These Side Tables Have Built-in Charging Stations
Keep cords out of sight and electronics safe from spills without sacrificing style
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
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 $180; sauder.com
At your bedside
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; ikea.com