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Quality built device, but think ahead before purchasing
on October 23, 2012
This charging station is well built, slim, and does what it is supposed to. It is a great unit if you are charging 2 iPhones and plug in your alarm clock, lamp, and leave 1 open plug for another regular plug. However, almost the entire top is an LED, which is distracting at night if used in a bedroom - but it makes a great night light. It is a total of 2.1 amps shared between the USB ports (not each), but it does still charge an iPad and iPhone at the same time. I would question if it would charge 2 iPads. Unfortunately, the layout of the plugs is not optimal. If you use a long/narrow wall wart in the center, it blocks the USB ports. If you use a "normal" small wall wart (like most portable phones use) it will take up 2 plugs. It would be nice if the USB ports were aligned on one side vertically (one above the other), and make it a 4 plug unit (or widen the unit an extra 1/2 inch) - at least a wall wart would leave you with 2 free plugs. In my situation, where I am charging 2 iPhones and I have a lamp, alarm clock, and portable phone, I am better off with a 6 plug adapter and a 2 port USB plug. Don't get me wrong - it is a great unit for the money, but think ahead before purchasing.