Review: Bento Stack Keeps Your iPhone Cables and Accessories Neatly Organized

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    The Bento Stack, a new project being funded on Indiegogo, takes the concept of a Bento lunch box and applies it to iPhone and iPad accessories.

    Available in three colors (silver, space gray, and rose gold) for $38, the Bento Stack is a container that offers up several sections that can hold a variety of accessories like cables, Apple Watch bands, an Apple Pencil, and more. I was able to go hands-on with the Bento Stack, and I thought it was a nifty organizational tool, if a bit bulky.

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    I have the Bento Stack in gray, and it seems to match well with Apple's space gray devices. It's covered in a soft, rubbery material that's nice to touch, and it has a slight sheen to it, making it visually appealing for a simple plastic organization box.

    Bento Stack measures in at 7.48 inches long, 3.35 inches tall, and 3.22 inches deep, so it's not really going to fit well in a smaller purse or bag.

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    Aside from some customizations like an Apple Pencil holder and a place to store Apple Watch bands, the Bento Stack isn't much different from the Bento lunch boxes. It has four storage components, a lid, and a silicone strap to hold it all together.


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  2. farewelwilliams macrumors 65816

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    i prefer the grid it. a lot more space efficient
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    I have one of these too and also really like it. Fits right into my backpack.
     
  4. SashJ macrumors regular

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    I wouldn’t be caught dead using that thing.
     
  5. rikscha, Nov 14, 2017
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    $40 for a plastic box that cost 20¢ to make? I'll pass.
     
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    Seems a tad pricey for a plastic box. I can go to any home improvement or craft store and get something similar - albeit not as fancy - for about 1/4 of the price, and that's if I don't even bother to comparison shop.
     
  8. thisisnotmyname, Nov 14, 2017
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    My first thought too, that thing is HUGE. I like the modular concept but they need to make it shrinkable if you need fewer of the modular pieces.
     
  9. Kaibelf macrumors 68000

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    I'm confused - how many watch band sets do people carry around? And is that a spare watch being toted? And wouldn't the target for this item also be very likely to have the iPad folio with the pencil holder?
     
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    I have ordered the BENTO STACK THREE PACK as it was hard for me to chose a color. I’m waiting to be delivered within December.
     
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    The post needs to be labeled as "Sponsored". A free product can still be considered payment.
     
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    I google'd 'solutions looking for problems' and this product appeared 1st in my search.
     
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    It's not for me...but, it got funded.

    So despite what we think, there's apparently enough demand for it.
     
  15. InuNacho macrumors 65816

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    First world product for a first world problem.
     
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    Am I the only one who saw "Bento" in the title and thought that Apple was resurrecting their flat-file database software? :confused:
     
  17. ZipZap macrumors 601

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    Many pictures of a black version that they don't actually offer.
     
  18. codfromthesea macrumors newbie

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    WOW this is a major ripoff targeting naive English speakers. You can get an actual bento box for cable storage for just a few dollars on eBay or any Japanese 百均 shops like Daiso.
     
  19. HiRez macrumors 603

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    I use a gallon Ziploc bag for this stuff, it cost me probably about 2 cents.
     
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  21. supercoolmanchu, Nov 14, 2017
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    Ironically tho, it’s Japanese restaurants that charge $$$ just to eat out of a plastic one of these:
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    Getting riped off for faux luxury would appear to be a worldwide, cross-cultural phenom.
     
  22. Amplelink macrumors 6502a

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    This could be so much more and so much easier to use. They should use pull out trays and more focused organizational elements. As it is, it's just literally an empty box with dividers. I could probably even use this an actual bento box. LOL
     
  23. TheIntruder macrumors 6502a

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    As the other poster mentioned, I use the compartmentalized clear polypropylene cases from Daiso like this and this.

    Cables/adapters/dongles, wall adapters, extra earphone tips, etc.

    $1.50 each.

    TSA-friendly as well.
     
  24. enricoclaudio macrumors member

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    I get the same results with a couple of Tupperware that I have laying around on my kitchen counter....
     

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