I have a few more portable electronic devices than I probably should. The numerous incompatible chargers for my iPod, mobile phone, Nintendo DS, and digital camera create what I consider to be an unacceptable amount of unsightly cable clutter and lately I’ve been trying to find a good solution to the problem.
I would just buy a charging station, but almost all the ones I’ve found look like cheap plastic or wooden junk.
On the other hand, the Rotaliana MultiPot (pictured) looks great, but at over $200, I consider it unjustifiably expensive.
Then I found these directions to make an attractive charging station out of an archival photo-box, a surge protector, and some silver oval bookplates. I think the results look quite nice, and this solution is considerably cheaper than the MultiPot. But I’ve also found this thread about the project over at Make. Several commenters express serious concern over the safety of the design, and this makes me reluctant to go this route. So, readers, we would like to know how you deal with your birds-nests of device chargers?