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Cheap Charger Station

Posted by brushworks (My Page) on
Mon, Oct 24, 11 at 19:37

We own three handheld mobile devices which had no permanent home until today.

The Fellowes Book Lift (< $7)has been moved about the office for years and never used. I decided to put it to work!

The top holes were factory punched so I expanded them to 1/2" and 5/8" at center to allow the USB ends to pass through.

On the back I mounted a thin power strip ($4.98) that will allow us to switch off the chargers when we leave the house in the morning. No more electric vampires. No more tangled charger wires on the table!

My biggest wish for future technology is that all devices feature a plug in the same position. Mine is the "inconvenient" side terminal.

Front View


Rear View, Hidden.


I may spray it black. I own plenty of spray paint.

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RE: Cheap Charger Station

Great idea, I love it.

I know what you mean about placement. AND they should all use the same kind of charger! I was thrilled to realize that my new phone can be charged on my kindle charger and vice versa.


RE: Cheap Charger Station

Pretty ingenious repurposing of the book lift! I like that!

Unfortunately, I don't think they'll ever make it so they all use the same chargers. It's a conspiracy to drive us all nuts! :) At least you came up with a good solution.

Thanks for sharing,

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