Campaign to bring back curly cables. Sign my petition. Boost if you agree.
@matt can you invent a version that doesn’t get tangled?
@zens I'm sure with a few experiments we can straighten things out.
@matt You mean, like this? 😏
I was thinking "they haven't gone anywhere?" - although maybe no longer used on PC keyboards since the 90s, I suspect one factor is desktop telephone sets are less common outside of offices and particularly in Europe DECT cordless handsets are increasingly taking over this role (I set up telephone systems for work and increasingly get asked for DECT handsets by the endusers)
@shahaan @matt I hope you know you can make them yourself... I turned some of my charging cables into curly cables... Just wrap a cable around a pencil (tightly) and keep heating it evenly with a hairdryer until it's really hot, then let it cool down while still curled up on the pencil. Once cool it should retain the shape. It won't be as great as the industrial ones and it depends on the cable too but it worked well enough for me. 🤷♀️
@matt Hmm, I loved them as a kid, I am not sure about this now. I know that if you are building a keyboard, you can definitely use similar cables.
@parasurv I want a curly cable to power my MacBook Pro.
@wauz I'm confused by the column of buttons on the right.
From above to button:
Fart button (mike off)
Inernal network funktion
Ground (network signal)
This telefone is able as well for digital and analog network
You can change dialing from tone to the old analog system by a hardware switch inside.
(Siemens Model LX)
What about curly penis?
@mur2501 That'll put a spring in your step!!
But then we would need a curly vagina too
don't the electrons get dizzy?
@Nikolai_Kingsley Which makes them more effective. I think.
@matt was just looking to buy one the other day 🤔
@matt this on headphones would be very valid
@matt What do you need a petition for? I use one for my headset rn
@emilis You're living the dream.
@matt They actually work super well for headphone cables. Lets them be pretty long without them getting tangled with your chair’s wheels!
@matt What's the benefit of these?
@person Have you ever wanted something to look cool??
@person Ok. 😔
@matt Our VHF radios still have them. Unfortunately they tend to crumble away after a few years in the merciless UV radiation of the local star.
Still, better than this newfangled wireless stuff that breaks down at random inopportune times.
@matt curly usb cables have been all the rage in the mech keyboard world of late.
@matt While we're at it, I suggest we also push for curly fiber cables. Our datacenters would look beautiful.
@matt my dude the mechanical keyboard community has singlehandedly revived coil cables and most of them are sexy as hell, sporting detachable YC8 connectors and magnet-pull USB connectors
plenty of small sellers and etsy folk willing to customize them
be warned this is an expensive hobby
@matt they are the best
@matt Good news!! At least for me they are back 🙌
@matt i have such on my phone charger
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