Fully Cable Management Kit Review
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The Fully Cable Management Kit doesn’t have tiers targeted at users with different needs. It doesn’t have a cable sleeve, cable chain, accessory hooks, etc. It uses single-use zip ties instead of reusable cable ties. The power strip doesn’t have enough surge protection. The cable tray is the shortest we’ve seen, so you’ll likely need two or three of them to accomplish the job. With all these shortcomings you’d expect it to be cheaper than the competition, but it isn’t. We don’t see any reason to pick this kit over better ones we’ve reviewed.
|MSRP / List Price||$39|
Kit including One WireTamer: $39
Black, white and silver
WireTamer: 17.5″ x 2.5″ x 3.6″
|Where to buy||
Buy on Fully
Buy on Amazon
|Ease of Assembly|
|Quality and Aesthetics|
|Positives||It comes with a one-year warranty.|
|Negatives||The kit doesn't have many components, and those that are included are not very good. The mounts and ties are not reusable and as cheap as it gets. The cable tray is very short. The power strip's surge protection isn't up to par with competitors and could leave your electronics susceptible to voltage spike damage.|
[Editors’ Note – April 21, 2023 – MillerKnoll, the $3B parent company of Fully.com, officially shut the company down on April 20th, 2023, after an 18-year run. Indeed, Fully’s phone lines and chat function have already been disabled, and the only way to reach customer service for product support is via email. We first reported this on March 8th after being notified by a number of Fully’s suppliers that the company was discontinuing operations.
Founded by ergonomics industry pioneer David Kahl in 2006, the company – which was originally known as ErgoDepot before a rebranding a few years ago – was acquired by Knoll. Knoll itself was shortly thereafter acquired by Herman Miller. This cataclysmic event is the latest in an ongoing set of challenges the industry has endured since the pandemic.
As a consequence of the company being wound down, we have taken down the scores for all of the Fully products we’ve reviewed to 0.5-star (including the Jarvis Standing Desk, Jarvis Standing L-Desk, Fully Jarvis Reclaimed Wood Standing Desk, Fully Jarvis Albright Standing Desk, Fully Jarvis Evolve Standing Desk, Fully Remi Standing Desk, Fully Jarvis Whiteboard Adjustable-Height Conference Table, Fully Jarvis Bamboo Adjustable-Height Conference Table, Fully Jarvis Tabletops For Standing Desks, Jarvis Monitor Riser, Jarvis Bamboo Desk Drawer, Fully Jarvis Single Monitor Arm, Fully Jarvis Dual Monitor Arm, Fully Jax Single-Display Monitor Arm, Fully Floatdeck Balance Board, Fully Sidekick Mobile File Cabinet, Fully Cable Management Kit and Fully Cable Management Tray). Fully has sadly been added to the Office Fitness Industry Dead Pool.
Ostensibly, Fully’s, “most popular products,” i.e. those that they still have a lot of inventory remaining, are being offered through the Herman Miller and Design Within Reach websites. We checked these listings and they are at full list price, unlikely to be purchased by any savvy shoppers. The nearest alternatives to Fully products are going to be found at iMovR (American-made) and UpLiftDesk (similar Chinese-made products). For more details on the company’s closure, see our article on Is Fully.com Out Of Business?]
Beyond cosmetic tidiness, cable management is key for a safe and sane workstation as well. As we discuss more thoroughly in our primer on ergodynamics, there are two main hazards that cable management can help with: tripping and bending.
Tripping is pretty clear. Having cords sloppily strewn about is a great way to trip or damage a device when your foot catches a cord and yanks on it.
Bending over too much is a recipe for back injuries, so the more time you spend bent over, trying to figure out what’s what among your messy cables, the more risk you’re introducing.
While safety is certainly more important, cosmetic reasons are the primary driver for most users searching for a cable management kit. A natural consequence of working at a standing desk is less space to hide your cables and many standing desks, unfortunately, end up looking like they’re standing on a jumble of wires. But don’t be content with this. We can tame the snarl.
Fully Cable Management Solution Kit
As we’ve written about extensively in our round-up of cable management kits for standing desks reviews, these kits are designed to corral the unseemly spaghetti of cords and provide a better-looking and better-protected workstation. (If you didn’t come to this review from the round-up you might want to check it out first for baseline information on these kits.)
Many height-adjustable desk manufacturers, including UpLift, iMovR and Fully have come up with their own cable organizer kits, which range from a handful of adhesive clips and zip ties to more robust systems with a wide assortment of tools, including surge protectors and cable troughs that attach to the underside of the desk.
The Fully Cable Management Kit comes with one ($39), two ($49) or three ($59) WireTamer cable trays, a power strip, 10 adhesive cable mounts and 20 zip ties.
Cable tray: Fully sells two different cable trays, the WireTamer included in this kit, and the alternative Fully Cable Management Tray we’ve also reviewed. Unlike the Fully Cable Management Tray, the WireTamer is shorter and made of thin plastic, making it feel flimsy. At only 17.5″ long, this is the shortest tray we’ve reviewed, which is why Fully decided to include the option to have two or three trays. This tray is also on the shorter side for height, at 3.6″. This reduces the space even further and will make it hard to fit bulkier adapters on the power strip inside the tray.
Adhesive cable mounts: These adhesive mounts are a bottom-of-the-barrel accessory and won’t work well for anything beyond the lightest of loads. The stresses of a desk moving up and down multiple times a day will quickly wear out subpar mounts like these. There’s not even space to add a screw after the adhesive fails. They also can’t move and flex as your desk goes up and down, or be adjusted in any way to accommodate different amounts of cables.
Zip ties: Just like the adhesive cable mounts, these are the cheapest possible way a manufacturer could go in a cable management kit. UpLift has reusable zip ties in its kit and iMovR has felt cable ties in its kit, and both of those kits are essentially the same price as Fully’s kit. Regular zip ties are a pain because you can’t easily reconfigure your cords later without clipping them off and getting new ones. Hard plastic ties can also crimp your cables too tightly and damage them.
Power strip: The power strip has six AC and two USB outlets. The AC outlets are oriented perpendicular to the strip, to accommodate bulky adapters that would otherwise take two outlets for themselves. It comes with a solid 12-foot cord length, which will add to your flexibility during setup.
The strip comes with 800-joule surge protection, below the generally recommended 1,000 minimum for expensive electronics and the lowest we’ve tested. This strip may not sufficiently protect your electronics from voltage spikes (such as during lightning storms). The power strip comes in black and white.
The Fully Cable Management Kit is not in the same league as the other kits we’ve reviewed from UpLift and iMovR. The competitor kits have different tiers targeted at different users based on their equipment setup. The only difference in the Fully kits is the number of cable trays.
It has fewer components than the competitors. There is no cable sleeve or cable chain. No accessory hooks. No cable management clips. No magnetic cable mounts.
The components that the Fully kit does have are substandard. This is the only kit we’ve reviewed that uses standard one-use zip ties. The adhesive cable mounts are the most basic we’ve seen. The power strip doesn’t have enough surge protection. The cable tray is the shortest we’ve seen.
Despite this litany of issues, the Fully kit is not any cheaper than the competing kits, meaning we can’t see any reason to buy this kit over the ones from UpLift, iMovR and others. Be sure to check out our reviews of all the best standing desk cable management kits.
Don’t Stop Here
Cable management is an excellent place to start but it’s best to think of your ergonomic setup as a work in progress. There are always ways to improve. Check our in-depth reviews on standing desks, keyboard trays, monitor arms, ergonomic seating and standing mats.