Charlie Sorrel is a self-admitted cable obsessive and I think he needs help. However, did find us this EcoCHAGRGE thinger. It’s basically a wall wart that lets you charge two USB devices at once and it switches off when not charging. There are two models, mini and micro, and it costs $30. There is also a slot on the top for charging one more device.
The EcoCHARGE is also pleasingly slim, which ensures you don’t have to take up too much space on your surge protector. You can pick it up here, if you dare.