Phone chargers – not the sexiest of items, are they? Mine hides away beside my dressing table, almost apologetically, looking functional rather than fabulous.
Which is why these ‘booksi’ chargers from Rich Neeley Designs on Etsy (http://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/RichNeeleyDesigns) are such a clever idea. Fashioned from real new leather or cloth bound versions of classic novels (or one-off vintage books), a charging dock is built into the pages, so that when you plug in your smartphone, it looks like it’s sitting casually on top of your bedtime reading material.
There are loads of designs to choose from – I particularly like Peter Pan and Alice in Wonderland – and at around £20-£35ish each, they’re just about affordable. Available for iPhones and iPads, they’ll even custom-make you a booksi with the volume of your choosing. Genius!