With so many devices require charging, it can often become a competition to gain access to the power supply. Especially if you have a family, it can even be the source of many arguments and disruptions to your daily life.
Having a central location that can charge multiple devices at once can be a massive relief. Not only does it keep everything neat and tidy, but you can also charge all your devices at the same time from the one power supply.
Therefore, we decided to review the very best charging stations currently on the market to find the perfect one for your needs…
- 1 Top 10 Best Charging Station To Buy In 2021 Review
- 1.1 1 SIIG 10 Port 90W – Best Central Charging Station for Large Family
- 1.2 2 Great Useful Stuff Multi Device Dock – Best Bamboo Charging Dock and Cable Management System
- 1.3 3 Simicore 10A – Best Charging Station with Short USB Cables
- 1.4 4 Belkin Charging Stand – Best Wireless Charging Station
- 1.5 5 RAVPower 60W – Best Compact Charging Power Hub
- 1.6 6 Anker 6 Port 60W – Best Portable Charging Station for Travel
- 1.7 7 GEOTECH Charging Pad – Best Dual Wireless Charging Station
- 1.8 8 Hercules Tuff – Best Adjustable Charging Station with USB Cables
- 1.9 9 Satechi Dock – Best 7 Port Charging Station
- 1.10 10 EasyAcc 6 Port 60W – Best Double Deck Charging Dock and Caddy
- 2 Best Charging Station Buying Guide
- 3 Cables Taking Over?
- 4 So, What Is The Best Charging Station?
Top 10 Best Charging Station To Buy In 2021 Review
1 SIIG 10 Port 90W – Best Central Charging Station for Large Family
Our first product can be home for up to ten devices that can all be stacked together like a row of books. And in a way, these devices have kind of replaced the traditional bookshelf, so it makes sense to be displayed in this way.
SIIG has successfully created a balance of traditional and modern style that the entire family can enjoy. There will be no problem having this charging station proudly on display in your living room or any central, convenient location.
On the charging station’s left side are eight individual slots that can accommodate devices such as smartphones and tablets. On the right is a non-slip pad that is an excellent spot for placing items such as a smartwatch or wireless speaker.
While it may appear so, the pad on the right is not a wireless charger. However, it does have an attractive blue LED light surrounding it, making locating the charging station in the dark an easy task for both charging and retrieval.
The power cord supplied fits US sockets only, but with an adapter, the USB ports will support any power supply worldwide. AC power input is rated between 100-240V, with the 10 USB ports outputting 2.4A maximum output, supporting fast charging.
Thanks to an auto-detection Smart IC, each individual device is recognized. The power output is then adjusted accordingly to suit each device. With ten USB ports located at the rear of the device, we would recommend purchasing some short cables to keep things tidy.
- Supports up to ten devices.
- Smart IC protects your devices.
- Supports worldwide fast charging.
- No wireless charging.
- Cable management can be difficult with ten ports.
2 Great Useful Stuff Multi Device Dock – Best Bamboo Charging Dock and Cable Management System
Our next product here is an eco-friendly charging station constructed from strong and resilient bamboo. Manufactured by the team at Great Useful Stuff, or G.U.S, this dock can keep everything organized while looking great too.
If you aren’t a fan of bamboo, you can choose to go for the walnut veneer finish. We particularly like the bamboo, though, and you get the additional option of having monogramming across the front for that personal touch.
Give your devices a home…
Designed to hold everything from more compact smartphones to tablets and even your laptop. Across the front, there are slots that can fit up to three smartphones. The screen remains visible, so you don’t need to miss any notifications while charging.
There is room for both a tablet and laptop in the two remaining slots behind the smartphone holders. Even though your laptop is likely much heavier than your other devices, the charging station has been designed to stay balanced.
If you lift off the top of the dock, you will notice underneath is an area dedicated to cable management. There are five holes available for routing your charging cable through while keeping any excess cable hidden neatly away underneath the charging station.
We should mention here that this is a dock and cable management system, and there is no power supply included. You will need to purchase a charging hub separately in order to take full advantage of this attractive and useful dock.
- Eco-friendly design.
- Attractive bamboo finish.
- Monogramming available.
- Excellent cable management.
- No power supply included.
- Limited storage options in the front section.
3 Simicore 10A – Best Charging Station with Short USB Cables
Simicore’s charging station provides a modern solution for keeping all your devices together and tidy when not in use. Using a slot design, this dock can hold and charge up to six devices at the same time efficiently and effectively.
The base is available in a range of different colors, and there should be one to match everyone’s style. Choose between black, gold, rose gold, silver, or space gray. Each of the colors has an attractive metallic finish.
Don’t be short of cables…
Included with this charging station are seven short USB cables for connecting the dock to your device. You receive three lightning cables for Apple devices, three Micro USB for Android devices, plus one USB Type-C cable.
Simicore uses Smart IC Technology to offer protection for both the charging station and your devices. It can recognize each individual device that is connected and supply the correct amount of power required. Additionally, power will automatically cut off once charging is complete.
Between each slot is a non-slip rubber pad that helps to keep your device in place, even if accidentally knocked or tipped. Located on the base’s front is the main power switch for turning the dock on and off.
Along the left side are six USB ports for connecting the dock to your device. A transparent screen separates each of the devices, which lights up using LEDs as a charging indicator. It also gives the dock a futuristic look and helps locate it in the dark.
- Attractive design.
- Different colors available.
- Seven different short USB cables are included.
- LED charging status indicators.
- No space for smartwatches or speakers.
- Only one Type-C cable is included.
4 Belkin Charging Stand – Best Wireless Charging Station
Some people don’t like having to mess around with cables to plug in their device for charging. Belkin has just the product for you with this wireless charging stand. Simply place your compatible device on the stand, and it will begin charging immediately.
Belkin has optimized this device for use with both Apple and Samsung Qi-enabled devices. Compatible devices include iPhone 8, 8Plus, X, XS, XS Max, XR, 11, 11 Pro, 11 Pro Max, Samsung S10, S10+, S10e, Note 10, Note 10+, and more.
Fast wireless charging…
The charging station’s power output boosts to a maximum of ten watts, providing the fastest possible wireless charge. However, even if your Qi-enabled device doesn’t support fast charging, the base is still compatible and will output five watts for a slower charge.
It wouldn’t be very convenient to charge your device wirelessly if you had to remove the case, would it? Fortunately, lightweight plastic cases up to 3mm thick don’t require removing for the dock to provide a fast, easy, and efficient charge.
You will know that your device is lined up correctly and charging with the LED indicator that will glow white. If any foreign objects such as keys or coins get too close, then the LED will light up amber, alerting you to move them further from the dock.
We prefer the stand, as you can quickly see notifications or watch videos on your device while charging. However, if you prefer a pad to the stand, that option is available too. Both the stand and the pad come in either black or white.
- Convenient wireless charging.
- Fastest wireless charge possible.
- No need to remove under 3mm device cases.
- Only one device is chargeable at a time.
- Devices must be Qi-Enabled.
5 RAVPower 60W – Best Compact Charging Power Hub
While all the products so far in our Best Charging Station review have provided some form of docking solution, this charging station from RAVPower is a little different. This is a compact charging hub that is portable and convenient for use anywhere.
This hub would be the perfect partner for the G.U.S. Bamboo, or EasyAcc charging station, as it will fit comfortably underneath. But even on its own, the RAVPower USB hub will surprise you with what it can do for its size.
Compact and powerful…
Up to six devices can be simultaneously charged, including smartphones, tablets, wireless speakers, cameras, or a combination. Each of the six USB ports supports fast charging and outputs 2.4 amps thanks to the enormous 60W power supply.
The power cable is 5ft (150cm) in length and is detachable for added convenience. Included is a cable suitable for US power outlets, but the device is safe to use worldwide. RAVPower has certified power input between 100V-240V.
RAVPower uses what they call iSmart technology, which is essentially the same as the previously mentioned IC Technology. It will ensure each individual connected device is receiving the correct power output, as well as cutting off power once charging is complete.
Other safety features include overcharging, overheating, and short circuit protection to protect both your devices and the hub itself. This hub provides a fast, safe, and efficient charge to your devices anywhere and anytime you need it.
- Fast charge up to six devices simultaneously.
- Compact and powerful design.
- Built-in safety features.
- No docking solution for your devices.
- Only US power cable available.
6 Anker 6 Port 60W – Best Portable Charging Station for Travel
Our next product is very similar to the previous RAVPower USB hub, but this time, Anker manufactures it. Once again, this would be a perfect match for use with charging docks with no power supply included.
Anker is very quickly becoming one of America’s leading brands in electronic accessories. This is due to all their products providing a high standard of quality and performance at an affordable price. Anker’s 6 port USB charging hub is no different.
No matter which device you wish to charge, this charging station is compatible with both Android and Apple products. You can also use it to charge any other USB powered devices such as cameras, wireless speakers, FitBit watches, and many more.
Even though the hub is small and portable, it packs some serious power at 60 watts. That means you can easily charge up to six devices simultaneously with fast charging at 2.4A output. Up to 12A overall can be output at the same time.
Use it anywhere…
If you travel regularly, we are sure you are aware of how difficult it can be to keep all your equipment charged. Because of its compact and convenient size and detachable power cord, the Anker USB hub can easily be brought along on your travels.
Included with the device is an adhesive hook and loop strap so you can attach or hang it in the most convenient location. You can be confident your precious gadgets are safe thanks to surge protection and temperature control safety features.
- Leading electronic accessory brand in America.
- Compact and convenient design.
- Charge up to six devices simultaneously.
- No device storage included.
- LED indicator light is very bright.
7 GEOTECH Charging Pad – Best Dual Wireless Charging Station
We have only had one wireless charger here so far, and if you liked what it had to offer, you should check this one out too. Instead of only charging a single device, this wireless charging pad from CHOTECH can charge two devices at the same time.
The pad has an attractive texture that also helps prevent your device from slipping or moving if bumped while charging. It is large enough to accommodate two smartphones side by side comfortably.
Keeping things on the coil…
Most wireless charging pads only have a single coil, meaning that your device needs to be placed perfectly to charge. CHOTECH’s wireless charging pad has 5 coils, so there is less chance of your device not charging correctly.
There is no need to remove your phone’s case for charging either. Cases up to 5mm thick can remain on the device without affecting charging. If your case is made from metal or has attachments like magnets, it will affect charging though and will need to be removed.
Standard 5W output is offered for any Qi-enabled wireless charging device. For devices like Airpods and Pixel Buds, a 2.5W output will be automatically detected. If you need to charge an iPhone, for example, the output will change to 7.5W. Or 10W for fast charging Samsung devices.
To make you aware that your device is charging correctly, a green LED light will activate. Unlike many other charging devices, the light emits a soft glow, so it won’t disturb your sleep if you decide to place it near your bed.
- Charge two devices at once.
- Five coils ensure devices charge correctly.
- Compatible with all Qi-enabled devices.
- No stand function, only pad available.
- Only compatible with Qi-enabled devices.
8 Hercules Tuff – Best Adjustable Charging Station with USB Cables
Back to the stacked slot style chargers, we have this nifty device from Hercules called the Tuff. It provides a charging and organization solution all in one device. Instead of having your devices spread all over the table, why not keep them neat and tidy?
There are three color choices for the base. You can choose from either blue, pink, or silver to match your individual surroundings and style. Above the base is a transparent divider to separate and keep your devices in order.
Divided but together…
Each of the dividers is adjustable to ensure the best fit for your device, providing the ultimate flexibility. You can adjust them between ¾” and 1½” (19mm and 38mm) great for both phones and tablets.
When you connect your device, the corresponding divider will light up blue via an LED. The light will automatically switch off to indicate that the charging process is complete. Power to that device will also automatically switch off to prevent overcharging.
Cables are included…
Included with the charging station are six short USB cables to help with cable management. You receive four Apple lightning cables, a Micro USB, and a Type-C cable for use with most Android devices.
Each of the USB output ports offers charging at 2.4 amps meaning fast charging is supported. Thanks to smart technology, the correct amps needed for each individual device will be supplied and automatically detected.
- Automatic amp requirement detection.
- Adjustable dividers so your device fits perfectly.
- LED charging indicator lights.
- Only two Android cables are included.
- Blue and pink colors are an acquired taste.
9 Satechi Dock – Best 7 Port Charging Station
Similar to the six port charging stations we have already taken a look at, but this time with an additional port. Satechi has designed a practical and attractive solution to keeping your devices fully charged and organized.
There are no color choices, but that doesn’t really matter, as the gloss black finish on the base looks great. Each transparent divider has rounded edges and is sturdy enough to support smartphones, tablets, and even a small laptop.
Slot it straight in…
Each of the slots is ¾” (19mm) wide and will fit most devices even with their case still on. At the bottom of each slot is an anti-scratch silicone pad that not only stops slipping and sliding but also protects your device.
The front four USB ports offer fast charging for smartphones, while the rear three USB ports support tablets and larger devices. Of course, any device that charges via USB can be used with this charging station.
Don’t forget your protection…
Each port is equipped with surge protection to protect the dock and your device. A built-in chipset also ensures that the correct amp output is automatically selected when a device is connected. At the same time, the chip provides a steady and safe charge.
While there are no USB cables included like some of the other products offered, you do receive some straps. These are useful for keeping your cables neat and tidy. Especially when you have up to seven cables you need to contend with.
- Charge up to seven devices at once.
- Fast charge support.
- Built-in safety features.
- No USB cables included.
- Slot width does not support some cases.
10 EasyAcc 6 Port 60W – Best Double Deck Charging Dock and Caddy
If you liked the Great Useful Stuff Bamboo charging station’s style but aren’t a fan of the wood look, this might be for you. The EasyAcc dock is covered in a leather style material and is available in either black or brown.
Combined with a hub like the RAVPower or Anker, you can easily charge up to six devices at the same time. As you may have figured out by now, there is no power supply included with this charging station, and it will need to be purchased separately.
Convenient double-deck design…
At the top of the charging station is the tiered dock section. It can accommodate a mixture of phones, tablets, or any other device that charges via USB. There are holes that allow for cables to be routed in a neat and orderly manner.
Lift up the dock, and it reveals a tray for hiding away all those unsightly cables and housing a USB power hub. For added convenience, underneath the cable management tray is a drawer for keeping any odds and ends like spare cables or a SIM removal tool.
Each of the tiers of this charging station snaps together using magnets. They are strong enough to ensure the entire structure stays stable but can also easily be disassembled. In fact, this dock can be assembled in only seconds.
Even if you don’t have enough devices to fill the EasyAcc charging station, you can still use it as a remote caddy. It is entirely flexible and perfect for use in the office to store items such as calculators, notepads, pens, etc.
- Attractive leather style material.
- Handy drawer for storage.
- Flexible uses as a caddy.
- No power supply included.
- Only two color choices.
Best Charging Station Buying Guide
By now, you have probably realized that you are spoilt for choice when it comes to choosing a charging station. However, with all the choices available, we have narrowed it down to what we think is the best out there.
Because you must be wondering how you ever got by without one of these wonderful products, we bet you can’t wait to buy one. But before you do, take a look at our buying guide where we point you in the right direction for your perfect solution.
How Many Devices Do You Own?
Most of the products here can take around six devices at the same time. Only the Qi-enabled wireless chargers are limited to either one or two devices at a time. While it might be convenient not having to plug your device in, it is harder to manage for a family.
You might want to consider the Satechi, which can take up to seven devices at once for those with larger families. Or for households full of devices, go for the SIIG, which can handle up to ten devices simultaneously.
When you have six to ten devices connected at the same time, that creates a lot of cables to manage. While some of the products like the Simicore and Hercules come with short USB cables, that is possibly an additional purchase you will need to consider.
The other option is using your existing changing cable with either the Great Useful Stuff or EasyAcc charging stations. That will require an additional purchase of a USB hub, but it offers superior cable management possibilities.
If you are still unsure of which product will best suit your needs, then keep reading. Up next, we reveal our choice for the best overall charging station and why.
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OK, back to charging stations…
So, What Is The Best Charging Station?
To earn the title of the top charging station, the product must perform in a range of different areas. It must be made with quality materials, offer useful features, have great safety inclusions, and be good value for the money.
The product we believe can perform best in all these areas is the…Hercules Tuff
Like its name, it’s built tough, offers fast charging, and provides safety features to protect your devices and the charging station itself. By performing all these functions well at a relatively affordable cost, this charging station offers excellent value.