Today it’s definitely not uncommon for a device to use a USB charger. Mobile phones, tablets, MP3 players, bluetooth speakers, and a variety of other electronic products. If you’re like us, you have multiple devices that use them! We use a lot of tech in our homeschooling, so we are always charging electronics and sometimes even fighting over the plug because we can’t find another one! That’s what makes a USB Charging Station so convenient!
Disclosure: I received the product complimentary to facilitate my review. Regardless, all opinions are my own. This post contains affiliate links.
The GRDE 30W 5 Ports Portable USB Charger is a USB Charging Station that has a max total output current of 6A. The output current for each port is 2.4A, which was impressive to me because I have a surge protector that has two USB amps as well, but they are only 1A each.
That surge protector is exactly what I was aiming to replace. Surge protectors are a hot commodity around here because we live in an old house that has much fewer outlets. I feel like I’m wasting precious plug space when most of what I plug in by my bed has a USB charger anyway! So I was definitely eager to see if this could be my solution!
For my review, I received the GRDE 30W 5 Ports Portable USB Charger.
First, I love the design of this charger. It is small and even portable. I could easily take this with me on a trip and not worry about having too much bulk. The ports are lined up closely, which saves on that valuable space. It is easy to use as you simply attach the cord and plug it in.
Although each port can charge up to 2.4A, there is a maximum of 6A for the entire hub. It has a security system, though, to prevent overcharge, overcurrent, overvoltage, overload, overheating and short circuit, etc. As an eco-friendly consumer I also love that it is made with ABS eco-friendly material!
Was this the solution I was needing? Unfortunately not. The three items I charge most (or plug in via USB) at night by my bed are my personal Essential Oil Diffuser, my Lumia (Windows Phone), and my iPad. It only seems to fully work with one of these devices, which is my diffuser. My phone charges, but it charges very slowly and keeps giving me a notification that it’s charging slowly, and my iPad won’t charge at all. My iPad will make the sound it does when plugged in to a charger, but then it notes by the battery “Not Charging.”
I knew we could still put it to use somehow! Unfortunately the other tablets we use for homeschooling are also iPads. We do still have the kids use our old iPhones on WiFi as well, and it works great with them! My husband has an Android phone, and it works fine with his phone as well!
So, although this Portable USB Charger wasn’t the solution to my particular problem, I still think it’s a great idea and has been given a home in our dining area, which is also my husband’s computer area and our homeschool area. We can plug in all three phones, and now I can even bring my little diffuser in there as well!
The GRDE 30W 5 Ports Portable USB Charger can be purchased on Amazon.
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Cynthia C says
I wonder if my iPod would have the same problem? I could use it for my Kindle, though.
I was able to use it with our iPhones, so I don’t think it would. The iPad is very “battery heavy,” so it only works with limited plugs (usually only its own or only “certified Apple” devices).
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Sara schwab says
this is very nice
natalie nichols says
This would make my life so much easier!
Tramond Roper says
Everyone should have a multi usb charger. Makes charging alot easier.
Carolyn Massey says
We have 4 IPhones and my daughter also has a Kindle. This would be so helpful and glad it doesn’t take up much room. Thanks for the review.
Karen Nadeau says
This would sure come in handy here. I have 4 devices and cords everywhere.
I could use this for our phones and ipod!
Sarah L says
This would come in very handy for me.
This is something that I would like to win. It is very practical to own.
Sandra Watts says
My husband and I were just talking about how bad we need one of these. Certainly would make things easier.
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I would keep all the charger cords in the thing so no one would have to hunt around for a cord. They could all take their device to the charging station. No more lost cords.
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Jeffrey Legg says
This would really be handy. With 3 phones, a tablet and a laptop in the house we are always trying to find the charging cord. Would be awesome to set up a charging station with this.
Rhonda Martin says
No more looking for an open outlet would be fantastic. We have so many items that need to be charged we are always short of outlets for charging. I also like that I can take it with me when traveling. Hotel rooms do not have enough outlets to keep all our gadgets charged.
That is so true! I have that problem in hotels, too!
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Micheal Noble says
This would be very convenient. I would be able to keep all my USB cords in one place.
i could use this and keep it in office and then not worry baout every thing not bien plug in
denise low says
This would be great to have. I could charge everything in one place.
Lauryn R says
This would definitely make our lives easier as well! I love how many devices you can have plugged in, it would be very convenient since everything needs to be charged it seems.
Jerry Marquardt says
This charging station is convenient looking and very portable. From your review, the listed statistics indicate a thumbs up from me.
Richard Hicks says
This is a nice charging station that would really help us
Christina Strapp Lambert says
This would be great and makes things a lot easier.
Lily Kwan says
This charger looks very useful. Thanks for sharing!
This will make my every at home so much happier.
this will be good for the living room