On our recent vacation, my wife, daughter and I all had multiple electronic gadgets in tow. They needed charging at night, and the $49.99 ChargeHub X5 made this easy without dealing with cord tangle.
We connected three iPhones, my 12.9-inch iPad Pro, and a GoPro to the five-USB universal charging station, so we didn't have to carry multiple chargers on our trip. The ChargeHub X5 charges five devices simultaneously (there's also a $39.99 X3 model that charges three gadgets at once). Just one power cord goes from the charging station to the outlet,
SmartSpeed Technology provides a quick charge, up to 2.4 amps per port, or 5 amps overall (the charger doesn’t support Qualcomm Quick Charge). A blue LED power indicator light shows the ChargeHub X5 is on and functioning.
When multiple devices are connected, the ChargeHub may sometimes reach its maximum charge capacity. Once this occurs, the unit will start blinking and connected devices should be temporarily disconnected one by one until the blinking stops.
Once the connected devices consume less power and the blinking stops, the user should wait a short period of time and begin to reconnect the devices one by one to resume charging. This never happened to us during our trip, but it’s a possibility you should be aware of.
I haven't bothered to do this yet, but you can customize the X5 by adding photos, text, logos and graphics by using ChargeHub's free online DesignStudio.
The ChargeHub X5 package includes the ChargeHub with a 40 watt power supply, a user manual, and a clear lens with a removable film to protect the top insert if you add your own artwork.
The X5 was a great item for traveling with the family since we had so many things to charge at the end of the day.
Apple World Today Rating (out of 5 stars): ★★★★★