Set Up a Charging Station for iPhone or iPad – Revisited


battery charging

In a previous post, I described a simple setup for creating your own USB charging station.

Friends visited our home during the holidays and recently asked where they could get a multi-port charger similar to mine. I did a little research and sent them this reply:

I often use The Wirecutter as one of my review sources. See this article from Nov. 2015:
http://thewirecutter.com/reviews/best-multiport-usb-wall-charger/
Their recommendation of Anker chargers is confirmed by other sources I follow.

Also take a look at these options:

7 port charging station

5 port charging station

You’ll need to provide your own cables to connect devices to the charger. (That leaves the cables you already have for traveling with your iPad or iPhone.) I recommend purchasing enough of the type you need to work with your devices. Amazon, Newegg and Monoprice are all good sources.

 

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About Andy Brovey

Dr. Andy Brovey, The Portable Prof, helps others make sense and make use of digital tools through his work, websites and social media. He has over 30 years experience in educational technology, including teaching, administration and professional development. In 2007, Apple Inc. recognized his work and named him an Apple Distinguished Educator. He started this iPad Academy website shortly after the first iPad went on sale to help others become more comfortable and competent with the iPad, in person and online. His latest venture is Teach About Tech, a resource marketplace for technology trainers.