Anker 40W 5-Port Family-Sized Desktop USB Charger with PowerIQ Technology
The Anker Desktop USB Charger with PowerIQ ($25) is one of those things you didn’t know you needed but you really, really do. For personal use or families this brings an all-in-one charging convenience to your life.
If you’re like me you use multiple devices daily that requires charging. I have my iPhone, iPad, iPod, external batteries and my point and shoot camera that utilizes a USB cord. I don’t have enough outlets near my bed to have them all plugged up at the same time so they have to take turns. And because some of them have different charging speed they need to use their original adaptors and I normally can’t find them so it’s a mess. Cords are everywhere, devices are everywhere and adaptors are everywhere.
If you have a family this is pretty much required. Set up the charger on an entryway table and you have your very own charging station. It’s a great way to make sure the kids aren’t on their phones at night too.
The Anker Desktop USB Charger eliminates all the drama. There are 5 ports so you can charge up all your devices at once. Thats not even the best part. The charger has PowerIQ technology, so each port intelligently identifies your device and seeks to maximize its charging speed. My iPhone charges about 2 times faster than it did with the Apple adapter. No wonder it has a 4.6 out of 5 star rating on Amazon.
I wasn’t expecting it to be so small. You’d think such a powerful device would need some size but it’s truly the size of a deck of cards. It has an industry-high 40W power output among 5 ports. Feel safe with it, there’s top-grade microchips and built-in fail-safes to ensure you receive full power and also full safety. It will shut down in the event of overvoltage, overcurrent, overheating or short circuits. (Compatible with all Apple and Android smartphones, tablets (including the Nexus 7) and other USB-charged devices. The iPod nano, iPod Classic, HP TouchPad, LG G2, Asus tablets and some GPS and Bluetooth devices are not supported)
- Input AC 100-240V
- USB Output 5V / 8A (total)
- Size 91 x 58 x 26mm / 3.6 x 2.3 x 1.0in
- Weight 235g / 8.3oz
The Anker Desktop USB Charger with PowerIQ is $25 and available in white or black and has an 18-month warranty