The USB charging station organizer originally came with plastic separators to hold each device. But they were flimsy and broke off. Furthermore, the gap spacing was too narrow to fit my devices.
I was also looking for a headphone stand, so this charging station organizer hack killed two birds with one stone.
It took me about 30 minutes to get it done. And my new charging station organizer costs me $AUD9.99.
IKEA items used:
- IMMELN shower basket
Other materials and tools:
- Hacksaw and file
- Hot-glue gun
- Dremel (optional)
- Electrical USB charger base-station
Instructions for USB charging station organizer:
1. Cut off basket arms with hacksaw.
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2. File rough edges on basket where arms were attached. (Optional, use a grinding wheel on a Dremel to do this step more quickly).
3. Use hot-glue gun to stick the holder onto the charger base.
As a bonus, one can stick the 2 suction cups, which come in the IMMELN packet, to the wall and use as stands for rechargable wireless headphones, as shown in photo.
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I like that it’s tough and shiny stainless steel, which I think will last a long while.
The hardest part of this hack was filing the surface to remove the sharp edges.
It took some work but it worked out great.
~ by Yingwee
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