We see a lot of good deals on USB charging hubs, but most of them don’t offer any kind of cord management, let alone a place to set your devices while they charge. But this $20 hub from Orico (with code EQLZEFWR) checks both of those boxes, and is perfect for a space-constrained desk or nightstand.
Our deal researcher Corey was musing in Slack about hacking a Qi charging pad into the underside of the hub as well:
Corey Foster [8:13 AM] That charging station - looks like the plastic would be easy to hack a Qi charging pad into the middle of it.
Corey Foster [8:13 AM] May attempt that for my Turbo....
Corey Foster [8:13 AM] Charge ALL the Things!
Corey Foster [8:17 AM] Qi Candidate
Corey Foster [8:18 AM] The raised circle is perfect... assuming I can cut a perfect circle that size in the other station.
To be clear, that kind of hack would take some work (and likely a Dremel, or something similar), but I don’t see any reason why it couldn’t work. [ORICO 36W 7.2V 4 Port Desktop USB Charging Station, $20 with code EQLZEFWR]
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