Found in our mailbox the other day: The Oxo Good Grips Cord Catch. While we certainly love shiny electronic toys that do lots of different things, here's a product that's beautiful for its simplicity. The Catch has just one job — saving that charging cable from falling behind your desk. And it does it with style, sporting a nicely curved design and a silver finish. It stays in place via the rubberized bottom and sheer heft (the half-ounce spec on Oxo's product page is incorrect — it actually weighs closer to five).
After using the catch to hold our iPhone charging cable for a few days, we've given it a permanent place on our desk. We do have this suggested upgrade: The Catch's cable guide should have some kind of "flaps" to prevent cords from easily popping out of it. But even with that quibble, the $7 Catch has paid for itself with time saved in cancelled expeditions behind our gadget stack in search of fallen cords.