Take One Charger With You—Anker 40w Travel Charger ReviewPosted: February 21, 2014
If you end up taking a bagful of chargers for your mobile devices and accessories when you travel, like I do, you know what a nuisance it is. That’s especially true when you find you’ve left one crucial one at home, and have to fork over real money (particularly in the case of Apple device chargers) to buy another!
Anker has several chargers that charge multiple devices, but this one caught my interest because it has separate chips for each USB port…this means you can plug ANY device into ANY of the 5 ports, and it will automatically charge that device at the maximum speed without overheating or causing other damage.
They bill it as the Anker® 40W 5V / 8A 5-Port Family-Sized Desktop / Travel USB Charger with 5-Foot Power Cord for iPad, iPhone, Samsung Tab, Android Devices and Virtually all USB charged devices. That’s a mouthful, but it does matchAp ple’s esthetic with the white case, but works fine with Android and other devices.
I have tested it out for a couple nights, and can say it does what they say it does. Better yet, it was billed as being the size of a pack of cigarettes, but it’s actually somewhat smaller…about the size of a MacBook charger. It will not charge those, or other laptops, but if you travel with a tablet, phone, Bluetooth headset, and clip on camera as I do, you will fill up those 5 ports quickly.
A huge plus is the included 5 foot power cord…you only need to find one available outlet to charge your gadgets, and no getting up in the night to swap them out…just remember to grab the USB chord for each. It’s $25.99 on Amazon, and recommended.