Let's be frank: West Elm's lacquered wood Mini Docking Station isn't a multitasker. All it does is provide a place to attractively "seat" for your gear while it charges. That said, decent retail stores don't usually carry a lot of good-looking products that catch our geeky eyes. This one doesn't boast any other functions -- no alarm, no speakers -- just a charging station
plain and simple, but it's not insanely ugly -- and it's only $34. And sometimes, that's enough.