Anyone traveling today knows it’s just about impossible to completely divorce oneself from civilization — which, in 2010, means a cell phone, laptop, music/media device and loads more. Tracking down all those cables can be an exercise in futility. The Cable Stable DLX, from Skooba Design, places all your support gear into a clean, compact and attractive case that folds up like a traditional day planner when not needed. The cables, cords, adapters and other accessories fit inside the zip-up unit and are held in place by a storage grid on one side and reinforced elastic loops on the other. According to the company, customers have come up with many creative high- and low-tech uses for the Cable Stable, including using it as a netbook case, cosmetic/toiletry kit, and even a storage case for kids’ travel distractions. For more information, contact Skooba Design, 465 Paul Rd., Rochester, NY 14624, (877) 435-5679, www.skoobadesign.com.