While this isn't technically in the home, some people spend so much time in their car that it might as well be their home. Cell phones, portable GPS systems, MP3 players, even laptops. These all seem to be just as important as grabbing your wallet and keys as you walk out the door in the morning, except the only difference is that they become useless when you run out of juice. You could build your own crazy contraption to make sure that never happens, or go with a creative take on old solution.
When we came across the PowerCup AC inverter, we let out a resounding....hmm. While it would be so much more convenient to have regular power outlets built into the dash of the car, and most power inverters are bulky bricks that result in more of a tangled mess, this solution kind of leaves us sitting on the fence. On one hand, the bulky inverter is disguised as a cup which means every car has a built in holder and it does not end up sitting awkwardly on the floor. Two regular outlets and even a USB outlet pretty much handles all our needs. On the other hand, when you have everything plugged in to the coffee cup, you are still left with a tangled mess of wires. Ah, if only we could find a way to make wireless charging the way that we all charge our gadgets.