tables with built in charging stations for electronics, easy upgrades around the home for the whole year
Photo: Andrew McCaul
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April: Built-in Charging Stations

No need to exile your phone, tablet, or laptop to a desk or a corner of the kitchen when the battery gets low. New tech-friendly accent tables like these let you keep devices close by while they're charging, thanks to hidden power strips and other cord-control features that tame the multiple-charger mess.
For the family room (top)
The top of this end table slides forward, revealing a built-in power strip and plenty of room to store a laptop and more. Cords can snake through a slot on the tabletop, so you can use your gear while it's getting juiced. About $150;
At your bedside (bottom)
The open back behind this table's shelf- allows for a power-strip cord, while grooves cut into the back legs and plastic cover strips corral and conceal it. There's even a bonus storage drawer with a sliding organizer for sundries. Table, about $80; power strip (package of two), about $6;
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