Why didn’t they think of it sooner? Aukey 5-port USB charging station review


aukey 5 usb charging station review

Chances are you have a lot of mobile devices or small gadgets which require charging from a USB. Wouldn’t it be great if you could clear your plugs of all those individual chargers with one simple product? Well now you can!

I recently moved home and found that my new apartment is lacking in the power outlet department. With the number of phones, tablet, computers we have to keep topped up this is a problem. The simple solution was to go out and buy a few extension cords, but what I really wanted was some sort of charging dock containing only USB ports.

Now I am sure this is not a new idea and you will probably have your own favourite USB Charging Stations, but the one I came across is the Aukey 5-Port USB Charging Station.

aukey 5 usb charging station review

Aukey are a relatively new company who focus on producing accessories to keep your mobile life simple. Their range currently includes a this USB station a couple of in car charging solutions, bluetooth speakers and a few other interesting mobile accessories.

Aukey 5-port USB Charging Station Review

The station comes packed in a simple recycled cardboard box with neat design and green logo. I don’t know if it is Aukey’s intention to appear environmentally friendly but that’s the impression I get (which surely can’t hurt sales).

aukey 5 usb charging station review

Sliding the sleeve of the box and opening the box we uncover the simple white box. There is also a black version available too.

aukey 5 usb charging station review

The white brick is elegant in its simplicity, and much smaller than the packaging would have be believe. If there was one think I would complain about it is the rather sharp corners, but then again this isn’t a product that is designed for life in your hand or in your pocket.

Quality plastic is used for a really sturdy feeling case, and although not heavy there is a little weight to it. I certainly wouldn’t want it to drop on my foot anyway. The top of the brick has a textured finish with the Aukey logo, which the side and bottom are glossy white.

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Having a smooth plastic base on the unit might not sound like such a great idea, but Aukey have a reason for this. Also included in the box is a small rubber patch with suction cups. Attaching this to the base of the USB station gives you some flexibility where to locate it.

Simply stick it to your desk top, of if you haven’t space why not stick it on the wall, side of your computer monitor, under your desk, side of your TV etc! A very neat little feature!

Also including in the box is a mains plug (in this case an EU plug) with a good length on it to help with locating your station and a velcro strap for tidying up any slack.

In use the Aukey 5-port USB Charging Station couldn’t be simpler to use. Simply plugin it in to your mains plug and pop in up to 5 different products for simultaneous charging. Its a very neat solution to a problem I am sure thousands of other people are having to deal with.

Pricing for the Aukey 5-port USB Charging Station Review is around $20, for that price it really is an essential bit of kit and would even make a great stocking filler for someone this Christmas.

For more details of Aukey products head over to their official website.

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17 Comments

  1. Anton Orlov
    September 25, 2014

    Well it sucks coz u cant charge 5 tablets on it. Only some ports for android some for iZombie

  2. george
    September 26, 2014

    You can buy on Amazon same 4 or 5 port solution by Anker.
    Better quality, better service, faster shipping.
    And costs less than 20$

    • njren
      September 27, 2014

      It’s all the same. Anker and Aukey are both rebranding Orico USB products from China. Orico is solid. True, Anker has good customer service. No idea about Aukey.

      • menpasav
        September 27, 2014

        I have the Anker one and it is very pratical as it adapts to each device charging them fast.

  3. Juxhit
    September 26, 2014

    Will be cool if it worked like usb hub, so it can be connected to PC.

  4. Duarte Bruno
    September 26, 2014

    Wait a minute…
    It doesn’t double as a backup battery???
    Not much useful then. 🙁
    I’ve got loads of places around home, where I can charge (though not all at 1A) my devices: the PC, the wall chargers, the TV Box, the TV itself…

  5. riskinhos
    September 26, 2014

    this is really worthless lol. any powered usb hub does exactly the same. I’ve several ones.

    • menpasav
      September 27, 2014

      When you are travelling with many devices and end up with only one power socket in your room, this kind of product shine 😉

      • riskinhos
        September 27, 2014

        explain how this is any different from any powered usb hub. because they do exactly the same.

        • Camaman
          September 30, 2014

          It has a direct power inlet… :-p
          Btw what is the mW rating on each outlet?

          • riskinhos
            September 30, 2014

            not sure if you are trolling or if you are just stupid.
            all POWERED usb hubs have a powered inlet. that’s why they are called powered usb hubs. mw rating is 1A or 2A deppending on the hub. or it can be much higher if it’s an usb3.0 hub.

            • Camaman
              September 30, 2014

              Dont twist your panties so hard kid over my oversight.
              This is AC powered 40w/8A charger.
              AIPower technology with TI chip inside intelligently detects the input current of the connected devices to maximize both compatibility and charging speed (up to 2.4 amps each port).

              Good luck with your powered usb hub.

            • riskinhos
              September 30, 2014

              the chip is irrelevant since what controls the charging is the device itself. otherwise it would fry all batteries. just test on any android device you have many apps to monitor that. compatiblity? really? you know that usb is a standard. right? there’s no compatibility issues.

              powered usb hubs work flawless. I use it for years in my house and everyone in my company uses it. no need for any special overpriced shit like this crap.

            • Camaman
              October 1, 2014

              OK

  6. Ben Whitaker
    September 27, 2014

    I notice nobody has mentioned what amperage these charge at…very important.

    If it put 2A out of four slots and 3A out of one, I want one.

    Using a powered USB hub won’t get you 2A per cable.

  7. Camaman
    September 30, 2014

    There is mention of 2 versions.
    Newest us 40w and all ports have AIpower.
    That means:
    AIPower technology with TI chip inside intelligently detects the input current of the connected devices to maximize both compatibility and charging speed (up to 2.4 amps each port).

  8. Camaman
    September 30, 2014

    AIPower technology with TI chip inside intelligently detects the input current of the connected devices to maximize both compatibility and charging speed (up to 2.4 amps each port).
    40w/8A