January 21, 2009
| by Arlen Schweiger
It’s the end of the day. You want to make sure your little army of gadgets is charged and ready for tomorrow, but you’re sick of all the wires dangling throughout your bedroom nightstand.
Enter the Sanctuary from Bluelounge—and now you don’t have to worry about it clashing with the rest of your furniture either. The company has added a dark wood color version of the product, plus a new, slick-looking leather inner tray where you keep all the goods.
The $149 multi-device charging station—where you can also lay your keys, loose change and other items where they won’t be forgotten—is a tidy one-stop shop for juicing up your cell phone, iPod, PDA and headset at the same time.
The Sanctuary’s universal cell-phone charger is compatible with more than 1,500 devices from over 35 brands, and also features a USB port for more.
Along with the dark wood color and leather tray, you get injection-molded ABS coated for a nice high-gloss finish as the main material, plus black-and-tan flocking for the inner tray and flat injection-molded rubber plate base. All in all, the new version of the Sanctuary says you’re hip and practical, and is sure to have a high WAF (wife acceptance factor) as opposed to the jumbled nest of wires you usually need to charge your cool gadgets.
Arlen writes about home technology installations and product news and reviews for electronichouse.com
and Electronic House magazine.