March 27, 2017 3 min read
What is the first thing you do when you wake up in the morning? If you're like most people, you probably reach for your smartphone. In fact, Deloitte Global shares that an overwhelming 61% of people check their smartphones within 5 minutes of waking up. That number jumps to 88% when considering people who check their phones within 30 minutes of waking up. Don't even get us started on what the survey had to say about how often people check their phones throughout the day!
It probably goes without saying that keeping our tech charged up is vital to today's world. This is especially true in the wee hours of the morning when we're most likely to be getting caught up on news, emails, and text messages that came in while we were catching our Z's. Where do we find ourselves getting ready these days? Why, expansive walk-in closets, fancy new mud rooms, and dual purpose laundry rooms, of course!
These spaces in our homes are no longer just one of those "don't know what to do with it but everyone else has it" spaces. Instead, they're becoming the tech hubs of a home where we keep everything we need in order to prepare for our day. We store our Garmin, Fitbit, Apple watch, Google Glasses, Bluetooth Headsets, wireless earbuds, and so much more in our closets these days. We also carry our smartphones with us everywhere we go. And being that our tech isn't useful unless it's charged up and ready to go, there's no better place in your home to store your tech in an organized fashion than than in your closet.
Wait - Charging tech in closets, mudrooms, and laundry rooms? How do you do that?
We are so glad that you asked! Docking Drawer manufactures in-drawer outlets specifically designed to charge today's technology such as smartphones, tablets, wearables, and laptops. Docking Drawer outlets can charge up to 4 devices simultaneously and they feature a UL Listed circuit breaker that limits the AC output to 3amps to prevent high power devices such as hair dryers from being used to minimize risk and ensure safe operation. Of course, if you'd like to organize your hair dryer, curling iron, electric razor, and more we also have a Docking Drawer outlet for that-but that's another blog.
How do I specify an outlet into my next project?
Ask your closet or cabinet supplier to include a Docking Drawer in the project. Our outlets were designed to be incredibly easy to implement into any project, no matter its scale. In fact, our newest series of outlets, the up and coming Blade series, are our smallest outlets yet. The new Blade series outlets are designed to fit into standard cabinet depths without any hassle, so they fit into manufacturer standard drawers or drawers that already exist. You don't have to remodel your closet, laundry room, or even your bathroom to install a charging outlet! Also, it's important to note thatNO electrical contractor is needed to install the charging outlet. Docking Drawer charging outlets just plug into an existing outlet, ensuring just about anyone can install it, from professionals to do it yourself-ers.
Do you want a Docking Drawer outlet installed in your next home project? Talk to your local closet company or cabinet maker and show them Docking Drawer. There's no reason why you can't keep your tech juiced up for the day ahead.