Problem solved. We've been keeping an eye out for a solution like the 3Pod Bamboo Charging Station so we jumped on the opportunity to test it out. An added bonus was that it fit perfectly into the IKEA EXPEDIT bookcase that's now functioning as our de facto landing strip. Our thoughts and close-up photos after the jump...
The design is simple and versatile— slots large enough to contain a cell phone, iPod, or Blackberry, with a few holes for pencils and pens and another slot just big enough for a notepad.
The front panel slides off for easier access to wiring, though it was still tricky to get the iPod dock through the hole in the top.
Keyhole slots in the back make it easy to hang on the wall. We'd put it there, but then we'd have to figure out how to hide the power cord.
The craft and finish is acceptable, but there were visible metal fasteners and one sloppy corner joint on our sample.
The 3 Pod Bamboo Charging Station is $45 online at KangaRoom. Standard shipping runs about $10.