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7 Ways to Power Your Electronics in Style


7 Ways to Power Your Electronics in Style

September 4, 2014

Electronics charging devices have never been worthy of leaving out in plain sight–until now. Here are seven ways to power up in style. 

Above: The Orée Powersleeve is a protective smartphone cover crafted of wood and leather. It pairs with the Orée Pebble, available in marble (shown here) or wood, to create a wireless charging pad for the iPhone 5, iPhone 5S, and Galaxy S4; €90 for the cover; €110 for the charger. To see more from the line, go to Cord-Free Living: A Good-Looking Wireless Charger and Other Breakthroughs.

Above: Phones can be used for texting, tapping apps, and the like while charging in the Saidoka iPhone Charging Dock; $30 for the iPhone 4 model and $50 for the iPhone 5 model at A+R Store.

Above: Eastern Collective offers fabric power cables that go beyond the standard-issue white or black. The Executive Micro USB Cable (shown here) is compatible with most Android phones, e-readers, and other electronics; $17.95 at Eastern Collective (other colors and patterns available). The Executive Lightning Cable is available for iPhone, iPad, and iPod for $25.95.

Above: The Germanmade Dock for iPad Mini or iPad Retina is a birch design that’s made, not surprisingly, in Germany; €44.95. Other versions are available, including the Purist Dock for iPhone 5; €39.95. 

Above: Here’s a charging hub that can charge up to four devices at the same time. The Sanctuary4 Charging Station by Bluelounge is compatible with more than 1,500 mobile devices; $140 at the A+R Store.

Above: The Lumber Jack USB Jack is made of solid maple; $19.95 at CB2.


Above: A design that mimics the plastic clock radios of the 1970s, Areaware’s Alarm Dock is actually a charging spot for the iPhone 5 (a version is also available for the iPhone 4). Run a flip clock app and your charging phone becomes a digital clock; $38 from Areaware.

For more options to dress up your devices, see 12 Ways to Warm Up Your Electronics. And don’t miss Jackie Ashton’s 10 Ways to De-Clutter Your Tech Experience.

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Product summary  

Chargers & Cable Management

Lumber Jack

$19.95 USD from CB2

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