Matthew Panzarino was Managing Editor at TNW. He's no longer with the company, but you can follow him on Twitter. Matthew Panzarino was Managing Editor at TNW. He's no longer with the company, but you can follow him on Twitter.
I can’t count the amount of chargers that I’ve left behind in other countries, random hotels and even coffee shops. Really, I can’t, it’s a disease really.
Brian Tedesco, the creator of the Perch, couldn’t agree more. They were at CES this year showing off their invention, a device that sits between your charger and the wall and chirps at you when you unplug a device, but don’t take the charger with you.
It sounds like a very simple idea, and it is. But it’s executed well and with obvious thought, exactly how I like my gadgets.
We got a rundown of just how the Perch works at CES (sorry for the banding, the South Hall hates video):
Tedesco told The Next Web that he was more interested in selling directly, building a customer base and refining the product than he was getting an enormous order from a big chain like Best Buy that could dictate how the product evolved.
The Perch will eventually come in a variety of flavors, including multiple outlet and outlet+USB versions. The current Perch runs $9.99 and is available at the company’s site.
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