If you've never had an electric car, you might not know that there are multiple charging connectors used by different makers - Nissan's vehicles use CHAdeMO, BMW and VW use CCS, Tesla uses its own proprietary connector, and so on. Google Maps added the ability to search for charging stations earlier this year, and now you can filter results based on what type of plugs are available. Read More
One of the great benefits of Arlo's Ultra and Pro 3 smart security cameras is that they don't need to be plugged into an outlet to record the things happening in and around your yard. On the flip side, these products rely on rechargeable batteries that will inevitability need to be juiced up from time to time. Today, you can snag yourself an extra Arlo rechargeable battery, a dual charging station, and a solar panel charger, all for 20% off on Amazon. Read More
The Xcentz 48W 5-Port USB Charging Station is the perfect charger for work or at home, thanks to its small cube-like size that makes it the best option when you don't have a lot of room to spare. Not only are there four separate USB-A charging ports, but there's also USB-C port for your more modern peripherals and hardware. So if you're looking for an affordable charger that can easily keep you organized without taking up too much room, look no further than the Xcentz 48W 5-Port USB Charging Station. Read More
Did you get a new gadget this Christmas? Maybe it was a new Android smartphone, a Chromebook, a smartwatch, some earphones, other miscellaneous accessories like a 360-degree camera, or even a new iPad Pro. If you're scratching your head trying to figure out what to charge those new gadgets with, without taking up every wall outlet in the house, then we have just the deals for you. Aukey has discounted several of its wall chargers on Amazon, dropping their price anywhere from $7 to $17. Read More
You probably have at least a few power strips laying around, and maybe a phone dock or USB charging station too. This... thing from Bestek is all three combined. Now you can get it for just $16 on Amazon with a coupon code. Read More
I have a lot of devices. Currently on my desk, you'll find the following: Nexus 5, Nexus 6, Nexus 6P, Nexus 7, Nexus 9, Pixel C, Blu Vivo 5, Huawei Honor 5X, and a Blu Life One X…and that goes without mentioning everything that's on the bookcase beside my desk. I never know which one I'll need on any given day, so it's imperative that they're all juiced up all the time.
Now, I realize that my situation is uncommon for one person, but I don't think it's uncommon for a family to have multiple devices — aside from my slew of devices, my wife has a phone and tablet, my oldest son has a phone and tablet, and my youngest son has like four tablets. Read More
How many devices is your power outlet powering? Not enough, right? Here's the thing—you don't need to have your phones, tablets, external battery packs, Bluetooth speakers, wireless headphones, smartwatches, fitness bracelets, and wireless mice all take turns charging. With a large enough USB hub, you can power all of them at once. Read More
If you want to charge all the things in one spot, you're probably going to need more USB ports. Today we've come across an Anker 40W USB charging station rocking five of them. We previously pointed one of these out back at the beginning of this year, and this model is just like that one, only better. Rather than 25W, we're looking at 40.
Since this model spits out more juice, the price is slightly higher. Instead of $19.99, it's going for $25.99. But there's a way to bring that number right back down to 20 bucks. Just enter the coupon code 20DF7105 at checkout to knock $6 off the price. Read More
Sometimes you just need to charge everything you own at the same time. And when that happens, you have two options: a cluster of cables all in one place, or cables tethered to wall warts all over the house. Personally, I strongly dislike both of these options. I need the organization in my life.
The CYSPO OmniStation wants to save me, you, and everyone else with at least $80 to throw at a Kickstarter campaign from this charging hell. How? By combining a Qi charger and six modular USB chargers into one unit, with one AC adapter. It can charge everything at once. Read More
Like most technology blogs, Android Police is decentralized. Our writers and editors work out of their homes, and occasionally in hotels, bars, or under bridges. We have no traditional office. But if we did, the Yubi 40-port USB Power Tower would sit proud in the middle, like some kind of plastic altar to electricity. We would come, bow down to the Tower, offer up our unworthy phones and tablets, and humbly take our blessings of sweet, sweet gadget juice.
This "40 Port Family Charging Tower Station" does indeed have a total of 40 USB ports for charging pretty much anything, though the fine print in the Amazon listing says that it can only charge 32 1-amp devices (phones) or 15 2-amp devices (tablets) at once. Read More