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The Powerhouse is the perfect multipurpose charging station that's ultra-efficient ...
on August 26, 2014
This Avantree Powerhouse charging station really charges in a nice, minimalist, clean-up-your-desk way. Mostly I use AC chargers, which are quite handy, but still leave my devices scattered across my counter. The Powerhouse gets them charged up, but keeps them neatly lined up.
One nice cosmetic consideration is that there are extra silicone lime green covers if you decide you need a change of pace. I do like the color combo it came with, however, and will be leaving it as is. The reds, blacks, and grays perfectly complement my devices. For example, my red Logitech case for my iPad Air looks as if it belongs on the Powerhouse.
I was able to put my iPad Air (with the case closed), a Samsung Galaxy, and an iPhone 5 on the Powerhouse with no difficulty. One thing I was hoping the dock would be able to do was to have sufficient room to hold battery packs. The posts, if that's what you could call them, don't move. It would be nice if the front ones could be arranged to accommodate other small devices.
The ports are what I call superchargers, fast and efficient. Many chargers have 1.A and 2.1A ports, but the Powerhouse has 2.1A and 2.4A USB ports. These are perfect for fast charging the power hogs like the iPads 3 and 4, which have heavy battery capacities upwards of 11,000 mAh. Frankly, if you are running anything Apple, this is an excellent charger to consider.
If you have heavy-duty cases such as the Otterbox or thick leather covers, you may want to take a pass. With my iPad Air the Logitech worked fine, but my Booq (the one with the pad of paper) needed to be flipped open. The Powerhouse is the perfect multipurpose charging station that's ultra-efficient.
► 4.5A High Power, fast charge your tablet and Smartphone
► User configurable, stylish colors
► Compact size and space-saving design
► With A SMART PORT that built-in a smart output control IC, have more wider compatibility
► The Velcro system manages cables and keeps them hidden - for a tidy desk or table top
~► Input: AC 100-240V, 50/60Hz, 0.6A max
~► Output: 5V, total 4.5A (allocate 4.5A to 4 USB port intelligently)
~► Single USB max output 2.4Amp
~► Product size: 6.06" x 4.48 x 1.31 (15.4*11.4*8.5cm)
~► Product weight: around 10.75 ounces (305g)
WHAT'S IN THE BOX:
► Avantree PowerHouse
► 1 set of silicon covers
► 1 pc AC power cable (1.5M)
► 2 pcs micro USB charging cable
► 4 pcs Velcro straps
Sample provided for review.