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Travelers use their phones for just about everything—from navigating and translating to snapping photos and looking up the nearest place for great sushi—and sometimes there just isn’t enough battery life to get it all done. That’s why a good portable charger is a must-pack. The best portable chargers are lightweight and effective, and many even do double duty to truly earn their spot in your suitcase.

INIU Portable Charger

INIU portable charger.

If you’ve got more than one device to charge on the road, consider this offering from INIU . It features two USB ports so you can power up both your phone and something else (such as a tablet or e-reader, or your companion’s phone). It charges quickly, is compatible with most devices, and weighs less than half a pound. It’s also got a handy LED flashlight.

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Smartphone Charging Wristlet

smartphone charging wristlet.

To power up your phone discreetly, tuck it into this wristlet from Uncommon Goods . Made of vegan leather, the bag has a hidden USB power cord inside that will charge most iPhones and micro USB-compatible phones up to 1.5 times. It will automatically power on once connected.

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Anker PowerCore 10000

anker powercore 10000.

The Anker PowerCore 10000 is one of the most popular portable chargers on Amazon, compatible with both Android phones and iPhones as well as most tablets and laptops. It weighs less than seven ounces and is about the size of a deck of cards, making it easy to pack even if you’re traveling with only a carry-on.

PhoneSoap Go

PhoneSoap go battery-powered smartphone sanitizer.

Calling all germaphobes: You can charge and sanitize your phone at the same time with the PhoneSoap Go . The device uses UV light to kill more than 99 percent of bacteria and is compatible with just about any phone, even larger ones. Though the PhoneSoap Go was designed for phones, it will also sanitize any smaller items that fit into it, such as glasses, keys, or watches.

Auzev Charging Cable Bracelet

auzev charging cable bracelet.

Wear charging tech right on your wrist with this innovative bracelet from Auzev . It’s a charging cable for Apple devices that looks like a braided leather bracelet and weighs less than an ounce. See this page for all available sizes.

Metecsmart Power Bank

Jackery bolt.

With a built-in lightning cable, the Metecsmart Power Bank is designed to charge iPhones twice as fast as your phone’s original charging cable. It also has a built-in micro USB port for powering up Android and other devices. Thanks to pass-through technology, it can charge your devices while it’s also charging itself.

BigBlue 28W Solar Charger

BigBlue 28w solar charger.

Campers and hikers will appreciate this charger from BigBlue , which has multiple solar panels that stretch out nearly three feet to absorb the energy of the sun but then fold up to a relatively compact size when not in use. The included micro USB cable is compatible with most Android phones, some DSLR cameras, and most iPhones and iPads. The charger weighs 1.35 pounds and is waterproof.

Courant Carry Wireless Charger

Courant carry wireless charger.

Sick of traveling with a snarl of cables? It’s not cheap, but the Qi-certified Carry charger from Courant will power up your phone wirelessly. (It does come with a USB-C cable as well, just in case.) Encased in Italian leather, this sleek portable charger comes with a carrying bag and is compatible with a wide range of phones.

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Pocket Power 5K Power Bank

Belkin pocket power 5k bank.

This ultra-portable charger from Belkin weighs less than five ounces and measures just 4.86 x 2.49 x 0.51 inches, making it easy to slip into your pocket or purse. Its universal USB port is compatible with a variety of devices, including iPhones and iPads, Galaxy and Google phones, and Apple Watches. One nice feature: a warranty worth up to $2,500 if your device is damaged while connected to the charger.

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Mophie Juice Pack

Mophie juice pack portable charger.

Mophie’s Juice Pack will not only protect your phone but also provide up to 38 hours’ worth of extra power, thanks to a battery built into the case. You can power up the case without cables using any Qi-compatible wireless charger (not included). Cases are available for a variety of iPhones and Galaxy devices.

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RapidX X5 Car Charger

RapidX x5 car charger

The X5 Car Charger is one of the best travel chargers for road trips because it plugs into both cigarette lighters and 12v-24v outlets and can power up to five devices at once. It has an extended USB hub so everyone in the back seat can plug in as well. The charger is compatible with iOS, Android, and other devices.

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There’s nothing worse than grabbing your phone or laptop while traveling and realizing your battery is completely drained. A portable charger is one of the most useful travel items, especially when you find yourself in a tricky situation with no access to an outlet. Whether you’re exploring in a campervan and need a hefty charger to handle your laptop, or boarding a plane and in need of something super compact to charge your smartphone, there’s a portable charger for all types of travelers’ needs so you don’t find yourself in a powerless pickle. 

With so many choices on the market, we’ve narrowed down your search by prioritizing features like weight and size for portability, functionality, power, and battery capacity. These are the 14 best portable chargers of 2024 to make sure you stay connected wherever you go.

Best Overall

Nimble champ portable charger.

It’s lightweight and pocket-sized.

If you need more capacity, consider upgrading to the Pro version which provides 20,000 mAh.

The Nimble Champ is “smaller than a deck of cards” and incredibly lightweight, making it an ideal travel companion. This tiny but mighty backup charger comes in a spectrum of colors, allowing you to match it to your personality. It’s also extremely functional, with the ability to charge two devices at once and compatibility with a wide array of phones, tablets, Apple MacBooks, and fitness trackers. The dual USB-C power delivery offers high-speed charging to almost any device and the capacity to charge most smartphones up to three times. In fact, with this charger, you can get your smartphone back up to an 80 percent charge in just half an hour. The included lanyard makes it easy to tote around, whether on your wrist or attached to your bag. We also love that it’s crafted out of 90 percent certified recycled plastics with a free e-waste recycling option for your old, unused devices.

The Details: 3.38 x 2.28 x 0.98 inches  | 6.2 ounces | 10,000 mAh | 1 USB-C, 1 USB-A

Best With Built-in Cords

Charmast portable charger.

It can charge up to six devices at the same time.

The attached cords are short.

The slim and travel-friendly Portable Charger with Built-in Cables on Amazon is our top choice for those who need a variety of included cords for multiple devices. With six outputs and three inputs, this charging device is ideal for people with an array of different types of electronics, from smartphones to tablets, and micro devices. Its lightweight and slim profile make it easy to throw in your bag without taking up too much space. Each included cable can be tucked into the back of the device, keeping things organized so you don’t have to spend time untangling a mess of wires. Check the digital display screen to keep track of how much battery is left on your backup charger so you can plan appropriately (and it will take between four and a half to six hours to fully recharge). When at full capacity, this backup charger can power up your smartphone twice, your tablet up to 1.5 times, and much more.

The Details: 5.71 x 2.68 x 0.51 inches | 0.63 ounces | 10,000 mAh | USB-C, Micro USB, built-in charging USB-A cable (input); 2 USB-A and 1 USB-C and built-in Micro USB, USB-C, and Lightning cables (output)

Most Compact

Tntor portable charger for iphone.

It has a built-in lightning cable for charging iPhones.

Phones with USB-C ports (like Androids and newer iPhones) will need to supply their own C to C cable to charge.

The ultra slim Tntor Portable Charger for iPhone wins the award for “most compact” with a 6-millimeter thickness and credit card size. Specifically designed for iPhone users, the built-in cord means it’s ready to charge and you don’t have to tote around a separate cord. At 5,000 mAh, this charger is carry-on compatible and can charge not just your iPhone, but other lightning-equipped devices including an iPad, iPad mini, and AirPods. This is an ideal charger for those who don’t need to charge multiple devices and only need to top off their iPhone en route to their next destination. It offers one full charge when at 100 percent capacity and requires a three-hour charging time. The Intelligent Control Circuit feature protects your devices from overcharging, as well as other problematic issues such as over-voltage, short circuiting, temperature protection, and over-current.

The Details: 4.84 x 2.6 x .24 inches | 4 ounces | 5,000 mAh | USB-C (input); built-in Lightning cable (output)

Best Wireless

Podoru wireless portable charger.

Paired with a magnetic case, it can charge right on the back of your phone without a cord.

It will only work with a magnetic case (purchased separately) and is compatible with iPhone 12 series and higher.

Indulge in the luxury of leaving your cords behind with the Podoru Wireless Portable Charger that can power up to three devices with its magnetic charging capability. Compact with an impressive capacity to recharge your phone up to two and a half times, it’s an ideal option for travelers or those on the go for long stretches of time. The LED display shows how much battery is left in your charger — and, if you need to top off other devices in addition to your phone, two extra input and output ports allow you to do so. There are eight built-in low temperature ice cores and a protective safety system not just for temperature control, but also short circuit and overcharging protection as well. Thanks to its silicone shell, it’s easy to grip and with a soft exterior that won’t scrape your device when connected magnetically. 

The Details: 5.67 x 3.43 x 0.94 inches | 6.5 ounces | 10,000 mAh | USB-A (output); USB-C (input/output)

Best With Stand

Aoguerbe magnetic power bank.

The stand is foldable and compact.

It’s a little bulkier than other models we’ve seen.

We love the folding stand that’s built into the design of the Aoguerbe Magnetic Power Bank. It allows you to charge your iPhone without the hassle of a bunch of cords when paired with a magnetic phone case. Charge up to three devices at a time, with the capacity to bring your iPhone to 100 percent up to two times per fully charged power bank. The included stand folds down to keep the compact profile of the power bank and can be used to keep your phone upright in either a vertical or horizontal orientation. The charger also won’t block your camera lens, so you can easily continue to use your phone while it’s being charged. Built-in temperature control and other safety protection helps ensure this device won’t damage your phone or overheat. 

The Details: 4.09 x 2.68 x 0.86 inches | 6.7 ounces | 10,000 mAh | USB-C and Lighting (input); USB-C and USB-A (output)

Best for Tablets

Eggtronic laptop power bank.

It can charge your tablet up to four times.

  Due to its powerful capacity, it’s larger and heavier than comparable power bank models.

We love the powerhouse Eggtronic Laptop Power Bank for so many reasons: it has the capacity to charge multiple devices twice as fast as standard models, and boasts a relatively compact size and sleek design. This universally compatible power bank can refuel the battery on not just your smartphone or tablet, but also laptops, cameras, bluetooth devices, and more. The LCD display shows the current battery life so you can stay up to date on its capacity. This durable device is a great travel companion for anyone; from professionals that need to stay in touch on the road and want the freedom to work from anywhere , to those exploring the great outdoors on a multi-day camping trip. When it’s time to recharge the power bank itself, it’ll only take about three hours which is impressive for such a powerful device. 

The Details: 6.75 x 4 x 0.63 inches | 1.34 lbs | 20,000 mAh | 2 USB-A (output); USB-C (input/output)

Best for Laptops

Anker 747 power bank.

It can fully charge an entire MacBook Air.

It’s rather heavy — and expensive — if not using it to charge laptops often.

For travelers who are working en route to their destination and need to keep their laptop consistently charged, the Anker 747 Power Bank is our top choice. Compatible with a wide range of brands including Dell and Apple, this power bank can refuel computer batteries in anywhere from two to three hours. Charge up to four devices at once, and enjoy the long-lasting capacity that can power an iPhone 13 Pro up to five times before needing to be charged itself. Paired with the included Anker 65W 515 wall charger, this power bank can reach 100 percent in two and a half hours versus more than 17 hours without. Built-in sensors offer advanced temperature control to make sure the device doesn’t overheat while the battery management system prevents overcharging. 

The Details: 7.2 x 3.23 x 0.95 in | 1.34 pounds | 25,600 mAh | 2 USB-C, 2 USB-A

Best Multi-device Charging

Anker prime 27,650mah power bank.

It charges three devices at once.

This charger is over the mAh limit for traveling on some airplanes, so it’s best to check with the airline before bringing it with you on board.

For those who need a power bank that can charge multiple devices (and fast), the Anker Prime 27,650 mAH Power Bank is a fantastic choice. While not necessary to use, the accompanying app shows you up-to-date stats, and can also help to locate your power bank with sound alerts should you misplace it. This exceptionally functional power bank can recharge a smartphone more than four times and a MacBook Air more than once before needing to be reloaded. Using the dual USB-C ports, the power bank itself can be recharged in less than 40 minutes. As a bonus, this soda-can-sized charging bank comes with its own travel pouch. The built-in active shield prevents the charger from overheating and other safety issues. 

The Details: 6.37 x 1.96 x 2.24 inches | 1.47 lbs | 27,650 mAh |  USB-C, Lightning (input); USB-C, USB-A (output)

Best Fast Charging

Ugreen 145w power bank.

It can charge a MacBook Air in 90 minutes.

While compact, it’s a bit heavier than other models.

Not only does the Ugreen 145W Power Bank charge devices quickly, but it also can be charged back to 100 percent in under two hours using the two-way fast charging. This requires an additional purchase of a 65W charger . Because it has 145 watts in output, it can recharge a laptop more than once and a smartphone more than five times all at a rapid speed. The smart digital display keeps you in the loop with how much battery is left in the power bank. It’s also compatible with so many devices, from smartphones to drones, that you won’t be limited with what you can charge as you travel. With three ports, you can charge a few devices at a time as well. 

The Details: 6.3 x 3.18 x 1.05 inches | 1.11 lbs | 25,000 mAh | 1 USB-C, 1 USB-A (output); 1 USB-C (input/output)

Best LED Display

Vnbbt magnetic wireless power bank.

The display shows both the available charge left on the device and the progress of the item it’s charging.

It’s not compatible with non-magnetic phone cases.

Take the guesswork out of charging when using the Vnbbt Magnetic Wireless Power Bank, thanks to its incredibly accurate LED display feature. It can be fully charged for your travels within two and a half to four hours. Its ultra compact, lightweight design makes it easy to bring along with you. The material is non-slip so you don’t have to worry about grip being an issue while using the magnetic charger paired with a magnetic phone case. The display is simple, quickly informing you of how much charge is left to go and how much is on the power bank itself so you can plan accordingly. Charge your iPhone in less than 45 minutes and power up two other devices at the same time. 

The Details: 7.87 x 3.94 x 0.79 inches | 8.1 ounces | 10,000 mAh | USB-C (input/output), USB-A (output), and magnetic wireless charging

Best for Android

Iwalk small usb c portable charger.

It’s lipstick-sized and very portable.

The battery life isn’t that impressive compared to other power banks.

Specifically designed for Android users, this tiny portable charger easily fits in a bag or even your pocket. The iWalk charger is cordless as well, so you don’t need to provide a cord or untangle wires when you want to use it; simply plug it directly into the USB-C port. Although there isn’t an LED display to show the percentage of battery left, there are indicator lights to track the power level. It’s designed to prevent over-charging, short circuiting, and temperature control while using as well, so you can have peace of mind if you need to step away. In general, it takes approximately two and a half hours to recharge this portable device. 

The Details: 3 x 1.8 x 1 inches | 0.071 ounces | 4,500 mAh | USB-C (input), USB-C (output)

Best With A/C Outlet

Sinkeu portable laptop phone charger.

It includes an actual plug as well as a cord for charging via a car cigarette lighter.

There are no slots for a USB-C.

For a power bank with an actual built-in plug, the SinKeu 65 Watt Portable Laptop Phone Charger is our top pick because of its portability and versatility. This power bank is fantastic for charging laptops, tablets, and other compatible devices like certain camera batteries (65 watts and under) that need a typical plug port. The 12V port is great for recharging speakers and other devices that require that output, while the 5V port is perfect for refueling your cell phone up to eight times before needing to be recharged itself. For compatible laptop models, it can provide a full charge twice, making this a great option for travelers with a wide array of devices. The included cigarette lighter plug makes it possible to recharge this power bank in your car as well. To fully recharge, it takes approximately four hours. 

The Details: 6.8 x 3.8 x 1.8 inches | 1.1 lbs | 24,000 mAh | 2 USB-A, 110V AC outlet, 15V (input), 12V (output)

Best Colors

Charmast small portable charger.

It’s small and comes in a fun spectrum of colors.

It’s difficult to plug your phone into the charger if you have a case.

We love the colors and size of the Charmast Small Portable Charger that can easily fit in your pocket or purse. This charger has the ability to be fully recharged within an hour and a half when using a 9V-2A fast charger (or three hours with a standard one). Although it doesn’t have the capacity to fully power your smartphone back to 100 percent, it can provide up to 65 percent charge which is a great option for most travelers who just need to top up a device throughout their journey. It can, however, recharge AirPods up to six times. With no additional cords needed, plug it directly into your phone’s lightning port (and it’s also offered with a USB-C instead for Google, Samsung or iPhone 15 devices). With colors like pink, green, blue, orange, black, and white, you can match this portable charger to your phone’s case (or whatever suits your mood!)

The Details: 1.38 x 3.03 x 0.97 inches | 4.7 ounces | 5,000 mAh | USB-C (input), Lightning port (output)

Best With Wall Plug

Brand q ultra slim portable charger.

It’s ultra slim and offers 5-in-1 types of charging.

The built-in cords are stiff and not easy to manipulate.

We love that the built-in wall plug on the Q Slim Portable Charger folds into the power bank to keep a slim profile for transport and that this option comes with its own case. With three included cords, this universal charger is ideal for all types of phones, and you won’t have to bring additional cords along on your adventures. Most phones can be charged between two and a half to four times before needing to recharge the power bank. The included “Intelligent Power Management IC” makes sure your devices will be protected from short circuit, overheating, and overcurrent issues while in use. Another great feature is that you can charge your phone from the power bank while also charging the power bank from the wall plug.

The Details: 6.29 x 2.95 x 0.6 inches | 12.1 ounces |  10,000 mAh | Micro USB, AC (input); Lightning, USB-C, Micro USB (output)

Tips for Buying Portable Chargers

Consider charge potential and timing.

When shopping for a portable power bank, one of the main features to look out for is the capacity for fully charging your devices, especially your smartphone. If you have long travel days with little opportunity to plug your phone in and your backup charger can only offer half a charge to top it off, that may not work for you. Another thing to consider is how long it will take to recharge each of your important devices, as well as the length of time it will take to recharge the power bank itself. Most people can recharge a power bank overnight if it takes more than a couple of hours, but you need to look at your precise needs while on the go.

Decide how much capacity you need

All of the numbers referring to capacity in mAh and watt hours can be a little tricky to understand when deciding what you’ll need. The term mAh means “milliampere-hour” and measures the units of electric charge, or how much power it can hold. This will be the difference between being able to charge just one device at a time versus multiple, and/or charging your phone multiple times or even a laptop at all. If you just need to top off your phone and keep it from getting to zero percent, something below 5,000mAh should do the trick. If you need to charge your phone constantly or have more than one device, something more than 10,000mAh might be for you.

Since the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and Transportation Security Administration (TSA) have rules for rechargeable batteries and power banks measured in the max watt hours allowed, you’ll need to know how to convert the mAh listed for the power bank or charger into watt hours to see if your device can come along with you. To do this, you’ll need to multiply milliamp hours by volts then divide by 1,000. So, if you take the Eggtronic Laptop Power Bank listed above, it’s 20,000mAh at 5V, making it equivalent to 100 watt hours. 

The FAA and TSA state that any spare battery with more than 100 watt hours or 27,000mAh needs to have approval from the airline.

Look at the types and numbers of ports

One of the most important aspects of choosing a power bank is to make sure it will be compatible with your devices. The last thing you want is to purchase a back-up charger that’s only suitable for an iPhone when you have an Android. There are numerous options that offer more than one type of port. The most common inputs and outputs are USB-A and USB-C, as well as lightning ports (for Apple devices). Some models offer a wall plug or cigarette lighter adapter as well, perfect for those who need to charge a device from the car or have to charge something with a physical plug. 

It’s important to note that regulations will have lightning ports outdated for future iPhones due to the European Union’s ruling that all smartphones need to have the USB-C charging port in common.

A portable charger or power bank is a great back-up solution to ensure you don’t run out of battery on your devices such as smartphones, tablets, and laptops. They provide an extra lithium-ion battery-powered source — or another source like the sun — that can connect to a wide array of devices, depending on their ports or magnetic charging capabilities. When connected, they transfer their stored energy to the electronic device plugged in. Typically, they are small enough to fit in your bag without taking up too much space, and some are even compact enough to fit in your pocket.

Yes, it’s possible to bring most portable chargers on an airplane, though there are restrictions to abide by: it’ll have to stay in your carry-on luggage that you’ll have with you in the cabin, as it can’t be in a checked bag. It also can’t possess more than 100Wh (watt-hours) or 27,000 mAh capacity. If your power bank has a larger capacity than this, you’ll need approval from the airline.

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Best Portable Chargers and Power Banks

1. The list in brief 2. Best overall 3. Best budget 4. Best for iPhone 5. Best for travel 6. Best for Apple Watch 7. Best Anker 7. How to choose 8. How we test

The best portable chargers keep your electronics powered while you're out and about. These handy peripherals can charge a wide range of devices, including smartphones, tablets, wireless earbuds, and even some laptops. Because you'll inevitably find yourself with low battery life when outdoors, you'll need a reliable portable charger to keep your electronics going. Not having one could prove to be extremely inconvenient.

We've done a battery (pun intended) of tests on some of the most highly-rated portable chargers on the market. To that end, we've pulled from both big brands and popular competitors. While these specific portable chargers regularly appear on bestseller lists, they're all different in several important ways.

We've got these best portable chargers ranked in order of what we would buy, with shoutouts for the best portable charger, our favorite budget charger, and the best portable charger for iPhone.

The quick list

Here's a quick overview of the best portable chargers you can buy right now based on our testing and reviews.

Anker Prime 20,000 mAh Power Bank against white background.

The best portable charger overall

The Anker Prime 20,000 mAh power bank  is one of the best portable chargers around to power all of your devices. If you're looking for the best power efficiency for your on-the-go lifestyle, this is it because you'll spend very little time charging your phone to get back a lot of battery. 

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INIU 10000mAh Portable Charger

The best budget portable charger

 The INIU 10000 mAh Portable Charger won’t cost you a fortune, yet it’s still beefy enough to charge phones extremely fast. This budget portable charger often fetches for around $20 when it’s on sale, but its regular $30 cost still undercuts many of the other options out there. Best of all, it’s also incredibly compact. 

mophie Snap+ Juice Pack against white background.

The best portable charger for iPhone

With its MagSafe connection, the mophie Snap+ Juice Pack Mini is an excellent portable charger for the iPhone. Even if you don’t have an iPhone that supports MagSafe, or simply have an Android phone, you can still charge them with its USB-C port. 

Scosche PowerUp 600 against white background.

The best portable charger for travel

With its svelte size, the Scosche PowerUp 600 is the ideal portable charger for travel because it packages a 5,400 mAh battery. What makes it unique is that it can also help to jumpstart a car if it has a dead battery.

Satechi Quatro Wireless Power Bank against white background.

The best portable charger for Apple Watch

If you own an Apple Watch, there's a built-in charger for that with the Satechi Quatro. This versatile charger features a 10,000 mAh battery and a separate wireless charger for phones.

Anker Power Bank Fusion 10K against white background.

The best Anker portable charger

The Anker Power Bank Fusion 10K is an all-in-one portable charger that includes an integrated USB-C cable to charge your gadgets, along with flip out prongs to directly charge it in an outlet without the need for a separate power adapter.

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1. Anker Prime 20,000 mAh

Specifications, reasons to buy, reasons to avoid.

Anker’s well known for its lineup of power solutions, so it comes at no surprise that the Anker Prime 20,000 mAh power bank tops our list of best portable chargers. With its generous battery capacity, it’s more than capable of charging small stuff like your phones and wearables — but it’s also powerful enough to charge laptops too.

What makes it better is that it features a maximum charging speed of 200W, which is ridiculously fast if your device can support it. For fast charging phones, it could take 30 minutes or less to get it back up to 100% capacity. Meanwhile, the unit itself charges at a speedy rate of 100W. There’s also a handy display that shows its charging capacity and the actual speeds it’s charging with its USB ports.

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2. INIU 10,000 mAh Portable Charger

Although it might not be as familiar a brand, the INIU 10000 mAh charger is the best budget portable charger with its affordable cost. You won’t spend a whole lot picking it up either, since it frequently gets discounted to get it down to around $20, which is super cheap compared to the other options.

This INIU charger stood up in 15-minute and 1-hour timed charging (at 22%, 78%), with times that were within 1-2 percentage points ahead of what we got out of comparable Anker PowerCore Slim's times. Even with its ultra affordable cost, we’re glad that INIU offers a 3-year limited warranty — which is more than the usual 1-year that other battery bank makers offer.

mophie Snap+ Juice Pack Mini connected to an iPhone with MagSafe.

3. mophie Snap+ Juice Pack Mini

There’s something to say about MagSafe. It lends a helping hand with the mophie Snap+ Juice Pack Mini in keeping it fastened snugly on the back of a compatible iPhone with MagSafe for on-the-go charging. That way, you can always have it on hand — even when you need to top it off while waiting for your coffee in the morning.

With its 5,000 mAh battery, it’s able to provide nearly a full charge to most iPhones, but there’s also a USB-C port on hand to charge other phones and gadgets.

Scosche PowerUp 600 charging an iPhone.

4. Scosche PowerUp 600

You just neve know what can arise when you’re vacationing or traveling, which is why the Scosche PowerUp 600 is the perfect companion to keep your gadgets charged. There’s a 5,400 mAh battery capable of speedily charging phones with its 10W charging speed.

However, its value in being a portable charger for travel is its unique ability to jumpstart a dead car battery. The last thing you need to worry about while traveling is a disabled vehicle, but you can save yourself time and heartache by bringing it back to life with the Scosche PowerUp 600.

Satechi Quatro Wireless Power Bank chaging iPhone, Apple Watch, and AirPods.

5. Satechi Quatro Wireless Power Bank

One of the most versatile portable chargers out there, the Satechi Quatro Wireless Power Bank, doesn’t just have enough fuel in the tank to charge all of your gadgets wired or wirelessly with its beefy 10,000 mAh battery, but it also packs an Apple Watch charger that lets you conveniently charge on the go.

This means you won’t have to remember to bring along your Apple Watch charger since it integrates one, which helps to save you space in your bag — and it also means less clutter when you have to charge. With its 18W charging speeds, it’s fast enough to give you a decent charge in a short amount of time.

Anker Power Bank Fusion 10K planed on table.

6. Anker Power Bank Fusion 10K

Versatility is what the Anker Power Bank Fusion 10K is all about. That’s because this portable charger from Anker doesn’t force you to bring along other cables and adapters to use it. With its integrated USB-C cable, it packs 30W wired speeds that’s fast enough to power some laptops in addition to phones. You can also lean on its other USB-C port to charge another device simultaneously with its 10,000 mAh battery cell.

Recharging the Anker Power Bank Fusion 10K is also a cinch because it features a built-in foldable charger when the battery itself needs to be recharged. With this setup, you might not even have to worry about bringing any of your chargers and cables because it conveniently packages everything into its design.

How to choose the best portable charger

Finding the right charger capacity: You'll often see a four to five-digit number, with the letters mAh following it, and that's your first big indicator of how much this charger is right for you. If you're constantly refueling your phone and other gadgets, go for at least 10,000mAh. For each extra device you charge, add at least 5,000 to the mAh rating you're looking for. Just need to prevent your device from hitting 0 on late nights out? You'll be good with something in the under 5,000 mAh rating, provided you remember to charge it often.

Be a ports authority: If you hold onto your devices forever, and don't already know what a USB-C port is, you can probably just get whatever fits your price. But if you're the kind who wants faster charging, look for a brick that has PD in its name. The best portable chargers, at least for my money, charge devices the fastest and use the Power Delivery (PD) standard. Also, their USB-C ports mean you can refuel these power banks with the same cords used to charge modern laptops.

How we test the best portable chargers

You want a charger that was put through the rigors of refueling, so we did just that. With timers in hand, we kept draining an iPhone 15 Pro and then timed how much time it took for each power bank to refuel those phones. Along the way, we checked out how much of said iPhone 15 Pro (the same one) were refueled after 15 and 60 minutes. We kept that iPhone at 100% brightness the whole time.

Our ranking also factored in the portability and designs of each model, as especially small and pocket-friendly chargers can't physically store as many mAh of battery power as their larger brethren. Similarly, the smaller a charger is, the less likely it has more than two ports (one for gaining a charge, the other for giving power).

Those looking to keep their tech protected throughout each and every charge should check out our guide to the best surge protectors .

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The Best Travel Power Strips and Surge Protectors With USB Charging

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Wall outlets are in short supply on planes, trains, and buses—and in many airports and hotels—so packing a portable power strip is a must for frequent travelers.

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Tripp Lite Protect It 3-Outlet Surge Protector

Best power strip for travel.

This compact strip gives you three AC outlets and two USB power ports but doesn’t take up much space in a bag or weigh you down. We don’t recommend it for international travel.

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Tripp Lite Protect It 3-Outlet Travel-Size Surge Protector

Better surge protection with a cord.

This is the only portable option we tested with reliable surge protection. The 18-inch cord adds a little extra bulk but gives you more flexibility than models that plug directly into an outlet.

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Allocacoc PowerCube ReWirable USB

Best for traveling abroad.

With four international plugs and a protection rating of 100 to 250 volts, this charger is a convenient option for overseas travel.

After researching dozens of models and testing the top contenders, we’ve concluded that the best power strip for North American travel is the Tripp Lite Protect It 3-Outlet Surge Protector .

It has three outlets and two USB-A charging ports with adequate spacing for bulkier plugs, and it’s smaller and lighter than any other travel model we’ve tested.

This travel power strip has been our top pick every year since 2015. Although other companies use a similar design in their models, we've found that the Tripp Lite Protect It 3-Outlet Surge Protector offers the best capabilities at a price that’s usually lower than that of the competition.

If you prefer a power strip with robust surge protection and a cord, Tripp Lite’s Protect It 3-Outlet Travel-Size Surge Protector is the best choice.

It’s the only portable model we tested that clamps down on harmful power surges as effectively as full-size surge protectors . Other portable models we tested let more than twice as much surge voltage through, which could potentially damage anything plugged into them.

The third AC outlet on the back of this unit helps reduce plug clutter, and its right-angle plug lets it easily fit into tight spots.

If you travel outside of North America, we recommend the Allocacoc PowerCube ReWirable USB .

Two features make this model ideal for international travel: It’s rated for 100 to 250 volts, so it doesn’t need an additional voltage converter, and it comes with four interchangeable plugs to fit a wide variety of international wall outlets.

Plus, it has two USB-A ports like our other picks, and it provides four AC outlets instead of three.

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Senior staff writer Sarah Witman has been a science writer for nearly a decade, covering a wide variety of topics from particle physics to satellite remote sensing. Since joining Wirecutter in 2017, she has reported on portable power stations , household surge protectors , and more.

Consulting engineer Lee Johnson , who has more than 10 years of experience designing and testing electrical components, performed our surge tests.

When you’re traveling, a portable power strip can be a lifesaver in places like airports and hotels, where wall outlets are often few and far between. A power strip that easily fits into a carry-on bag can mean the difference between enjoying fully charged devices en route or trying to stretch the last 10% of your battery over an hours-long flight.

Generally, a power strip is a device that merely adds extra outlets, whereas a surge protector is designed to absorb the voltage from commonplace power surges and keep them from frying your electronic devices. Surge protection is especially important if you’re traveling in places with an unstable power grid.

Most portable versions are surge protectors in name only and don’t provide a level of protection that we would trust, especially long-term. We’ve highlighted any models that have surge protection similar to what you can expect from a full-size surge protector .

If you aren’t worried about surges—and the damage they can cause to unprotected devices—and need only to charge USB-powered devices such as a phone, laptop, or handheld gaming console, you might prefer a multiport USB wall charger instead. Or you can skip wall outlets entirely and pack a high-capacity power bank .

Our four picks for best portable power strips and surge protectors with USB charging.

For every round of testing, we scour the websites of popular retailers and brands, cultivating a list of contenders based on the following criteria:

  • Size and weight: When you’re traveling, the most important factors to consider when you pack are size and weight. A power strip won’t serve you well on the road if it’s too bulky or too heavy to stick in a backpack or suitcase. So we give preference to lighter, more compact models, which in most cases eliminates models with more than three AC outlets and two USB ports.
  • Outlet placement: We seek out models that maximize the number of devices you can plug in—even if those devices have big, blocky power bricks—and dismiss models with tightly spaced AC outlets.
  • Plug design: We give preference to power strips with a plug that can retract or fold into the body of the unit, which makes the power strip easier to pack into small spaces and helps prevent the plug from snagging on surrounding items and damaging them. We also prefer models with grounded (three-prong) plugs, which reduce the risk of electric shock.

A close up of a person holding our top pick for best portable power strip with USB charging.

  • Surge protection: Most portable power strips are too small to include meaningful surge protection. The joule rating on the box gives you some indication of how long a model will take cumulative surges, but not how much power could hit the gear you have plugged in. What really matters is how much voltage from a surge makes it through the outlets. In other testing, we’ve found that many electronics can survive a 400-volt hit—the amount that most home surge protectors let through when struck by a 5,000-volt surge. Most portable models, though, let through more than 1,000 volts. We call out models that can serve as true surge protectors, but if that’s your main concern, you need to invest in a larger option .
  • USB charging: Since many devices and accessories charge via USB, we limit our search to power strips with USB ports, which helps reduce the number of wall warts you have to pack. We prefer that each port be rated for at least 2.4 amps—which is what most phones and tablets require to charge at full speed—but such ports are relatively rare. Most of the units we’ve tested split this current over two ports, which means that if you plug in two devices, they’ll each charge at less than half their maximum speed.

To test each model, we insert plugs of various shapes and sizes into the power strips, trying different combinations to see which outlet layouts can accommodate the most devices. We also take into account whether each model can be plugged into a two-outlet wall plate without obstructing the second outlet, and we assess its overall appearance.

Next, we test the charging capabilities of each USB port by plugging in a PortaPow USB Power Monitor along with an iPad Air 2, noting the monitor’s amperage reading. We then connect a second iPad to measure the total output while charging two devices.

Our consulting electrical engineer, Lee Johnson, tests each model with a 5,000-volt surge generator, which is capable of creating voltage surges 40 times the standard AC power in the US. He starts with a series of surges from 160 volts all the way up to 5,000 volts, recording the voltage at the outlet where you would normally plug in your devices. Then he subjects each contender to a series of five 5,000-volt surges and averages the outlet measurements to get the protected output voltage. These tests show that our picks can protect most devices in the face of common power surges—and even in rare surge events up to thousands of volts.

Our pick for best portable surge protector with USB charging, the Tripp Lite Protect It 3-Outlet Surge Protector, plugged into a wall outlet.

With three outlets, two USB ports, and a handy fold-up plug, the pocket-sized Tripp Lite Protect It 3-Outlet Surge Protector is the best and most portable power strip to pack for a trip.

It has lots of room for plugs. This power strip’s unusual design keeps all three outlets easily accessible, as they’re located on different faces—the front and either side. As a result, it can accommodate an impressive variety of plug shapes and sizes.

It’s small and light. At 4.5 inches long, 2.5 inches wide, and just under 1.5 inches deep, this power strip is one of the smallest of those we’ve tested.

It’s easy to fit into the pocket of a backpack or a carry-on suitcase, and the plug prongs fold away neatly when it’s not in use. You’ll barely notice the 5-ounce weight (which is about as heavy as a roll of pennies ) in your bag.

It’s sturdily built. In our testing, this power strip stayed firmly in the wall outlet with minimal wobbling, even with three bulky plugs and adapters plugged into it.

Not only does its stability help keep your devices charging at full power, but it’s also safer; a plug pulled partly out of an outlet can damage your electronics or start a fire.

It has a pair of USB ports, letting you charge two devices without an adapter. This power strip worked as advertised in our USB speed tests: Our first iPad drew up to 2.1 amps from a single port, and plugging a second iPad into the other port halved the current flowing to each device.

This means that your phone or tablet might charge more slowly than it would with its own charger or one of our favorite multiport USB chargers , especially if both ports are occupied. That isn’t optimal, but it is par for the course for this type of device.

It’ll likely last for years. Over the past five years, three Wirecutter editors have taken the Tripp Lite Protect It 3-Outlet Surge Protector on dozens of trips. After extensive use, the foldable plug of one unit got stuck in the “out” position, but otherwise the power strip has been trouble-free.

Flaws but not dealbreakers

  • Because this power strip is rated for only 110-volt outlets, we don’t recommend using it internationally. Even if plugged into an international adapter, it is not a safe option, because most countries have 220-volt electrical grids.
  • The manufacturer might call this device a surge protector, but we don’t—according to our tests, the included protection isn’t likely to save your gear. When we sent a 5,000-volt surge through this power strip, it let nearly 1,000 volts slip through to our attached devices. That’s far more than most electronics can handle without dropping dead. Also, its 540-joule rating is on the lower end, which means its surge protection is likely to wear off sooner than that of models with a higher rating, such as our pick with a cord or our home surge protector picks.

An also great pick for best portable power strip with USB charging, the Tripp Lite Protect It 3-Outlet Travel-Size Surge Protector.

If you want robust surge protection on the go, or if you prefer a power strip with a cord instead of one that sits flush against a wall outlet, the Tripp Lite Protect It 3-Outlet Travel-Size Surge Protector is the model to get.

Its surge protection is far better than that of most units of this size. When we hit this model with repeated 5,000-volt surges, it let only an average of 447 volts through to the outlets. That’s close to the performance of our favorite home surge protectors , which let between 368 and 444 volts through in the same test.

Its protection is designed to last. Not only does this model provide better protection for each individual surge, but it also should handle more surges before wearing out. The protection circuitry inside is rated to take a cumulative 1,050 joules, or about twice the rating of our top pick.

It has a cord. Since this power strip has an 18-inch cord, it’s easy to plug into a standard wall plate without blocking the second outlet as other units typically do.

And because it has a right-angle wall plug, it can easily fit behind furniture—a bonus if you’re often plugging into obstructed outlets in hotel rooms, hostels, or short-term rentals.

It has three adequately spaced outlets. With two outlets on the front face and a third on the back, this model allows you to plug in at least one large power brick without blocking the other outlets.

A close up of the Tripp Lite Travel-Size surge protector with its power cord wrapped up for storage.

It has two USB ports, but they’re not as powerful as we’d like. Similar to our other picks, this model includes two USB ports that supply up to 2.1 amps, and you can use each of them to charge a single device at full power or share them between two devices.

Most modern phones and tablets can fast-charge at more than 2 amps, so if you’re charging multiple devices simultaneously, you’re better off with a dedicated USB charger .

Our pick for portable power strip with USB charging that can be used abroad, the PowerCube ReWirable USB, plugged into a wall outlet.

If you’re traveling outside of North America, get the Allocacoc PowerCube ReWirable USB : It works with 100 to 250 volts, so it can be safely plugged in pretty much anywhere in the world, and it has the most outlets among our picks.

It’s small and light. This model is a 2.5-inch cube that weighs just a little more than 7 ounces. It has one outlet on each of its four outside faces, plus two USB ports on the face opposite its own AC plug. This design ensures full access to each outlet for almost any size plug, without any of those plugs blocking the other outlets.

It can charge more devices at full power. Unlike most travel plug adapters , which often have just one outlet, this Allocacoc model’s four outlets are convenient for charging up to four devices as fast as possible (with a sufficiently powerful wall charger ). For instance, while working remotely on a two-month trip abroad, I found it invaluable to be able to charge a laptop, phone, power bank, and wireless headphones at the same time—and still have two USB ports to spare.

The USB ports share the available 2.1 amps, much as on our other picks.

The PowerCube sitting on the floor next to four international plugs.

It’s perfect for international travel. The PowerCube ReWirable USB includes four interchangeable AC plugs to fit Australian, European, UK, and North American (including the US, Canada, and Mexico) outlets .

There are a lot of pieces to keep track of. The plugs are easy to swap in and out as needed, and because they push the cube away from the wall, the wall plate’s second outlet remains accessible for most plugs and power bricks. However, the extra plugs are easy to misplace, so we recommend getting a designated bag organizer to keep track of them.

Don’t count on this model to provide surge protection. The PowerCube ReWirable USB is not advertised to provide any surge protection, but we tested it in that respect anyway, and it knocked 5,000-volt surges down to the same 900- to 1,000-volt range as our top pick. (That is to say, the surge protection is minimal, and we wouldn’t rely on it for that purpose.)

If you want more outlets and ports, plus a long cord, and you don’t mind a slightly bulkier unit: Get the Anker A9166 or Anker A9183 . They have more outlets (six and eight, respectively) than any of our picks, as well as plenty of USB ports to charge additional devices (the former has three USB-A ports and the latter has one USB-C port and one USB-A port).

Both models have a cord that’s as long as any we encountered in our tests (5 feet) and come with a hook-and-loop fastener to keep it neatly coiled in your luggage. Also, the cord and plug on the A9183 are flat—just a few millimeters thick—so you can wind the cord around the body of the unit to pack it up even smaller.

These models are among the heaviest we tested, weighing about a pound each (15.1 and 16.4 ounces, respectively), but they’re still about as sleek and compact as any of our picks.

The surge protection of both models is lackluster—letting through 758 and 742 volts, respectively, in our testing—but no worse than that of some of our picks. In short, we wouldn’t make either of them a permanent fixture at home, but they’ll do for short-term use.

Anker’s 18-month warranty on these models falls slightly short of the coverage on our picks, but it should still give you plenty of time to confirm that your unit is working properly.

This is not a comprehensive list of models we’ve tested. We have removed discontinued models and those that no longer meet our criteria.

The RND Power Solutions Wall Power Station is bulkier than our top pick , and its outlets are too close together.

The CyberPower P405UC has four outlets, two USB-A ports, and (unlike any of our picks) a fast-charging USB-C port. Its 5-foot, fabric-sheathed cord is longer than that of our corded pick , but it has a shorter warranty and is heavier and clunkier.

The GE 33654 has a longer cord (3 feet) and one more outlet (four) than our pick with a cord , and it weighs about the same as that model. However, it provides less surge protection, and its blocky shape makes it less convenient to stow in a suitcase.

The Bestek MRJ201GU-EU-P , Ceptics World Power Plug Adapter Set (PK8-WS) , Ceptics World Travel Adapter Kit (WPS-2B+) , and Ceptics World Travel Adapter Kit (WPS-5B) come with more adapters and/or other accessories than our international-travel pick does, but none of them demonstrated any surge protection whatsoever in our testing.

The Greatness Line GR-8 Power Travel Charging Station has four outlets and four USB-A ports, and it costs a few bucks less than our international-travel pick at this writing. Plus, it comes with twice as many adapters (eight), so you can use it in even more countries. However, it has no listed warranty, the company’s customer support is reachable only via onsite form, and in our testing this model emitted a loud pop when 5,000 volts passed through it—and we could hear internal components rattling around afterward.

The Mogics Power Bagel (MPB-AB) has more outlets than our pick for international travel , and it has a retractable cord as well as an innovative design that allows you to pack up the international adapters inside the body of the unit. However, it typically costs more than our international pick, and in our testing it didn’t provide any surge protection at all.

The  Tripp Lite Safe-It International Universal Wall Travel Charger has a longer warranty and weighs less than our pick for international travel , but it has only two outlets and performed abysmally in our surge tests.

This article was edited by Ben Keough and Erica Ogg.

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Sarah Witman

Sarah Witman is a senior staff writer who reports on powering and charging technology for Wirecutter. She previously worked as a writer, editor, and fact checker for several science magazines. Though she researches and tests chargers for a living, her phone battery is usually low.

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The 16 Best Wireless Charging Stations for Qi-Enabled Smartphones and Devices

These universal charging hubs can cease the war between iPhone and Android.

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A wired predicament requires a wireless solution, though many smartphone users are still resistant to wireless charging, whether they’re neo-Luddites or masochists for USB. But the future is wireless, as seen in mouses, keyboards , headphones, and now chargers. No plugging needed.

Well, technically there is a little plugging; a cord still needs to connect the charger with a power outlet. But that’s a reasonable trade-off when feeling for a cord behind the nightstand in the dark before sleeping at night is such a hassle. Just pop your phone on a charging pad and watch it fuel up—this quality-of-life convenience is worth the investment. First, here’s some important knowledge about wireless charging to inform your decision-making.

Wireless Charging Isn’t Faster

This is a hard pill to swallow, but wireless charging rarely competes against the rapid velocity of its wired counterparts. And just like the good ol’ cord options, the speed of wireless charging does rely on the power output of the outlet. The measurement in wireless charging is wattage, or W. The higher the wattage, the faster the charging speed, but most wireless chargers seldom have an output beyond 10W. For comparison's sake, Apple's USB-C power adapter , which we use for newer iPhones, charges at 20W.

Only Qi-Enabled Smartphones Are Compatible

“Qi” is the essence of wireless charging. Pronounced as “chee,” it’s a Chinese word that means "life force” ( Kung Fu Panda fans should be familiar with it). It is the charging method in which the device, once placed on top of the wireless charger, is aligned with a coil inside the charging pad that triggers electromagnetic induction. The charger basically instills its life force into the device.

Only Qi-enabled phones can be wirelessly charged. The good news is that almost all new smartphones nowadays are Qi-certified: Samsung, Google, Apple, LG, Huawei, etc. But because of different proprietary operating systems between brands, like iOS versus Android, charging speeds vary considerably. Apple infamously limits the wireless charging input of iPhones to 7.5W on all third-party chargers like Samsung or Google. This slow-down is also true between Apple devices: You can never charge Apple Watch or AirPods as fast as iPhones, even on MagSafe, which charges iPhones at an ideal 15W.

Thus, the best wireless chargers are one-size-fits-all. These versatile Qi charging stations can juice up both iOS and Android devices, sometimes together, for users with multiple smartphones and gadgets of different operating systems.

If you want to power up with only one string attached, these are the 16 best wireless charging stations, hubs, stands, and pads that can transfer life force into your smartphones. They are of varying designs and some can even charge across devices—smartphones, smartwatches, and earbuds, at once. Whether you have Android or iOS, as long as it's Qi-enabled, these chargers will keep it vitalized in style.

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Belkin Boost Up Wireless Charging Stand

Boost Up Wireless Charging Stand

Belkin proves that a wireless charging station doesn’t have to be chunky or big; in fact, it can be sleekly designed and just the height of a mug. Boost Up delivers some really fast charging speeds: 7.5W for iPhones, 9W for Samsung, and up to 10W for all other Qi-enabled smartphones. It can power through most lightweight phone cases , up to 3mm thick, to make your charging process easier. It comes with a five-foot AC adaptor, too. 

Speed: 7.5W for iPhones, 9W for Samsung, up to 10W for others

Samsung Convertible Charging Stand/Pad

Convertible Charging Stand/Pad

It’s no surprise that Samsung can manufacture a leather wireless charging hub that blends seamlessly with home décor, while being convertible, too: It is both a pad and a stand. Meaning, you can use it as a space-saving pad or fold it into a convenient stand. If you’re concerned about heat, Samsung has a built-in fan to keep it cool. As for speed, it charges Android phones like Galaxy faster than iPhones, so if you have a Samsung Galaxy, this should be your go-to.

Speed: 7.5W for iPhones , up to 9W for others

Anker PowerWave Stand

PowerWave Stand

Anker is a brand you can count on for electronic devices, particularly chargers. And its PowerWave charging stand proves that wireless charging doesn’t have to be expensive. This standing design means that you can easily see your phone’s notifications at any time, and its charging capacity is not too shabby—as powerful as the costly ones. And at this price, you even buy multiple to scatter around your home. 

Speed: 10W for Samsung, 7.5W for iPhones, 5W for others

Nomad Base Station Mini

Base Station Mini

Designed to be as thin as possible, Nomad's Base Station Mini is a frequent traveler’s best friend. But don’t underestimate the power within its tiny frame: It packs 15W, making its charging rates comparable to wired charging. And with an extra USB-C cable feature, you can plug it into your phone to charge it faster. It’s got the look, too—modern, with a padded black-leather charging surface that is scratch-free. 

Speed: 7.5W for iPhones, 10W to 15W for others

Hoidokly 2-in-1 Charging Stand

2-in-1 Charging Stand

Two-in-one wireless charging is hot right now. Usually, it’s one for your phone and one for your earbuds. Hoidokly’s duo charging station features one stand for powering up smartphones, while its pad can charge select earbuds or smartwatches (just not together). So in some ways, Hoidokly is 2.5-in-one. It also features a rare magnetic design: The pad and stand can be detached from each other to be used separately. You can avail yourself of this feature to save space, or take one part and bring it with you on the go.

Speed: 10W for Samsung, 7.5W for iPhones, 5W for others

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Einova Dual Charging Stone

Dual Charging Stone

Don’t call this a charging station or hub or pad, call it a charging stone . Made in genuine marble with an artisanal quality, Einova’s charging stone is both functional and decorative. Its patented wireless charging technology is precisely cut into the stone to ensure optimal charging performance, and it comes with a dual charging option for two phones as well (some earbuds are compatible). With no extraneous buttons, lights, or plastic fixtures, this piece of art is very intuitive. 

Speed: 7.5W for iPhones, 5W to 10W for others

Satechi Trio Wireless Charging Pad

Trio Wireless Charging Pad

Airpods, Apple Watch, and an iPhone are the holy trinity, so a wireless charging pad that satisfies all three simultaneously might just be the holy grail. Satechi’s Trio simplifies wireless charging with a convenient place for all three devices, and you’ll certainly never run out of power. While Satechi can quickly power any Qi-enabled smartphone, it is most ideal for Apple users, since it can only charge AirPods and Apple Watch on the pads. 

Speed: 2.5W for Apple Watch, 5W for AirPods, up to 7.5W for phones

Courant CATCH:3 Classics

CATCH:3 Classics

With Courant’s CATCH:3 Classics , made in Italian leather, even wireless charging can become a luxury experience. By adding a spacious accessories tray to power coils, CATCH:3 is the new home for your most essential items, where you can thoughtfully organize accessories and charge one smartphone at the same time. Placing the CATCH:3 on both the bedside and entryway of your home is highly recommended.

Speed: 7.5W for iPhones, 10W for others

MEISO Dual Wireless Charging Desk

Dual Wireless Charging Desk

Want to enjoy quick, easy charging while being able to scroll through TikTok or view YouTube videos comfortably? Give Meiso’s foldable wireless charger stand a go. It is a handy companion due to its foldable design, which allows you to put it in your bag and take it with you to the office or library, and you can adjust its angles for watching media or FaceTiming. It is duo, too, featuring a pad that charges your earbuds. 

Raptic Rise Headphones Charging Stand

Raptic Rise Headphones Charging Stand

Headphone people, heads up. Raptic Rise is not a charging stand you want to ignore. Not only does it come with a 12W wireless base, its headphone stand can also hold your Beats , Bose, Sony , or any over-the-ear headphones. The bonus is, there's an additional USB-A port at the back that allows you to charge all over-ear and on-ear wireless headphones while they rest on the stand. And it’s crafted with aluminum alloy and a refined black leather base to fit into any environment effortlessly.

Speed: 7.5W for iPhones, 12W for others

WAITIEE 5-in-1 Wireless Charger

5-in-1 Wireless Charger

We’ve seen two-in-one and three-in-one, but Waitiee’s five-in-one wireless charging dock really boasts, “Well, we have room for everyone .” There’s one port for a smartwatch, two for smartphones, one for earbuds, and one for only Apple Pencil . At first glance, a five-in-one option makes a great family-sharing charging station in the living room. But even if you’re living alone, with this, you can say goodbye to the mess of various charging lines for different devices, and maintain a clean, tidy desktop or nightstand. It’s foldable and travel-friendly, too. 

Speed: 10W for Samsung Galaxy, 7.5W for iPhones, 5W for others

Razer Charging Pad Chroma

Charging Pad Chroma

“Power up and shine on” summarizes Razer’s Chroma charging pad, made for PC gamers . Because this device is lit by Razer’s signature Chroma RGB, it immerses you into the world’s largest custom lighting ecosystem for gaming devices. You can keep your devices topped up and looking sharp, and personalize the lighting to match the rest of your gaming gear. The pad is also compatible with headsets and earbuds.

Speed: 7.5W for iPhones, up to 10W for others

Ekrist Wireless Portable Power Bank

Wireless Portable Power Bank

Want a wireless charging station that is truly wireless (i.e., you don’t need to plug anything in when you charge)? Ekrist’s portable charger power bank is your answer. With storage of 26,800mAh, Ekrist features a center charging pad as well as three universal USB ports for some conventional charging. This means you can charge multiple devices at once, or you can just put one phone on the pad to charge it on the go, while still using your phone as you normally would. 

Speed: 5W/7.5W/10W for wireless, max power output at 18W

Mophie Wireless Charging UV Sanitizer

Wireless Charging UV Sanitizer

No matter how fast, charging takes a while. This wait time is an opportunity for you to de-gunk your belongings. Mophie’s charging box is the two-in-one artifact to do it simultaneously. First, it doesn’t have a charging pad, but a charging lid. Second, its short cleaning cycle uses UV light to kill up to 99.9 percent of surface bacteria in just five minutes. You can take the cleaning game to the next level by placing your keys, cards, smartwatches, and earbuds into the bay for a noiseless, safe, quick sanitization.

Scosche MagicGrip Wireless Charging Phone Mount

MagicGrip Wireless Charging Phone Mount

Scosche’s MagicGrip Wireless Charging Vent Mount is the “Best for Cars” winner of  Esquire’s 2020 Gadget Awards . Not only can you listen to music or view GPS on your phone while charging it wirelessly, this mount actually stays in place. And your smartphone will stay in place to be thoroughly rejuvenated, too, thanks to the mount’s adjustable sensing arms. Just set your device near the charging base and watch the arms automatically adjust to fit it. Nice and easy, with optimum viewing.

ANYFONG Solar Power Bank Phone Charger

Solar Power Bank Phone Charger

This Anyfong charger is a little traditional: It uses battery capacity to charge, at an ultra-large 36,000mAh. It’s also innovative, harnessing solar power to wirelessly charge Qi-enabled smartphones. Seems paradoxical, no? Not when it can charge four devices simultaneously, one via wireless charging powered by the sun, the other three via high-speed USB outputs. And it’s got a bright flashlight to keep you safe and sound at night. Thus, this power bank is an ideal backup for outdoor enthusiasts who love camping, hiking, and otherwise natural excursions .

Speed: 15W for USB, wireless charg ing rate dependent on device

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Charging stations and hubs come in all shapes and sizes. We've included different options to suit different needs and device charging specifications, so whether you have an iPhone, an Apple Watch, AirPods, a Quick Charge Android phone, a laptop, or a USB-C Android phone; we've got you covered.

These days, more and more devices are shipping with USB-C cables instead of USB-A cables, so we're including charging stations that come with both USB-C ports and USB-A ports if you're still using your older cables.

For Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra users, specifically — unfortunately, none of the charging stations we've encountered support Samsung's 45W fast charging for the Galaxy S20 Ultra. If you're looking to max out your charging speeds with those devices, your best bet is to get Samsung's own charger . Just note that the latest Galaxy S21 series, including the Galaxy S21 Ultra, only support up to 25W charging, which some of the chargers below can achieve. Learn more about how Insider Reviews tests and researches tech products .

Best charging station overall: Satechi Dock5 Multi-Device Charging Station , $59.99 from Satechi The Satechi Dock5 Multi-Device Charging Station neatly charges five devices simultaneously and includes two USB-C PD ports, two USB-A ports, and a Qi charging pad.

Best budget charging station: Anker PowerPort 5 40W 5-Port USB Wall Charger , $39.99 from Anker Charging multiple devices on a budget means you'll miss out on USB-C charging ports, but you get five USB-A ports on the Anker PowerPort 5 is a cheap, easy solution that will do a great job charging several devices.

Best charging station with wireless charging: Nomad Base Station , $99.95 from Nomad The Nomad Base Station is a premium, elegant wireless charging station that can charge up to four devices at the same time with its USB-C, USB-A port, and wireless charging pad. 

Best charging station for Quick Charge devices: Ravpower PD Pioneer 65W 4-Port USB C Desktop Charger , $53.99 from Ravpower The Ravpower PD Pioneer 65W 4-Port USB C Desktop Charger offers quick charging for both standard USB-A ports, as well as two USB-C ports.

Best charging station with USB-C for laptops: Aukey Omnia Mix4 100W 4-Port PD Charger , $59.99 from Aukey The Omnia Mix4 100W 4-port PD Charger by Aukey has a huge 100W capacity that will charge almost any standard laptop via USB-C at full clip while charging other devices at the same time.

Best charging station for iPhone, Apple Watch, and AirPods: Mophie 3-in-1 Wireless Charging Stand , $89.95 from Apple The Mophie 3-in-1 Wireless Charging Stand is an ideal charging station for your pre-iPhone 12 iPhone , AirPods (with wireless charging), and Apple Watch. iPhone 12 users should look at the Belkin Boost Charge Pro .

Best charging station for travel: Zendure Passport Global Travel Adapter , $29.99 from Zendure The Zendure Passport is a clever travel adapter that fits international outlets and offers one USB-C and three USB-A ports to charge your mobile devices.

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The Satechi Dock5 Multi-Device Charging Station neatly charges five devices simultaneously and includes two USB-C PD ports, two USB-A ports, and a Qi charging pad.

Pros: Charges up to five devices at the same time, holds devices in place neatly, affordable, meets standard charging speeds on most devices, can fast charge iPhone, includes USB-C charging ports

Cons: Short charging cables are sold separately, won't meet top charging speeds on some Android devices

Households with several smartphones and/or tablets, and wireless charging earbuds will appreciate the Dock5 by reputable tech accessories maker Satechi. 

The Dock5 can charge five devices at the same time with its variety of two USB-C ports, standard USB-A ports, and a Qi wireless charging pad. Devices can be organized neatly with the silicone dividers that prevent scratching. 

The USB-C ports are rated at 20W each, and will be best used on smartphones with fast charging, or devices with large batteries, like a tablet. For reference, the Dock5 's 20W USB-C ports exceed the iPad Pro's 18W included charging brick and the iPhone 11 and iPhone 12's 18W fast charging capabilities. The Galaxy S21 phones can charge up to 25W.

The standard USB-A ports are rated at 12W each, which makes them more suitable for smartphone charging at decent speeds. 

The wireless Qi charging pad is rated at 10W, which is double what the AirPods Pro charging capacity. Unfortunately, the Dock5 won't charge AirPods Pro faster, as they'll only accept up to 5W for wireless charging. Still, the wireless charging pad can be used to charge a smartphone up to 10W wirelessly.

The Dock5 doesn't come with the short charging cables you see in the images — those are sold separately and range between $9 to $18, and you'll have to use your existing cables. That's a shame, because charging four wired devices with longer cables will make for a messier look than what you see in Satechi's images. Still, the convenience is undeniable.

— Antonio Villas-Boas, Senior Tech Reporter

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Charging multiple devices on a budget means you'll miss out on USB-C charging ports, but you get five USB-A ports on the Anker PowerPort 5 is a cheap, easy solution that will do a great job charging several devices.

Pros: Charges up to five devices at the same time, cheap

Cons: Doesn't include USB-C or fast charging tech

While you may not get USB-C ports or very fast charging, Anker's 40W 5-Port USB Wall Charger will do nicely for up to five mobile devices. For under $25 on Amazon, it's hard to beat. You can easily charge devices like smartphones, smartwatches, headphones, and other accessories that use USB for charging with the PowerPort 5. — Antonio Villas-Boas, Senior Tech Reporter

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The Nomad Base Station is a premium, elegant wireless charging station that can charge up to four devices at the same time with its USB-C, USB-A port, and wireless charging pad. 

Pros: Elegant and premium design, versatile charging options, affordable for what it offers, included EU and US adapters

Cons: Doesn't wirelessly charge Apple Watch, doesn't charge iPad Pro through Magic Keyboard

The sleek, elegant Nomad Base Station has a padded leather wireless charging surface that can wirelessly charge two devices at the same time at 7.5W, or 10W for a single device. Just note that different phones have different speed limits for wireless charging. Alternatively, you could charge a phone and a pair of wireless charging earbuds or a smartwatch on the pad. Also note that it won't charge the Apple Watch.

If the wireless charging pad won't charge your phone fast enough in a pinch, the 18W USB-C port will do the trick for iPhones and Android devices, and it'll charge most tablets at a standard pace.

The USB-A port is rated at 7.5W, which is pretty slow for phones, but is suitable for charging wireless earbuds.

For its price, the Nomad Base Station is among the best options for a versatile charging station.

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The Ravpower PD Pioneer 65W 4-Port USB C Desktop Charger offers quick charging for both standard USB-A ports, as well as two USB-C ports.

Pros: Compact design, charges most devices quickly, can charge a laptop, inexpensive

Cons: Doesn't support Samsung's 45W charging tech

The Ravpower PD Pioneer 65W Desktop Charger offers a variety of quick charging USB-A and USB-C ports for a range of devices, including smartphones, tablets, and laptops. It's the best quick charger for the money. 

It features Power Delivery for the USB-C ports that charges up 65W for USB-C PD-compatible devices up to 65W from a single port. If you connect two USB-C PD-compatible devices to the USB-C ports, it'll charge one at 45W and the other at 18W. 

As for the standard Quick Charge USB-A ports, it can charge one port at 18W, and 12W if you have two devices plugged into each USB-A port. Ravpower also includes this handy chart to show you what it can do with different connection combinations:

Just note that like any other quick charging hub we've encountered, the Ravpower won't support Samsung's ultra-fast 45W charging, as it uses a special protocol that only Samsung seems to use with its own chargers. If you have a Samsung device that supports 45W charging, it's best to go with Samsung's own chargers. — Antonio Villas-Boas, Senior Tech Reporter

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The Omnia Mix4 100W 4-port PD Charger by Aukey has a huge 100W capacity that will charge almost any standard laptop via USB-C at full clip while charging other devices at the same time.

Pros: Can charge multiple laptops while charging other devices, compact, affordable

Cons: Doesn't support Samsung's 45W smartphone charging

This 100W charger is smaller than most included charging bricks that come with laptops these days and meets their full power needs. For example, Aukey claims it can charge the power-hungry 16-inch MacBook Pro in 1.8 hours, at least if it's the only device connected to the charger.

If you connect two laptops to the Omnia via USB-C, the USB-C ports will reduce to 45W each, which is enough to power two MacBook Airs at the same time. If you're looking to charge laptops that require over 45W, the Omnia will work best as a single-laptop solution. 

The two USB-A ports can charge at a 12W maximum each, but are reduced to 6W each if you have two laptops connected to the USB-C ports. — Antonio Villas-Boas, Senior Tech Reporter

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The Mophie 3-in-1 Wireless Charging Stand is an ideal charging station for your pre-iPhone 12 iPhone , AirPods (with wireless charging), and Apple Watch. iPhone 12 users should look at the Belkin Boost Charge Pro .

Pros: Perfect for desks or night stands, ideal for Apple users

Cons: Mophie is slow for iPhone 12, Belkin doesn't support pre-iPhone 12 generation

If you're looking to charge your daily Apple portable Apple devices that you regularly charge overnight all in one place, the Mophie 3-in-1 Wireless Charging Stand should be near the top of your list. 

The Mophie charges iPhones that support wireless charging up to 7.5 watts, which is fine for any iPhone that supports wireless charging before the iPhone 12. It will also charge your Apple Watch with the magnetic charging pad that props the Watch up in horizontal mode, and there's a dedicated charging pad for AirPods with wireless charging.

If you have the iPhone 12, consider Belkin's Boost Charge Pro instead, as it uses Apple's MagSafe technology and wirelessly charges the iPhone 12 at 15W — faster than the Mophie above. It also features wireless charging for your Apple Watch and wirelessly charging AirPods. — Antonio Villas-Boas, Senior Tech Reporter

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The Zendure Passport is a clever travel adapter that fits international outlets and offers one USB-C and three USB-A ports to charge your mobile devices.

Pros: Clever design, works in more than 200 countries, charges five devices at once, auto-resetting fuse

Cons: Chunky, can slide out of some outlets

If you frequently fly abroad for work or pleasure, then you should consider the Zendure Passport travel charger. This global travel adapter works with outlets in more than 200 countries and it also provides four charging ports for mobile devices that can deliver a total of 30W.

It's quite a chunky adapter, measuring 2.24 by 2.8 by 2.5 inches, and it comes in black or white. There's a blue LED on the bottom that lights up when it's plugged in, and Zendure's signature ribbing runs around the outside.

This charger plugs directly into the wall and has four sliders on the side that enable you to choose the correct plug for the EU, US, UK, or Australia. These four plug types will fit the outlets in most places you're likely to visit. You can also plug into the other side using devices from any of these countries. On the bottom, you'll find a USB-C port, marked in blue, and three USB-A ports. The USB-C port supports the Power Delivery standard and offers up to 30W. The USB-A ports are rated at 5V/2.4A for 12W each. The AC output is 6A (600W at 100V or 1,500W at 250V). 

This travel adapter has accompanied me on every trip I've taken for the last couple of years and it has served me well in the US, the UK, and across Europe. Being able to charge two phones, a smartwatch, a tablet, and a camera battery from one outlet can be very handy. It has also served my family of four, keeping all our phones charged up, and still offering an outlet for a laptop.

You will need your own charging cables, but you can effectively charge five devices at once with this travel adapter. It is quite bulky, so I've occasionally found it's a tight fit with some outlets. If you have a lot plugged into it the weight can also begin to pull it out of the outlet. 

One feature that has proved very handy is the auto-resetting fuse. Fuses inevitably blow occasionally, but this will cut-off automatically for safety, then reset and be usable again, without you having to worry about changing a fuse.

There's an older version of the Passport that just has four USB-A ports, so make sure you get the newer one with the USB-C port. It comes with a 24-month warranty.  — Simon Hill

Here are the charging speeds of several popular devices:

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You can pick up a wide variety of other charging stations and USB charging hubs that will meet your charging needs. Here's a small selection of the ones that didn't quite make our list, but are still worth considering if you've yet to see something you like. 

  • AUKEY Quick Charge 3.0 6-Port USB Wall Charger : The affordable Aukey 6-Port Desktop Charging Station has two Quick Charge 3.0 ports marked in orange, four green ports rated at 2.4A apiece, comes with a detachable, 4-foot power cable that plugs directly into an outlet, and can deliver a total of 60W. It may be worth choosing over the Anker if you need that extra port, but the boxy design leaves something to be desired.
  • Anker PowerPort Atom PD 4 : This charging station has two USB-C ports that support the Power Delivery standard and two USB-A ports. It can deliver up to 100W. That means you can plug in two laptops and two phones and have all four charge up at once. If you have a new MacBook or Pixelbook and want to charge it alongside your phone, then this could be the ideal charger, but it is expensive.
  • Vogek 5-Port 50W Charging Station : This doesn't quite match our top pick from Satechi, as it only has five ports, but it's a similar design, with slots to hold your devices neatly. One advantage of this charging station is that it comes with a mixture of eight short charging cables, and it's relatively inexpensive.
  • Amazon Basics 60W 10-Port Wall Charger : If you need a large capacity, no frills, wall charger, you won't find anything much bigger, or cheaper, than this charging station from Amazon. It can supply 60W in total to up to 10 devices, but ports are capped at 2.4A each and there's no support for any fast charging standards.
  • Belkin Boost Up Wireless Charging Dock : This is another stylish charging dock for the nightstand that's designed to accommodate an iPhone and Apple Watch. Instead of plugging in, it wirelessly charges your iPhone, and it has a USB-A port for a third device. The only reason this didn't make the list is the high price. — Simon Hill

To find the right charging station for you, there are a few questions to ask. There are also certain features that you may want to consider before you buy. 

How many devices do you need to charge?

The first thing to work out when you're shopping for a charging station for your gadgets is how many ports you need. Count up your phones, tablets, smartwatches, and any other devices that need frequent charging. Remember that you'll also need charging cables for each one.

Not all ports are created equal

As you'll see when you peruse our guide, many charging stations offer a mix of ports. You might find USB-A and USB-C, and you may also find that some ports are capable of faster charging rates than others. It's also quite common for charging stations to have some ports that support certain charging standards and others that don't. 

Get the right cables

You can always use the charging cable that came with your device, but if you're buying new cables, make sure they're fit for the purpose. Look for certified safe cables that can deliver the charging rate you want. We like these 4-inch Anker Powerline Lightning cables and these 8-inch Aukey USB-C cables for keeping things tidy. 

Where will you put the charging station?

Think about where you're going to put your charging station and consider what size you can accommodate. You will need a wall outlet handy and space to rest your devices while they juice up. It's a good idea to choose somewhere out of sight because there will be a tangle of cables. We have one on a bookcase in the upstairs landing and another tucked away under a side table at the end of the couch in the lounge. We also use a magnetic cable tidy that helps us quickly find the end of an unused cable and keeps things from getting too messy.

Is charging rate important?

For people planning to plug in overnight, there's little point in paying a premium for fast charging, but if you want to be able to top up quickly, charging rate matters. Check what charging standards your phone or other device supports and look for a charging station that can deliver. There's USB Power Delivery, Qualcomm's Quick Charge standard, and a host of other manufacturer-specific charging technologies. 

Check the safety features and warranty

You'll be plugging some of your most prized possessions into your chosen charging station, so it's important to think about safety. Cheap, uncertified chargers can fail, damage your devices, or even cause a fire. Stick to trusted brands, check the reviews, and look for safeguards covering surges and overheating. It's also a good idea to check the warranty and review people's experiences with customer support before you buy. 

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The best charging cables

Although most devices come with charging cables, it's smart to have several on hand in case yours breaks, gets lost, or you simply need to charge multiple devices at once. These are the best charging cables for iPhone, Android, and other devices. Whether you need a lightning cable or a USB-C cable, there's an option for you here.

The best phone chargers

We've rounded up the best phone chargers of all kinds so you can finally have more than one charger on hand.

We've included fast-charging options, ones for USB-C-to-USB-C cables, and more. Regardless of your charging needs, you should find an option in our guide.

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Whether you're a techie or non-tech savvy person, there's a high chance that you own two or more devices that require charging regularly. With the right charger, you can organize your space and charge your devices effectively.

Satechi Dock5 Multi-Device Charging Station

Samsung 15w wireless charger duo, belkin boostcharge pro 3-in-1 wireless charging pad with magsafe, iseyyox 3-in-1 foldable magnetic wireless charger dock, anker 647 10-in-1 charging station, best charging station overall: satechi dock5 multi device charging station.

Satechi's Dock5 Multi-Device Charging Station is the perfect charging solution if you have a combination of phones, earbuds, and tablets. You can simultaneously charge up to five devices while keeping them organized on the Satechi Dock5's silicone rack.

The Dock5 Multi-Device Charging Station comes with two USB-C PD ports, two USB-A ports, and a designated 10W Qi-charging pad that is ideal for wirelessly charging phones and earbuds. The USB-C ports each deliver up to 20W and support fast charging.

This high-quality and elegant charging dock can blend into any setup, whether a desk or nightstand. The Satechi Dock5 is also ETL and CE certified, with temperature protection and premium internal construction that guarantees your devices are safe from electrical damage.

Charge up to five devices at once and keep your workstation or nightstand organized with the Satechi Dock5 Multi-Device Charging Station. This powerful charger features convenient silicone dividers and outputs 20W on USB-C and 12W on USB-A, guaranteeing that every charge is quick and convenient.

  • Charges up to five devices simultaneously
  • High-quality, streamlined construction
  • Supports high-speed charging
  • Includes built-in device organizer
  • Charging cords not included
  • Lacks outlets

Best Budget Charging Station: Samsung 15W Wireless Charger Duo w/ USB-C

Third-party accessories are always cheaper, but sometimes it's better to splurge on first-party accessories as they provide better quality and compatibility. A case in point is the Samsung 15W Wireless Charger Duo , a 2-in-1 wireless charging pad designed to power multiple devices.

The 15W Wireless Charger Duo provides a safe and sleek way to charge your Galaxy smartphone and Galaxy Watch or Galaxy Buds at the same time. Beyond Samsung devices, you can also use this charging pad to juice other Qi (or Qi2)-enabled devices , including iPhones, Bluetooth earbuds, and smartwatches.

In addition to its seamless capacity with Qi-enabled devices, the 15W Wireless Charger Duo can recharge your phone at the fastest 15W charging speed. It also has a premium, sleek build available in two colors and a fan to prevent overheating when charging multiple devices.

Charge your devices at home or on the go with ease using the Samsung 15W Wireless Charger Duo. This charging station is available in two charming minimalistic colors and is capable of fast charging nearly any Qi-enabled device.

  • Charming design in two captivating colors
  • Supports fast charging
  • Includes a built-in cooling system
  • Colored LEDs indicate charging status
  • Only compatible with QI-enabled devices

Best Charging Station for Apple Devices: Belkin BoostCharge PRO 3-In-1 Wireless Charging Pad With MagSafe

The Belkin BoostCharge PRO 3-In-1 Wireless Charging Pad With MagSafe is an excellent choice for those looking for the best charging station for Apple products. It's meticulously designed to charge an iPhone, Apple Watch, and AirPods at the same time without any cable clutter, making it ideal for desktop or bedside charging.

You can charge your watch flat or in nightstand mode, and there's an adjustable knob to accommodate different Apple Watch models and sizes. It also fully supports MagSafe, which means it can fast-charge the latest iPhone models.

The build quality of the BoostCharge PRO 3-in-1 pad is fantastic. Attaching and detaching your iPhone is simple thanks to the weighted base, and the horizontal layout means that you can charge practically any Qi-enabled device. Best of all, the BoostCharge PRO is extremely affordable despite its premium quality.

Power your devices seamlessly with the Belkin BoostCharge PRO 3-In-1 Wireless Charging Pad. This elegant charging pad is made for Apple devices, providing an ideal charge to iPhones, Apple Watches, and AirPods. Take advantage of the BoostCharge PRO's flat design to travel with ease.

  • Supports Apple Watch charging in flat or nightstand mode
  • Includes two-year warranty
  • Beautiful minimalist design
  • No charging cables necessary

Best Travel Charging Station: Iseyyox 3-In-1 Foldable Magnetic Wireless Charger Dock

Avoiding the inevitable cluster of tangled charging cables at the bottom of your travel bag is simple when you have the Iseyyox 3-In-1 Foldable Magnetic Wireless Charger Dock . This highly portable charging station is available in six compelling colors—black, green, blue, pink, purple, and white—and features magnetic charging panels that hold your devices firmly in place.

You don't need any cables to charge your devices, either. Once you've plugged your Isseyox 3-In-1 charger into the wall with the included 18W adapter, charging any Qi-enabled device is as simple as sticking it onto one of the charger's three panels. This versatile charger dock can be laid flat, folded into a portable phone stand, or even stacked while in use.

Change your life and economize your travel bag with a vibrant Iseyyox 3-In-1 Foldable Charger Dock. Deliver 10W to up to three devices by connecting your Qi-enabled smartphone, earbuds, or smartwatch to this charger dock's three magnetic charging pads.

  • Foldable and extremely versatile
  • Highly portable
  • Available in six vibrant colors
  • Affordable and frequently on sale
  • Only delivers 10W (phones) / 5W (earbuds) / 2.5W (smartwatches)

Best Charging Station for Laptops: Anker 647 10-in-1 Charging Station

Supercharge your workstation past conventional limits with the Anker 647 10-in-1 Charging Station . With six AC outlets, two retractable USB-C cables, and a duo of USB-A and USB-C ports, the Anker 647 offers a premium charging experience suitable for coworkers, friends, or the average tech whiz.

Every device you plug into the Anker 647 will receive the right charge, thanks to the 100W of power distributed between all the unit's USB ports. The Anker 647's ActiveShield 2.0 technology guarantees that the power output and temperature of the unit will never exceed safe limits. Above all else, the Anker 647 is a charging station you can trust.

Laptops, tablets, and smartphones are all easily charged in sync with the Anker 647 10-In-1 Charging Station. Deliver 60W through one USB-C connection or charge multiple devices simultaneously at 45W, 40W, or 15W. This unit delivers a full charge from all six AC outlets and a combined 100W from its USB connections, guaranteeing an expedited charge.

  • Supports AC, USB-C, and USB-A
  • Includes two built-in retractable USB-C connectors
  • Capable of fast charging
  • Elegant, compact design
  • Doesn't support wireless charging
  • Only available in one color

Q: Will any charging station work with all my devices?

Not all charging stations will work with all devices. Wireless charging stations will only work with devices that support wireless charging. USB-A and USB-C charging stations will only charge devices with compatible ports. If your laptop uses a traditional outlet for charging or needs more power than a USB-C charger might provide, you will need to find a charging station with AC outlets.

Q: How can I tell if my phone or smartwatch can be wirelessly charged?

You can tell if your phone or smartwatch can be wirelessly charged by finding its model name and googling it, checking your phone's user manual, or attempting to charge it on a wireless charger. Knowing your phone can wirelessly charge is just one Google search away.

Q: Is charging with charging stations slower than using a charger for one device?

The speed of charging depends on the charging station you're using. Chargers with a high wattage will charge faster than those with a lower wattage. Charging stations will provide the fastest charging available when a single device is plugged in but will distribute the power to multiple devices if there are more. This might result in slower charging speeds than you'd expect when using a charger for one device.

Q: How do you charge multiple devices at once?

You can charge multiple devices at once using a multi-device charger or charging station. A charging station is an ideal solution since it keeps all of your devices nicely organized in one location, making it perfect for use on a nightstand, kitchen counter, or desk.

Q: Can you put multiple devices on a wireless charger?

You can only charge one device on a standard wireless charging pad. If you want to put two phones or more on a wireless charger, you'll need a 2-in-1 or 3-in-1 charging station. These wireless chargers include two or more wireless charging modules, allowing you to simultaneously charge multiple devices.

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Best 3-in-1 Apple Charging Stations of 2024

The Merriam-Webster Dictionary’s primary definition of the word “efficient” reads in part: “capable of producing desired results with little or no waste (as of time or materials).” It’s hard to think of a better way to frame the performance of the best 3-in-1 Apple charging stations, as these compact pieces of hardware do the jobs of three devices at once, simultaneously powering up your iPhone, Apple Watch, and AirPods.

And beyond all the power delivery, the best Apple charging stations also serve as stands that make it easy to view your phone hands-free and as a storage and organization system that keeps your devices together and reduces cable clutter on your desk, shelf, or nightstand. We have reviewed 3-in-1 Apple charging stations with a variety of different designs and at a range of price points — surely one will be the best charging station for your needs.

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  • Things To Consider When Buying
  • How We Chose

UCOMX 15W Nano 3-in-1 Wireless Charger  »

UCOMX 15W Nano 3-in-1 Wireless Charger

Fast 15-watt charging

Folds into multiple arrangements

Compatible with all Apple Watch models

AirPods magnet not strong enough

Some units defective within a year

The UCOMX 15W Nano 3-in-1 Wireless Charger can lie flat, it can fold up fully for storage or portability, or it can be arranged as a stand that holds your phone in portrait or landscape orientation. And of course it can charge up your iPhone, AirPods, and Apple Watch, too, and faster than many other wireless charging stations out there because this is a 15-watt output charger.

Whether you use this charger on your desk at work, by your bed at home, or as you travel, it will serve you well thanks to its physical adaptability. Beyond the folding and multiple position options, clever features include the popup watch charger and the gentle LED indicator lights that show you when a proper connection for charging has been made. The 15W Nano is compatible with all iPhones from the 12th generation through the 15th, and it should be forward compatible for some time.

Anlmz 3-in-1 Charging Station  »

Anlmz 3-in-1 Charging Station

Great price point

Works with iPhone 8 - 15

Small footprint

Not compatible with many cases, popsockets

Does not support AirPods Pro2

Don’t let the tiny price tag of the Anlmz 3-in-1 Charging Station mislead you: this is a perfectly good 3-in-1 charging station that works with all iPhones from the 8 forward, with all Apple Watches, and with almost every variation of AirPods, too. And it’s a clever charger, too: once the station detects that your phone has reached its full charge capacity, it automatically reduces its power output to a mere trickle that keeps the phone powered up and reduces the chance of overheating.

With a 10-watt output for the phone charger, a five-watt AirPods charger, and a three-watt Apple Watch charger, this affordable device can have all of your electronics powered up from fully drained batteries in about three and a half hours. It measures just under four inches across and is barely five inches tall, so this is a compact charging station that will fit almost anywhere, from a narrow shelf at home to the fold-down tray on a plane.

ESR 3-in-1 Travel Charge Stand  »

ESR 3-in-1 Travel Charge Stand

Folds down flat

Watch charger can be used independently

Backed by robust warranty

Compact but heavy

Watch can’t charge while stand is flat

The ESR 3-in-1 Travel Charge Stand was made with the frequent traveler in mind. If you’re a traveler who uses an iPhone, Apple Watch, and AirPods, then you are said person. This compact 3-in-1 system folds flat when it’s not in use so it can be popped into a bag or even tucked into a pocket. While it is powering up your devices, it can serve as an upright stand for your phone. And the watch charger can be detached and connected directly to a separate charging block or to a USB-C port on a computer and can charge your Apple Watch independently.

And while this may be a compact and portable charging device, it’s sturdy enough for daily use and it’s powerful enough to be your primary charger thanks to its 15-watt phone charge output. The ESR 3-in-1 Travel Charge Stand comes with a power outlet charging adapter, a five-foot USB-C cable, that removable watch charger, and even with a handy travel case that can accommodate all of that hardware plus the charger itself.

Belkin MagSafe 3-in-1 Wireless Charging Stand  »

Belkin MagSafe 3-in-1 Wireless Charging Stand

Makes phone and watch easy to see

Broads watch and AirPods compatibility

Sturdy magnetic connection

Heavy and rather large

The Belkin MagSafe 3-in-1 Wireless Charging Stand elevates your phone more than most wireless charging stations and holds it at just the right angle for easy viewing or for use as a platform for a video chat, making this charging stand ideal for use at work. And in fact, it puts your watch on clear display, too, so you’ll never miss a text or a notification even as your devices charge. And the MagSafe charging pad creates a reliably solid connection, so your phone won’t fall off the charger even if you brush against it while working or your desk gets jostled.

Weighing in at nearly two pounds, this is a larger charging station than most, but that size helps lend some of the aforementioned stability, and it lends the Belkin MagSafe 3-in-1 Wireless Charging Stand a commanding look there on your desktop. And with its 15-watt output power, the charger lives up to its looks in terms of performance, too. Also robust is the two-year “Connected Equipment Warranty” that covers up to $2,500 of damages should such occur while your devices are on the charger.

Anker MagGo 3-in-1 Charging Station  »

Anker MagGo 3-in-1 Charging Station

Very small footprint

Multiple safety features

Folds flat when not in use

On the pricey side

Only works with iPhone 13 and newer

With its minimal footprint and very softly glowing LED indicator lights, the Anker MagGo 3-in-1 Charging Station is a perfect 3-in-1 charging station for your nightstand, a spot where real estate can be at a premium. And it can fold up and be tucked away into a drawer when it’s not in use. But while it might be small, this charger is pretty mighty. It can rapidly charge up your phone with a 15-watt wireless connection, and it can power a watch up to 50% battery in just over half an hour.

You won’t ever have to worry about your devices overheating when they spend all those nighttime hours connected because the Anker MagGo 3-in-1 Charging Station uses an “ActiveShield” temperature monitoring system that checks the heat levels of connected devices an astounding 3,000,000 times per day and adjusts charge levels if overheating is beginning to occur. The charger also prevents overcurrent and overvoltage damage.

Satechi 3-in-1 Magnetic Wireless Charging Stand  »

Satechi 3-in-1 Magnetic Wireless Charging Stand

Sleek and stylish looks

Good angle for screen viewing

Modest 7.5-watt charging

If the Satechi 3-in-1 Magnetic Wireless Charging Stand weren’t a perfectly functional and reliable charging system, we would never recommend it based on its looks alone, but the simple fact is this is a cool-looking charger. And as your charging station is likely to be on prominent display at all times, why not let looks be a factor? It’s elegantly simple and sleek, with modern lines and a sturdy base. But while sleek, this stand is plenty sturdy, easily holding up even the largest iPhones in landscape or portrait orientation.

The 7.5-watt phone charger lags behind a 15-watt charger in terms of charging speed, but this charging stand delivers more than enough power to keep your phone gaining a charge even as you actively use it. And it handily powers up your Apple Watch and AirPods at the same time, all while looking great.

CIYOYO Wireless Charging Station for Apple  »

CIYOYO Wireless Charging Station for Apple

Works with non-Apple devices

Anti-slip silicone base

Slow charging when all 3 devices connected

Some units fail within a year

The CIYOYO Wireless Charging Station for Apple is just three inches wide and less than five inches deep, so it can perch on a narrow shelf, tuck in on a cluttered desk, or even take up residence on a window ledge. It achieves its minimal footprint by placing the watch charger at the top of the unit with the earbuds charger just below it, set behind the angled phone charging stand. And note we don’t specifically say iPhone, Apple Watch, or AirPods, because this charging station works with Apple devices and many non-Apple gadgets, too.

The station comes in a half dozen different color options, all of which are on the basic but classy side (think black, white, or tan) and it has an understated style that lets it blend in with its surroundings rather than stand out. Bright green LED indicators let you know a charging connection has been made, and they switch off after 20 seconds, which is good if you plan to use this station in the bedroom.

The Bottom Line

The UCOMX 15W Nano 3-in-1 Wireless Charger is our pick for the best 3-in-1 Apple charging station overall because it is effective, affordable, and adaptable, folding into a raised stand for viewing convenience or laying flat for ease of use. Each of the other 3-in-1 chargers we cover here has features that might make it the best 3-in-1 Apple charging station for your needs, so take a close look at all of them and consider how and where you do your device charging.

Things To Consider When Buying a 3-in-1 Apple Charging Station

Device Compatibility: It’s important that your 3-in-1 charging station is compatible not just with an iPhone, Apple Watch, and AirPods, but with the generation and models of these devices that you own and use, so make sure to identify your specific phone, watch, and earbuds and check to see that they are supported. And note that in limited cases, these charging stations also work with other brands, such as with a Samsung Galaxy phone, in case you ever cross brand boundaries.

Charging Speed and Power Output: Qi charging, which is charging via electromagnetic induction, was until recently often limited to 7.5 watts, though many wireless chargers operate at twice that output today. At 15 watts, a fully drained iPhone should be at nearing% battery in around an hour and fully powered up in two and a half, but note that many chargers will take longer to fully charge your phone, especially if three devices are charging at once.

Additional Features: Because all 3-in-1 charging stands for Apple devices have the same base functions, it can be the other features that make one a best pick for you. Look for things like LED indicators that confirm charging, for example. Or look for adjustable and adaptable stands, says Doud, such as “a watch charger that rotates out from underneath the charging stand making it very compact [or] chargers that fold up for easy storage.”

Design and Footprint: The physical size of your charging station matters quite a bit if you travel often or need it in a tight space, such as on a small nightstand. Otherwise, all such stations are relatively small and what matters more is the form and function of your 3-in-1. “Look for chargers equipped with an easy-to-use magnetic connection and built-in modules that works when an iPhone is in both portrait and landscape modes,” says Lirette.

Price and Value: “The 60 to 70 dollar range is actually relatively cheap for this product category,” says Doud, so know that you may have to shell out more than you expect to get unique features in a 3-in-1 charging station. That said, there are several more budget-friendly options that are well worth your consideration.

How We Chose the Best 3-in-1 Apple Charging Stations

Every 3-in-1 Apple charging stations will meet your basic needs, namely charging three different types of devices at once. It’s in identifying quality of construction, value, and unique use case that key differences emerge. To help select the best 3-in-1 Apple charging stations, contributor Steven John reached out to some tech experts who have spent their fair share of time considering this highly specific type of hardware.

The individuals to whom John spoke included senior mobile tech analyst and tech review podcaster Adam Doud ; and Dani Lirette, senior account executive with the tech-focused Max Borges Agency . Doud and Lirette both offered specific product recommendations and general insights into what to look for in a 3-in-1 Apple charging station. This included points about the devices themselves, but also thoughts on their use, such as which options were the best for travel, which the best for your desk at work, and so on.

Armed with expert input, John combed through the plethora of 3-in-1 Apple charging stations available, using the data he found as well as plentiful reviews and ratings left by verified buyers to arrive his selection of the best products.

Why Should You Trust Us?

U.S. News & World Report contributor Steven John has spent more than 12 years testing and writing about various products, services, apps, travel destinations, and more. His range of product testing experience includes everything from tech hardware to office furniture to fitness apparel and much more, including many different types of charging devices. In addition to his work writing for U.S. News & World Report, John also contributes to a number of other major publications, such as Insider, New York Magazine, Dad Gear Review, Architectural Digest, Forbes, and more.

3-in-1 Apple Charging Stations FAQs

First and foremost, make sure the charger can accommodate all three of those portable electronic devices you use daily, namely, says Doud, “your phone, your watch, and your AirPods.” But he adds that you also need to consider how the devices are placed and how adaptable the charger is, saying: “[Look] for a charger that serves as a stand for watching media in landscape orientation [or] for travel, one that’s very compact.”

Making sure your devices will work with a charging station simply requires reading the stats, and note that almost all of the best 3-in-1 Apple charging stations are relatively future proof, designed to work with phones, watches, and earbuds that have not even been released yet. Most are also backward compatible with several generations of iPhone, Apple Watch, and AirPods, but do take the time to read which models will work with your new charging station.

There are indeed safety concerns that come with charging stations, such as overheating that can damage a device and, in extreme cases, present a fire hazard. But all of the 3-in-1 charging stations that we have featured here have overheat protection features, so your phone, watch, earbuds, and your property are all safe when you use these devices.

A 3-in-1 charger reduces the need for cables and charging blocks and lets you charge three critical devices at once, but it also has two more benefits that must not be overlooked. First, most such charging stations can prop up your phone for easy viewing, both your view of the screen and the camera’s view of you for photos, videos, or a FaceTime or Zoom session. And second, by storing all of your major portable electronic devices in one place, these Apple charging stations make it less likely you will misplace and lose any of your hardware.

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Best USB charging stations 2024: Charge on the go

Goodbye cables and adapters, the best USB charging stations are way more convenient

Best overall

Best for multiple phones, best for apple lovers, best on a budget, best premium, best for apple watch users.

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Quick List 1. Best overall 2. Best for multiple phones 3. Best for Apple lovers 4. Best on a budget 5. Best premium 6. Best for Apple Watch users Q&A

The best USB charging stations take advantage of their bigger size and efficient design to charge multiple devices at once throughout the day. If you have found yourself with lots of tech and don't quite have the plugs to charge up a laptop, tablet, smartwatch, and smartphone at once, you will be better served by a nice sturdy charging station.

For this reason, we recommend fitting your home with some nice charging stations to better use the space and retire that mass of wires you have shoved in a draw. 

In this guide, we've gone over a range of devices, all fitting a different style, budget, and use case.  If you're looking to charge up the beefy iPhone 14 Pro and MacBook Pro with M2 quickly and at the same time, we've got you covered. 

If you feel even these are a little cumbersome, have a look at the best wireless chargers guide next. For more, it may even be worth checking out the best docking stations for MacBook Pro if you have found ports to be an issue. In the meantime, all of the best USB charging stations below will ensure your electronic essentials are powered up and raring to go. 

Satechi Dock5 Multi-Device Charging Station

The Satechi Dock5 has loads of space to charge up all your devices and plenty of plugs to get them connected to a power source. It's still relatively compact for a device of its type, and it even includes a wireless charging pad so that you can charge your AirPods with your iPhone and iPad.

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SIIG 90W Smart 10-Port USB Charging Station

This multiple device dock puts your devices at a slight angle, so that you can more easily access them while they're charging. There's room here for 10 devices, and connections to get them all charging at the same time. There's also a wireless charging coil for an extra device like a pair of AirPods or an extra iPhone.

Sabrent Premium 60 Watt (12 Amp) 10-Port Aluminum USB Rapid Charger

This option doesn't have the addition of a stand for your devices, but it does have 10 USB ports to connect all your iPhones, iPads, and more to a power source. It's super compact as well, so it will blend into any spot you put it. It's available in a fetching white color as well, perfect for the Apple faithful.

Key Power Quick Charge 3.0 Wall Charger

While it doesn't have quite as many ports as some of the other options on the list, it makes up for it by being really inexpensive. It's also got a little stand on it for your iPhone, so that you can prop it up while charging — and divides its six ports between USB-C and USB-A so there's better compatibility for all your stuff.

Hercules Tuff Charging Station

This chunky charger not only has space for loads of your devices but it's also built out of a massive chunk of aluminum. That means its weighty, so there's no chance of it moving around as you're plugging your devices into one of the six USB ports on the side. There are little dividers between each device as well so they don't scratch each other.

SooPii 60W 6-Port Charging Station

If you're looking for something that will charge more than just your iPhone and your iPad, then you're looking in the right place with this option. There's an extra arm on the side of the device where you can plug an Apple Watch charger, so you can charge your smartwatch with the rest of your devices.

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The Satechi Dock5 Multi-Device Charging Station pictured with multiple devices plugged into it

1. Satechi Dock5 Multi-Device Charging Station

Specifications, reasons to buy, reasons to avoid.

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. Satechi makes some of the most premium accessories on the market, and this seven-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 smartphones and any cases you may have installed.

Satechi thought about almost everything with this charging station, as there is even surge protection built-in. It even features a wireless charging pad.The Satechi 

Charging Station is one of the best you can get, especially if you care about keeping your devices organized.

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The SIIG Charging Station pictured on a table next to a lamp

2. SIIG 90W Smart 10-Port USB Charging Station

This 90W charging station from SIIG is pretty impressive, thanks to the fact that you can charge up to 10 devices at once. Plus, ambient light is included to 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.

The SIIG Charging Station is perfect for those with lots of different devices, as there are slots for anything (with a notable exception of a smartwatch dock) and  an ambient light, which is really handy. 

The Sabrent-10-port-Rapid-Charger pictured on a white surface next to an Apple Mac

3. Sabrent Premium 60 Watt (12 Amp) 10-Port Aluminum USB Rapid Charger

Some folks don't want an actual stand 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 one of the best MacBook devices. However, there are no USB-C portshere, and the LED indicator light cannot be turned on, so you'll have to resort to unplugging the charger if the light is bothersome. That's why we think this is a great choice if you work at a desk all day and that's when you often prefer to charge up your gadgets. 

This charging station has an aluminium build and includes a rubber bottom so that it stays in place while you plug in your devices.

The Key Power Desktop Charging Station pictured on a grey surface charging a phone

4. Key Power Quick Charge 3.0 Wall Charger

This USB charging station from Key Power has a tower design, so 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 not to take up a boat-load of space on the desk and measures in at just over 4 inches. This is why it's our top recommendation if you're short on space, as well as if you're on a budget as it's one of the cheapest options in our guide.

There's a handy LED light, which lets 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.

If you are looking for a no-frills charger that won't take up a bunch of space, then the Key Power Station may be the best fit. If you want more features, take a look at the Hercules Tuff Charging Station further down in our guide.

The Hercules Tuff Six-Port Charging Station pictured charging multiple smartphones

5. Hercules Tuff Charging Station

This superhero of a charging station uses 2.4 amps to fast charge multiple devices such as smartphones, tablets, watches, and other compatible USB electronics. It’s a six-port, USB Type-A, fast charging dock that will juice your devices up to 58% faster than other charging stations offering 2.0 amps or less.

Hercules Tuff features overvoltage and overcharge protection for peace of mind while you’re charging. It has blue light charging status indicators that turn off when charging is complete, and illuminated, and adjustable dividers, that work with any phone or tablet case to keep your devices nicely organized in a row.

On the downside, this charging station has no power switch. You turn it on and off by plugging or unplugging it from the wall. Additionally, the power port for the station is located on the same side as all the other charging ports. It would be nice if the power port for the dock was located on the back or the opposite side, so it didn’t take up valuable space.

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6. SooPii 60W 6-Port Charging Station

If you're looking for one of the best USB charging stations with a simple and minimal aesthetic and set up, we recommend this six port charging station from SooPii. 

It has a futuristic look thanks to its mostly transparent design, which means it should look the part in most homes as it's so unobtrusive. There's super-fast charging on offer here and you can juice up six devices at once, with a range of cables to pick from.

It has dedicated holders for different kinds of devices, which you can move around and slot into the base. However, some online reviews do note that these dividers are flimsy if you're stacking big or heavy products. For that reason, we'd say this is a solid option if you need to juice up a lot of smaller gadgets, like your phone, e-reader or smartwatch.

How to choose the best USB charging station

When it comes to finding the best USB charging station for you, we most often recommend the Satechi Charging Station Dock. We like that this charging station features five standard USB ports and two USB-C ports, making it a powerful charging station capable of keeping all of your devices juiced up at the same time.

Add in that Satechi includes velcro for cable management, along with built-in docks for your devices, and this is a no-brainer that won't just charge your devices, but will also keep your desk or office space organized. You'd be hard-pressed to find a charging station that meets all of your needs more than Satechi's offering.

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Customers like the quality, case, charging and appearance of the charging adapter. They mention that it's a great travel companion, it comes with a nice travel case and that it charges everything quickly. They appreciate the sleek design and that the charger doesn't take up too much space.

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Customers are satisfied with the quality of the charging adapter. They mention that it's a great travel companion, and it comes with a nice carrying case. Some appreciate the compact design and the fact that it can be used at home as well.

"...Overall, those gripes are just that: gripes. This is a wonderfully build and easy charging set perfect for travel and hotel bedside tables...." Read more

"...It's a practical and thoughtful solution that has made my life and desk much more organized...." Read more

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"This is a nice charger! The charger itself is compact and great for travel ...." Read more

Customers like the charging adapter. They say it's a convenient and effective 3-in-one charging solution that charges everything quickly. They also say it makes charging while traveling easy and eliminates having to pack so many cords. Customers also mention that the charger is nice, great for home, office, and travel, and that the removable watch charger can be used independently.

"This is a great Apple charger set for the road, since it combines a MagSafe iPhone charger , wireless charger for AirPods, and an Apple Watch charger..." Read more

"...compact design, MagSafe feature, adjustable angle, and removable Apple Watch battery pack have reshaped my charging experience...." Read more

"...Pros:- Great form factor- Charges all 3 devices for you- Comes with everything you need- Magnetic strength is pretty strong...." Read more

"This is a nice charger ! The charger itself is compact and great for travel...." Read more

Customers like the size of the charging adapter. They mention that it's a small compact solution that doesn't take up too much space. Some appreciate the compact case that it comes with. Overall, customers are satisfied with the size and functionality of the product.

"...setup comes in a very nice travel case, which even fits the travel brick and charging cable , so it’s great to put in your suitcase for a couple..." Read more

"I have always been searching for a compact , efficient, and sleek charging solution that can accommodate my Apple ecosystem - iPhone, Apple Watch,..." Read more

"This is a nice charger! The charger itself is compact and great for travel...." Read more

"...The Apple Watch charger functions independently. • Sleek and slim design . • Elevated MagSafe enables standby mode use at night. •..." Read more

Customers like the performance of the charging adapter. For example, they say it works well, has a strong magnet, and is suitable for landscape mode. Some mention that it works reliably with the 30W car adaptor. That said, most are satisfied with the stability and the lack of wobble.

"...Magnetic strength is pretty strong. No fear of falling off if you don’t bump or move it-..." Read more

"...The charger itself is compact and great for travel. I love how it holds my iPhone so I can see the time easily on my nightstand...." Read more

"The AirPods seem to heat up a little but the MagSafe works very well , even with a "rugged" case around it...." Read more

"... Performs exactly as described , connectivity is easy and hassle free, and if I didn’t already have another MagSafe charger, I’d of bought a second..." Read more

Customers are satisfied with the appearance of the charging adapter. They mention that it comes with a sleek case, and is well designed. Some appreciate the thoughtful foldable design that ensures that it takes up minimal space. Overall, customers find the product to be a compact, efficient, and sleek charging solution that can accommodate their Apple devices.

"...The phone portion is super cool , especially since you can have the angle of it to see your phone propped up, or if you don’t need the other chargers..." Read more

"I have always been searching for a compact, efficient, and sleek charging solution that can accommodate my Apple ecosystem - iPhone, Apple Watch,..." Read more

"...The cable is included and the carrying case has item-specific shape (protected and in place)." Read more

"...• The Apple Watch charger functions independently. • Sleek and slim design. • Elevated MagSafe enables standby mode use at night...." Read more

Customers find the charging adapter super easy to use and convenient. They say it's adjustable and can be used at their desk. Customers also say the watch charger is easy to set up and can charge an iPhone, Apple Watch, and other devices. They mention that the adapter assembles and folds down easily.

"...It's been super convenient , especially on busy days when I'm moving around a lot. I can keep my watch powered up without being tethered to one spot...." Read more

"...The magnet is really good and keep the phone in place. The watch charger is easy to use AND can be used autonomously...." Read more

"...Performs exactly as described, connectivity is easy and hassle free , and if I didn’t already have another MagSafe charger, I’d of bought a second..." Read more

"...They work great and are a snap to setup . One of chargers recently had an issue and I contacted their service department...." Read more

Customers like the magnet strength of the charging adapter. They say it has strong magnets that hold both the iPhone and AirPods. They also appreciate that the small cubby for charging AirPod is magnetic, which is a nice touch and ensures proper charging. Customers also say that it securely holds the phone and provides the peace of mind that it won't slip off. They like that the phone easily holds in place, even in horizontal StandBy mode. They seal nicely with magnetic closure and that they've included a magnetic cover to protect the USB-C plug.

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"...Comes with everything you need- Magnetic strength is pretty strong . No fear of falling off if you don’t bump or move it-..." Read more

"This is a sweet charger. The magnets are strong and it does make packing for a trip easy—just pack the pouch and go...." Read more

Customers appreciate the carrying case that comes with the charging adapter. They say it's a nice travel case that holds everything included.

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This $49 power bank I always keep in my car has a jump-starting superpower


ZDNET's key takeaways

  • The AstroAI 2000A 12V jump starter is available from Amazon for $49 .
  • It's easy to use, has a bright, clear display, and is powerful enough for over a dozen jump starts.
  • There's no USB-C output port.

Right now, it's summer, and car batteries are at their best. The weather is warm, and there's no ice, frost, or snow. Give it a few months, and you'll soon find out whether your car battery is ready for another winter.

If you're lucky, your car might falter in the morning when you're at home, or somewhere you can get emergency roadside assistance. If you're unlucky -- and it's always worth planning for when luck is not on our side -- your car will decide to die at night when it's cold and wet.

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This is why it's always good to be ready to help yourself (or others, as most of the time I need a jump starter, it's for somebody else's vehicle). In short, I think the AstroAI 2000A 12V jump starter belongs in every car's glove box or trunk. 

AstroAI 2000A 12V jump starter tech specs

  • Capacity : 48.84Wh
  • Peak Output Current : 2,000 amps
  • Product Dimensions : 3.8 x 6.7 x 1.6 inches
  • Output Ports USB-A 3.0 : 5V⎓3A or 9V⎓2A USB-A 2.0 : 5V⎓2.4A DC : 15V⎓10A
  • Input USB-C port : 5V⎓2A or 9V⎓2A
  • Recharge Time : 3.5 hours at 9V⎓2A 
  • Weight : 2 lbs
  • Compatibility : 7.0L gas/3.0L diesel 12V engines

I'm old enough to remember when car jump starters were huge, heavy devices containing lead-acid batteries. Actually, I can remember when we jump-started cars using jumper cables. Things have moved on, and now you can get a device that's a substitute for your car's battery that's not much bigger than a power bank.

Since most people don't need to jump-start cars all the time, this device is primarily a big power bank. It features two USB-A ports for charging devices and a DC output where you can attach a car 12V socket to power devices, such as car vacuum cleaners, refrigerators, and tire compressors.

Outputs and the input for charging

There's a USB-C port built into the jump starter, although it's only used to charge the device. That's a shame because USB-C is now pretty much the standard everywhere, and charging modern devices with USB-A is slow. That said, having USB-C to charge the jump starter is a huge advantage over devices that still use micro USB.

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At the end of the jump starter, there's a compass. While I'm not sure what I'd use it for, the compass does sort of point north, which is a nice change from some of the others I've seen built into things like power banks.

The compass.

No jump starter would be complete without an LED flashlight, and this one offers four modes: flashlight, strobe, SOS, and flashing red warning lights. It's a neat feature, especially when trying to jump-start your car at night in the rain.

LED flashlight

The LCD is big, clear, and easy to read at night and in bright sunshine, giving you a quick view of what the jump starter is doing.

Around the display are three tactile buttons that turn the jump starter on, the flashlight on, and the boost mode on. There's also a light that shows when the jump starter is being charged.

LED display and buttons

The main purpose of the jump starter is, as the name suggests, to jump-start vehicles with a dead battery. Can the AstroAI 2000A do this? You bet it can. I tested the device several times and found that each jump-start took about 5% off the battery life. If I switched to boost mode, needed if the car battery is severely depleted, each start took about 10%.

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Everything about the jump starter is nice, easy, and straightforward, which is exactly what you need because, as I mentioned earlier, chances are you won't use your jump starter on a bright sunny day. It's likely to be dark, cold, and wet, so the more straightforward the device, the better.

The AstroAI 2000A 12V jump starter in action

The process is simple. Connect the jump leads to the jump starter, attach the crocodile clips to the appropriate terminals on your car's battery, power up the jump starter, and start your vehicle as you normally would. When you're done, you can pack everything in a handy little pouch, ready for the next time you need the device. 

ZDNET's buying advice

The AstroAI 2000A 12V jump starter  is a neat, easy-to-use, yet powerful piece of kit. For $49, it's hard to go wrong. Whether you want to charge your phone or start your car, this jump starter is up to the job. All you need to do is open your car's hood, find your car's battery, and the jump starter will guide you through the rest.

This device epitomizes what an emergency tool should be. This jump starter is something you can use day-to-day to charge your smartphone and tablet, rather than something you throw into the trunk and forget about until your car breaks down. 

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L-Charge’s charging stations are mini power stations capable of generating and storing energy and charging electric cars with no need for a grid connection. The power is generated from compressed natural gas or hydrogen.

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L-Charge is a Russian manufacturer of innovative charging infrastructure for electric vehicles. The company has lately introduced its rapid mobile L-Charge charging station for electric vehicles and launched its test operation in Moscow . As you can see from the picture above, the mobile charging station is indeed a truck which can travel around the city, charging electrical vehicles upon demand. The truck be summoned via a Telegram bot and is currently available within the Moscow Ring Road. We’ve already been talking about quick charging solutions in this post .

According to the official statements, the Russian company does not plan to restrict itself to the Russian capital and other Russian cities: it is already exploring the possibility of launching the charging service in the United States and a number of European cities. Among the first targets on a global scale are cities like Paris, Berlin, New York, Amsterdam and London .

L-Charge: mobile or stationary charging stations

The company’s innovative solution and business model have already attracted interest from investors, with over 1.5 million dollars raised already . The funds have come from private investors attracted by the ability to charge an electric vehicle with sufficient power for 100 km in just 3-8 minutes using a hydrogen or gas-fueled electrical generator.

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Where to Find Electric Car Charging Stations at Disney World? Everything You MUST Know!

Question of the week: where are disney’s electric vehicle (ev) charging stations.

If you’re a Disney guest with an environmentally friendly vehicle, then you’ll be happy to know that there are electric car charging stations at Disney World.

Disney has ChargePoint charging stations located throughout the Resort in the parking lots of the Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Hollywood Studios, Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park, and Disney Springs.

There are also some spaces located at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort, Disney’s Riviera Resort, and Disney’s Wilderness Lodge. 

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Electric Vehicle Charging Stations at Disney World

If you plan on using the charging stations at Walt Disney World, all you have to do is ask a Cast Member at the parking gate for directions to these charge ports.

Your fee will depend on the length of time you will be charging your vehicle and how fast you will be charging it.

It is important to remember that the charging stations are available on a first-come , first-served basis.

Magic Kingdom Electric Car Charging Stations

  • 5 spaces: 1 space at the front of the Medical Parking Lot and 4 spaces at the front of the Zurg Parking Lot 

Epcot Electric Car Charging Stations

  • 4 spaces at the front of the Journey Parking Lot

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park Electric Car Charging Stations

  • 4 spaces in the Medical Parking Lot

Disney Springs Electric Car Charging Stations

  • 13 spaces: 3 on the 5th floor of the Orange Garage, 3 on the 5th floor of the Lime Garage, 3 on the 3rd floor of the Grapefruit Garage, and 4 in the Watermelon Lot near the Cirque du Soleil theater 

Hollywood Studios Electric Car Charging Stations

  • 4 spaces at the front of the Mickey Parking Lot 

You can view all the electric vehicle parking stations throughout Walt Disney World Resort here!

How to use the Electric Vehicle Charging Stations at Disney World?

There are multiple ChargePoint stations beyond the Disney Parks and throughout the Disney area hotels.

You can use the ChargePoint app to see if there are any open charging stations before you go through the park gates.

 In order to use these stations, you have to:

  • Download the ChargePoint app
  • Enter a credit card (or you can pre-ordered ChargePoint card)
  • Tap your phone or ChargePoint card to the reader
  • The charging cable will unlock
  • Connect the charging cable to your electric vehicle (please note that your car may need a special adaptor to connect the cable)
  • Head into the park and enjoy your day!
  • Once your vehicle is fully charged, you will get a “ping” to let you know that y our car is ready
Hipster Power Tip: If you have a Tesla, then you’ll need a special adaptor port for Disney.

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How much does it cost to use the Electric Vehicle Charging Stations at Disney?

The cost is $0.35 per kilowatt hour. A minimum service amount of $1.50 is required. Charging will stop once your vehicle’s battery is fully charged.

However, the Electric Vehicle Charging stations at Disney Springs do run at a cost a bit higher than those throughout Walt Disney World Resort.    

The electric vehicle charging stations in front of Cirque du Soleil in the Watermelon parking lot have a rate of $0.40 per kwh.

They do give you a 20-minute grace period . Then after this, you will be charged $0.30 per minute up until you move your car.  

Disney World Parking Secrets and Tips for Your Electric Car

  • Beware that you may be parked longer than needed for charging your car if you plan on having a full day at the park
  • The ChargePoint stations have a slow charging speed around 25 miles of range every hour
  • Use a power charging station before you get to the parks to save charging time if you have something like a Tesla
  • Move your car from the charging space as soon as it is fully charged to give someone else the opportunity to charge — it’s just a courtesy to your fellow Disney peeps
  • Remember that using the charge stations will mean that you’ll have to go back to the car lot to remove your vehicle
  • Have the ChargePoint app downloaded to check space availability at the parks
  • You will pay the standard Disney World parking fees to enter the EV charging stations
Hipster Power Tip: Annual Passholders can still take advantage of their free parking perk while using EV charging stations. However, you will have to pay the EV charging fees mentioned earlier in this article.

Final Thoughts on Electric Car Charging Stations at Disney

I hope I was able to help you understand the pros and cons of using the charging stations at Disney World for your next trip.

Just another reminder that the Disney electric car charging stations are on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Until next time, Happy Park Hopping Hipsters!

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Chase Freedom Q3 categories: 5% cash back on gas/EV charging, movie theaters and live entertainment

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We're almost halfway through 2024, which means it's time for a new set of Chase Freedom bonus categories. And for Q3, Chase is bringing back the chance to earn bonus rewards on some of our biggest summer expenses.

From June 15, Chase Freedom Flex® and Freedom cardholders can activate to earn bonus rewards at movie theaters and gas and electric vehicle charging stations and on select live entertainment purchases.

This is great news for those of us hitting the road to our favorite summer destinations — especially if that destination involves live entertainment.

Here's how it all works.

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Chase Freedom and Freedom Flex Q3 2024 categories

From July 1 through September 30, Chase Freedom and Chase Freedom Flex cardholders can earn bonus cash back (or points) at movie theaters and gas and EV charging stations and on select live entertainment purchases.

As noted above, you must activate these categories to unlock the bonus-earning potential on these two cards.

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It's simple to complete this process through your Chase account — with your last name, the last four digits of your card and your ZIP code. Registration is now open.

Analyzing the Q3 bonus categories

If you're like me and cram as many road trips into summer as possible, the gas/EV charging station category will be music to your ears. This is a valuable bonus category and it is not offered on many Chase cards.

And regardless of how you prefer to travel, the past few years have highlighted just how far we're willing to go (and how much we're willing to pay) to see our favorite artists and sports teams in person. If you have your eye on some upcoming tickets, you'll love the chance to earn bonus rewards on those purchases.

Of course, if you're doing a staycation this summer, going to the movies is the perfect activity to get out of the sun and catch the latest releases — and earn some bonus rewards while you're at it.

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Here are the bonus details:

  • Gas and EV charging stations: Freedom and Freedom Flex cardholders will earn 5% back when hitting the road — whether you're filling up the gas tank or charging a more eco-friendly vehicle. However, only merchants who primarily sell gas or EV charging are included in this category, and you won't trigger it if you get gas at a superstore or use a residential EV charging station.
  • Movie theaters: This category includes ticket purchases from both traditional and drive-in movie theaters. Keep in mind, though, that the concessions you buy at the theater often code differently than tickets and may not trigger the bonus rewards.
  • Select live entertainment: This category probably brings to mind concerts, but it also includes entertainment like major sporting events, zoos and aquariums, concerts, theatrical productions, tourist attractions and exhibits, amusement parks, carnivals, bands and entertainers. Note that these purchases must be made directly with the establishment to earn the bonus rewards; purchases made through a hotel or concierge are not included.

Remember that Chase limits the 5% back (or 5 points per dollar) to the first $1,500 spent in combined bonus categories each quarter you activate the bonus. After you reach the maximum, you'll earn the usual earning rates on your card.

Frequently asked questions about Chase Freedom and Chase Freedom Flex bonus categories

How do rotating categories work.

Each quarter, Chase announces a group of bonus categories that will earn 5% cash back (or 5 points per dollar) throughout the upcoming three-month period. Generally, these categories are announced halfway through the month before the new quarter starts to give cardmembers time to activate new categories beforehand. However, you can activate your categories until midway through the last month of the quarter.

The categories tend to repeat periodically — for instance, grocery stores , restaurants and gas stations are all common categories you'll notice frequently pop up on the cash-back calendar. So, depending on the categories and whether you can maximize them, these two cards can offer quite a nice chunk of cash back or bonus points over the course of a year.

Related: Check out our full Chase Freedom Flex card review

How much cash back can I earn each quarter?

Chase limits the 5% back (or 5 points per dollar) to the first $1,500 spent in combined bonus categories each quarter you activate the bonus.

While that may not sound like a lot, that cash back adds up over time. Maximizing the cash-back categories each quarter, you'll earn $75 in cash back quarterly and up to $300 per year. For a no-annual-fee credit card , that's a lot of value.

Alternatively, since the cash back you earn comes in the form of Ultimate Rewards points, you're looking at a potential of up to 30,000 bonus Ultimate Rewards earned each year. Suppose you also have a premium product like the Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card . In that case, you can combine the Ultimate Rewards points you earn with your Chase Freedom or Freedom Flex card with those you earn from your more premium Ultimate Rewards-earning card, and they become fully transferable .

In that case, TPG values Chase points at 2.05 cents apiece, so the 30,000 you can earn in a year would be worth more like $615.

How do I activate my 5% categories each quarter?

You can head to Chase's site to activate your 5% cash back (or 5 points per dollar) for this quarter. You can also register through your Chase mobile app, making one less credit card website you'll need to visit regularly this year.

Here's how to register:

  • Head to the Chase bonus activation page or log in to your Chase account.
  • Enter your last name, the last four digits of your card number and your billing ZIP code. If you don't have your card on hand, log in to your Chase account to retrieve these digits.
  • Click "Activate your 5%" to register.
  • If you have multiple Chase Freedom cards, make sure to register each one.
  • Save a screenshot of your activation in case of any issues later — though you should also receive a "You're Activated!" confirmation email.

Can I have both the Chase Freedom and Chase Freedom Flex to double my earning potential?

Yes, you can have both cards. So, if you already have the Chase Freedom and want to add the Chase Freedom Flex to your wallet, you're free to do so. Remember that the original Freedom card is no longer open to new applicants.

But if you'd rather only have one, the Freedom Flex is available as a product change .

And, of course, you'll also want to ensure you're eligible for a new Chase card .

How do I maximize my Freedom and Freedom Flex cards?

The most important thing is to make sure you activate your card to earn the 5% cash back (or 5 points per dollar) each quarter in the specific categories, then use your card for purchases in those categories.

You can set up a recurring reminder in your calendar or sign up for the TPG newsletter (we send out a reminder when it's time to activate every quarter — plus tips and tricks for maximizing your card strategy and scoring some excellent award redemptions ).

Better yet, paired with a Chase credit card that earns fully transferable Ultimate Rewards points like the Chase Sapphire Reserve® or the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card , the Chase Freedom Flex's 5% cash back effectively becomes 5 Ultimate Rewards points per dollar, as you can learn all about in our guide detailing the "Chase Trifecta ."

In that case, you'll be able to transfer the points earned with the Freedom Flex to Ultimate Rewards points and to travel partners like Southwest , Hyatt and United .

What are common bonus categories for the Freedom and Freedom Flex?

Of course, you'll also want to make sure that you'll potentially be able to maximize other bonus categories throughout the year. For reference, here are the previous Chase Freedom quarterly categories all the way back to 2012 so you can decide if common categories make sense for your spending patterns:

Bottom line

If you're a Chase Freedom or Freedom Flex cardholder, activate now to earn bonus rewards at movie theaters, gas/EV charging stations and on select live entertainment purchases between July 1 and September 30.

In addition to the rotating 5% cash back bonus categories, the Freedom Flex accrues 5% cash back on all other travel booked through Chase Travel , 3% cash back on drugstores, 3% cash back on dining (including eligible delivery services) and 1% unlimited cash back on all other purchases.

Apply here: Chase Freedom Flex with a sign-up bonus of $200 cash back after spending $500 on purchases within the first three months of account opening.

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Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) Rebate

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) AFV Program offers rebates to assist eligible residents with the cost of the purchase or lease of new or qualifying pre-owned AFVs, including all-electric vehicles (EVs), plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs), compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles, electric motorcycles, and propane vehicles. Applicants must meet income eligibility requirements for the program and eligible AFV purchase price not exceed $50,000. Rebates are available in the following amounts:

An additional rebate of $1,000 is available for all applicants that meet the low-income requirement , as defined by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Applications much be received within six months of vehicle purchase. Rebates are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, including forms and detailed requirements and restrictions, see the DEP AFV Rebates website.

(Reference Title 73 Pennsylvania Statutes, Chapter 18E, Section 1647.3 )

Idle Reduction, Natural Gas Vehicle (NGV), and Electric Vehicle (EV) Weight Exemption

A vehicle equipped with qualified idle reduction technology may exceed the state’s gross and axle weight limits by up to 400 pounds (lbs.) to compensate for the additional weight of the idle reduction technology. A vehicle primarily powered by natural gas or electricity may exceed the state’s gross vehicle weight limits by a weight equal to the difference between the weight of the vehicle with the natural gas tank and fueling system, or EV battery, and the weight of a comparable vehicle with a diesel tank and fueling system. Any NGV and EV may exceed the limits by up to 2,000 lbs.

(Reference Title 35 Pennsylvania Statutes, Chapter 23B, Section 4604 and Title 75 Pennsylvania Statutes, Part IV, Chapter 49, Subchapter C, Section 4941 )

Electric Vehicle (EV) Rebate - PECO

PECO provides rebates of $50 to residential customers who purchase a new, qualified EV. For more information, see the PECO EVsmart website.

Aftermarket Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) Conversion Requirements

Conventional original equipment manufacturer passenger vehicles and light-duty trucks may be converted to operate on alternative fuels as a dedicated or bi-fuel AFV. Vehicles altered to operate on propane, natural gas, methane, ethanol, or electricity are classified as aftermarket AFV conversions. All vehicle conversions must meet current applicable U.S. Environmental Protection Agency or California Air Resources Board standards for aftermarket conversions.

(Reference Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection Policy on Clean Alternative Fuel Conversion Systems 270-0810-007 )

Neighborhood Electric Vehicle (NEV) Definition

A NEV is defined as a four-wheeled electric vehicle that has a maximum speed greater than 20 miles per hour (mph) but not more than 25 mph. All vehicles must comply with the safety standards established in Title 49 of the U.S. Code of Federal Regulations , section 571.500. Drivers must maintain a defined level of insurance coverage for all registered vehicles.

(Reference Title 75 Pennsylvania Statutes Part I, Chapter 1, Section 102 and Part II, Chapter 17, Subchapter H, Section 1788 )

Electric Vehicle (EV) Credit – Duquesne Light Company (DLC)

DLC offers a $50 gift card or direct deposit to residential customers who purchase or lease an EV. For more information, including how to apply, see the DLC EVs website.

Electric Vehicle (EV) Infrastructure Support

Pennsylvania utilities joined the National Electric Highway Coalition (NEHC), committing to create a network of direct current fast charging (DCFC) stations connecting major highway systems from the Atlantic Coast to the Pacific of the United States. NEHC utility members agree to ensure efficient and effective fast charging deployment plans that enable long distance EV travel, avoiding duplication among coalition utilities, and complement existing corridor DCFC sites. For more information, including a list of participating utilities and states, see the NEHC website.

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Chase freedom® taps into summer fun with q3 2024 cash back categories: select live entertainment, movie theaters and gas stations, ev charging.

Freedom and Freedom Flex ®  cardmembers can make the most of their summer by earning 5% across activated cash back categories

WILMINGTON, Del., June 17, 2024 — Calling all live entertainment lovers, movie buffs and road trip adventurers! Chase Freedom is rolling out the red carpet for an epic summer of “cashbacking” adventures. Today, Chase Freedom unveiled its exciting new rotating bonus categories, giving Freedom and Freedom Flex cardmembers the chance to earn big while enjoying all the fun summer has to offer.

“We want our cardmembers to be the heroes of their own summer stories,” said Brent Reinhard, General Manager of Chase Freedom. “These cash back categories are all about creating moments that matter, from escaping into a movie to experiencing the electrifying energy of live theater or an esports championship. We’re thrilled to offer Chase Freedom Cardmembers extra value on cashbacking while enjoying meaningful experiences with their loved ones this summer.”

Starting today through September 30, 2024 , Chase Freedom and Freedom Flex cardmembers can earn cash back on the moments that make summer unforgettable:

Select Live Entertainment 3 :  Get ready to rock out at concerts, cheer on your favorite team or be captivated by live performances with 5% cash back.

Movie Theaters 1 : Catch the latest blockbusters, laugh-out-loud comedies, engaging sci-fis or rediscover classics on the big screen with 5% cash back this quarter.

Gas Stations and EV Charging 2 : Fuel up for summer road trips or charge your electric vehicle for eco-friendly adventures, all while earning valuable cash back of 5%.

Chase Freedom Flex cardmembers also continue to earn:

  • 5% cash back on travel booked through Chase Travel SM
  • 3% cash back on dining at restaurants (including takeout and eligible delivery services)
  • 3% cash back on drugstore purchases
  • 1% cash back on all other purchases

Make the most of your summer adventures and live entertainment experiences with the Chase Freedom Flex. Activate your bonus categories today and unlock a world of rewarding moments!

For more information on participating merchants and how to activate Freedom and Freedom Flex’s quarter category offer, visit or . 

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Ukraine war latest: Russian officials 'thrown out of meeting' for breaking custom; new photos emerge of Putin and Kim's day out

Vladimir Putin has arrived in Vietnam for a state visit after he spent the day in North Korea yesterday, where he signed a defence pact with Kim Jong Un. Got a question on the Ukraine war? Submit it below for our specialists to answer.

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While we haven't been able to bring you our regular live coverage, we have been keeping an eye on today's latest developments. 

Here are the key updates: 

  • The Ukrainian military issued a rare statement confirming it had struck four oil refineries in Russia during an early morning drone attack;
  • South Korea summoned the Russian ambassador over the country's new defence pact with North Korea;
  • A Russian guided bomb killed two people and wounded three others in the eastern Ukrainian town of Selydove, according to regional prosecutors;
  • European Union countries have formally approved the launch of accession negotiations with Ukraine and Moldova next week;
  • Vladimir Putin said Russia would keep developing its arsenal of nuclear weapons to preserve the "balance of power in the world". 

Here's a look at the latest situation on the ground: 

That's all of our live coverage on the conflict for now. 

We'll bring you any major developments overnight, and we'll be back with our regular updates in the morning. 

Volodymyr Zelenskyy has said he is "deeply grateful" for Joe Biden's decision to prioritise air defence deliveries for Ukraine. 

The Ukrainian president said his country was in critical need of the capabilities to protect its cities and civilians from Russian attacks. 

"The partnership between Ukraine and the United States is strong and unwavering. Together, we are protecting life against terror and aggression," he added. 

It comes after the US said a recent defence pact signed by Russia and North Korea was a "cause for concern". 

The recently signed defence pact between Russia and North Korea is a cause of concern but is no surprise, the White House has said.

Speaking to reporters, White House spokesman John Kirby said the agreement between the two countries was a sign of Russia's desperation for foreign assistance in the Ukraine war.

The deal has seen both countries vow to help each other if they faced armed aggression, and replaces previous treaties between the countries. 

Russia said the pact was needed because of "the deep evolution of the geopolitical situation in the world and the region".

Mr Kirby also said the US would reprioritise planned deliveries of foreign military equipment to go to Ukraine, which is in "desperate need" of more air defence capabilities.

Vladimir Putin has warned that South Korea would be making a "big mistake" if it decides to supply weapons to Ukraine. 

The Russian president's comments come after South Korea said a new defence agreement between North Korea and Moscow was "absurd" and it would reconsider sending arms to Kyiv as a result. 

Mr Putin said Seoul had nothing to worry about when it came to the mutual defence pact. 

Russian state media quoted him as saying that Moscow expected its cooperation with North Korea to serve as a deterrent to the West. 

He also refused to rule out supplying high-precision weapons to the country. 

Russia is considering making changes to its nuclear weapons doctrine, Vladimir Putin has said. 

The Russian president made the comments while speaking to reporters at the end of his Vietnam trip. 

The existing doctrine states that Russia may use such weapons in response to a nuclear strike or in the event of a conventional attack that poses an existential threat to the country. 

Ukrainian troops have been launching mid-range reconnaissance drones in Kharkiv.

Russian forces crossed into parts of the northeastern region last month, and officials claim they have seized at least a dozen villages.

But Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has said Kyiv's forces are gradually pushing Russian troops out of the contested area.

A police search is under way for a woman who allegedly desecrated the graves of Ukrainian soldiers.

Kyiv city's prosecutor's office said the unknown woman vandalised the graves this morning. 

Commemorative plaques and lamps were torn off and broken, it said.

The Ukrainian flag was also "mutilated", it added.

"Operational investigations and searches are being carried out to establish the woman's identity," the office said in post on Telegram. 

If caught and found guilty, the woman could face up to five years in prison. 

We have been reporting today on Vladimir Putin's visit to Vietnam.

Here is a recap of what the Russian president has been up to: 

  • Mr Putin signed a series of deals with his Vietnamese counterpart To Lam during his state visit;
  • The two leaders signed agreements to further co-operation on education, science and technology, oil and gas exploration and health;
  • They also agreed to work on a road map for a nuclear science and technology centre in Vietnam;
  • Following the talks, Mr Putin said that the two countries share an interest in "developing a reliable security architecture" in the Asia-Pacific region based on not using force and peacefully settling disputes with no room for "closed military-political blocs";
  • The Russian leader also met Vietnam's Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh and is scheduled to meet Communist Party general secretary Nguyen Phu Trong - Vietnam's most powerful politician;
  • The trip has resulted in a sharp rebuke from the US embassy in the country.

Volodymyr Zelenskyy has said Romania's decision to provide his country with two Patriot air defence systems will strengthen security in Ukraine and throughout Europe.

"This crucial contribution will bolster our air shield and help us better protect our people and critical infrastructure from Russian air terror," the Ukrainian president said on X.

The Patriot, which stands for Phased Array Tracking Radar for Intercept on Target, is a surface-to-air missile defence system.

For months now, Ukraine has been calling for countries to provide more air defence systems to help protect it from Russian attacks. 

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