Let's see, you've got your iPhone, your laptop, your iPad, your Kindle, your smartwatch, smart TV, digital camera, and oh yes, your personal-sized blender with a USB port for morning smoothies. With all of that high-tech gadgetry at your fingertips, your home might be overflowing with a bunch of twisted electrical cords. Luckily, nifty tech organizers can help you keep all of your electronic appliances tidy and accessible when you need them.
We spoke to professional organizer Holly Blakey of Breathing Room for advice. "To find the right product, narrow down what your goal is—an organized charging station, getting your tech up and out of sight, etc.," she says.
With Blakey's expertise in mind, we researched organizational options for at-home and on-the-go use, including caddies, drawers, bags, and pouches of various sizes. Our top choice for organizing tech is the sleek Function 101 BentoStack, which features stackable layers and designated compartments for all of the essentials.
Function 101 BentoStack Apple Accessory Organizer
Modular and stackable
Our number one pick is the Function 101 BentoStack Accessory Organizer. Inspired by a Japanese lunch box and engineered for the digital-focused world, it's designed to keep your chargers, power banks, earbuds, and other small gadgets tidy and contained when you're at home or on the road.
The modular design features a bottom storage compartment with two sliding dividers, a lid with loops for smartwatch bands, and an upper lidded storage compartment. It also has a tray for a pen (stylus or ink) that doubles as a phone stand. And you'll get a silicone strap to ensure the compartments stay together.
While the BentoStack is technically designed for Apple products, it'll easily fit tech accessories from other brands. And although it's compact and portable when all the pieces are stacked up, a carrying handle would be nice. All things considered, we think the price is just right for this tech organizer.
Price at time of publish: $40
Dimensions: 7.5 x 3.5 x 3.5 inches | Weight: 1.1 pounds | Material: Plastic, silicone | Color: Gray, black, navy, silver, purple, blush
OrgaWise Electronics Organizer Bag
Looking for something that's budget-friendly? The OrgaWise Electronics Organizer is a solid choice. This case has two main compartments, each with several adjustable sections and pockets for stashing everything from chargers and thumb drives to power banks and camera film.
It's made of ultra-strong 300-denier Oxford nylon with a waterproof coating, and the lining is padded to cushion all of your valuables. This carrier is somewhat small. If you're using it for at-home storage, you might want to get more than one.
Best of all, this organizer is totally versatile. Let's say you give up all of your tech toys. You can easily turn this into an on-the-go case to store makeup and a mirror, art supplies and stationery, or even just as an extra travel bag.
Price at time of publish: $13+
Dimensions: 9.5 x 7 x 4 inches | Weight: 0.5 pounds | Material: Oxford nylon | Color: Black, navy, gray
Best for Home
Deflect-O Cube Stackable Plastic Storage Drawers
Modular and stackable
Link clips included
Not ideal for heavy items
Need a tech organizer for home use? Deflecto Cubes might be your best bet. These modular plastic drawers can be stacked together to create a personalized storage solution for all of your gadgets and accessories.
The transparent design makes it super easy to see what's inside, so you can avoid having to rummage around. These drawers come with link clips to ensure the pieces stay together when stacked. However, we don't recommend stacking them more than two or three high when placing heavier, fragile (and, yes, expensive) items inside.
Plus, if you should ever upgrade your tech storage, you can conveniently use this drawer system for a number of other uses, including for craft projects, hair accessories, or as a way to organize pretty stationery and pens.
Price at time of publish: $18
Dimensions: 7 x 6 x 6 inches | Weight: 1 pound | Material: Plastic | Color: Clear
Best for Cords
Yamazaki Web Cable Management Box
Hides countless cords
Protects from dust and moisture
3 color options
Power strip sold separately
Snaking, twisted cords always seem to be an issue—either you can't find the one you need or they're in the way or an eyesore. Yamazaki's clever and chic Cable Management Box provides a perfect hideaway solution. It holds countless cords and a power strip with as many as seven outlets.
Your precious contents are protected from dust, moisture, and kinks inside the sleek, sturdy resin container. You can place it on your desk or in your entertainment center and feed cords through the openings to power up your devices. One thing to note is that the edges are a little sharp, so be careful when closing the lid.
Plus, we absolutely love that Yamazaki makes this organizer in three colors (brown, gray, and white), so you can match it seamlessly with your decor.
Price at time of publish: $40
Dimensions: 15.5 x 6 x 5.5 inches | Weight: 2.1 pounds | Material: Resin | Color: Brown, taupe, white
Best Charging Station
MobileVision Slim Bamboo Charging Station & Multi Device Organizer
Fits all device sizes
Holds multiple devices at once
Not suitable for travel
Power bank sold separately
It's nice to have a charging station at home for tablets, smartphones, and laptops. We like this simple, but chic bamboo organizer from MobileVision, which conveniently has four large slots to fit devices of all sizes. We can easily see this setup in your home's entryway or on the kitchen countertop.
You can remove the base and place a power bank inside, then feed cords through the multiple cutouts. Thanks to strong magnets, the tray reattaches with ease and won't come loose, even when the upper slots are full.
Price at time of publish: $40
Dimensions: 10 x 9 x 6.5 inches | Weight: 2.9 pounds | Material: Bamboo | Color: Natural
Best for Travel
July Tech Kit Organizer
Separator and inner pocket
Available in various colors
Pricey for the size
If you need something for on-the-go use, July has you covered. This tech organizer kit has a crush-proof, transparent polycarbonate shell to safeguard the contents while allowing you to see exactly what's inside.
It zips open and lays completely flat for convenient packing and easy access while traveling. There's a separator with stretchy cable organizers and an inner pocket for slightly larger items. The price is steep for the size, but with this brand, you can count on high-quality, thoughtful designs—plus it's backed by a lifetime guarantee.
Look for the July Tech Kit in black, blue, red, and yellow.
Price at time of publish: $65
Dimensions: 8 x 5 x 2.5 inches | Weight: 0.5 pounds | Material: Polycarbonate | Color: Black, red, blue, yellow
Best for Camera Equipment
Nomatic Mckinnon Camera Tech Organizer
If you love traveling with camera equipment to document your adventures, we highly recommend the Nomatic McKinnon Camera Tech Organizer. This portable bag, outfitted with a hanging loop, has a spacious main compartment with adjustable dividers, elastic for cord storage, and multiple zippered pockets.
The shell is soft yet slightly rigid to prevent crushing. It's made of polyethylene-coated nylon to ensure your lens, chargers, memory cards, adapters, and other essentials are protected from water damage.
Price at time of publish: $70
Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 4 inches | Weight: 0.9 pounds | Material: Polyethylene-coated nylon | Color: Black
Best with Charging Port
Thule Subterra PowerShuttle Travel Case
Multiple pockets, sleeves, and straps
Great for travel
Power bank sold separately
We also like the handy Thule Subterra PowerShuttle. This tech organizer travel case is made of ultra-strong 800-denier nylon with a semi-rigid shell and a padded interior lining to protect your valuables.
It has multiple pockets, sleeves, and straps for separating cords, chargers, thumb drives, headphones, and the like, plus a built-in charging port. You can place a power bank inside, then feed a cord through to charge your devices from the outside.
Price at time of publish: $30
Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.5 x 3 inches | Weight: 0.4 pounds | Material: Nylon | Color: Black
Patagonia Black Hole Packing Cube
Zippered mesh compartments
3 sizes available
No rigid protection
If you need something 100 percent waterproof rather than water-resistant, go with a solid brand like Patagonia. The Black Hole Packing Cube is made of polyurethane-coated ripstop polyester. While it doesn't offer rigid protection, you can rest assured water won't penetrate the material.
Available in three sizes, the clamshell design has two zippered mesh compartments for separating your gadgets and accessories. A couple more pockets or dividers would be nice, but because this is technically a packing cube, we can't really complain.
Price at time of publish: $45
Dimensions: 10 x 5 x 4 inches, 12 x 7 x 4.5 inches, 13.5 x 8 x 5.5 | Weight: 0.5 pounds | Material: Polyurethane-coated polyester | Color: Black, navy, blue, brown, gold, green, gray, red
Herschel Supply Co. Tech Mid-Volume Daypack
Padded media sleeves
No charging port
You might also consider a backpack, like Herschel's Tech Daypack. This compact yet spacious bag has a roomy main compartment with a padded laptop sleeve and a fleece-lined tablet sleeve.
Another zippered compartment in the front has small pockets, cord organizers, and a key clip. Then there's a side pocket, a mesh water bottle holder, and a trolley sleeve on the back for sliding it onto your suitcase handle. The only thing this backpack doesn't have is a charging port.
Price at time of purchase: $100
Leatherology Small Leather Tech Bag Organizer
Good for travelers and commuters
Sophisticated color selection
Expensive for the size
Leatherology makes some of the best tech pouches for travelers and commuters. Measuring just 7.5 x 4.5 x 3 inches, this compact carrier takes up minimal space in your luggage or backpack and keeps all your accessories tidy. (There's also a medium and large size if you need something bigger.)
The main compartment has a cord clip and elastic loops for pens and cables, and there's a mesh zippered pocket on the inner lid. This pouch is crafted from full-grain leather and comes in a handful of sophisticated hues. It's expensive for the size, but it's worth the investment. And if you're gifting the pouch, you'll appreciate the included wrappable box.
Price at time of purchase: $95
Dimensions: 7.5 x 4.5 x 3 inches | Weight: 0.9 pounds | Material: Leather | Color: Black, brown, navy, cognac, red
Overall, we like the super sleek Function 101 BentoStack Apple Accessory Organizer. Besides looking gorgeous, this modular, stackable storage solution has sliding dividers and designated compartments for chargers, plugs, earbuds, smartwatch bands, and a stylus. But if you're on a budget, you can't go wrong with the multi-compartment OrgaWise Electronics Organizer.
What to Look for in a Tech Organizer
Size, Capacity, and Portability
When shopping around for a tech organizer, the first thing to consider is the size. Think about what you want to put inside, whether you plan to add more later, and if the overall capacity is large enough to accommodate your needs.
At-home storage solutions are often slightly larger and may not have carrying handles or enclosed compartments. On the other hand, those used for travel should be compact and portable, like the July Tech Kit Organizer.
Look for a product with organizational features to accommodate your unique needs. This could be zippered compartments, adjustable dividers, pockets, media sleeves, elastic cable loops, or a charging port, as with the Thule Subterra PowerShuttle. In any case, professional organizer Holly Blakey of Breathing Room says, "Choose one that is simple, keeps cords tidy, and reduces clutter."
Material and Durability
The best tech organizers are made of materials that safeguard what's inside. At-home solutions are often constructed from metal, resin, plastic (like the Function 101 BentoStack), or bamboo (as with the MobileVision Slim Charging Station).
Travel cases typically have ripstop fabric exteriors, often with a waterproof or water-resistant coating to prevent moisture damage. A rigid or semi-rigid shell is ideal for protecting tech products from getting crushed, like the Nomatic McKinnon.
What is a tech organizer?
A tech organizer is any container or storage system used to keep mobile devices, small gadgets, tech accessories, camera equipment, and other electronics tidy, contained, and easily accessible. It can be anything from a multi-compartment travel pouch to a cord-keeper box to a countertop charging station.
Can you use a tech organizer for travel?
Absolutely! In fact, many of the best tech organizers are designed specifically for on-the-go use. "The three keys for organizing tech for travel are making sure your tech stays safe (not breaking), a compact design (no bulky organizers), and efficiency (keeps cords from tangling)," says Blakey.
How do you organize or hide your charger cords?
"Cord wraps are the simplest way to keep them organized and prevent them from tangling," Blakey tells The Spruce. Sometimes called cord clips or cable ties, this type of product essentially prevents a wrapped-up or coiled cord from unraveling. This allows for compact storage in a drawer or box while helping to keep cords tidy and out of sight when plugged in. "You can also easily use items you have around the house, such as garbage bag ties and paperclips."
Why Trust The Spruce?
Theresa Holland is a commerce writer and product reviewer specializing in home design and travel. For this article, she interviewed Holly Blakey of Breathing Room, a professional organizer and home stylist specializing in space design.
Holland considered dozens of tech organizers from myriad brands and retailers, ultimately selecting thoughtfully designed options that stood out for organizational features, portability, and durability. Theresa also contributes to Travel + Leisure, MyDomaine, and People.