Instead, check out the eco friendly and geek chic Bamboo Charging Station that has been marked down from $46 to $30. Cool thing is, the station can live on your desk, or hang on your wall to maximize space and create a modern decorative feature on your wall, even when your gadgets aren't being juiced.
This Contactbox ($92) by designer Anna Falkenmark keeps cords nice, neat, and out of the way, but it does stand out as a unit.
Would you use one around your home and office, or do you prefer old-fashioned cord organizing methods?
With all the electronics and cords at my house, I really appreciate good-looking charging stations. Last year, designer Anna Falkenmark introduced her Contactbox, which received mixed results from our corner of the world.
Personally, I think it's great, but — and this is my problem with pretty much every charging station — where do you keep it? It asks for a horizontal space to place it on, which I can't give up in a small place, and I imagine that even if you're in a bigger space, where you put it is still a problem.
Enter Falkenmark's Wall-Mounted Contactbox! This charging station can be mounted on the wall while discreetly hiding your cord mess inside the door. Elastic cords keep your devices flush against the front. That's sort of where I get scared though — can I trust it to not drop my iPhone (not that I haven't already dropped it a million times, and she keeps tickin')? I'd feel better about putting my more lightweight BlackBerry Curve onto it, but still — please don't drop my babies.
I like the idea of keeping my cell phone cords nice and tidy but I don't know if I'd want to use a big box to hide them. Discussed on 7Gadgets, this Contactbox will hide your chargers and electric cords and keep them well protected from children and pets, but I'd rather use something half this size. What I do like about it is the fact that it includes a six way multiple plug and you can easily pull cords through the top to attach to your gadgets. It also reminds me of the Pottery Barn Smart Tech line, which can help feng shui any decor. Priced at $106 each. Is it chic or too geek?