Trim any excess floss for neatness.
  4. Tie the other end of the floss to the cable.

When done, it should look something like this:

Now the cap is tethered to your cable and available to protect your connector whenever you need it. I don’t have a MacBook Pro, but I understand that those caps are similar to the iPod connectors, which can also be tethered without any problems.

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