Ladies, Perhaps You Would Like A Sparkly Pink Ethernet Cable

blingblingThe “Bic For Her” pastel pens are nice and all, but what if you’re a woman of the digital age? You can have a pink notebook computer or a pink smartphone, but there’s a disappointing dearth of pink wireless routers out there. We checked. Now, Ethernet cords in various colors are nothing special, but Ethernet cords with silver bling? That’s something to be cherished.

Cables Unlimited Pink Patch Cable w/ Bling and Snagless Boot [Newegg] (Thanks, Dave…we guess)

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  1. Coffee says:

    Both ends of that cable are male. I think it may be gay, not female.

  2. You Can Call Me Al(isa) says:

    I like sparkly, pink things and I don’t care who knows it! I would buy this.

    • Laura Northrup says:

      If something I was going to buy anyway is available in pink without too much of an extra charge, I will buy it in pink. I had the original pink iPod mini. My DVD player is pink.

      • You Can Call Me Al(isa) says:

        My original Zune was pink. My Nalgene bottle I got for free is pink. My lunch box is pink!

      • Fubish says: I don't know anything about it, but it seems to me... says:

        Would you buy a pink Hello Kitty AK-47? They exist.

        • You Can Call Me Al(isa) says:

          Hello Kitty: no
          Pink: yes, if I was in the market for an AK-47 and it didn’t cost extra for the pink.

          • Laura Northrup says:

            Yes, what she said.

            I was thinking about buying a Taser and had my eye on a pink one, but realized I would be more likely to taser myself. So no pink taser.

            • RandomLetters says:

              My sister has a taser and we got to playing around with it once and I found that I could stand it quite well. It hurts but once you stop pressing the button it doesn’t hurt anymore (besides the dull ache). My brother-in-law is a police officer and as part of training he has been both tasered and pepper sprayed. He recommends the pepper spray because the hurt from it just goes on and on.

            • Fubish says: I don't know anything about it, but it seems to me... says:

              Memo to self: politely decline ANY invitation to dinner from Laura Northrup.

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    • Fafaflunkie Plays His World's Smallest Violin For You says:

      But an ETHERNET CABLE? What are you going to do, turn your router the other way so people can see your glittery pink slinky bling? Cables like that are usually something you try to hide, not let the world see. But if there’s a market for it, why not?

    • BrittTheBRat says:

      Agreed 100% If it comes in pink for the same amount, I will choose pink. I like pink, it makes me happy. I don’t know why it enrages so many people. It’s not like I kick a rock and sigh, “I guess I have to have pink because I have a vagina.” I LIKE IT! I WANT IT!

    • bubbledumpster says:

      Me too! And I have one. I needed some new ethernet cables when I got a PS3 and I figured I would replace my broken one as well so I got one pink one and one purple one. It’s nicer than having all white or black and as a bonus I know which cord goes to what in the horrible jumbly mess of cords behind my media console.

  3. wombats lives in [redacted] says:

    The tubes look twisted which might impede performance.

  4. wade says:

    THE CONSUMERIST
    Shoppers bite back. . .and look! Something that’s not normally pink is now offered in pink!!!

  5. pecan 3.14159265 says:

    The color is fine, since I use colors to distinguish the USB cords I use for my router, TiVo, etc. and telling people to unplug a yellow/white/black/gray cord is a lot easier than telling them what it’s plugged into, especially when they are doing it by feel and not sight.

    But the bedazzling is stupid. And even though the photo of the packaging on Newegg says it is a supporter of the National Breast Cancer Foundation, I looked for the brand on Amazon and all of the cords that came up were pink, so maybe the company only makes pink bedazzled cords.

  6. who? says:

    I just got a gigabit router at home, so bought all new cat 6 cables. I noticed these, but silly me, I ended up buying cables that match my wall color instead.

  7. Dagny Taggart says:

    Now I know what business Elle Woods got into when she decided to retire from Capitol Hill.

  8. Applekid says:

    Now regular cables don’t look manly enough. They should have ones studded with spikes that burp when you touch them.

  9. Damage Incorporated says:

    FYI the 14ft version is only $0.79 ($0.99 – 20%) but unfortunately is out of stock at the moment (7ft is same price and in stock). Great price for a cable if you don’t mind the color…

  10. KnightCrusader says:

    I bought ten of these last time they were on sale. Pink and blinged? Pfffft, who cares! 80 cents for a 14 foot cable is a steal. They could have come in rainbow colored for all I care.

    Plus having different colors helps organize the cabling better.

    • Fafaflunkie Plays His World's Smallest Violin For You says:

      Yeah, that’s something to consider. What also to consider: what’s the rating of that cable? No mention of that. If it’s not CAT6, then it’s not going to play with my router. At that price, if it were CAT6 and I were in need of some cable, I wouldn’t care what colour it was. After all, it’s not like I’d turn my router the other way to let people see how pretty the cables are.

    • madanthony says:

      I bought 15 of these for work, partly for the humor value and partly because it is pretty much the cheapest ethernet cable I could buy.

      I suspect from the fact that newegg is selling these cheap, they weren’t exactly a sales success.

  11. shepd says:

    Excellent! More colours for the patch panel! Now I can separate out the UPS cables!

  12. YouDidWhatNow? says:

    I see the ends are ribbed…for her pleasure.

    Wait, which port do these go in?

  13. Michael Belisle says:

    Thankfully it isn’t branded as an ethernet cable “for her”. Now men can feel comfortable buying a sparkly pink ethernet cable. I can see the conversation now:

    “Dude, you bought a girl’s ethernet cable.”
    “No, it’s not a woman’s cable. It’s just a Pink KaBLING cable.”
    “Oh, alright then. Carry on.”

  14. HogwartsProfessor says:

    I don’t care what color it is, if the price is right. The bling? Wouldn’t pay extra for it. Anyway, my favorite color is purple.

  15. missminimonster says:

    I’m sure the cat would prefer this one when she’s gnawing on it, her being female and all.

  16. Unknownable says:

    Why does everything pink HAVE to be for “HER”?
    /end rant before it goes on.
    Seriously though I’d rather have greens and deep blues (think midnight sky)…
    I’ll even go for purple, as it’s not such a eye searing color.
    Pink, especially “hot” pink is just torture on the eyes, besides it really doesn’t go good with any other colors. In my opinion one of the worse color combinations is hot pink and yellow.

    • Michael Belisle says:

      I’d bet that if we had statistics on the end users of sparkly pink ethernet cables, they would be overwhelmingly female.

      That is not to say that all women like pink. It just says that someone who likes pink is more likely to be a woman than not.

    • YouDidWhatNow? says:

      ” In my opinion one of the worse color combinations is hot pink and yellow.
      Reply”

      [looks at his socks]

      [goes to find different socks]

  17. Keeggib says:

    My server room will look Faaabulous!

    Next stop, Hello Kitty-branded Cisco 10 Gigabit Ethernet Switches!

  18. Runner says:

    It’s pink… and because of that they think it’s for women?

    Sorry, but in my history working in large IT systems and you have 20+ CAT5/5e/6 cables going to a system it’s best to colour code them.

    Primary Network, Secondary Network, iSCSI A/B networks, out of band management, etc, etc, etc.

    Only so many colours out there.

    But also looking into the maker of the cables… last ditch effort to save themselv’s.

    http://www.cablesunlimited.com/

    “As of June 17, 2011, Cables Unlimited has ceased operations due to a bank ordered asset liquidation. “