Hands-on: Bento Stack is a great organization tool for Apple accessories

From 9to5Toys:

Apple accessories, there are tons of them. You have Apple Watch bands, Apple Pencil, iPad chargers, iPhone and MacBook chargers, and more. Anytime you leave the house or go on vacation, if you’re anything like me, there’s a mad rush to make sure you don’t forget any cables to keep everything charged.

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve gone on vacation only to forget my Apple Watch charger, or even worse, my MacBook Pro charger. Even if you do remember to bring all of your cables along, they always get tangled, right? Well, Bento Stack has changed how I pack for trips and has become a must-have in my gear bag when leaving the house for more than a few hours.

Bento Stack is designed to hold any and all Apple accessories you might need while on a trip. Bento made every accommodation here to make sure all products you’d need fit, including storing things in the lid. I’ll be working from top to bottom here explaining what can be stored where.

Starting in the lid, there’s a false bottom where, when removed, an Apple Pencil fits perfectly. Unless you know the top comes off, you’d never think to take it apart, and it’s genius. This is a great spot to store a $100 stylus that could easily go missing or get broken if bent the wrong way.

Inside the top compartment, there are multiple dividers that let you create your own areas to store things. In the Bento Stack that I received, it was already filled with accessories that the company thinks most people would travel with. I changed the layout slightly to fit my newer accessories as I have a MacBook Pro 15-inch with Touch Bar.

I stored my Lightning cable and USB-C charging cable for my MacBook Pro up here. Storing cables in the top compartment made it super easy to grab my stuff when I needed without diving too deep into the container.

When you remove the second layer, there’s even storage below that. In the removable storage container under this layer, there’s storage for two spare Apple Watch bands. This is great if you need to bring a formal band, Sport Band, and keep a third on your watch. Because of the built-in clips, you don’t have to worry about losing any bands here.


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