The folks behind this week’s Utah Crowd-Funding project follow the motto of Rodney Copperbottom, the hero of the computer-animated film "Robots": "See a need, fill a need."
That need is the mess of charging cords that emanate from one’s computer.
The Spool Dock, being developed by Salt Lake City firm Quell & Co., provides an elegant solution: A felt-covered stand for your iPhone or iPad, and a wood-and-metal spool to hold in the charging cord in a compact and esthetically pleasing way.
Quell & Co. has launched a Kickstarter campaign, seeking to earn $85,000 to start production of the Spool Dock. If all goes well, the company aims to have the device in stores — and in the hands of its Kickstarter backers — by February.
The campaign runs through Nov. 7. So far, the campaign has raised seven percent of its goal, or $6,212.
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