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7 Favorites: Stylish Modern Task Lamps that Multitask as Phone Chargers

Every day, I am reminded of just how inelegant and inconvenient my cell phone charging setup is. That’s because, against all sound advice—sorry, Arianna—at night, I store my phone on my bedside table. And each morning, when I wake up and unplug the device, the cord drops unceremoniously onto my hardwood floor in a sorry (and loud) heap. The clothes may be put away and the bed made, but that tangle of wires remains there for the rest of the day, mocking any attempts at order in my room.

These seven good-looking and clever task lights make it easy to neatly charge your mobile devices— either via wireless charging or a built-in USB port. No more crawling under your bed in search of a charging wire!

Here, our favorite charging-station lamps:

Focal LED Lamp with USB Port from DWR
Above: Created by Swedish architect and designer Jonas Wagell, the Focal LED Lamp with USB Port was made specifically for both bedroom and office use. A shallow trough at the base is perfect for storing pocket change, a wallet, or your cell phone, which can be plugged in directly into the base. The lamp comes in four colors (shown in gray); $175.50 at Design Within Reach.
Ikea Riggad Wireless Charging Lamp
Above: Ikea’s Riggad LED Work Lamp with Wireless Charging hit stores in 2015, but not all smartphones back then supported wireless charging. Now, most do—including the iPhone 8, 8 Plus, and X. In addition to the Qi-certified wireless charger (simply put your device on top of the plus sign), there’s a USB port at the base, so you can charge up to two devices at the same time; $69.99
Quest 26-Inch Desk Lamp with USB Port from AllModern
Above: We love the unusual proportions of the articulating Quest 26-Inch Desk Lamp with USB port; $113.99 at AllModern. The lamp also comes in black and in white; pictured is the gray.
Ikea Hektar Wireless Charging Lamp
Above: Another contender from Ikea, the metal Hektar Work Lamp with Wireless Charging, is just $59.99 and comes in white and black.
Poppin Limber Lamp with USB Port from Container Store
Above: Here’s another budget-friendly option—the Poppin Limber USB Desk Lamp is $79.99 at the Container Store. The light also comes in five colors (pictured is the gray).
The Pixo Optical LED Table Lamp, designed by Pablo and Fernando Pardo, has a head that rotates 360 degrees and a stem that tilts. DWR offers it for $230 in eight colorways (pictured is the silver).
Above: The Pixo Optical LED Table Lamp, designed by Pablo and Fernando Pardo, has a head that rotates 360 degrees and a stem that tilts. DWR offers it for $230 in eight colorways (pictured is the silver).
Camila USB Desk Lamp from Urban Outfitters
Above: We love the subtle eggshell color of the Camila USB Desk Lamp, from a surprising source—Urban Outfitters; $99.
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