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Cocoon’s Grid-It! can solve your first world problems

I honestly didn’t expect much when I ordered the Cocoon Grid-It from a shady Chinese seller on eBay. The real thing costs about €20 (while of course it’s only $14 in America), and that’s quite a lot of money for a slab of plastic with some elastic bands stretched across it, so I thought I’d rather take my chances with a Chinese guy who said he was definitely totally selling legit stuff (the final price came out to like €13 or something). I’m pretty sure what I received actually is legit, but it’s probably an older version. I’ve seen dozens of images of slightly different editions of the thing, so it’s probably gone through its fair share of iterations.

Anyway, how and where I got it isn’t very interesting.
What is interesting though, is that this thing actually works.
When I read about it, even the glowing reviews, it seemed like a stupid consumerist overpriced gimmick with no real world value. Why did I still buy it? I’m a person who owns a 5 inch phone, 7 inch e-reader, 10 inch tablet and a portable gaming system. Redundancy is not in my vocabulaire. And since I’m preparing for my move abroad, I’m thinking about every useless little detail including “Man, what am I going to do with all my cables?”
So I took the plunge and ordered a Grid-It the size of the front pocket of my laptop bag. And I have to say, it’s pretty damn brilliant.

Grid-It

Basically what it is, as I mentioned, is a backing board (with a little zippered compartment that you can use to store..paper, I guess?) with elastic bands spanning from side to side horizontally and vertically. Because of the way they overlap, each band creates different sized usable surfaces to squeeze your stuff under. The bands are interwoven with little threads of rubber, which will keep your stuff from slipping. It’s incredibly simple, but also incredibly useful. Everything will stay in place, you can easily see where that cable or USB drive you needed is instead of rummaging through a bag full of crap and it’s a perfect fit for your laptop bag.

Is the solution to the first world problem of ‘having to search for 20 seconds to find my cable’ worth paying €15-30 for?
I’ll leave that up to you, but I certainly don’t regret investing in this little bit of lifehacking.

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