Declutter your desk with this 4-device charging station [Deals]

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This clever charging hub lets you juice up four devices at once without cluttering up your desk space
This clever charging hub lets you juice up four devices at once without cluttering up your desk space
Photo: Cult of Mac Deals

When you’ve got more than one iDevice to keep charged, it can result in a tangled mess of wires and screens. To prevent leaving your desk looking like a droid lost its lunch there, Avantree built a dock that keeps up to four of your USB-charged devices humming, while keeping your desk uncluttered.

Winner of the 2014 Red Dot Design Award, this is a great solution for any home or office. And right now you can get one for just $35.99 at Cult of Mac Deals.

Couchlet turns any sofa or bed into a charging station

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The Couchlet nestles between cushions or under a mattress to make for a more comfortable reach of your phone when charging. Photo: Trident Designs
The Couchlet nestles between cushions or under a mattress to make for a more comfortable reach of your phone when charging. Photo: Trident Design

Chris Hawker does his best thinking when he sees someone doing something awkward. Watching people struggle with everyday tools guides the designer to invent things that solve everyday problems, from peeling a cucumber to powering our growing number of electronic devices.

So when Hawker found himself in an uncomfortable stretch between his couch and the nearest outlet, trying to charge his phone and talk on it at the same time, he wished for a plug-in near his leg.

Hawker came up with Couchlet, a thin, dual-USB port that tucks in between couch cushions or wedges beneath a mattress. On Indiegogo for just three days, the Couchlet attracted more than 1,600 funders and surpassed a $30,000 goal.

Goal Zero And AT&T Install Solar Charging Stations In New York

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I play the street life
Because there’s no place I can go
Street life
It’s the only life I know
Street life
And there’s a thousand cards to play
Street life
Until you play your life away

So go the lyrics to Randy Crawford’s fantastic Street Life, which is not — as far as I know — the official song of AT&T and Goal Zero’s new “collabo” Street Charge.

Street Charge is a new scheme which will see AT&T deploying solar charging stations throughout New York City.