One new gadget + one new charger = one more cord and one less outlet. That鈥檚 the basic math of what鈥檚 sprawled out on most people鈥檚 countertops. Battery technology is much slower than gadget technology, so chargers are plenty, and they鈥檙e often the source of much cord chaos. But a new Indiegogo project from Griffin is looking to reel in the chaos with a charging station to trump all charging stations.


This is Cove. It鈥檚 a three-level charging station that can house up to five gadgets and five USB charging cords in a cozy little box so you don鈥檛 have to see any of your gadgets or their cords. It鈥檚 kind of brilliant. You can charge your phone, tablet, readers and fitness trackers all in one place that鈥檚 about the size of a printer, but way stylish.


They ditched the white, cold plastic that usually accompanies gadget accessories and opted for three different wood finishes that fit seamlessly into your home. In fact, so seamlessly that it may just disappear against your furniture 鈥 which is the point.


The Cove itself only has one power cord that plugs into the wall, and inside on the top tier, there鈥檚 a drawer to plug in and house up to five USB cords. Rest assured that Griffin did their research. They found that a lot of people charge their devices in the kitchen, seeing as it鈥檚 a central location, so they鈥檝e even built the front door of Cove to double as an iPad stand.


The only other feature we鈥檇 love to see in this charging station is something that prevents surge charging. See, if you leave your devices plugged in when their batteries are maxed out on power, it can cause your battery to die faster over time. It would awesome if Cove could keep our minds at ease so we can be sure we鈥檙e not force-charging our batteries.

Still, we think this device is a must have for anyone who鈥檚 rocking more than a couple gadgets in their home. They鈥檝e trumped their $30K fundraising goal and have raised more than $44K with weeks to go. If you want to pre-order a Cove for yourself, you can get it for $200 through the Indiegogo campaign. Devices are expected to start shipping in December.

How do you juice up your devices? Let us know in the comments!