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I Made My Own 3-Port iPhone Charger | Kevin Rye.net - Main

Kevin Rye

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I Made My Own 3-Port iPhone Charger

With the addition of the iPhone 4 to my collection, it has been made clear that I need a 3-way charging solution for my iPhones. I find myself constantly juggling power supplies, docks, and cables in order to make sure that all my iPhones are charged when I need them.

See, 3 docks (one of which I built myself), 3 cables. A mess. Don’t forget, I also have an iPad, so I’m constantly snatching a cable from one of the docks to sync it with my Mac. I have extra cables, but still, I find myself hunting and pecking for them, as well as places to plug them in.


I started with this handy-dandy cigar box. I used to keep all my iPods in it. With a few Universal Dock adapters, a USB hub, and some paint, it’ll make the perfect iPhone charging Station.


I drilled some holes until the dock adapters made a good fit.


Nice and tight, but I’ll still go ahead and secure them with some hot glue.


I then drilled a hole for the power cord.


Paint, paint, paint. Several coats of flat white.


Hot glued some iPhone cables.


Hot glued a USB hub and ran the power cord out the back.


Done. I’m really happy with the way it turned out. As long as you have all the parts, you can throw one of these together in a day.


Very nice. Very nice.