In today’s world, it’s not uncommon for people to have multiple devices and most charge via USB. Myself, I have a tablet, phone, Bluetooth headset, Bluetooth speaker, and an extended battery. So, the problem that presents itself is how to charge all the devices at the same time. iClever’s 6-Port USB Desktop Rapid Charger helps to solve this issue.
iClever’s 6-Port USB Desktop Rapid Charger overview
The charger itself is relatively small. It’s just over seven inches long, four inches tall, and 2 inches wide. There are six USB ports on the front and a standard 115-volt wall plugin on the back. Each USB port has a maximum output of five volts and two point four amps.
The charger also features SmartID Technology, which recognizes the electronic device and maximizes charging efficiency.
iClever’s 6-Port USB Desktop Rapid Charger usage
I had to break out a few of my older devices in order to push the charger to the max, but I found that iClever’s charger was able to handle all my devices at the same time with ease. One of my favorite features is the charger’s diminutive size. It fit on my desk without any problems, but I found that it did not want to stay upright when the USB cables were draped to the side. This isn’t a deal killer by any means, but a removable base plate would solve this problem.
Where I see myself getting the most use of the charger is while traveling with my family. While I myself have multiple devices, my wife and kid’s devices require that we take a boatload of chargers with us on any trip that we take. With this device, we are all able to charge our devices without having to pack the chargers.
One of my gripes, albeit a small one, is that the device is a magnet for fingerprints. You won’t have to touch it very often, especially if you leave the USB cables plugged in all the time, but when you do touch it expect to leave fingerprints. Even if you don’t leave them plugged in all the time, I feel that the convenience of the charger outweighs the cosmetic blemishes that your fingerprints will leave.
I also feel like, they should have added the ability to turn the device into a powered USB hub.
3.88 out of 5 stars
Overall this is a great device if you have a need to charge several of your gadgets at the same time. It comes with a 12-month replacement warranty and the price isn’t bad either. You can pick it up for $22.99 on Amazon.