Perfect for the active household that uses a variety of mobile devices, you can't go wrong with a charging station that frees up crowded outlets and power strips with a single plug. With Aukey's built-in AIPower technology you get the fastest possible charge for your specific device — Quick Charge 2.0 or not.
The compact, pocket friendly design of this 5-port charging station fits just about anywhere — measuring only 3.7" X 2.36" X 0.98". Weighing in at a mere 5.26 ounces, it's pretty lightweight for sporting 5 USB ports. Included is detachable power cord that reaches approximately 2.5 feet, along with a matching 40" micro-USB cable. The first 4 ports feature AIPower, which automatically recognizes the voltage settings of your device and adjusts the output for optimal charging speeds up to 2.4A for each port and a total of 7.2A for all 4.
The fifth USB port, colored orange, packs Quick Charge 2.0 — boosting charging speeds up to 75% for any device that's certified to accept it. Even if your device isn't QC 2.0 compatible you can still utilize this port, but won't get the speedy boost in juice. All 5 ports, however, do include over-current, over-charging, and short circuit protection.
I'm accustomed to having multiple power strips around my workspace and home to accommodate the plethora of gadgets I use. This 5-port USB charging station cleans up most of the clutter, but once you've loaded up every port with a USB cable, it just isn't as tidy anymore. I think replacing the detachable power cable with built-in (folding) prongs would make this power block more ideal. Granted, its size would undoubtedly crowd an entire outlet, but having 5 ports available is a worthy compromise.
Anyone using a number of different devices could absolutely benefit from this 5-port USB charging station, especially with the extra Quick Charge 2.0 port for supported phones like the Galaxy S6 or LG G4. It's small enough to toss in your pocket and Aukey's AIPower technology is a great bonus — preventing over-charging once you hit 100%. As with all of Aukey's products, you've got an 18-month warranty that covers all manufacturer defects. It's currently priced at $29.99 for those interested in giving it try.
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