How it started
Charger cords began invading all aspects of my living spaces.
The "moment" happened while I was packing several of my charger cords (in a baggy) for an upcoming business trip and decided I needed a better way to organize my charger cords.
I started by defining two basic features my cord organizer must have - universal compatibility for chargers of varied sizes/shapes and no wire "bundle" dangling from the charger.
A simple idea
After some internal brain-storming, a couple of design directions seemed plausible. I modified some household plastics for my mock-ups and one particular design proved to meet both design objectives.
Taking the next step
I contacted a former roommate (an Industrial Designer by trade) who created the CAD files to make production quality prototypes. With prototypes in hand, evaluations proved it worked with a variety of chargers. At a family gathering, I showed a relative who liked the product idea and said it needed a catchy name. After some deliberation, the name “Cord Commander” was coined.
Putting the pieces together
Now, I needed a manufacturer. My goal - make Cord Commander in America. This was more challenging than anticipated because the majority of US plastic's manufacturers build in China. After a year and a half of "setbacks," I found a great tool maker and production house. It was quite a learning experience. I am proud to say our product is 100% American made including our packaging.
We hope to make your living space a little neater by reducing cord clutter.