The six port Easy-Dok has a stand large enough to hold three charging items on top of it – two small (phone-sized) and one large (tablet-sized). Items placed onto the stands don't sit securely, they perch uneasily. Beyond that, when a device is detached from its cord, said cord either sticks out, in ugly fashion, above the stand or sinks back into the depths of the docking station itself and neither of those is good.
This larger, six-port docking station also contains a clock, radio, and internal speakers. The latter are perfectly acceptable and can be used in conjunction with a tablet/phone (using the device's headphone jack). The clock is a "dimmable" LED clock with three brightness settings which are best described as virtually impossible to read its so dim, ridiculously bright, and insanely bright. These last two settings are fine for daytime use, but if the docking station sits on your nightstand, it may be far too bright for you (it certainly is for us) while the virtually impossible to read setting is… impossible to read at night.
The end result of all this is not a nightmare but rather a disappointing attempt at a solution. And, we haven't even discussed the cheap-feeling plastic similar overall aesthetic of the CR34.
With Easy-Dok, the attempt may be admirable—the ability to charge all your stuff in one place and a one time is something of a holy grail—but the execution leaves something to be desired. The $99.99 price tag for the CR34 also means that it isn't even an inexpensive solution.
And so, our search for the right way to charge the myriad of devices we have will continue into 2013.