This instructable introduces an alternative design for a cable clip, based on a previous openproducts design: instead of screwing the clip to a wall or a closet, it features a sucker cup, which allows to stick the clip on a window, a tile or other smooth surfaces. This makes it easier and quicker to hang up the clip, but at the same time it is (slightly) less robust. These sucker-version cable clips are available in the openproducts webstore.
The design of the 'cable clip from tubing' (published on 13 September 2012 under CC by openproducts, http://www.instructables.com/id/Cable-clip-from-tubing
) is simple but functional: it is a user-friendly clip from which cables can be hung vertically as a way to store them and thus to prevent the cable from raveling. In addition, the cable is exposed less to wear and tear.
According to user feedback on this 'cable clip from tubing' a barrier for installing the cable clip was the fact that it needed to be screwed: it appears that people sometimes are reluctant towards affecting walls and skins of closets and jambs inside their homes.
By using a suction cup for making this alternative easy cable clip this barrier is being removed.
Based on an existing suction cup the easy cable clip is very easy to make, without any special skills or tools: two cuts with a simple knife is all it takes to upgrade a suction cup into an 'easy cable clip sucker version'.
Alternatively, cut-and-dried cable clips are available from the openproducts webstore in two variants: 1.) a sucker version and 2.) a screw version.
In step 7 some words are being spent on explaining why this clip is innovative.