Whether you're storing them or wrapping them up and wrangling them, knowing how to handle cables is an important part of filmmaking, and one of the most important things to be aware of is how to safely secure them to surfaces.
Anyone who has ever spent time on their hands and knees with a roll of gaff tape taping cables down knows that this is no easy task. It's time consuming, frustrating, and hard on your body (if you do it enough). However, this product by GaffTech aims at solving all of these problems with the GaffGun, which straightens cables while laying tape over them. Oh! And you can stand while you do it.
Granted, if you don't have to deal with cables on a regular basis, you probably don't need to spend your hard-earned cash on something like this. However, the GaffGun looks like it just saves so muchtime and effort -- and being the moderately lazy person I am, I love the fact that you don't have to bear crawl all over the place to make your set safe for people to move around. Don't work hard; work smart, but dropping the money required to buy one may not be all that smart of an investment for some, since the GaffGun is $200 a pop.
But if you're ready to get your hands on one, you can pre-order yours now and receive it when they ship sometime in December. Check out the GaffGun website to learn more.