Thursday, September 18, 2008
For all of you with multiple devices that need charging - iPods, cell phones, PDAs - there are plenty of charging stations available to help make it easier. KangaRoom seems to be making this a real specialty - the company has lots of options, including travel options. The one shown above can be used on a desktop or be wall-mounted. The newest products are two bamboo charging stations.
This Charge Box can also work as a desktop or wall-mounted option.
The Sanctuary, from Blue Lounge, has that sleek Apple-style look. [via Better Living Through Design]
Brookstone offers the Charging Valet. Pottery Barn also has a wood one - it's on sale, and it may be a clearance item. Update on March 19, 2014: Pottery Barn no longer has such a product.
West Elm has a wood charging station with a lacquer finish. Update on June 20, 2010: This one is no longer available.
Levenger, as always, goes upscale - this time with a leather charger valet. Update on June 29, 2010: Levenger no longer sells this charging station, and the chargers it currently sells only charge one item at a time.
Hammacher Schlemmer sells this recharging station, which was noted on many gadget/geeky web sites when it first came out. Update on June 29, 2010: Hammacher Schlemmer no longer sells this product.
But this charging station from Cost Plus World Market didn't seem to get much attention. For offices that use a lot of woven baskets, this might fit in nicer than other alternatives. [via geeksugar] Update on June 29, 2010: Cost Plus World Market no longer sells this product.
Improvements has an under-cabinet charger station in four different finishes. Update on June 29, 2010: This product has vanished from the Improvements web site.
For something very different, there's this wall-mounted cabinet charging station.
And another very different charging station is the MultiPot. [via uncrate]
Wildcharge provides wireless recharging.
And finally, here's the chargepod, designed as a travel charger.
There are also plenty of people who've made their own charging stations; if you'd like to do that, you can look here, here and here for inspiration.