Designed to eliminate one of life’s little frustrations, the Clipper Gripper adds a small clip to the inside of a standard 2½” cable grommet, for holding cable ends while wiring equipment on the worksurface, and especially when passing cables from below a desk upwards to the surface, through a standard wire grommet. This situation occurs frequently, and has probably happened to you when working alone. You come across a large connector or bulky power transformer which doesn’t fit through the grommet, and so you have to crawl under the desk to feed the cable upwards from below. So you feed what you’re sure is enough length that the cable will stay put until you stand up and retreive it topside…and you let go…and the cable falls back down…! Every time you try.
For me, this happened one time too many. So I designed a new grommet liner with a molded-in retainer clip, to match the most popular grommet size, and utilize the standard cap for economy’s sake. In practice, nothing could be simpler - the small end connector of your cable hangs on the clip, and it’s always there when you stand up.
The concept pitch was an immediate go, and the design was licensed to Doug Mockett & Company.
Clipper Gripper is currently in production, and available in five colors.