4 Stars By D. Simmons on 2016-08-02
Good cable labels, but not cheap
I used these to label coax cables at a powered splitter in a house with pretty much 1 cable TV coax jack per room. The cables could have to get moved during install and who knows about down the road, so a removable label I could swap was a nice idea. They worked well for that job. They look ok for the job they do, and the stretch made it a bit easier to deal with in the area I was working. I found an extra-fine point sharpee or a decent ball point pen worked well, but the first pen I tried just wouldn't mark and tried to dig into the label.
I like them and would prefer to use them for more labeling needs, but I generally can't justify the cost. When labeling cables that could be swapped in and out, or have to move around, or paper labels wouldn't last well enough, this is a good product. That's where I plan to use them. When just labeling cables in a fixed spot or when the label text may change down the road, paper labels would do better.
3 Stars By GroverXpup on 2014-10-20
OK, but not what I expected...
First of all I have to admit that I am very particular (OK, anal) about things like this. I had a vision in my head of how I was going to organize my cables with this product and it didn't turn out like I envisioned. I bought a bunch of these because the idea is so great- but the actual product is lacking in my opinion. I wrote on my Kableflags with Sharpies and after a period of time, the writing gets a little blurred. Not a HUGE deal, but I find that annoying. Also, even after pulling the flag as tightly as I can, it doesn't stay put- it can easily slide up and down the cable and spin around so that the writing is facing in the other direction. I'm thinking that maybe if the tags were "material" instead of plastic (or whatever they are) they could be pulled more tightly and stay in place better? And finally, I think that a larger writing surface would be nice. There isn't room to label how I'd LIKE to be able to label. For instance writing "TV" will obviously work very easily, but "Seagate HDD 500" is impossible (even if I abbreviate). In the end, I DO have tags on my cables and that's what I wanted. I guess I was just hoping for the "perfect" product to help me label my cables and cords.
5 Stars By JoeTAZ on 2013-12-10
I live in fear that someday I'll have to disconnect all of the cables attached to two routers, a cable modem and an Ooma Voip system. I'm sure I'd eventually figure out where everything went again but labeling everything beforehand made sense to me. I tried a few different ways to accomplish this task. I got a Sharpie and wrote on the cable where it went. An acceptable solution except some of the cables are too narrow to write anything legible and some are a very dark gray. My second solution was to attach paper labels to each cable. This seemed like the perfect solution until two days later they started coming off. So the search was on!
When I saw this product on 2DayDeliver I wasn't sure about it. But, now that I have it I love the labels. The labels itself (the white part) is about 1 1/2 inches long and 3/8 inches high. This doesn't give you a lot of room to write anything but if you abbreviate you can make it work. I just call one of my routers R1 and the other R2, so "R1 In" means exactly what it sounds like. Ditto for the modem ("M"), etc. I ordered two packs for a total of 20 labels so I had enough to also label the power cords plugged into my UPS. Now think about this, the cables going into the modem and the routers are fairly thin and the power cords by comparison are fairly thick. Because you can adjust the diameter of the label everything fits nicely.
Note - Kableflags sells the blanks that I used but they also have preprinted labels. Make sure you order the one you need.
Highly recommended for a good night's sleep.
5 Stars By Gerry Sole on 2013-03-27
This tags are perfect! I identified all my computer cables (really a cable jungle), some of them at both ends. In some thin cables it gets rather loose, but that's ok in my case as I just want to identify the cables. I used a permanent marker with fine point to write on them. Be aware not to use a pencil rubber to erase what it's written, as the white paint will be removed. It's better to use alcohol to erase them.
4 Stars By Prisoner zero on 2013-04-27
Not perfect but functional
I bought these after an incident involving plugging the wrong power supply into an external hard drive. I was able to recover my files but It is not an experience I would like to repeat. I have quite a few devices laptops, tablets, phones, external drives, bluetooth headsets, speakers, etc. Without labels to identify them the potential for errors was quite high. I can now feel certain I have the proper cord/wall charger for the proper device. The fit could be tighter, and I would prefer a brighter color for the tag itself so it is more noticeable. Otherwise it does what it is supposed to do. I have already ordered my second set and would recommend them to anyone with an abundance of devices and cords.
1 Stars By Jacob on 2016-07-11
recommend putting your money elsewhere
This should be in the 99 cent store. 10 tags for $10? it's just a sheet of molded rubber that you have to manually cut out/trim. recommend putting your money elsewhere.
4 Stars By Brad on 2015-07-19
Finally, a solution that works, but you can buy at a lower price.
I have tried them all. This is the best. Use a black fine tip sharpie. Let it dry well before you slip them on or they will smear. I have had some in my hot garage on cable drops for a few months, holding up well. Easy to use, easy to read. I have ordered more. Of course the jury is still out until they have been there for a few years . . . but I give only 4 stars due to the price. The blank ones are a bit pricey. The ones that already have preprinted labels are about half the cost, what's up with that? And . . . if you have a branch of The Container Store near you, you can get them for $6.99.
2 Stars By North Star on 2015-07-20
Nice idea but there's hardly room to write in the white description area...
Disappointed, It's a nice idea but there's hardly room to write in the white description area. Worse, ball point pen ink runs in the description area and looks blurry afterwards. I noticed Kableflags offers pre-made tags with names for purchase, just think its cheap they didn't include several sticker we could have put on ourselves but I think that's their crafty approach to getting people to buy all their various package options.
3 Stars By Ranger Bob on 2016-11-14
Good idea, but too small. I bought these to use as cable labels around my computer/networking system for obvious reasons. They take a very, very fine tip and permanent writing utensil and time for that writing to dry. What you do right has to be abbreviated. I used enough of them to find out they were not going to work for cable labels and have not touched them since. Disappointing.
4 Stars By MtrMaid on 2016-06-28
They are great! All my power cords and computer cables are ...
They are great! All my power cords and computer cables are clearly labeled. I no longer have to crawl around on the floor to see which cable is attached to which piece of equipment or unplug the wrong device. I agree with other reviewers. Best to use a fine point Sharpie pen to avoid having what you wrote smear. Also, it is a bit pricey. When I consider I don't plan on purchasing/changing my gear that often, it is worth it.