• David Roper

    [@cayci] Okay, agreed. That’s what I am talking about. But a Black felt tip on Black plastic doesn’t help. That’s why I recommend using the cheap white fingernail polish to give a good space to write when you DO use the marker.

    Unnerstan’ Stan?

  • This problem is unusual for me! I will label them with a fine point magic marker to prevent this case.

  • David Roper

    [@Harry] Yes, you have. There’s a 120v plug on one end of an electrical cord, then there’s a 3 inch x 1 inch x 2 inch black plastic box (brick) and then a wire comes out of that and a plug for your PC/device is on the other end. These black bricks NEVER have good identifying words on them. I’ll bet that I have 25+ in a box in my closet. They all look alike. Hence my white fingernail polish trick.

  • Harry

    [@David Roper] [@David Roper]

    Black power bricks??? Never believe I have had this problem

  • David Roper

    Okay, here’s the secret to HOW TO.

    I use a small dot of white fingernail polish on the TOP side of the plug. Here’s more uses for the white “girly” stuff. I paint a 1×1 inch white space on all black power bricks. When it dries overnight, I label them with a fine point magic marker. Everything that is black plastic in my house gets the treatment. You can thank me later.

  • KMHamm

    I make a small duct tape tab on the side of each cable end so I always know which way it should fit. Easy to do by feel as well as visually.

  • Tom

    The always on top doesn’t help me with the ports are aligned vertically… and don’t even think about explaining the microUSB phone charger cable…

  • John C

    What really annoys me is when the USB *port* itself is upside down :-) :-)

  • Harry

    Looking for the logo will take around the same time it takes to try and insert it one way, then the other way, then to turn it the initial way and get pissed off with life.

  • Coyote

    He was right the first time, just pay attention to the USB logo as it’s always on “top”. With some cables it can even be used like braille in the dark or behind cramped desks.

    The more you know….—““*

  • JonE

    I agree; Always! Dag Nab It!