These days, almost all of us are multi-gadget households. This leads to a condition I like to call “chargeritis” – which is the problem we all run into when we have too many gadget chargers plugged into our outlets, and cords dangling everywhere. blueLounge has a solution in the form of their latest revision to their Sanctuary charging station, the newly-released Sanctuary4.
The Sanctuary4 is a stylish and minimal stand that’s perfect for charging up to four of your electronic gadgets at once. The top of the Sanctuary4 provides a platform that you can set a couple of smartphones on, as well as a tablet. The tablet stand is neat because you can adjust its angle so you can actually use your tablet while it’s charging.
The non-slip surface and raised edge of the stand also work nicely for storing small items like keys, watches or wallets, so it works nicely as a bedside or kitchen utility tray. You can even use it as an alarm clock stand for your tablet.
Inside the Sanctuary4 is a 4-port USB charging hub, with two phone ports and two tablet ports. You can charge up to 4 amps worth of gadgets simultaneously, so two iPads or two phones and an iPad at the same time are no problem. Simply plug in the included A/C adapter (which comes with US and European plugs) to your wall outlet, and you’ll cut way down on cable clutter.
Devices can be connected with your existing cables, or with blueLounge’s optional Charge & Sync cables, which are just 8-inches long, and perfect for the inside of the Sanctuary4. Unfortunately, the Sanctuary4 only includes one of these cables – a microUSB, which is good for Android devices, and also worked well with my Mophie Juice Pack Air battery case. Additional cables sell for $6.95 (microUSB), $8.95 (30-pin) and $16.95 (Lightning), though your serial number scores you a 30% discount on the cables. If I have only one complaint about the Sanctuary4, it’s that for 100 bucks, it should come with an assortment of short cables in the box – or coupon codes for three cables of your choice.
The Sanctuary4 comes in black or white versions to blend in with a variety of decors and devices. It’s available now from the blueLounge website.