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Disclosed is a method that integrates spooled, retractable CAT-5 and/or CAT-3 cables into laptop or desktop computers. Benefits include reducing computer cable clutter.
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Integrated Cables and Connectors for
Laptop or Desktop Computers
Disclosed is a method that integrates spooled, retractable
CAT-5 and/or CAT-3 cables into laptop or desktop computers. Benefits include
reducing computer cable clutter.
Currently, laptop users carry all necessary cables with them
when traveling or moving their laptop to another location. These cables can
become cumbersome when packing, unpacking, and using the laptop.
The disclosed method integrates spooled, retractable CAT-5
and/or CAT-3 cables into a desktop or laptop computer, such as an Ethernet cable
or a Public Switching Telephone Network modem.
The retractable cables are integrated so that the user simply pulls the
cable directly from the back of the computer to plug into the network (see
Figure 1). This eliminates the need for additional cables, and also reduces
Some implementations of the disclosed structure and method
provide one or more of the following advanatages:
The disclosed method eliminates the need for additional
cables and reduces clutter.