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USB Type-C Connector Securing Device (5 Pack)

Mac / PC / USB-C / Thunderbolt 3 and 4 Devices
Secure your workflow by stabilizing any USB-C connection including Thunderbolt™.
Dropping a cable during file transfers or a work session can be devastating. ClingOn is designed to hedge that risk by reducing if not completely eliminating the slight and ongoing cable strain of external devices with any USB-C connection including Thunderbolt 3 and 4 ports.
The revolutionary ClingOn is easy to install. The soft foam interior forms a snug fit to the connector that helps eliminate the wiggling and pulling that leads to slipped connections on your external drives and gear. ClingOns rigid outer shell is made of hard plastic to protect your cable and features a strong adhesive to secure your connector to your drives enclosure. Its compatible with any USB-C or Thunderbolt device that has room for attachment.
Before you get to work, secure your workflow with ClingOn, the cable stabilizer.
NOTE: ClingOn is specifically designed to stabilize device connections. Using ClingOn on a Mac or PC or multiple ClingOns on a device is highly dependent on port spacing

Product Specifications

  • Reach Certification
    • Yes
  • Color
    • Cornflower Blue
  • Material
    • Adapter: Plastic Adhesive: VHB
  • Dimensions
    • Height: 1.6 cm (0.6 in)
    • Length: 1.9 cm (0.7 in)
    • Width: 1.0 cm (0.4 in)
Manufacturer provided specifications for OWC p/n OWCCLINGON5PK




  • (5) OWC ClingOn with pre-installed 3M™ VHB adhesive
  • (5) Mounting Screws
  • 1 Year OWC Limited Warranty

Customer Ratings

Write a Review 3.5 / 5 9 out of 16 (56%) reviewers would recommend this product
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Reviewer: Stopedog
Rating: 5/5 Connectors December 1, 2021 I love these connectors. I feel very safe know that my cables are secure!

I would recommend this item to a friend!

Response from OWC, Support December 2, 2021 Thank you for providing us with your feedback! Please feel free to reach out to our support team if further assistance is needed.
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Reviewer: ClearOrca-72314
Rating: 1/5 Not working for me November 27, 2021 It took a while to ship because I live in Canada but arrived fine. The product is not useful for me on my Macbook Pro to help keep my portable hard drives connected. Wish I'd have known.

Response from OWC, Support November 29, 2021 Thank you for taking the time to communicate your concerns. Your opinion and experiences are very important to us. We are very sorry for any troubles or inconvenience this has caused you. Going forward, we would like to work with you directly if you can please reach out to us one of the following ways. We hope to hear from you soon. Email: support@owc.com Phone 1-800-275-4576 or +1-815-338-8685 Customer Service/Sales & Technical Support - Monday-Friday (8am-8pm CT) - Saturday & Sunday (Closed) Live Chat Technical Support - Monday-Friday (8am-6pm CT) - Saturday (9am-5pm CT) - Sunday (Closed) Live Chat Customer Service/Sales - Monday-Friday (7am-10pm CT) - Saturday & Sunday (9am-5pm CT). Thanks for choosing OWC, and have a great day!
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Reviewer: Badger
Rating: 5/5 These are great — my thunderbolt cable was a little... October 22, 2021 These are great — my thunderbolt cable was a little loose between the laptop and the dock, and if I accidentally bumped the cable, it would lose connection and then have to resync everything. The ClingOn now holds it securely, and bumps aren't a worry now.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from OWC ClingOn USB Type-C Connector Securing Device.

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Reviewer: GracefulCrow-95672
Rating: 1/5 It made the problem worse October 22, 2021 I love my 5 Port OWC Thunderbolt Hub. It's a must-have for anyone with a MacBook. But the cable between my computer and the hub repeatedly slipped out. It was a huge problem when the hub was connected to an external drive, which would then eject without warning.

So I bought this securing connector AND IT'S HORRIBLE!

First off, my thunderbolt cable didn't fit in it because the connector is too tight, so I had to spend a bunch of time and some tools to get it to fit in. But then the connector doesn't secure at all to the hub. NOT AT ALL. There's some stickiness on it that doesn't do anything. And there's a screw, but the thread on the screw is smaller than the threads in the hub, so this doesn't attach at all.

I've bought a bunch of stuff from OWC and it's all been great. But this thing is totally useless. I have no idea how they allow it to be sold in the first place.

Please, please, please don't buy this to fix your problem. It'll just give you false hope. I now wrap my thunderbolt cable around the hub and secure it with a zip tie. This works a million times better, even if it looks ugly as sin.

This review is from OWC ClingOn USB Type-C Connector Securing Device.

Response from OWC, Support October 22, 2021 We're sorry to hear that you had a bad experience with the OWC ClingOn securing connector. We appreciate the feedback, and would like to know what we can do to help you have a full 5 star experience. Please feel free to contact us via phone or email. 1-800-275-4576 or Email us at support@macsales.com
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Reviewer: HealthySailfish-65690
Rating: 5/5 Work perfectly October 9, 2021 There’s definitely keep your cables in would recommend even for a fixed desk setup

I would recommend this item to a friend!

Response from OWC, Support October 11, 2021 Thanks for the Awesome review! Enjoy the ClingOns.
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Reviewer: SoloRider2021
Rating: 2/5 Confusing Mission- Screws to what? October 5, 2021 USB-c USB 4 / TB3 & TB4 are terrible. The idea was a fast, universal and flip-able connector. Tragically its flipable, but then the cable can come out easily. Sadly, these connector augment ours become necessary. However, I’ve never seen a connection with a screw hole above it. I’ve got a M1 Mac Mini, 16” MacBook Pro, 13” MacBook Pro. I’ve got several OWC TB3 and TB4 hubs. No screw hole. So these connectors rely on the adhesive alone. Sadly these connectors also block the other only other TB4 port on my Mac Mini.

In conclusion, device sort of works. It’s better than nothing and OWC is not to blame for the **** implementation of the spec. So, this thing might help and it might not. Best of luck.

Response from OWC, Support October 6, 2021 Thank you for leaving your review and feedback. We are very sorry for any dissatisfaction in regards to the OWC Cling On USB-C securing devices. At this time I went ahead and forwarded this information on to our team to have this reviewed for potential changes.
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Reviewer: FairLlama-36511
Rating: 1/5 havne't received it yet ... ordered several weeks ago! September 29, 2021 havne't received it yet ... ordered several weeks ago!

Response from OWC, Support September 30, 2021 I am sorry to hear that you have not received the product. Please know that if there is ever any issue, feel free to reach out to us directly as we can better assist and see what might be going on. A member of our team will be attempting to reach out and see if they can assist.
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Reviewer: DonStark
Rating: 3/5 Don't fit any of my devices. September 3, 2021 I was led to believe that these connectors would solve the issue of too much play in my USB C connectors. Unfortunately my devices don't have the screw slot for them to be securely connected. This leaves only having the option of relying on the adhesive to hold things in place. This is fine if I never unplug the connectors.

So they are better than nothing, but not as helpful as I was hoping.

This review is from OWC ClingOn USB Type-C Connector Securing Device (10 Pack).

Response from OWC, Support September 3, 2021 Thank you for your review and we are sorry to hear that these are not as helpful as expected. We would be happy to look into the possibility of a return for you if you wish? If so we would ask if you can reach out to support@macsales.com, Please?
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Reviewer: CarefulSnail-25960
Rating: 5/5 Does what is says on the box August 2, 2021 Perfect for my purposes. Thanks guys

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from OWC ClingOn USB Type-C Connector Securing Device (2 Pack).

Response from OWC, Support August 3, 2021 You are very welcome, and thank you so much for that 5 star review. We cannot express how much it means to hear that something as small and simple as our ClingOns, can make such a huge positive difference for someone's needs. Thanks for that feed back and feel free to reach out to us anytime with any future needs! :)
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Reviewer: curtisbrandt
Rating: 5/5 Secure! June 9, 2021 I just had an embarrassing call with tech services which would have been prevented by using these handy little items. Ideally the USB Type-C connections were more secure. Since they aren't, these are a must with my new dock.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: LUXProductions
Rating: 5/5 Thunderbolt 4 support May 7, 2021 I love these little added supports for my Thunderbolt 4 cords. I don' t want to drop connection in the middle of an edit!

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: BetterFalcon-23140
Rating: 5/5 Thunderbolt Dock add ons May 3, 2021 Easy to install and work as specified

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: MagnificentGoat-56226
Rating: 5/5 Provide additional Stability April 28, 2021 Thunderbolt 3 is a fast file transfer hardware. The connectors are small and wonderful on mobile devices. On my larger desktop setup I find my drives require a little more stability. Having the ClingOn's provides that additional stability and a piece of mind. Thank you for a useful device.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

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Reviewer: ZeroCool Location: PNW Age: 25-34 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 2/5 Great Idea...Bad Implementation April 23, 2020 I absolutely love this idea because I always felt that the USB-C/Thunderbolt 3 ports just didn't feel as secure as my thunderbolt2 ports did. So I start off by saying hats off to OWC for the idea and for making and offering it....I have a good deal of OWC products and am very happy with them so I expected another great product but the truth is though the idea is great the implementation is terrible. Simply put, these cling on Connectors are two thick to fit next to each other on most devices. Case in point my Mac mini has 4 ports but they are too close together that installing even one of these blocks the port next to it. This is also an issue on other devices that have multiple ports side by side. These work great on my OWC dock but it is clear that the dock was designed differently as the ports are further apart than 90% of my other thunderbolt devices. I believe if OWC could shave these down in size a tad to fit next to each other on a device like a Mac mini that it would be worth 5 stars!

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Reviewer: EliDeuce Location: Auburn, AL Age: 45-54 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 2/5 Too big to fit on both ports of my iMac 18,1 October 24, 2019 I have tried to use these to stabilize the connections between my two OWC Helios FX eGPUs and my 2017 iMac (iMac 18,1). Unfortunately, the spacing of my Thunderbolt 3 ports and my USB 2.0 on the rear of my iMac prevents me from installing these on both Thunderbolt 3 ports - the devices are simply too large, even if I trim the protrusion. Does work for one of my ports, so it solves half of my problem.

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Reviewer: dodsonmd Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 4/5 Work great, but...... October 13, 2019 I had persistent problems with USB-C connections between my Mac Mini and the Thunderbolt 3 expansion dock as well as to some external drives. These little stabilizers solved much of the problem, in places where they would fit. They did fine on the dock, but the back of the Mac Mini has the C ports a little too close for these to fit. They need to be thinner on the sides, probably just a few mm would suffice. Or even better, create a single piece that could be attached to back of the Mini that would allow access and stabilization to the four C ports on the latest Mini. The connections on the external drives seem to be stable, but the Thunderbolt Dock and the Mac Mini are problematic.

I don't know what the exact issue is with these USB-C connections, but they all seem to lose connection with only slight movement. It's happened with the Apple cables, as well as the OWC cables, so perhaps it's an issue with the actual size of the metal insert. But these stabilizers have definitely helped.

I would recommend this item to a friend!

OWC ClingOn USB Type-C Connector Securing Device (5 Pack) Mfr P/N: CLINGON5PK OWC SKU: OWCCLINGON5PK Defend your workflow against dropped cables. Prevents cable strain and unintentional disconnects with USB-C and Thunderbolt 3 and 4 devices 1 Year OWC Limited Warranty Ships: Same Day Only $29.99MacSales.com Price $24.85
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