Charging Up To Six Devices….
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Charging multiple devices can be a real challenge. Typically, the need for individual chargers of various shapes and sizes would be required. In addition, to hook up all this gear could be space consuming using all the various chargers.
The BLITZWOLF BW-S4 desktop charger is a possible solution. It’s a neat new design. A lot of thought went into it, but there’s still room for improvement. The design incorporates 6 USB ports, 3 on each side of the unit. Each port has a dust flap cover to minimize dust.
When all three flaps on one side are opened it becomes a tray allowing a non-covered smartphone to lie on its’ side. A cool idea, but, since most users have some form of protective or external battery case, or cover, the smartphone may become too thick for the tray. The unit itself is very compact making it ideal for home or travel use.
The BLITZWOLF BW-S4 has an input voltage of 110-240 volts, 60/50Hz at 1.2 amps making it a worldwide device.
(TIP: When purchased in the USA, an AC wall plug adapter for the foreign countries where the unit is to be used would still be required.)
The output voltage is 5 volts, 10 amps DC allowing each port to deliver up to 2.4 amps to the plugged in device. Naturally, the charging speed is determined by how many devices are charging at any one time and what the current consumption is. Devices that can be used include Android smartphones, iPhones, iPads, iPods, GPS, PSP and many digital cameras. Basically any device that uses the standard USB wall charger will work.
The BLITZWOLF BW-S4 is a well-built charger. It has a white glossy finish that matches many OEM chargers that come packed with your device. It certainly gives you a lot of bang, or charge, for the buck! The only shortcoming is the fact that the original intent of laying your smartphone in a fold-down tray is probably not possible, a design flaw indeed forcing me to give it only 4 stars. Definitely a must have if you have multiple devices that use a USB charger.
GADGETEER’s RATING: ★★★★
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