While using the aforementioned clips, we have had cases where (with older, somewhat worn wires) the wires and pins pull right out of their housing, let alone the retaining clips.
As such, I think a second version of these clips ought to route the wires through at a right angle, helping to mitigate this problem. My inspiration for this idea comes from the clips listed here. In other words, I think a fusion of the current VEX clips and the linked clips would be good.
The VEX retaining clip comes with 10 of them for $5. Usually around 30 of the clips will be used so you will be spending around $15 to keep all of your wires secure. Compared to the VEX expensive components, I don’t think this is really that expensive, plus it can save you a ton of competitions when your robot is shaking around.
I’ve been using those clips for two years and not until now did I know they worked for 3 wire connections. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve thought to myself “man they should make these for the 3 wire cables and not just the 2 wire ones” and not once have I tried it for myself. In fact I don’t beleive it I’m gonna try it right now.