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Review: Unitek 10-Port USB Charging Station with Quick Charge 3.0

If you want a beast of a charging station, right now I can think of no other option than this Unitek 10-port edition.

I’ve been testing this out for a week or so now and it has quickly become one of the most used devices in the house. With eight normal charging ports and two quick charge 3.0 ports, family members are constantly rearranging the dividers and plugging in. Just by adjusting the dividers we’re able to fit tablets, smartphones, portable gaming systems, and any other device that charges using a USB connector. There are always pieces of technology that fit right into your daily habits. This is one of those.

Unitek produces a solid and sturdy charging station. The only caveat here (and its really not something that can be helped) is that a full-size AC adapter is required. To supply juice to that many devices at once, you need real power, hence the requirement of the AC adapter. If you’re looking to place this on a countertop somewhere, be aware that the bulky charging adapter could be in view. Additionally, with a total of 10 ports, leaving USB cables attached can make it look unmanageable. The charging station itself doesn’t come with charging cables,  but almost every device does – so there should be no shortage of cable inventory. However, to make it look a bit more attractive, you might consider snagging some short charging cables. For those with both iOS and standard USB devices in the house, consider a 4-pack of 2-in-1 Lightning and Micro USB Cable Short cables.

Amazon offers three versions of the Unitek charging station – each with an applicable price based on the additional features. The one I’ve been testing is the second one in the following list.

10-Port USB Charger Charging Station with Quick Charge 2.0 ($40)

10-Port USB Charging Station with Quick Charge 3.0 ($65)

10-Port USB Charging Station with USB C and Quick Charge 3.0 ($90)

Features

  • Quick Charge 3.0 USB Charging Dock: 2 QC3.0 charging ports, will fast charge QC2.0/3.0 compatible devices (e.g. Samsung Galaxy S7, Note 5 etc.) Quick Charge 3.0 charges devices up to 80% in just 35 minutes, 4 times quicker than conventional charger. And backwards compatible with Quick Charge 1.0 & 2.0
  • Charging Station for Multiple Devices: Charges up to 10 USB powered devices simultaneously, especially support 8 iPads at once. Rapid charging with BC1.2 technology, provides up to 5V2.4A of power per port. Hold your iPad, iPhone, smartphones, tablets and other devices all in one place and keep your device nice organized
  • Detachable Dividers: adjust width easily to any size you need, hold your ipad or iphone even they are in the cases and prevent your devices from being scratched. Besides, high quality dividers (5pcs tall, 6pcs short) of varying heights: taller dividers for larger devices like iPad and tablets, short dividers for iPhone and kindle
  • Certified Safety: UL certification and UNITEK’s Multi-Protect safety system ensure complete protection for you and your devices. Protection again over-charging, over-heating, over-voltage and short circuit. Surge protection keep your appliances safe. LED display status

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A community professional, keynoter, and evangelist who has driven social media and marketing strategies, editorial successes, delivered customer successes and built some of the largest and longest-running online communities. Rod has created, managed and grown small, medium, and mega-sized conferences; run entire editorial teams to deliver record traffic and market leadership; as product manager, directed the success of hundreds of product releases; supported sales and marketing to ensure customer success; developed, run and sold businesses; written thousands of technical articles, white papers, case studies, and technical documentation; hosted and delivered hundreds of attendance shattering webinars and virtual tradeshows; and delivered keynote speeches and sessions at a wide variety of events including conferences, webinars, events, and user groups.

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