Re: ipod cable mount
I put the velcro on it, thinking it would keep the cable in one spot when it isn't plugged into an iPod (prevent rattling). I have it on the left side of the compartment. However, I usually have an iPod Classic in a rubber case in there, and that doesn't move around one bit.
I'm not sure why that cable is so thick- it doesn't bend all that well and ends up just taking up a bunch of space. If you have the cable and a decent sized iPod in there, you aren't left with much room for anything else. While I like having my phone charging cable in there, I may have to move it to the center bin just to free up some space in there.