Last Updated on April 3, 2023
A lot of consumers are turning to wooden docking stations to organize their desks or night tables because they want an easy solution to keep their space free of clutter. Organization is hard when you have:
- Other items
But a docking station makes the organization easy, with the ability to keep all of these important items close to you at all times. If you’ve never purchased a station before and have questions on how to choose one, we’re going to cover a lot of the most common questions in this guide.
First and foremost, you’ll want to choose an organizer that comes with the features you need.
We’ll dive into all of these features to give you a general idea of what you may be able to store on your station. After, we’ll discuss simplicity and how to use your organizer before touching on the importance of choosing products that are environmentally friendly.
What are the features of wood docking stations?
Wooden docking stations aren’t complicated like a fancy tech product, but they should have the features and storage that you need. There are also personalized wood docking stations that add a special, personal touch to the station if giving it as a gift.
Some of the key features to consider or look for are:
- Watch holder. Do you have multiple watches? If so, the right station can hold the watch for you.
- Key hooks. Have car keys, house keys, or other keys that you want to organize? There are key hook options available that can hold all of these items for you.
- Phone holder. You’ll find that there are plenty of stations that include a shelf that is designed to hold your phone and/or tablet. Just do a quick search for a wood docking station for iPhone or Android devices.
- Wallet holder. Wallets are meant to be tucked away and hold your most important items. Many stations have a place to hold a wallet in the back of the station.
You’ll also want to look at the dimensions of the station to make sure that it fits on your night table. Some models are much larger than others, so it’s important to choose a docking station that works right for your space.
Different manufacturers offer different features and organizational options. There are some docking stations that allow you to hold different items, such as space for sticky notes or multiple shelves and even a dedicated space to hold envelopes and papers.
Simplicity and ease of use
Docking stations are simple by nature. You’ll want to choose models that:
- Require little assembly so that you can begin using them rapidly
- Contain shelves and cutout to hold and hang items
You may want to polish the wood to keep it looking good and to protect it, especially if it’s in sun-exposed areas. Be sure to contact the manufacturer to verify what level of maintenance the wood requires.
Device docking station wood may be pre-treated to prevent sun damage and other forms of damage from occurring to the product.
Otherwise, these stations are simple and easy to use – for people of all ages.
But there is something that you should consider: where the wood is sourced. Good manufacturers are known for reviewing their suppliers often and choosing sustainable practices when sourcing material.
Environmentally friendly product
A high-quality wood docking station should be manufactured with wood that is sustainable and environmentally friendly. You should spend time researching what type of wood was used to manufacture the product you buy.
The most sustainable, environmentally friendly woods are:
- White ash
- Black cherry
Since forests are the “lungs” of the world, it’s important that you choose your products wisely. Your money can be used to support companies that are responsible and manufacture products in a way that has the least impact on the environment.
Choosing environmentally friendly docking station manufacturers will help lower your impact on the planet.
Wooden docking stations are great products that improve your quality of life with a simple item that can quickly organize your desk. If you need more help learning how to choose a docking station, don’t hesitate to reach out to manufacturers to ask questions about their specific products.