JEFFREY MACMILLAN FOR USN&WR
Go ahead, try to get six devices to cooperate at the charging outlet. First, there's that tangle of cords. Then, even if you attach a power strip, the bulky power bricks push one another away from the plugs like piglets competing for supper. The Callpod Chargepod ($50) brings manners to the power grab and bundles up neatly for traveling in a suitcase. Pro: The Chargepod is simple, smaller than a hockey puck, and looks good. Bright-blue lights signal that it's getting power. Con: That first $50 nets you only the pod and a tip to plug in one device of your choosing. Other tips run $10 each, meaning a fully outfitted charging station will cost you $100.