We are proud to announce that we have assigned to DHL’s GOGREEN CARBON NEUTRAL services, which means that all air shipments going forward are fully CO2 compensated
… *cordctrl donates a small amount to the Big Life Foundation, dedicated to the conservation of Africa’s wildlife and ecosystems.
…now offering *cordctrl as well! Check out their web store…
….as well as their shop on 275 Upper Street
*cordctrl is one of 10 products selected for Designtorget’s latest campaign. check out the pics!
Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, the German national newspaper reviews *cordctrl. Check it out by clicking the image.
An extract from their webpage. We like.
“There is hardly anything in the world that some man cannot make a little worse and sell a little cheaper”. Over a century later and John Ruskin’s observation is still valid; what’s more, we believe it says a lot about the products on offer today.
There was a time when the only problem facing quality goods was competition from goods of an even higher quality, now it seems that inferior goods are the main problem.
Certainly, as far as household goods are concerned, there are very few high quality products which are not diminished by the proliferation of paler imitations, produced by unimaginative competitors at the lowest possible price.
Products have increasingly shorter life cycles, they come and go, are launched and disappear again. Everyday items have been turned from commodities into consumer goods, not built to last, but to be thrown away as soon as possible in order to make way for the latest fad or ’special offer’.
Not only is this harmful to the environment, it also means that we no longer have a ’special relationship’ with the things we use every day and which help us to do something well.
How many of the products on offer today will ever become prized possessions?
this is why we have selected items of quality in the widest sense of the word:
- they are manufactured with great skill according to traditional methods and are thus reliable and practical;
- the materials are carefully chosen to suit the purpose, and are, therefore, attractive;
- they are made from traditional materials, i.e. metal, glass, wood etc., can be repaired and are environmentally friendly.
The result of all our homework is this onlineshop. Somewhere in the region of 1,500 quality items have been selected for inclusion, some of which are true classics which have stood the test of time. They are made from materials of the highest quality, they function well and will outlive any trend or fashion…”
After a much needed sunny season in Sweden, the *cordctrl blog is now back online again!
We have some upcoming news this fall, and will of course post everything on the blog.
We are happy to present the MoMA store as our new reseller for *cordctrl. The product will be launched anytime soon. More info to come…
We have now tried the *cordctrl with Apples new hyped tablet the Ipad, and we can confirm that it works perfectly well. So for all new ipad owners out there, who need to control their wires, there is a solution for you, and its called *cordctrl!
As you might already know, the *cordctrl is made out of a special type of high quality liquid injection silicone. The reason for this is the outstanding quality and durability of this material. But what exactly is silicone anyway, and what is it used for except for in the *cordctrl? Here is a couple of articles on silicone to help us shine some light on this matter. Silicone & Injection molding of liquid silicone rubber
In this blogpost from french magazine Marie Claire Maison, they refer to the red *cordctrl as the blood sausage. They really do like food in that country. (Post in French)
In Greece, they think of the *cordctrl as good way to show some attention and love for your earphone cable until the next time you use it. We can do nothing else but agree. (Post in Greek)
In Germany too, food references seems like the way to go nowadays. In this article, the tangled cables that we often find so frustrating, is referred to as the Cable Salad!
Another Japanese blog!
They shot a couple of nice pictures of the combination of black cord, and white *cordctrl, which we at the *cordctrl office really like!
Our fellow scandinavians at teknofil.no have taken a look at our *cordctrl, please check out what they think about it!
(Review in Norwegian)
If you can’t read norwegian, we can tell you that they like it!
Bonus: another norwegian review of the *cordctrl (again, if you don’t know norwegian, they like it!)
Even though we are very satisfied with the functionality of the *cordctrl, we are always excited when people come up with modifications. Here is an example which we think makes the *cordctrl look a little more animal-like.
Be sure to click the image, and pay a visit to the Ideanomads blog and website to read their thoughts on the *cordctrl!
*cordctrl has been recognized by both blogs and retailers in Japan, and even though our Japanese is not good enough to actually decipher what they say about it, we do like all the pictures!
Click the links below to see more!
Check out *cordctrls new blog for news, photos and texts about exactly why your cords always tend to tangle
For those who feel they really need to deepen their theoretical knowledge in the field of knots and tangles, we here provide a link to a class in knot theory. Knot theory can said to be the base upon which tangle theory is based. The Knot in knot theory is made up of a loop.
Courtesy of the UCLA.
This is the beta version of the *cordctrl blog.