This 10-port Aukey charging hub is an essential for the tech fanatic

That's not a mistake. This charging hub from Aukey will let you plug ten of your USB-powered chargables in at the same time and juice every one of them up. I've used a five-port hub for some time now, but I had to check out this thing.

I also struggled to find enough things that I wanted to charge with it. Overkill? Maybe, but you'll never be wanting for a free USB port the next time the battery on, well, anything runs low.

Better than just being 10 USB ports and everything charging slowly, however, is that there are two Quick Charge 3.0 sockets on this hub. They're easy enough to spot since they're orange-colored compared to the other eight green ports.

Those two Quick Charge ports will dump juice at a high rate into compatible devices, and since Quick Charge 3.0 devices are kind of rare, the orange ports are also compatible with the wide range of Quick Charge 2.0 devices. The remaining eight ports (and the two Quick Charge ones, actually) are equipped with Aukey's AiPower tech, which intelligently delivers up to 2.4A of charge, depending on what your connected device can take.

The Aukey 10-port USB charger is a remarkably small box considering just how much you're going to plug into it. It takes a regular figure-8 style adapter, but as this is purely a charging box, there's no USB data port to connect to your PC (which I honestly don't miss). In total you're going to be getting 70W delivered across all ports when you're using them all together.

It's worth noting that 70W is not enough to provide full power to all 10 ports at once — Watts = Volts × Amps, and with standard USB running at 5V that leaves 1.4A per each of the 10 ports — which isn't blistering fast, but will still charge things up. But then again, how often do you really need to charge ten high-power devices as quickly as possible all at once? This electrical beast is more about convenience of charging than anything.

And that's about all there is to say. Chargers aren't the most glamorous pieces of technology but they're absolutely critical in our enjoyment of it. After all, a phone or tablet or even something like a camera isn't any fun if it's got no battery, is it? With this fantastic little box from Aukey you can keep all your favorite tech juiced up for when you need it.

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