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

Kevin Rye

Geek Extraordinaire. Yeh, I said it.

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.

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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.

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

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

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I then drilled a hole for the power cord.

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

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Hot glued some iPhone cables.

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

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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.

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Very nice. Very nice.

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