Charging Stations

Tinsel & Timber Docking Station

Your precious device deserves a nice landing pad, especially as it delivers so much news and information to you each and every day, right? The Tinsel & Timber iPhone Docking Station is handcrafted from solid (sustainably sourced) American walnut and features a sculpted bowl that will catch all manner of odds and ends that you need close at hand. Wool felt lines the phone’s spot, ensuring a soft landing each and every time.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $67.99
Available from: BiteMyApple.co

All Dock

You’ll be happy to see this charging station, trust me. Yes, it is streamlined and altogether unoffensive to the eyes, which is a definite plus, but a handsome face only goes so far, right? Well, the All Dock has 2400mA per USB exit, and in terms all of us can understand, that means it is SUPER fast. Your phone can be recharged nearly 80% in less than 1 hour, and it’s compatible with nearly all devices. Charge, dock, and store any and all your devices in one spot. There’s several sizes and finishes available, and keep in mind that there’s a mere 15 days to go for funding if you want to get on board now and receive one at a discounted price.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $39.00 - 149.00
Available from: Kickstarter

Sanctuary4 Charging Station

There’s absolutely no reason for fishing around for your charging cord like an idiot. Come on, give in to 2013 and get a charging station. Bluelounge recently released Sanctuary4, a new station that has loads more power (a 4-amp charger) which allows four devices to quickly charge all at once. There’s four USB ports, so simply unplug and replace the cables when you have a new device.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $99.95
Available from: Bluelounge

Saidoka Charging Dock

Your poor iPhone, it just clatters around on your desk without a real home. Sure, you plug it in to charge, but every time you pick it up to check the time/messages/email/news/calculation, you set it back down with an unfriendly thud. No wonder it wants to join the circus. Save it from that particular fate with this little companion called the Saidoka. Think of it as a sidecar kind of dock, with a comfortable viewing angle to make your screen easy to read while your phone rests safely (and happily) charging.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $49.00
Available from: Bluelounge

Hekseskudd Landing Tray

Are you still in need of a central charging station? Perhaps one with a larger tray area for your wallet, glasses, or keys? This option from Vancouver-based Hekseskudd does the job right with walnut wood and a non-skid gel pad. Need a tray with more than one phone dock? There’s the Common Ground Tray and Landing Tray with Drop Spot to fit your needs.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $139.00
Available from: Hekseskudd

The Butler

Here’s a clever solution for keeping your personal things by the door in an organized fashion. The Butler has three different storage features: a recessed spot at the top for your wallet and keys, a side slot for your phone (specifically, your iPhone) with a concealed space for your charging cord, and a slide out piece that’s perfect for hanging your glasses/hat/scarf/small handbag. It looks like a nice custom piece that does a specific job quite well.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $170.00
Available from: micklish etsy shop

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FlipIt USB Charger

The more gadgets we depend on, unfortunately, also means an endless amount of cables and adapters, with never enough power outlets to plug them all in. The FlipIt USB Charger is a device that solves the issue in a very unique way, by “leeching” off an existing plug and drawing enough current to power charge USB devices. Pretty sneaky! While useful at home, I see it particularly being handy while on the go, for you have the reassurance that when you’re traveling you always have a USB port to charge your devices, regardless if there’s an outlet available!
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Purchase Information:

Price: $13.99
Availability: Buy FlipIt USB Charger here

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inbook Charging Stations

In this day and age of never ending cords for our multiple gadgets and their myriad functions, it’s nice to see a charger camouflaged in an old book. Yes, for true (sentimental) bibliophiles, it hurts a tiny bit to know that a book has been put out to pasture, but it’s certainly a relief to know it’s not been chucked into some landfill, and it’s doing a different job altogether. The book acts as housing for a charger (it’s a solid unit), and means there’s no losing the cord behind your nightstand or desk.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $48.00 and up
Available from: inbook's Etsy Shop

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MiniDock

Smart. This MiniDock utilizes your existing Apple USB Power Adapter to cut down on cords and allow your device to charge directly into the wall socket. That means extra tabletop or counter space, not to mention less to cart around when traveling. MiniDock is available in three versions to fit either US, UK or EU style adapters and sockets.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $19.95
Available from: Bluelounge

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Medium Chargebox

Chances are that if you need a charging station you have one already, but if by some chance you don’t, this one has a nice handcrafted quality worth checking out. It’s from a shop in Estonia (yes, Estonia), so if you must have it, be prepared for possibly higher shipping costs and replacing the plug/power cord. Also, it has to be said if you’re handy DIYer, you could probably come close to recreating something like this in an afternoon, but I’d say keep in mind that the colors and finishing touches are what make this a charging station that stands out instead of just an ordinary box with holes.
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Purchase Information:

Price: €34.80
Available from: Chargebox.net

Belkin Timer

Here’s a neat little device which allows you to shut off power to whatever is plugged in after a set amount of time (1/2 hour, 3 hours and 6 hours).

Purchase Information:

Price: $9.99
Available from: Belkin

Umbra Loft Charging Valet Studio

Fancy a ‘fancier’ charging valet? Not sure if the more decorative style will suit you or not, but it’s definitely an alternative to the boxier/sleek versions we normally show.

5.4″ L x 6.2″ W x 13.4″ D

Purchase Information:

Price: $24.99
Available from: Target

Woodtec Docking Station

If you’ve got entirely too much plastic and metal in your life, maybe this handmade cedar charger will help. The naturally scented cedar log disguises a working iPhone/iPod docking station and connects to your computer via USB.

handmade of cedar….looks, feels and smells amazing! compatible with all iphones and all ipod devices(except shuffle). The docking stations use a standard USB plug, so it can be used to charge and sync with a computer. If it is for an iPhone, it came with an adapter to plug into the wall for charging.

Price depends on size, each is made to order.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $73.00
Availability: Buy Woodtec Docking Station here

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Powermat Wireless Charger

I’ve fallen in love with the Powermat. Maybe it’s because I was born under the Aquarius zodiac and as a result I’m weak in the knees for new gadgets, but nevertheless this charger is a fun glimpse into the future. The Powermat is a small plate that uses magnetic induction to wirelessly charge your gadgets: iPhone, BlackBerry, etc. Simply add a receiver to your gadget… if it’s a BlackBerry, it means a new battery door. Using a Miniot case for your Apple gadget? Add the Powermat univeral dock. Imagine stopping by your favorite coffee/hot chocolate shop and laying your phone down on the counter; as you sip, the counter powers your phone. This technology can be implanted into any surface, so just imagine what it means for the future of decorating and industrial design on the whole!

Also available in a foldable travel version.

Purchase Information:

Price: $99.99
Availability: Buy Powermat Wireless Charger here

Refresh Charging Station by Bluelounge

Yes, yet another charging station has hit the ever-growing market. With two built-in iPod/iPhone connectors, a Mini and Micro USB, and two regular USB sockets, it’s sure to fit your (and/or your family’s) needs. Plus, it looks pretty sleek with its angled surface (better to view screens while charging) and rubberized top.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $89.95
Availability: Buy Refresh Charging Station by Bluelounge here

 
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