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Magnetic Photo Rope – A Cool Way to Display Your Images

One of the cool products that our friends at Photojojo have been selling recently is the Magnetic Photo Rope – a fun way to display your images.

The Magnetic Photo Rope concept is simply – it’s a metal cable/rope with a weight on the end of it which you hang on your wall and it comes with 8 small, but strong, magnets which allow you to hang a photo from the rope. The effect is quite cool – images appearing to hang off the rope.

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The idea is simple and effective – it allows you to rotate and move around photos as you like – without having to stick pins through your images or have to get images in and out of frames.

The ropes come in five colors – Green, Blue, Red, Black and White. The are priced at $12 for one and are discounted when you buy more than one. Get a price and order the Magnetic Photo Rope here.

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  • http://www.canon5dtips.com Alain

    am I the only one to find these over priced? 12$ might be a good price point for such a product, but should have come in a box or 2-3 at least imho.

    I think an more elegant (but destructive and time consuming) approach would be to directly embed a slice of metal in the gyproc, paint over it and then use the magnet to hold the pictures on the wall… These cable wouldn’t last a day once noticed by my “playful” cats!

  • http://www.ilanbresler.com Ilan

    The idea is awesome and it looks great.
    Price seems fair I guess… Meh. One of those things you sure are great , but there is little chance you will ACTUALLY buy.

  • http://www.curativedesign.com Lilia

    I have one of these, but a framed version..

  • Albert

    These seems like a great idea! But what happens when summer comes around and you have a fan going and pointing at those photos?

  • http://jankraus.pl Jan Kraus

    Looks amazing. I may even consider to make something like this.

  • Bryanna

    This is an awesome idea, but I could probably make something like this for less than $12. Just my 2 cents.

  • Watcht

    Gives me an inspiration for a ghetto copy, twine rope and tape would do a similar effect plus no circular dot on your images.

  • Iggy

    I can’t find one of the other DIY versions, but this one is similar:

    http://www.instructables.com/id/Cable-and-Magnet-Bulletin-Board/

    I’ve had essentially the same thing for several years now. Instead of steel wire, I used what I believe is called mirror wire (for hanging mirrors on walls) as it was thinner and real cheap. If you want to cut corners a bit, my first version was simply the wire wrapped around some pushpins stuck into the wall. It held up sufficiently well, and barely left a footprint. It’s handy for those of us who live in apartments.

    I do love the idea though and it can really spice up a room.

  • http://www.flickr.com/nikononfire Len

    Mhh, nice idea. Shouldn’t be a problem to reproduce by yourself (under 5$).

  • http://www.fkfoto.com Florian Knorn

    Great idea, thanks for pointing it out.

    I had a quick search and found this offer in the UK — they’re £6.80 there, the cable is 2m long and they come with 15 magnets. Much better deal than on Photojojo, but I guess I’ll also take the DIY approach that should be much cheaper when opting for about 10 or 20 of those …

  • http://studiospecialplace.de Michael Herzog

    Is there an online shop for those in Germany?

  • http://www.hallhome.com/ Teewinot

    Now that is very cool!

  • http://foodientravelbug.blogspot.com MeiTeng

    Absolutely beautiful! And a great idea for putting up photos!

  • http://www.greeblemonkey.com Aimee Greeblemonkey

    what a fun idea!

  • http://rantofdolor.blogspot.com/ Frank

    I have two of them and I may get a few more. The magnets are incredibly strong and the whole effect is striking.

  • Anna

    I love the idea too. Trying to find a website that stocks them in Australia as I have no desire to pay US$16 for postage!!

  • Julie1

    I have one of these ropes and it is in steady use. I change the photos every 2 – 3 months. The little magnets really are very strong and it’s a cool way to show off the photos…

  • BDP

    Looks pretty cool it’s cheaper than the only other alternative I’ve found
    Magscapes sells magnetic wallpaper its more expensive (plain White 62 cm x 5 meters for £55) they sell a huge selection of magnetic accessories picture frames e.t.c and they do magnetic boarders and posters as well

    http://magscapes.com/shop.php?product=magnets

  • tem

    such a great idea…. so simple but impactful…..

  • osn

    woah! it looks so pretty! might consider making one of my own… $12 is quite pricey especially if there’s only 1..

  • http://mareejaeger.blogspot.com maree

    Anna- I’m in aus too- if you find anyone that is selling them let me know! :)

  • Rojer Bunting

    !inch wide ribbon & self adhesive Velcro tabs works better (and cheaper) for me: you need to anchor the ribbon at top and bottom though

  • Janet

    I think these are rather expensive – I have made some with picture wire and a strip of magnet which can be cut to a small square and as it has a sticky side, it can be put on the back of a photo.

  • Teresa

    The magnetic rope is an excellent idea. It would be perfect for my office at school. I occasionally take pictures of my students either at their school activities or outside activities. They like seeing themselves on my photo wall.

  • Tabor

    I wonder about picture curl over time? Has anyone dealt with that. Also mine would have to be high enough that small children do not ingest the magnets.

  • Katie

    I am always am getting more and more frames to hang up pictures on my walls… They are full of pictures. I am going to have to buy them. They really aren’t that expensive if you think about quality and how many pictures they hold. An average 4×6 picture frame is about 2 bucks… times 8, which is how much the magnet holds, is 16 when the magnets are only 12 dollars. I can’t wait to order some. Thanks DPS!

  • nitnlizi

    i think they are cool. deffinately different from your everyday picture displaying. very creative. (but yes, alittle over priced, this is the cheapest ive seen them though) im thinking of asking for them for my bday : D

  • Corey

    I have one of these but only because I won it in a Photojojo contest on instructables.com. I never would have paid $12 for it, the total price of the photo rope weight and the magnets wouldn’t be much over $4 (mostly the price of the magnets). It is a neat idea but I like to put my pictures on the corners of the walls with magnets. You can do this because the corners of my walls have metal in them, you should try that before buying these.

  • tootie501

    I purchased these for some college freshmen who used them to brighten up their dorm rooms. This was a perfect way to display photos without having to use tape on the walls – a HUGE no-no in dorms!

  • edrex

    My 8 year old daughter saw this while I was looking at the article and wanted one for her room. We went to the local hardware store and were out the door for about $7 in parts ($4.79 of which was a 10 pack of magnets). It looks great hanging on her wall and she is excited to go take more pictures to be able to change them out regularly. We’ll definately be making more, but I’m going to find an online source for the magnets to keep the costs down.

  • rileyman

    went to home depot;

    1/8″ aircraft cable: 40 cents / foot
    Ceramic Magnets: 10 for $2.29
    1/8″ cable clamps: $1.10 ea.

    took me about 2 mins to make a 6 foot section with 8 magnets on it.

  • emily

    Right after seeing these online, i was babysitting and saw that they had put one up in the little girl’s room. It was adorable, they had photos, drawings, and her parent’s phone numbers all strung up and it looked great!
    I want some!

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/k_rao/ Kiran Rao

    handy product.. i wish it was available in India .. :(

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Some older comments

  • Kiran Rao

    August 27, 2010 12:33 am

    handy product.. i wish it was available in India .. :(

  • emily

    July 6, 2010 12:31 am

    Right after seeing these online, i was babysitting and saw that they had put one up in the little girl's room. It was adorable, they had photos, drawings, and her parent's phone numbers all strung up and it looked great!
    I want some!

  • rileyman

    March 29, 2010 03:37 am

    went to home depot;

    1/8" aircraft cable: 40 cents / foot
    Ceramic Magnets: 10 for $2.29
    1/8" cable clamps: $1.10 ea.

    took me about 2 mins to make a 6 foot section with 8 magnets on it.

  • edrex

    February 6, 2009 01:42 pm

    My 8 year old daughter saw this while I was looking at the article and wanted one for her room. We went to the local hardware store and were out the door for about $7 in parts ($4.79 of which was a 10 pack of magnets). It looks great hanging on her wall and she is excited to go take more pictures to be able to change them out regularly. We'll definately be making more, but I'm going to find an online source for the magnets to keep the costs down.

  • tootie501

    January 31, 2009 01:43 am

    I purchased these for some college freshmen who used them to brighten up their dorm rooms. This was a perfect way to display photos without having to use tape on the walls - a HUGE no-no in dorms!

  • Corey

    January 30, 2009 03:51 pm

    I have one of these but only because I won it in a Photojojo contest on instructables.com. I never would have paid $12 for it, the total price of the photo rope weight and the magnets wouldn't be much over $4 (mostly the price of the magnets). It is a neat idea but I like to put my pictures on the corners of the walls with magnets. You can do this because the corners of my walls have metal in them, you should try that before buying these.

  • nitnlizi

    January 30, 2009 10:24 am

    i think they are cool. deffinately different from your everyday picture displaying. very creative. (but yes, alittle over priced, this is the cheapest ive seen them though) im thinking of asking for them for my bday : D

  • Katie

    January 30, 2009 09:41 am

    I am always am getting more and more frames to hang up pictures on my walls... They are full of pictures. I am going to have to buy them. They really aren't that expensive if you think about quality and how many pictures they hold. An average 4x6 picture frame is about 2 bucks... times 8, which is how much the magnet holds, is 16 when the magnets are only 12 dollars. I can't wait to order some. Thanks DPS!

  • Tabor

    January 30, 2009 06:12 am

    I wonder about picture curl over time? Has anyone dealt with that. Also mine would have to be high enough that small children do not ingest the magnets.

  • Teresa

    January 30, 2009 06:10 am

    The magnetic rope is an excellent idea. It would be perfect for my office at school. I occasionally take pictures of my students either at their school activities or outside activities. They like seeing themselves on my photo wall.

  • Janet

    January 30, 2009 02:08 am

    I think these are rather expensive - I have made some with picture wire and a strip of magnet which can be cut to a small square and as it has a sticky side, it can be put on the back of a photo.

  • Rojer Bunting

    January 30, 2009 01:00 am

    !inch wide ribbon & self adhesive Velcro tabs works better (and cheaper) for me: you need to anchor the ribbon at top and bottom though

  • maree

    January 29, 2009 10:49 pm

    Anna- I'm in aus too- if you find anyone that is selling them let me know! :)

  • osn

    January 29, 2009 08:38 pm

    woah! it looks so pretty! might consider making one of my own... $12 is quite pricey especially if there's only 1..

  • tem

    January 29, 2009 08:06 pm

    such a great idea.... so simple but impactful.....

  • BDP

    January 28, 2009 10:29 pm

    Looks pretty cool it's cheaper than the only other alternative I've found
    Magscapes sells magnetic wallpaper its more expensive (plain White 62 cm x 5 meters for £55) they sell a huge selection of magnetic accessories picture frames e.t.c and they do magnetic boarders and posters as well

    http://magscapes.com/shop.php?product=magnets

  • Julie1

    January 27, 2009 12:14 pm

    I have one of these ropes and it is in steady use. I change the photos every 2 - 3 months. The little magnets really are very strong and it's a cool way to show off the photos...

  • Anna

    January 27, 2009 12:08 pm

    I love the idea too. Trying to find a website that stocks them in Australia as I have no desire to pay US$16 for postage!!

  • Frank

    January 27, 2009 01:05 am

    I have two of them and I may get a few more. The magnets are incredibly strong and the whole effect is striking.

  • Aimee Greeblemonkey

    January 27, 2009 12:46 am

    what a fun idea!

  • MeiTeng

    January 27, 2009 12:15 am

    Absolutely beautiful! And a great idea for putting up photos!

  • Teewinot

    January 26, 2009 11:23 pm

    Now that is very cool!

  • Michael Herzog

    January 26, 2009 10:46 pm

    Is there an online shop for those in Germany?

  • Florian Knorn

    January 26, 2009 09:10 pm

    Great idea, thanks for pointing it out.

    I had a quick search and found this offer in the UK --- they're £6.80 there, the cable is 2m long and they come with 15 magnets. Much better deal than on Photojojo, but I guess I'll also take the DIY approach that should be much cheaper when opting for about 10 or 20 of those ...

  • Len

    January 26, 2009 06:48 pm

    Mhh, nice idea. Shouldn't be a problem to reproduce by yourself (under 5$).

  • Iggy

    January 26, 2009 10:15 am

    I can't find one of the other DIY versions, but this one is similar:

    http://www.instructables.com/id/Cable-and-Magnet-Bulletin-Board/

    I've had essentially the same thing for several years now. Instead of steel wire, I used what I believe is called mirror wire (for hanging mirrors on walls) as it was thinner and real cheap. If you want to cut corners a bit, my first version was simply the wire wrapped around some pushpins stuck into the wall. It held up sufficiently well, and barely left a footprint. It's handy for those of us who live in apartments.

    I do love the idea though and it can really spice up a room.

  • Watcht

    January 26, 2009 09:52 am

    Gives me an inspiration for a ghetto copy, twine rope and tape would do a similar effect plus no circular dot on your images.

  • Bryanna

    January 26, 2009 09:29 am

    This is an awesome idea, but I could probably make something like this for less than $12. Just my 2 cents.

  • Jan Kraus

    January 26, 2009 08:51 am

    Looks amazing. I may even consider to make something like this.

  • Albert

    January 26, 2009 07:12 am

    These seems like a great idea! But what happens when summer comes around and you have a fan going and pointing at those photos?

  • Lilia

    January 26, 2009 07:09 am

    I have one of these, but a framed version..

  • Ilan

    January 26, 2009 06:49 am

    The idea is awesome and it looks great.
    Price seems fair I guess... Meh. One of those things you sure are great , but there is little chance you will ACTUALLY buy.

  • Alain

    January 26, 2009 06:28 am

    am I the only one to find these over priced? 12$ might be a good price point for such a product, but should have come in a box or 2-3 at least imho.

    I think an more elegant (but destructive and time consuming) approach would be to directly embed a slice of metal in the gyproc, paint over it and then use the magnet to hold the pictures on the wall... These cable wouldn't last a day once noticed by my "playful" cats!

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