Couchlet lets you charge your phone from your sofa or bed

What? You have to get up to plug in your phone or tablet? You want Couchlet, my friend – it turns your bed or sofa into a charging dock.

OK, so you do have to plug it into your wall socket, so it’s not completely freeing. But you won’t have to sit stretched across the sofa to talk to someone while you’re phone is charging.

It comes with a 6-foot USB cable that you plug into your wall socket. This feeds into the Couchlet, powering it. It has two USB sockets, so you can juice up two devices at once. The wedge-shaped design means it can sit between your cushions without putting a lump in your sofa. And it has a fold-out leg making it extra stable, and meaning you can slide it onto the outside of your furniture.

The cords run under cushions or down the back, so they’re completely out of the way.

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And that’s it. It’s very simple, yes, but then so are most of the best ideas. Best of all, it’s very affordable. You can snag one on Indiegogo for just $16 (£11). Or, today only, you can buy six for $48 (£32). Admittedly six is quite a few, but they’ll be handy if you live in a huge house. Or want to dish them out to friends.

It’s passed its $30,000 funding goal and still has 41 days to go.

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