The scenario: a shortage of outlets and a ton of gadgets that need charging on a daily basis. Pretty much describes every tech lover’s situation, right?
Power strips can be cumbersome, taking up valuable space in order to accommodate their own charging blocks. And so began our search for a small, smart-looking charging hub.
PowerStick’s PowerHub is a multi-port USB wall charger featuring six 2.0V slots that can charge multiple devices simultaneously without compromising power or space. It comes with a stand to save even more precious desk or countertop real estate.
Dimensions: 9.52 cm x 6.65 cm x 2.69 cm (3.75″ x 2.62″ x 1.06″)
Weight: 187 grams (6.6 oz.)
Input: AC 100-240V ~ 50/60 Hz 1.5A
Output: DC 5V/9V/12V 60W (Max)
Smart Port: DC 5V 2.4A (Max)
Quick Charge 2.0: DC 5V@2A, 9V@1.6A, 12V@1A
The two high-power orange ports feature Qualcomm® Quick Charge™ technology designed to deliver lightning fast charging to devices featuring Qualcomm Snapdragon™ processors (and also work with non-Snapdragon™ peripherals, perfect for tablets).
Plugged in, I was able to charge two iPhones, two iPads and a GoPro HERO4, though I noticed that some of these gadgets did take up space on my desk when charging them all (the hub is suited for a large counter or fewer gadgets charging at once).
We don’t own any Snapdragon™ devices for testing, but the PowerHUB does its job charging up our devices at a pretty good rate.
Available in black or white, the PowerHUB retails CDN $59. All PowerStick items are customizable with an image or logo. We were sent a customized PowerHUB for the purpose of test driving for this feature. Opinions, as always, are our own.