The iClever 6-Port USB Travel Wall Charger is a great power charger to pack in your suitcase when you know there will be limited power outlets to plug in your USB devices.
It may seem strange but for those of you familiar with cruise travel, you’ll know that the stateroom is usually equipped with only 1 or maybe 2 – 120V outlets.
This creates a cruel problem for passengers who travel with a lot of USB devices such as cellphones, tablets/e-readers, mp3 players, speakers and cameras.
Imagine the WWF smack down scenario, where 2 combatants fight it out for a single power outlet to charge their tech gear when they both run out of precious power at the same time.
Oh the humanity!! Are we not civilized?
Let’s look at an even more hellish scenario — the Family Traveller…
Imagine if you will, travelling as a family of 4 in one cruise ship stateroom. You think sharing 1 bathroom with 4 people was difficult, imagine sharing 1 single power outlet and trying to charge all their devices at the same time. Will the whining ever end?
Simply put, modern technology and our attachment to our mobile entertainment devices has created a frantic need for access to a power source 24/7.
iClever 6-Port USB Travel Wall Charger your digital life boat
While at sea, the iClever 6-Port USB Travel Wall Charger will become your digital life boat saving passengers and their many USB devices from the dreaded power warning sign.
A typical factory USB charger only has 1-2 amps and can only charge one device at a time. While the iClever 6-Port USB Travel Wall Charger (as the name states) has 6 USB ports and enough power (maximum rated power output 10 amps) to quickly charge up to 6 USB devices ALL at the same time.
This charger also combines “SmartID” technology to identify and send maximum power to each USB port for each device for efficient charging. In non-techie terms, the charger is smart enough to know how many amps each individual device needs and only sends that specific amount to charge each device.
For example, I was able to fully charge 2 -10 inch tablets, 2 – cell phones and a camera at the same time with no noticeable time difference versus using the devices own dedicated factory charger.
The iClever 6-Port USB Travel Wall Charger Specifications
- Input AC: 100-240 Volts
- Total Maximum Output: 5 Volts/10 Amps
- Each Charging USB Port: 5 Volts/2.4 Amps (Max.)
- Size is 100(L) x 69(H) x 27(W) mm or 4 x 2.7 x 1 inches
- Weight is 180 grams or 7 ounces
The charger itself is very slim and compact, about the size of a small cigarette package.
The charger appears to be well constructed in a sturdy plastic housing coated with a black rubberized surface. It should survive many trips without problems.
The front USB panel contains the 6 USB charging ports and a green indicator LED light to show usage.
Also included is a detachable 4-foot power cable and a paper manual.
iClever 6-Port USB Travel Wall Charger Pros
- Compact and lightweight design
- 6 USB hub ports to charge your devices at the same time
- Only requires a single power outlet plug
- Powerful 10 Amps and SmartID technology for quick charging
- Excellent value (MSRP $50US but we’ve seen it online for under $30US)
- Dual voltage (100-240V) capability for international use
iClever 6-Port USB Travel Wall Charger Cons
- Due to the compact size of the unit and the fact that the USB ports are so close together its a bit difficult to plugin/unplug the USB connectors with your fingers if all 6 USB ports are being used
- Not really a con but a “be aware”, you still need to pack enough USB cables for all your devices
No more fighting over the power outlet with the iClever 6-Port USB Travel Wall Charger
Overall, I was impressed with the iClever 6-Port USB Travel Wall Charger’s ability to quickly and conveniently charge all our devices simultaneously.
It will go to the top of our packing list and become our travel power workhorse to charge our mobile devices when we are on the road and best of all no more fighting or whining over who’s turn is next with the power outlet.
Even if you aren’t cruising, the convenience factor of charging everything at once, not having to carry multiple dedicated chargers and not worrying about forgetting your plug in the wall when you checkout because they are scattered throughout the hotel room is a great reason to get this product.