We have all done it. You scroll through Reddit looking at dream keyboard builds, and you wonder, "how in the world do I get a keyboard to look that cool?" Well, one of the easiest ways to create a clean, complete-looking keyboard build is to have a coiled cable attached to it! Go back through all those build images, and you will notice a consistent piece that ties it all together: these beloved cables. In this article, we will break down the top five reasons to own one of these swirly treasures and explain an easy way to get one quickly and affordably for your cherished board!
Top 5 Reasons to Own a Coiled Keyboard Cable
June 22, 2021
If you have ever seen a coiled cable in person or close-up, you will notice that they are not your traditional rubber construction. Typically, a braided nylon material makes up these cords, giving them extreme resistance to fraying and catastrophic damage. I know what you are wondering, "how often does this come in handy?" But you would be surprised how quickly a cheap plastic cable can kink and break over extended periods!
The beauty, quite literally, of braided cables is their customizability. As mentioned previously, they are composed of braided nylon on the outside. Unlike rubber, this material maintains its color vibrancy and can be color-matched to compliment any desk setup or keyboard build perfectly. There are some genuinely stunning cable color combinations out there! However, these commissioned cords can take and money to produce. If you are looking for in-stock ones at affordable prices, check out our line of Glorious Coiled Cables in a wide variety of primary colors that are sure to match your keyboard's aesthetic.
There is nothing more frustrating than a kinky cable. Keyboard cables can quickly become tangled, especially when mixed with the bevy of other cords under your desk. The spiral nature of coiled cables prevents this frustrating mess from occurring, creating a nice, clean look on your desk that lays perfectly flat. Being kink-free may sound like a minor feature, but this look is what gives keyboard pictures on Reddit their serene, well-put-together look. So class up your desk today with a coiled cable!
4) Quick DIsconnect Aviator
Another critical feature of coiled cables, besides their namesake, is the chunky metal aviator that bisects them. Oversized, retro-looking, and fun to mess with, these 5-pin connectors allow you to disconnect the cable with ease quickly. Want to change the look of your setup? Mix and match different cable halves. The combinations are endless!
5) Just plain fun
We all just like coiled cables because they are just plain fun at the end of the day. It adds a final, premium touch to any keyboard build by adding a timeless touch of class. The hefty aviator, the crazy coils, and the insane amount of color customization make them a joy to behold and even more fun to mess around with. So if you have not committed to a cable yet, give our Glorious Coiled Cables a shot! They are a high-quality choice without the lag-time of a group buy.
Do you have own a coiled cable? If so, what is your favorite aspect of using it? We would love to hear from you down in the comments below!