Living in a modern world, we tend to use plenty of devices at one time. We chat with friends and family using smartphones, we choose the best route to destination using a GPS navigator, we enjoy our music on an iPod or MP3 player, and we browse the web on a tablet and work using a laptop. Today, a person’s worst nightmare is a low battery. We all know that mini heart attack when we see the battery indicator has turned red. If it does, we need to charge a device ASAP. But what if a person needs to charge all the above listed types of devices at the same time? Sounds like a mess, right? Worries aside, simply use a charging station to re-charge all your devices at the same time. Don’t know which one to pick? Here is our review of the best charging stations; take a look!
For those who need functionality and a reasonable price:
Anker 25W 5-Port Desktop USB Charger with PowerIQ Technology for Smartphones, Tablets and Many Other Devices (White)
This charging station is a compact-sized white box (2.28 x3.58×1.02 inches) with 5 individual slots to which you can connect up to 5 different devices to be charged. The white color makes it look rather stylish so it looks like a great hi-tech addition to a computer desk. This charging station has 120-240 volts support so you can travel all over the globe with it easily. There’s a 5 ft. cord and an 18-month warranty included with the package, which is also pretty cool. As for the price, when we checked it, it was $13.99 on Amazon (the full price is marked as $25.99).
The con is that if you use all 5 ports, you’ll have cords to all the devices taking up room. The pro is you can charge any device you can think of.
For those who need neat organization:
Avantree Multiple Devices Charger & Charging Station Docking 2-in-1 with Cord Organizer, For Smartphones & Tablets – Powerhouse White
This is a charging station that is capable of charging up to 4 devices simultaneously. The great thing is that the cords are hidden in the base part of the station and everything looks very neat without tons of tangled cords everywhere. This charging station has a washable silicon surface and soft bumpers so you can organize the location of your devices on the station according to your preferences. This device comes with a 24-month warranty and 5 ft. cord. As for the price, the regular one is $49.99. It was last seen on Amazon for $34.99.
The con is that the screen of the first device in the front is rotated 90 degrees so it’s not comfortable to check the screen, plus charging laptops is not safe with this device due to their sizes. The pro is the price and the sleek cord organization.
For those who are fans of natural products:
Bamboo Universal Multi Device Cord Organizer Stand and Charging Station for Smartphones, Tablets, and Laptops
This charging station will sure look nice on a wooden table as it is made of bamboo. The size of the base is 10×5.25 inches and the height is 8 inches. In the bottom of the construction there are strong magnets that prevent the construction from flipping over (don’t worry about the influence of the magnets on the devices as there’s none). The great thing about this charging station is that thanks to a wide supporting construction on the back you can place your laptop over there, so any of your devices can be easily charged. The list price on Amazon is $54.95-$59.95. When we checked it, it was on sale at a price of $44.95.
The con is that it might be a bit inconvenient to roll the long ones around the offered cable management system. The pro is that all devices, including laptops, can be charged simultaneously.
For the smart and classy organizers:
Great Useful Stuff High Gloss Cherry Multi-Device Charging Station and Dock
This charging station is made of bamboo and has an awesome dark cherry color. It is divided into 3 sections and you can put 3 smartphones in the front (in a vertical position), a tablet in the middle and a laptop in the back. As for the dimensions, they are as follows: 10x9x5.22 inches. This station has magnets in the base so the construction is secure to use. We especially enjoyed the cord holding system – there are elastic bands in the base of this station, which is great for preventing them from becoming tangled. The full price on Amazon is $69.99; the sale price is $49.99.
The con is that it’s a bit pricey. The pro is you can charge up to 5 devices at the same time, including tablets and laptops, plus the cords can be organized neatly.
For those who want to check all of the charged devices:
Anker 5-Device Charging Station + 40W 5-Port USB Desktop Charger with PowerIQ Technology Combo for Smartphones, Tablets and Other Devices (White)
This is a perfect charging station when you need to see the screens of all the charged devices. You can charge up to 5 devices at a time while all of them are being held in a vertical position. The size of this construction is 6×2.2×11 inches. You’ll also get a 5 ft. cord and an 18-month warranty when you purchase. Device cords should be kept right under the construction. The sale price on Amazon when we last checked was $54.99; the full price was set as $59.99.
The cons are that there’s no cord management system and we doubt you can charge laptops. The pros are that the construction is very neat plus you can see the screens of all the devices.
We reviewed the best charging stations that we found to be the most convenient to use. Pick any of them to charge all your devices simultaneously like a boss.