I have no idea why you’d want one of these. I whole heartedly subscribe to the ‘whatever doesn’t kill your gadget makes it stronger’ theory of tech ownership, and feel no pangs using my laptop as a tray, my MP3 player for a coaster and my phone for a makeshift backscratching device (bring back aerials, I say). However, I can picture the kind of apartment (and yes, it would be an apartment) that would have these power cradles in. There would be scrubbed floorboards, lots of natural light, and the kind of ‘workspace’ that would appear here. In short, it would only exist in a sitcom.
The rest of us would be too concerned that using the plug pins to secure the cradle before plugging it into the wall would be a fire hazard, particularly bearing in mind that the electricity conducting plins would be rubbing along quite nicely with the (red or black) felt. And that’s why so many firemen feature in sitcoms.
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