We live in a highly connected world today. So much that we have devices upon devices. I myself have a phone, smartwatch, Bluetooth headset and a tablet that I need to charge up at night. Let’s not forget the rest of the family who has an assortment of phones, tablets, and gadgets. We have a total of 10 devices that have to be plugged in nightly. You could say there is a fight for the plugins. What do you do about that? You could get a bulky surge protector and have a bunch of big fat plugs, or you could consider a 5-Port USB Charging Station by Aukey.
In the Box
- Aukey 5-Port Wall Charger
- AC Cable
- MicroUSB Cable
- Instruction Manual
- Wire Clip
Aukey is known for making some really awesome chargers. In fact, it arguably makes the best chargers. Their 5-Port USB Charging Station is no exception to that rule. This charging station, model PA-T1, comes with four ports that have AIPower Technology and one port that has Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 2.0. What does that mean? Without going into too much detail, I’ll give you the brief overview.
AIPower Technology is, simply put, the ability to recognize your mobile device and become automatically compatible with the voltage settings of it. This means you can charge at its maximum speed safely and without the fear of overcharging or overheating.
Qualcomm’s Quick Charge lets your device charge up to 75% faster if it’s compatible with the technology (something that is determined by the charger itself, without any effort on your part).
I absolutely love this charger. It has a sleek design that is small and portable. It’s the size of a credit card, about one inch thick and fits quite nicely on my night stand, so I have plenty of room for all my aforementioned gadgets to sit. You should have zero problems fitting it into your home office, night stand or your family tech corner (if you have one, like us).
I was really impressed with its charging ability. I used several different devices that were mentioned above, as well my friend’s iPhone and a couple of cameras that have USB chargers. The AI Power worked flawlessly. We have two Quick Charge devices, a Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and a Note Edge. From a fully depleted battery, both phones were charged within an hour and a half.
Without a doubt, if you are in the market for a multi-port charger, and you have Qualcomm compatible devices, you should consider this. At a cost of $24.99 on Amazon (and eligible for Amazon Prime), you are sure to get your money’s worth.