I don't get it, what application does this serve? It isn't like on a Motorcycle where it helps against brake fade and actually has an application, it just seems like a weird vanity thing. People say it acts as a shield from interference, but that is bull****, then you get claims that it is stronger and more resistant to damage............. what the **** are you doing to your peripherals? Mine sit in one place forever and the cables have no reason to wear down. I don't get why every device has them? Personally, I cut them off because they fray, collect dust and just look ugly as a result.