I think we all know that a ballin home theater system must be on display sans unsightly furniture. The problem is that usually means punching holes in your wall to hide the wires, which your landlord may not like, or not hiding the wires in which case you are no longer ballin. Well until we have wireless power, FlatWire is your solution to smash that catch 22. FlatWire is… flat wire that you mount on the surface of your wall then paint over.
FlatWire cover any type of wire you’d need including high-voltage electrical, low-voltage lighting, Cat5, 5e & 6 data cables, voice/data lines, coaxial cable, speaker wire, component video, HDMI & DVI. They are currently working on Fiber Optic and outdoor products.
These wires are very flexible allowing you to fold them over on themselves to make and degree turns you want. They then connect to your existing outlets or AV hookups via the FlatWire adapters.
The wires range from 4/1000 of an inch to 13/1000 of an inch, about the thickness of a cheap business card. You can install it yourself using their spray on adhesive. After you paint over it they would be "virtually" invisible, but I think you can image if you stuck a business card to your wall and painted over it, if your looking for it you’ll be able to see it. If you want to get really fancy you can use compound or drywall mud and taper the edges so they would be as undetectable as the joints in your walls.
The draw back is these wires are expensive… $37 for 25 ft of speaker cable, $110 for 20 ft of Cat 5 cable, and $130 for 20 ft of component video cable. Depending on your situation, the high cost could still be much less than a professional installation where they are cutting holes in your walls and rewiring your system, plus hard installs are not an option for some people who don’t own their pad.
For more details check out their installation guide.