Abstract: A base unit is adapted to physically and electronically engage with an electronic device. The base unit includes a well within a top surface the base unit, which is sized and shaped to receive the electronic device in a close fitting relation. The base unit includes an internal chamber and access window that permits the electrical connection between the electronic device and the base unit while the electronic device is seated in the well using a connector wire. The internal chamber obscures the connector wire so that it cannot be readily, visibly seen from a top surface of the base unit. Connections established using insulated conductive wires enable power, data, and commands to be exchanged between the electronic unit and the base unit while concurrently preventing or impeding removal of the electronic device from the base unit. Alternative arrangements seat the electronic device within base unit and employ wireless connections therebetween.