Custom “Old School” Retractable Cable

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Bring some vintage appeal to your setup with these customizable old-school cables!

The Custom “Old School” Retractable Cable is a fun way to bring a throwback aesthetic to your modern desktop. The coils have great stretchability, and since they are truly retractable they will always snap back into place. Leave it uncoiled or add a detachable connector for further customization. Great for traveling, or throwing in a backpack!

These cables come in the color options listed only, and cannot be sleeved


  • USB 2.0 spec
  • Conductors: Four (4) 26 AWG, with drain wire
  • Cable Outer Diameter: approx. 0.175–0.195" (4.5–5mm)
  • Coil Outer Diameter: approx. 0.75" (19mm)
  • Single mylar foil shield
These cables are manufactured in the USA

Retractable Coils

By default, the length between the coil and connector on the device (keyboard) side will be 3” unless otherwise requested. The straight ends on either side of the coil are oriented at 90-degree angles tangent to the coil.


Coil Placement on Detachable Cables

If you request coils and a detachable connector on your Old School cable, it will come in the default arrangement as shown here:

Retractable cable with detachable connector diagram.