In the middle of my research and work projects, I found myself all tangled up in the nearly ubiquitous wires of a connected life. That is until yesterday, when I was running some errands at Bed Bath and Beyond and saw the Powermat, a recharger that eliminated most of the wiring on my desk. It is a little costly (about $100 for the mat and $30-$40 for each of the specific charging door attachements), but compared to limited desk space and countless cords, adapters, and extensions, I found this cost and the resulting simplicity of recharging (both a BlackBerry and an iPhone) to be well worth it. The company seemed highly rated, and after only a day of use, my entire perspective of using multiple devices has changed.
If only I can get the same efficiency with my research!