Powerful charging stations that will keep the entire family happy

Now that you, your spouse, and kids are at home due to the COVID-19 pandemic it's likely you're all using your gadgets and devices more than ever. The adults in the house are working from home, the kids are doing their classwork online, and everyone is trying to stave off boredom. You need to be sure your devices are charged at all times. So you might want to look into getting a new charging station or two.

Powerful charging stations that will keep the entire family happy
Belkin BOOST UP Wireless Charging Dock iPhone + Apple Watch in Black

COVID-19 has turned millions of people into remote employees overnight. Likewise, school closings have pushed students from physical classrooms to online ones. With both parents and kids at home and relying on devices to get work done, it’s more important than ever to keep everyone’s technology charged and ready. You won’t want your wireless earbuds running out of juice five minutes before your conference call. Similarly, your kids will need a reliable internet connection to (hopefully) submit their homework on time. For these reasons, you might be thinking about investing in a powerful charging station or two that the whole family can rely on.

Devices and gadgets will also play a huge part in keeping everyone’s spirits up over the next weeks. Because you’re practicing physical distancing, technology is there for you again. You’ll need your phones and tablets for video chats, playing games, binge-watching Netflix, and YouTube workout videos. So again, you’ll all need your devices just to stay healthy and sane. And you’ll want powerful charging stations to keep the whole family connected and happy.

Here are some of our favorite power stations to keep your Apple and Android devices and gadgets always ready for you.

iPhone Lightning Dock

You can use the iPhone Lightning Dock to charge and sync any iPhone with Lightning connector. Because you can place your phone upright in the dock as it syncs or charges, it’s perfect for charging at your desk. The iPhone Lightning Dock also features an audio port. So you can use it with 3.5 mm headphones or speakers to listen to music while you sync and charge. The dock also supports other Lightning accessories, such as the Lightning to USB Cable. Additionally, you can also use the iPhone Lightning Dock to connect to your computer and charge your phone.


Belkin BOOST UP Wireless Charging Dock iPhone + Apple Watch

Charge all of your Apple devices while you sleep with the Belkin BOOST UP Wireless Charging Dock. It’s perfect for nightstand charging so you can wake up to devices with plenty of juice. A 7.5-watt Qi-certified wireless charging pad recharges your iPhone XS at the fastest possible wireless speed. Also, the built-in Magnetic Charging Module charges your Apple Watch. With the BOOST UP, you’ll experience wireless charging that’s up to 25% faster and delivers 7.5W to your iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR. The rear 5-watt USB-A port lets you to connect a third device such as AirPods, Beats headphones, or any USB-A enabled device. Best of all, this charging station is case compatible which means you won’t even have to remove the case from your iPhone while it charges.


Power Hub4 Fast Charging Station

The Power Hub4 Fast Charging Station is the device you didn’t know you needed. This charging station can get your phone up to 50% battery in just thirty minutes. Imagine you have just half an hour until your next work call. If your phone is low on battery, this adaptive fast-charge station can help make sure you’ve got enough battery power for it. This charging station is adaptive, which means it determines which device it’s charging and emits the ideal amount of power to charge it quickly. Plus, it can even charge up to four devices at once. Instead of trying to find a free outlet, this high-speed charging station makes a single outlet four times as useful. So if you’ve got a lot of people at home several family members can benefit from it at once. Your house will be a power hub.

Power Hub4 Fast Charging Station

Power Hub4 Fast Charging Station in Use

Scosche BaseLynx Modular Charging System

If you have multiple Apple devices, you know what a pain it can be to have so many different chargers and cords laying around. But if you have the Scosche BaseLynx Modular Charging System, you won’t have to worry about that anymore. This Qi-enabled charging system lets you charge all your Apple devices at once. Not only that, but it’s also powered by a single AC cord. It also charges your devices up to three times faster than regular chargers. And since this charging device is modular, you can add more sections to it to charge even more devices. It comes with three modules plus an endcap charger. Plus, it’s the perfect addition to your nightstand or desk to keep everything neat and tidy and ready to go.

ZeroLemon 135W Extreme Charge Station

Charge quickly and efficiently anywhere you go when you use the ZeroLemon 135W Extreme Charge Station. With a total of 135 watts, this compact portable charging station packs a punch. It can deliver up to 10 watts for wireless charging as well as 15 watts for wired charging via USB. The USB-C charging option offers up to 87 watts. This means it can take your MacBook Pro 15″ from 0% to 100% in only two hours. You could also use all the ports and charging features simultaneously and top up six devices at the same time. The device includes two USB-C ports, two USB ports, and two wireless chargers. It’s UL listed and features a smart dual-fan cooling system to prevent overheating and overcharging. Reliable, compact, and powerful, the 135W Extreme Charging Station is perfect for everything from your every day to your outdoor adventures.


Great options for keeping your devices charged

These are just some of the many powerful charging stations you’ll find out there, but they are ones we think you’ll find useful. Hopefully, they will help keep your family’s work and play going smoothly from home throughout the next few weeks. But of course, devices aren’t everything. Be sure to take some time to connect with the people in your home. A few good, face-to-face conversations are sometimes all you need to brighten your day. Let us know how you’re weathering your time at home. Are there any devices or gadgets you swear by?

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Meet Lauren Wadowsky

Lauren has been writing and editing since 2008. She loves working with text and helping writers find their voice. When she's not typing away at her computer, she cooks and travels with her husband and two daughters.

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