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Chill and Charge

Posted June 26, 2008
You're probably familiar with something called a charging station: a pit stop for all your gadgets that keeps them juiced up. (Brookstone has one it calls a "charging valet.") Most of them are rather bulky, because they have a hidden internal outlet strip into which you plug all the power blocks for your electronic gear. But the ingenious new Sanctuary from Bluelounge eliminates the need for separate power blocks because inside, hidden under its velvety gadget-resting panel, is a compact multifunction universal charger. It comes with twelve different connectors that are compatible with over 1,500 devices (see the Sanctuary product page—link below—for a complete list). You just thread the specific connectors you need up through the discreet slots in the panel, and now you can recharge your cell phone, your Bluetooth headset, iPod, PDA, whatever, all at once in one place. The curvy, minimalist Apple-inspired design is a nice touch, too.

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