This charging station eliminates the need for wall chargers that suck power all day long. Its processor lets it draw energy only when a USB-powered gadget, such as a phone or headset, is connected, and it will automatically shut off after 4.5 hours regardless. $40;

World of wires got you down? Clear the clutter with your very own fire-proof gadget charging station. Editor Mike Haney shows how a power drill and some tape can transform a bread box into a pint-size panic room just for chargers.

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