SROCKER 40W 8A 5-Port Desktop USB Wall Charger

Screen Shot 2015-04-20 at 10.28.59 AMAs the small electronic devices proliferate, a great new trend has emerged: almost all of these devices can be charged using some form of the standard USB charger. Even though at the device end of the charging cable there are still many existing standards, the USB plug seems to justify the U in its name – it is becoming pretty near universal. However, the sheer number of such devices that I travel with – iPhone, iPad, Kindle, headphones, etc. – still means that I usually have to remember to take with me at least three or four chargers if I am to be able to charge all of my gadgets simultaneously. This is why I am always excited to come across a solution that can simplify my digital life and make it more tractable. This wall charger is definitely one such device.

This charger enables you to simultaneously charge up to five different devices. Unfortunately there are no specs on the current that each port supports, except that the maximum overall current is 8 A. I really wish I knew what the individual port currents are. I’ve used this charger several times already, and was indeed able to charge five devices simultaneously. The charger is pretty solidly built, and it seems pretty reliable.

The charger comes with a wall outlet cable, which allows for it to be used well away from the walls. However, my favorite charging devices/power banks come with the inbuilt retractable/foldable wall outlet prongs. This allows for the charger to be very easily carried and reduces the cable clutter. Nonetheless, this wall charger is still very well designed and eminently usable.

There are also some external batteries that are about the size of this charger that can serve dual purpose: charging your devices when plugged in the wall AND while you are away from any wall outlets. If you anticipate needing to recharge your devices on-the-go, those external batteries might be a better solution for your needs. However, none of them will allow you to charge six different devices at the same time.

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Bojan Tunguz

Bojan Tunguz was born in Bosnia and Herzegovina, which he and his family fled during the civil war for the neighboring Croatia. Over the past two decades he has studied, lived and worked in the United States. He is a theoretical physicist with degrees from Stanford and University of Illinois. Tunguz has taught physics at several prominent liberal arts colleges and has been writing about physics, science and technology for more than a decade. He also has a wide spectrum of interests, and reads and writes about current events, society, culture, religion and politics. Over the years he has reviewed many of the books that he has read, and posted his reviews on various online outlets. In 2011 he had become a top 10 reviewer on, where he continues to be very active. Aside from reading and writing, Tunguz enjoys traveling, digital photography, hiking, and fitness. He resides with his wife in Indiana. You can follow my review updates on the following pages as well: Facebook: Twitter: Google+:

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