Anthony showed us the Top Ten: DIY Charging stations, but if DIY is not your thing, Kangaroom has a bamboo charging station that will save you the effort. We managed to get our hands on one to try out. If you only have three things that you have to worry about charging on a regular basis then this little bamboo box comes highly recommended...as long as your gadget charger plugs are on the small side. Click through to see what I mean and for more pictures.
The point of this charging station is to keep your chargers and cables in one spot and neatly hidden behind the sliding door. I have this sitting on my bedside table but it also comes with screws and keyhole slots in the back for wall mounting. I must say that the build quality of the charging station is very good. The nooks for your gadgets are nicely put together. To keep the plugs from dropping into the body of the box, there are little cutouts for the business ends to rest in.
Now about those chargers. The Kangaroom charging station is designed to house a standard power bar and up to three charging plugs. There are slots on both sides of the charging station for the power bar cord to come out of so that you can plug it into an outlet. The problem I had though was both in height and width for my Nokia charger and iPod charger. The Nokia one was too wide and the iPod one was too tall. Luckily, I had a smaller Nokia charger on hand that would fit but I still have to do something about that iPod charger. If Kangaroom had made the box slightly taller I would have been a happy camper.
All in all though, if you know you don't have a charger issue, then this charging station is a good looking, well priced option. I like it enough to look for an alternative iPod charger that will fit inside.
Available here for $45.