Performers, venues, studios, schools, churches, etc. have long sought the ultimate tool for managing microphone cables – one that is easy to use and that protects connectors from fatal stresses. The challenge was to develop a reel that (1) is quick and easy to use, (2) eliminates cable twist, (4) securely holds and protects both the leading and trailing end connectors and (3) is durable and has no moving parts. After three years of development, the Reel-Axe Cable Crib delivers on all points.
The twisting, flexing and beating that cables and connectors take during wrap-up, storage and transport too often result in broken wires or connections. Typically, someone finds out that a microphone cable has gone bad only after the equipment has been set up and hopefully before the performance begins. The objective was to craft a solution that would reduce the frequency of cable failure and extend cable life.
Cable Crib developers created and tested several iterations before accepting the final design. They were committed to identifying a means of securing and protecting the connectors without using any moving parts that could break or wear out. The end result is a design that is elegant in its simplicity and yet has earned patent protection for several unique features.
The Cable Crib is made in the USA with durable ABS plastic. A space on the reel is provided for writing notes with a marker, and the design allows for easy loading onto wall pegs or into a road case. The user enjoys an organized microphone cable inventory and can determine quickly what cables are on hand. A one-minute video that demonstrates the product is available at www.reel-axe.com.