Discreetly Powerful: Hidden Charging at Virtual KBIS with Häfele
- Where’s the charging? Everywhere, but you do need to look for it.
- Barely visible, you’ll absolutely love the Edge Mount Charging Grommet Unit
- A tale of two Docking Drawers — different spaces, different purposes
Let’s dispel a myth right now: Just because something is commonly hidden doesn’t mean it isn’t appreciated or useful. Case in point: charging solutions from Häfele America Co. at Virtual KBIS 2021. All the power solutions featured at the booth are not only hidden or discreetly in plain sight, but all are fantastically useful additions to any project.
The newest product being shown during the trade show is the all-new Edge Mount Charging Unit from Docking Drawer. Included in our home office display, this small, yet mighty piece of hardware includes both USB-C and USB-A charging ports and can power-up devices very, very quickly.
“Charging these days is very much becoming a sort of hidden phenomenon in ways,” explains Steve Hubbard, category manager for Häfele. “It’s something that every project — office, kitchen, closet and beyond — practically demands, but folks still want the solutions themselves hidden or barely able to be seen.”
The Docking Drawer Blade & Blade Duo USB-C with Power Delivery (PD) from Häfele brings power to both the kitchen and garage areas of the display — each with decidedly different purposes in mind. In the kitchen, this solution reduces clutter and gives things a sleek, clean appearance. In the garage, this system gives both direct power for tools one might be using on the workbench, but also charges cordless tool batteries for projects elsewhere. Perhaps most amazing of all though, they charge devices up to 70% faster than standard 12W USB charging ports. This family of products is available in standard or GFCI outlet configurations. A built-in smart chip instantly recognizes charging needs of individual devices and responds with the appropriate level of power.