Best USB Charging Stations for Multiple Devices iMore 2019

If you are looking for a way to keep all of your devices charged up without having absolute chaos, then the Satechi Charging Station Dock is our favorite of the bunch. This dock can charge everything you throw at it, including the new iPad Pro's and MacBooks. The great thing about charging stations is that there are so many different options available and here are some of the best.

Best Overall: Satechi Charging Station Dock

Satechi makes some of the most premium accessories on the market, and this 7-port charging station is no different. Velcro straps are included so your array of cables don't end up too unruly while keeping your desk space clutter-free. Additionally, each slot is large enough to accommodate even the largest of smartphones and any cases that you may have installed.

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Satechi thought about almost everything with this charging station, as there is even surge protection built-in. However, those hoping for Qualcomm Quick Charge support will have to look elsewhere, as Satechi stopped short of including it here.

Pros:

  • Charge up to 7 devices simultaneously
  • Included Velcro straps for organization
  • Spaces are wide enough to hold the biggest of devices, with their cases
  • Surge protection included
  • Two USB-C charging ports

Cons:

  • Not certified to work with Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0
  • No dedicated smartwatch charging station

Best Overall

Satechi Charging Station Dock

No need for extra frills

The Satechi Charging Station Dock is one of the best that you can get, especially if you care a lot about keeping your devices organized. Unfortunately, there is no Qualcomm Quick Charge support, but these ports will keep your devices topped off all the time.

Best For The Desk: AUKEY Quick Charge 3.0 Charging Station

When you think of portable chargers, AUKEY is likely one of the first brands that come to mind. The company has released a new 60W charging station with two Quick 3.0 ports, and four AiPower ports, allowing to quickly charge up any device that you can throw at it.

One of the few downsides is that there is nowhere to put said devices, as you will just need to plug in the cables and set the smartphones or tablets on the desk or table. Plus, if you are enjoying that USB-C life, you'll need to resort to the old standard of USB-A to USB-C as there are no dedicated C ports here.

Pros:

  • Charges all devices simultaneously at full speed
  • Two Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 ports for fast charging
  • Four AiPower ports which charge up to 2.4A
  • Built-in safeguards to protect against overheating and overcharging

Cons:

  • No USB-C ports
  • Can end up being very unorganized with six different cables

Best For The Desk

AUKEY Quick Charge 3.0 Charging Station

Charge with confidence

AUKEY is a great provider of products to keep our myriad of devices charged up and ready to go. The 60W Charging Station is no different with its two Quick Charge 3.0 ports, and four AiPower ports to work with anything you throw at it.

Ambient Lights: SIIG Charging Station with Ambient Light

This 90W charging station from SIIG is pretty awesome thanks to the fact that you can charge up to 10 devices at once. Plus, there is an ambient light that is included so that you can make sure you are plugging everything into the right spot.

These combined with SIIG's smart charging, ensure that your devices won't overcharge once they've reached 100%. Unfortunately, this station has the same issue as others, since having so many devices in one place can end up wreaking havoc. And you are out of luck if you want to charge your smartphone with just the USB-C cable.

Pros:

  • Charge up to 10 devices at once
  • Non-slip padded space to accommodate other products
  • LED ambient light makes it easy to get everything plugged in
  • Smart IC provides the best charging efficiency for each device

Cons:

  • No USB-C charging port
  • Too many cables can become unruly
  • Lack of charging dock for smartwatch

Ambient Lights

SIIG 90W Charging Station with Ambient Light

See in the dark

The SIIG Charging Station is perfect for those with a slew of devices, as there are slots for just about anything. There is even an ambient LED light to illuminate the charging station so that you can get everything plugged in without waking anyone else up.

Smartflow Power: Okra USB Charging Station PRO

Instead of being fancy and offering a bunch of different, yet unnecessary features, the Okra USB Charging Station Pro focuses on keeping your devices charged. This station will charge up to seven different products at once with a charge rating of up to 2.4A. This should not be mistaken for Qualcomm's Quick Charge, and it won't be as fast as using your standard wall wort.

Okra also included a built-in On/Off switch so that you can simply turn off the charging station when it's not in use, or when you leave the house. But chances are, you'll want to look into either short charging cables or some Velcro ties to keep the cables neatly organized.

Pros:

  • Charge up to seven devices at once
  • Smartflow technology keeps your devices safe
  • USB ports designed to charge any type of device, including non-smartphones
  • On/Off switch built-in to save energy when not in use

Cons:

  • No USB-C charging port
  • No of Quick Charge 2.0 or 3.0 ports

Smartflow Power

Okra USB Charging Station PRO

Charge smarter

The Okra USB Charging Station PRO includes 7-USB charging ports, with a maximum charging rate of 2.4A. This will do the job just fine, but does not take advantage of the Quick Charge 2.0 or 3.0 charging speeds. Nonetheless, the included On/Off switch is a nice touch to keep something from going awry when it's not being used.

Keep It Classy: Upow USB Charging Station Dock

While other charging stations are made from plastic, Upow took things up a notch with its charging station dock. This Bamboo organizer supports charging for five different devices, including a dedicate slot for an Apple Watch.

On the side of the charging station are your plugs for your various devices, with each outlet providing a different charge rating. Starting with 0.5A for the Apple Watch, and going all the way up to a single 2.4A slot, there's a port for almost every device.

Pros:

  • Built-in Apple Watch stand
  • Four primary slots are large enough to place any device within
  • Bamboo makes things look much classier

Cons:

  • Charges just five devices at once
  • Only one 2.4A charging port

Keep it classy

Upow USB Charging Station Dock

Classy look

If you are looking for a charging station with a dedicated stand for the Apple Watch, look no further. The Upow Charging Station Dock will charge up to five devices, while keeping your desk clean, organized, and looking good in the process.

Premium Finish: Sabrent Premium Desktop Smart USB Charger

Some folks don't want an actual stand in order to charge their multitude of devices, and that's where Sabrent's desktop charger comes in. It sports a slanted design for access to the USB ports, but you simply plug in the charging cable for your devices and go.

This design looks extremely clean and will blend in rather nicely sitting next to your iMac or MacBook Pro. However, there are no USB-C ports, and the LED indicator light cannot be turned on, so you'll have to resort to unplugging the charger if the light is bothersome.

Pros:

  • Charge up to six devices at once
  • Built-in circuit protector
  • Rubber bottom to keep dock stable
  • Horizontal ports makes plugging in cables easy

Cons:

  • No USB-C ports
  • LED light cannot be turned off

Premium Finish

Sabrent Premium Desktop Smart USB Charger

Matches your Mac

If you want a desktop charging station that ties in with the rest of your Apple products, Sabrent's option is pretty good. This charging station sports an aluminum build and includes a rubber bottom so that it stays in place while you plug in your various devices.

Best Charging Tower: Jelly Comb USB Wall Charger Station

This Charger Station from Jelly Comb is pretty nifty as it is actually a tower that you don't need to worry about accidentally falling over when more devices are plugged in. While it's a tower, the charger is still compact enough to not take up a boat-load of space on the desk, and measures in at just over 4 inches.

There is even an LED light to let you know when your devices are being charged. However, if you are hoping for some Quick Charge support, you'll need to look elsewhere. Plus, there is no dedicated On/Off switch to turn it off when all of your devices are ready to go.

Pros:

  • Can detect your device to deliver its fastest charging speed
  • Compact and portable
  • Small LED informs you of when devices are charging

Cons:

  • No On/Off switch
  • No Qualcomm Quick Charge support

Best Charging Tower

Jelly Comb USB Wall Charger Station

Great on a budget

If you are looking for a basic, no-frills charging station that won't take up a bunch of space, then the Jelly Comb Station may be the best fit. This station includes six USB charging ports that will automatically detect which device is plugged in to deliver the fast charge possible.

Bottom line

When it comes to the best of the best charging stations, you can't get much better than the Satechi Charging Station Dock. The fact that you not only get five standard USB ports, but also two USB-C ports is appealing enough as it is.

Add in the fact that Satechi includes velcro for cable management, along with built-in docks for your devices, and this is a no-brainer. Each port is large enough to hold even the largest of devices, and is compatible with many device released in recent years. You would be hard-pressed to find a charging station that met all of your needs more than Satechi's offering.

Credits — The team that worked on this guide

Andrew Myrick is a regular freelancer at iMore and Android Central. He has been a tech enthusiast ever since the original iPhone was released and continues to flip-flop between devices. You might as well hook him up to an IV filled with coffee in an effort to get him through the day. If you have any questions, you can find him on Twitter and he'll get back to you.

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