Callpod Chargepod review: Callpod Chargepod

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The Good The Callpod Chargepod can charge six devices at the same time. Also, it has a simple, easy-to-use design.

The Bad The Callpod Chargepod is expensive and doesn't come with any device adapters.

The Bottom Line The Callpod Chargepod does its job well, but the convenience comes at a high price.

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If you love gadgets as much as we do, there's a good chance you have a room at home that serves as your designated charging station. And if you're like us, your charging station is a tangled mess of power strips and wires that's not only a bit unsightly but also a minor fire hazard. Fortunately, Callpod has a way to declutter your life while still delivering juice to six of your shiny toys at once. The Chargepod isn't revolutionary for what it does, but rather for how it does it. It works like a charm, and it supports a broad range of devices. In fact, the only drawback that we can see is the sky-high $49.95 price.

The central component of the Chargepod is a compact (2.7 inches tall by 2.7 inches wide by 2.7 inches deep; 1.12 ounces) silver disc with seven outlets on the outer edge. One is a mini-USB port that's used to connect an AC or car adapter to deliver the power, while the remaining six are used for the device adapters. Setup couldn't be easier. Just plug in the various adapters and you're all set. Tiny blue lights above each used port show that they're active.

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Senior Managing Editor Kent German leads the CNET Reviews and Download editors in San Francisco. A veteran of CNET since 2003, he still writes about the wireless industry and occasionally his passion for commercial aviation.