Friday, January 29, 2016
Cut The Clutter At Home and On The Road -- Portable USB Charging Stations
So many people have a smart phone and a tablet too. Then there are our other rechargeable devices. What do they all seem to have in common? USB charging ports. Even my electric toothbrush uses a USB recharger. There aren't enough electric outlets in convenient places. In retrospect, the answer is obvious -- a single charging device with a bunch of USB connectors. And if you have one of those, ideally you'd also have cables that aren't too long so you don't end up with a rats nest of charging cords. I never gave much thought to these things until I read a review on The Wirecutter, a marvelous web site chock full of sensible thoughts on a broad array of gear. That's where I was introduced to multi-port USB power adapters in general and those offered by Anker in particular. I have one five port charger that I use in my home office and another five port charger that my wife uses. I keep a third, in a small pouch, together with a collection of short charging cords, for travel. No more fighting for the last outlet.