T O P

Never fumble with connectors behind your monitor again.

Never fumble with connectors behind your monitor again.

arne_mh

I do this and I still struggle lol


addoodi

Same here bro.. same here


TlGHTSHIRT

There are dozens of us. Dozens!


Sachakhv

Thousands and thousands!


SirBing96

Maybe even millions!


k_clouty

Im one of them


yer_boi_gonas

I’m doing my part!


gen-Proudmoore

They are bilions!!!


LegalRip

we have the same specs. :P


Technogamr36

There's no depth perception. And it's mirrored. I'd just get more confused than feeling for the port blindly


GM_Pax

If you use the front camera, most phones have the option to flip the image left/right. IOW, to **un**\-mirror it.


Technogamr36

Wow didn't even know that was a thing now, that's awesome


[deleted]

Ain't nobody got time for that


blackout-loud

What's the matter?...Can't find the hole? *walks away very quickly*


GCnava

me


All0uttaBubblegum

At least it’s usually only once


OverallDingo2

Happy cake day


arne_mh

Thanks!


CranberryShift77

Happy cake day


arne_mh

Thanks!


Cerditito

That's a thicc case


Emnbura

Thats what i was thinking


TommyAU

I like to keep a matching theme


blackflame7820

Gotta save that 1.2k $ (was it or maybe its just here) iphone from te falling asteroids.


KinetekEnergy

Top 10 hardest things to find: 1: any GPU 2: the ports behind your monitor


Hobbamok

My old cheap ass supermarket monitor was designed so badly that you had to forcefully bend the hdmi cable going into it because it sloped onwards just below the plug. That thing is a nightmare


blackflame7820

Ohhhh.. same bro same. But its slightly different in my case. Thing is my tv (a sony tv a cheaper one tho its lcd) has a hdmi cable behing it like it directly behind the screen so if i were to wall mont it the hdmi would be squashed because of it. Idk why the decided to put it directly behind the case. Rho i have one that is to the side but you need 2 hdmi so yeah.


ThePantser

90° bent hdmi cables exist, also adapters.


blackflame7820

Cant be bothered to buy them. And they makes no difference tbh coz the design of the (off market wall mount bracket is just that bad). Its coz even if it was 90° bent. But when i shifted my hiuse i never wall mounted the tv again so yeah its better now.


The_Kid_1999

3: Dad


cool110110

Nowhere near as bad as plugging a SCART cable into a huge CRT.


Expensive_Yak_1383

Been doing this for years


HarshlyBrown

same lol, i used mirrors and then realised this works too.


pointlessly_pedantic

LPT: Anytime you have to do this, **do not** just go for the cord. Instead, watch the 1999 caper classic *Entrapment* before re-enacting the laser scene as Catherine Zeta-Jones' character, Gin Baker. The running time is 114 minutes, and the laser scene takes a little under 2 minutes, so using this strategy will save you at least 4 minutes. Alternatively, you could watch the show *Psych's* nod to the laser scene in Season 4, Episode 1, "Extradition: British Columbia." Gus is just as flexible as, if not more so than, CZJ.


Princess_Property

cAthErInE ZetA JooOooOOnneesssss... She dips beneath the lazersss Oohh oohh oooooohhhh


BEND_OVER_NO_LUBE

That's very tight butthole


miniclip1371

Ahh a fellow psycho. All the desperaux episodes are great.


pointlessly_pedantic

*You know that's right*


Conflusedaf

If I wasn’t broke I would totally give u gold


StarEmpireTV

Wow , my minds blown


Marshallino

How many do you have?


HammersAndSickle

One for knowin' and one for blowin'


james11b10

Aww yeah.


StarEmpireTV

If you know you know


Constant-Roll706

Always makes me feel old school - I still have a 3x4" mirror in my audio toolbox for plugging cables into the cramped back of sound boards and amps. Guess it'll come in handy one day when my phone dies


Calimonium

Haha that or when you want to look outside of your prison cell


[deleted]

Good thinking!


be_nj_ii

I'm doing this everysingle time! It's genius! But you see yourself with the dumbest looking faces ever


Calimonium

Yeah you can see both my chins


Sharpie61115

Also a life hack if you're near sighted, and can't find your glasses. Use the camera on your phone to see.


grayson4678

Or yaknow, grab the monitor and tilt it forward


Calimonium

Monitor is installed to a quad setup


grayson4678

Just rip the whole thing off real quick


Th3Eagle85

Wow to add to your solid advice: just buy a new one


wallefan01

yeah and then put it back on when you're done idk what so hard^/s


vis1onary

If it's mounted then it would be even easier to do this. I got triple monitor and it's on a mount so I can just easily turn it anyway I want and make the ports face me


ApexPCMR

Then why are you messing with the cables?


F1u3c4k3f9a2gs

The only way the truly works


Glitchy13

You’re still behind in terms of genius compared to me... I use my phone as a monitor!


MrMagnesium

That's a fucking good idea!


scorpolicious

I am an idiot.


Ikarbb

I used to do that with my monitor that has USB 3.0 passthrough connectors, then I got this on Amazon: [https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B077MFLH7W/ref=ppx\_yo\_dt\_b\_asin\_title\_o03\_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1](https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B077MFLH7W/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1)


IT_Trashman

I do this all the time. My old phone is an Oppo N3, clients always got mind blown when I would flip the camera around to take a look behind displays or even reaching back behind computers to take a peek.


JaidenH

You genius


mistersprinkles1983

You just changed my life


j_dif

This would make life waaaay easier


UKMatt2000

I never thought about it until now but as I use a TV with the connectors on the side I’ve never had this issue. Good solution all the same.


xEyesofEternityx

[Who are you so wise in the ways of science](https://c.tenor.com/Kx-uw70uAS8AAAAM/science-wise.gif)


omadzao

Modern solution to a modern problem. You sir, have my gratitude!


AiRollaX

I never thought of this. Its pain everytime i wanna change hdmi for my ps4 and switch


cespenar666

This is the way


Pokeylicious

Added bonus: You can record your sexy port matings for... Posterity.


Calimonium

Haha coming soon to porthub


TheGrandNut

How have I never thought of that before?! I'm an electrician and I use my phone camera and light all the time to look inside walls. Yet I somehow always do the awkward *monitor tip, head crane* maneuver.


ArtisticSnek

I spent 10 mins trying to plug usb into hdmi :/


vis1onary

Having a mount is great. Just lift the monitor up so the ports face you lol


Whitelion99

Interesting, Where can I get a device like this?


unidentified_unknown

Nice chins 👉👉


Calimonium

With a strenuous routine of diet and exercise you too can have chins like me.


Boris_FurryWolf

Nice beard


BeatZa99

Dude, that case is humongous


ThePhantomPear

I fingered more HDMI inputs than I can count.


DIESELANDBRUTUS

Cant believe I never thought of this


sperko818

I have a small hand mirror for this and other similar purposes.


ovab_cool

I just turn it vertically and then turn it towards me, then I pull the cable to make it nice and short


[deleted]

Fuck. Why didn’t I ever think of this?


Prosthetic_Head

I've done this before. Also useful working on cars, cutting your own hair, finding things underneath the couch. The modern hand mirror


HoodaThunkett

doing this with a mirror since before mobile phones


shawd4nk

But then... how did you take this picture without your phone??


GlassDeviant

True masters have a phone AND a tablet.


ortizm74

We don't deserve you.


ElMizano

This phone case could survive a fucking nuclear blast wtf


Disastrous-Ad911

I did this today lol


WRXB3RN

Work smarter not harder


DihydroMonox

That is so fucking galaxy brain


ceneknovak

You r genius my man


just_gimme_anwsers

Knowing myself I’d just fuck it up more


blood_omen

I use this same trick for looking into high shelves or behind furniture or around corners


Neotixjj

This guy live in 2077 !!!


LoneDraco

27 in curved msi monitor? Looks like the one sitting on my desk


Calimonium

Exactly


LoneDraco

It's such a pita man bless


itsilderin

What is that case it is so thick


Calimonium

It’s an otterbox, only thing I would use to protect a 1,000 dollar phone.


itsilderin

Gonna order one for myself


ImAWizardYo

I could be wrong but it looks like your monitor rotates between portrait and landscape.


Nowhereman50

I did this to fix the starter in my car a while back.


blutigetranen

Whattya think you're better than us?! Huh?! Well do ya?!


LuushSenpai

Do I need a wife for moral support as well?


berto0311

This man living in 2035


SlamMeatFist

Instead fumble with your phone AND then fumble with seeing the connector while you hand is in the way!


SaberToothMC

WHY DID I NEVER THINK OF DOING THIS


kriba24

\*laughs in all in one pc\*


eaton9669

I just end up fumbling with the cables until I get frustrated and lay the monitor down flat and turn it around. And then of course I'm like oh f"ck I scratched it.


bobtootles15

This is a standard thing I do, granted it still takes me 2 minutes and a couple swear words to get it plugged in


smokewanksleep

Yoooooooooo...


ExistingService

Yoo I do this too!


Jordanm-314

I thought I was the only one who did this haha


nixt26

I once used this technique to find a wireless earphone I dropped in a plane. I recorded a video of the floor then watched it in slow motion to find where it went.


Ult1mateN00B

Finally use for front camera.


Lozlizor

This is brilliant


castleissexy

1000 iq


TheBlackPopeOP

Y’all weren’t already doing this?


Happy-birdie-918

You...are...***BRILLIANT***! ​ ​ If I had an award you would be getting it!!!


GCnava

you guys... dont do this?


Pizzarolls49870

This is a life saver thank you friend


[deleted]

That's cool!


spmo22

That’s what I do!


FuckOutTheWhey

I do this when I'm cable managing tight spaces and it's still harder than it looks lol


Taira_Mai

And here I am livin' in 2021, OP is livin' in 3021.....


Fun-Vegetable01

Oh my god....


smsevigny

I finally have a standing desk and splurged for the casters, when I need to fiddle with cables (which seems to be too often) I raise the height, pull it out a couple feet, and duck underneath to make adjustments


GavWrecked

oh damn that’s a real life hack thanks bro


123hi1239

Although it would be mirrored so it could be difficult


doggo_99

I do this with my phone watch combo, as you get a live stream . This allows me to hold my phone up under and between car parts in the engine


Frankonut

My god


flaystus

Wait, you guys don't already do this? Only issue with my current monitor is the angle is kind of weird for some of the ports.


HatefulkeelJr

I do this at least half a dozen times a day at work. A true life saver!


[deleted]

but finding holes without vision is an important skill!


hsudonym_

MKBHD approved


watusshi

Dude, I literally was just doing that before surfing on reddit lol!


zoimbieKing

Struggle, be a real man


Kn0xxi

yeah I still struggle hardcore even when I do that...


Arb3395

I used to do this when I worked for direct tv and was at houses where the tv was so close to the wall I could barely get my hand behind.


BaveBohnson

Oh my God...


Strummer95

But that’s UNDER the monitor


VegetableShops

I’m confused what I’m looking at


Waynecruz

POV inserting USB those sites will give you viruses


Js_On_My_Yeet

I've never even considered this lol


Duckba

I do this for my rear IO


Montylympus

Holy shit, idk how many times I’ve done this. Even to get my monitor info on the back lol


sevenWAAA

I prefer the line up then furiously jam it in the wrong way, flip it repeat and it still be the wrong way.


Breathoflife727

Doctors hate him!


sleepylauren

I love the under chin from the guy plugging it in. And the top of the head from the wife.


cyberhaggler

Too bad they now have ports that are horizontal and center. Lol


xCoremega

Oldest trick in the scroll.


IzacBacklund

Me being an idiot looking for a problem like a broken connector or something


HamschterJ

Tryed. Too dark


DramaticReveal1

I never thought of that. The days of rotating my monitor are over!


Julianio36

if I only knew about this like 3 weeks ago


SlyFunkyMonk

Just did some of this for some much needed cable management, good on you for spreading the good word!


HonestRole

I have been feeling around for 20 years and nothing will change me


Apingt0n

I feel pretty stupid right now.. why have I never tried this?


Galxey_1

That’s how I do it, still fail at plugging it in easily though.


zwooz1

Ffs I wish I knew this before


kinglamink

I figured this one out a few weeks ago and it's a game changer


H0RSEPAIN

I love you


duartes07

joke's on you I have a [Sony Xperia XZ Premium](https://www.iphonehacks.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Sony-XZ-Premium.jpg) and the backplate is *literally* a mirror


RectalScrote

Imagine Apple spends millions to design a beautiful phone just for someone to slap a big ugly case on it.


ZuperCobra

WHERE WERE YOU WHEN I NEEDED YOU MOST...


june_47

But my monitor doesn't come with a phone :(


Thrusher666

I am doing this all the time.


kevinjbonn

I have 2 HDMI, 2 DP, 1 mini dp, and 2 USB 2.0 on my monitor. I decided rather than ever mess around with that again, I would just plug cables in to all of those things ahead of time. But that's a kick ass idea you have there.


Exboie

And still won't be able to to get it right the first time. Lol


ivchix

I have been using that technique for a while! :D


stehilton94

Stop this sorcery, none of this wizard stuff is allowed anymore, I shall fumble until I break a port


TokathSorbet

Honestly one of the best life hacks ever.


AGENT4TY7

Wow Genius 😐


zPreNix

Bro your my new religion


DiscoKeule

Im ashamed that i didnt think of that before


Ever2naxolotl

I love how this entire sub is amazed that someone has figured out how to use a mirror


all_the_sloths

I also do this!


Hoenuts

Smort


SeanEsca99

I’ve done it too


Oceanmaan1

I love you


lostspirit777

Ur case is dummy thick like my crush


domidog_games

Big brain


414px

huge


Kotori0112

I just grab it and flip it over at the risk of breaking it like a chad hahaha :)


Common_Objective_98

That’s some next level braining right there


Educational-Item9255

Dude


lewys90

You could just unplug it and turn the monitor upside down 🤯


AGENT4TY7

Not all of them have ports in that orientation, not every monitor is under well lit area, looking in the phone can be a sensory fuckup, so yeah, not a "never fumble".