Lay down your wreaths and say your goodbyes – all those bulky chargers littering your home and office are about to bite the dust, thanks to the smashingly sleek Refresh Charging Station.
The ultimate de-cluttering device for power crazy gadgeteers, the stylish Refresh can charge several oojamiflips simultaneously: from phones and iPods to GPS units and bluetooth headsets. Simply plug ‘em in to the relevant built-in connector and place on the Refresh’s perfectly-angled, removable rubberised tray. As He-Man used to yell: ‘I have the power!’.
Inside the charging station
The Refresh boasts six universal connectors, including MicroUSB, MiniUSB, two full-size USB sockets and a couple of iPod/iPhone connectors, so not only is it Apple-friendly and capable of charging two iWhatevers at the same time, it’s compatible with virtually any modern rechargeable gadget – and seeing as you’re perusing this site we’ll assume you have several.
The MicroUSB socket will charge various new mobile phones, from the likes of Nokia, Samsung and Sanyo. Meanwhile the mini USB works with the BlackBerry, Garmin GPS and Sony Ericsson Walkman phone. Bases covered? Absolutely!
Fuddy duddies with older mobiles might struggle, but if you’re that behind in the tech stakes you should quit gawping at this newfangled interweb thing and stick to tinkering with your penny farthing.
Available in white, black and pink, the Refresh is one of the best looking multi-chargers we’ve ever seen.
Available in white, black and pink, the Refresh is one of the best looking multi-chargers we’ve ever seen, and it’s ideal for meeting rooms, desks, kitchen worktops and any surface on which portable gadgets gather. It’s a bit like having a super sleek all-in-one charging unit that does away with the need for bundles of unsightly plugs and cables. Actually it’s exactly like that. Charge!
6 built in connectors for iPod/iPhone, Mini USB, Micro USB
2 USB sockets to connect any USB charging devices
Mains powered. Comes with UK, EU and US plug adapters
This product does not charge digital camera batteries
Hiya, this sounds brilliant, I have a digi camera, ipod touch and an htc desire, will it charge all of those??? Sara Cliff, Bromsgrove - 26th February 2011
We bought 30 as branded gifts for clients. They are great. My kitchen looked like a server room before. Now it is a thing of beauty. Tim, London - 16th December 2010
Right you might have just sold me ... but will it charge my I phone? Bev, Newcastle - 11th June 2010
Firebox says: Sure will!
Motorola mobile phone: yes they use mini USB but it works only with the genuine Motorola cable not with any other USB cable. Therefore I repeat my question: will your device really charge Motorola phones? Rob M., Austria - 29th January 2010
Firebox says: If only Motorola cables charge the device, it is unlikely, Rob.
Cracking idea but surely you must be able to get adapters for the small pin Nokia connectors etc.... . Brett Thornicroft, Dorset - 12th December 2009
Firebox says: Extra connectors can be purchased here. http://www.bluelounge.com/refresh.php
Will this charge my Motorola mobile phone? Rob M., Austria - 11th December 2009
Firebox says: If it charges via USB, mini USB or via an iPod style connector, then you should be fine.