9 Multiport chargers that will power all your devices
When you own multiple mobile devices, charging can become a nightmare. These multiport chargers should help you restore some order — whether you’re at your desk, on the road, or camping in the woods.
- What type of port provides the fastest charging? USB-PD is the fastest, with a maximum output of 18W. However, most smartphones and tablets don’t need that much power.
- What is the difference between QuickCharge and USB-PD? Whereas QuickCharge is compatible with USB 2.0 connectors, USB-PD requires Type-C connectors.
- Is USB-C compatible with USB-A? Yes, but you will need an adapter or a USB-C to USB-A cable, as the connectors are different.
From smartphones to action cameras and drone batteries, we have an insatiable hunger for power nowadays. Using separate chargers for each device would be a logistical nightmare. But with these multiport chargers, you can power all your devices with ease.
iMate Apple Charging Hub
This stylish hub can charge your MacBook, iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch simultaneously. The iMate charger also has an SD card reader and a 4K HDMI port, along with USB 3.0 and 2.0 ports.
Price: $109 USD
Monitormate M2 Cube MacBook Pro Charger Expansion
The M2 Cube clips onto your MacBook’s charging brick, adding one USB PD port, one QC3.0 port, and two USB charging ports. The device even has a cable winder, replacing the one it covers.
Price: $41.62 USD
Lention 45W USB-C Power Delivery Wall Charger
If you own a different brand of laptop, Lention’s wall charger provides a similar array of charging options. You get one Power Delivery/Quick Charge USB-C port, and two standard USB-A ports for older devices.
Price: $25.99 USD
Adam Elements Fast 3-Port Car Charger
With support for Qualcomm QC 3.0 technology, the Adam Elements car charger is four times faster than traditional car chargers. It offers three charging ports in total — ideal for family road trips.
Price: $24.99 USD
X5+ Multi-Device Car Charger
With Quick Charge 3.0, USB-C and USB 2.0 ports available, the X5+ is one versatile car charger. You can detach half the ports when they’re not in use, and the charger intelligently distributes power between the ports.
Price: $24.99 USD
mophie powerstation PD XL Portable Battery
The pocket-sized powerstation PD XL has a USB Power Delivery port, meaning you can charge your phone 2.5 times faster. It also has an 18W USB-A port for a second device, and a capacity of 10,050mAh.
Price: $79.95 USD
Goal Zero Sherpa 100AC Portable Power Bank
This airline-approved power bank offers a huge capacity and fast charging, thanks to two USB Power Delivery ports. You also get Qi wireless charging, 2.4A USB ports for older devices, and a built-in 100AC outlet.
Price: $299.95 USD
Moshi ProGeo 4-Port USB Wall Charger
Ideal for regular travelers, the ProGeo offers 35W through four USB-A ports. When you fly somewhere new, you can simply slide the US plug off, and add the local equivalent.
Price: $39.95 USD
OneAdaptr Evri 80W USB-C Charging Station
Evri measures only 4.3 x 3.9 inches, but this tiny charging station packs a punch. You get one USB-C outlet for your laptop, and four USB ports with QuickCharge 3.0 technology for mobile devices.
Price: $74.99 USD
The best multiport chargers
We love tech, but charging can be tricky. These multiport chargers solve a lot of problems.
How do you charge all your devices at night? What about during a busy day? Describe your setup in the comments!
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