Greensburg Daily News, Greensburg, IN


May 9, 2014

Organizing multiple devices

If you were to walk into my kitchen on any given day, chances are you would find an array of handheld electronic devices spread across my kitchen counter, plugged into an outlet for charging.

From Smartphones to a tablet, to iPods and cameras, my counter sometimes has a spider web appearance with cords stretched in multiple directions.

I know I’m not alone in having a network of cords across my counter top.

I’ve heard more than one person complain about all the chargers that always seem to be sprawled out. That’s why I was curious when I recently stumbled on an article entitled “30 Smartphone Chargers You Have Not Seen Before.”

The site,>, has some very unique chargers which might help clear some of the clutter from my countertops – or at the very least, help organize the chaos a bit. There were also plenty of eco-friendly ideas to encourage users to charge wisely. While not a comprehensive list, some of the unique chargers that caught my attention included:

1. A solar sunflower-this resembles a sunflower in a cup. Your phone plugs into the ‘cup’ for charging. The center of the sunflower is actually a solar panel. When placed in a sunny window, the flower converts sun into energy.

2. Electree-similar to the solar sunflower, the electree resembles a bonsai tree. Solar panels are on each branch of the bonsai, allowing for more energy absorption. The Smartphone plugs in at the tree’s ‘trunk’ for charging.

3. Bike charger-this gadget rests in the spokes of your bicycle. The energy generated from pedaling is harnessed and used to charge your phone.

4. Soccket – another device that allows you to charge your Smartphone while getting exercise. As you play soccer, energy is stored inside the ball. When you’re ready to charge your Smartphone, simply pull open the designated plug to get access to the ball’s interior charge unit.

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