Review: Charge Up to 7 Devices with the Skiva StandCharger

If you have an assortment of smart devices that need to be charged daily, you probably have USB chargers in every outlet in the house. Skiva has a smart alternative and it's on sale for half price. The StandCharger 7-Port USB Charging Station ($59.99) is normally $119.99 and even that would be worth it. The well-built charger accommodates up to seven devices, including iPads and other tablets.

Despite only using a single A/C power outlet, the StandCharger provides a full 2.4 Amps of power to each of the seven USB ports. The stand includes convenient supports for tablets and phones so you can prop them up and eliminate spaghetti wires. I appreciated that it offers fast, smart charging so a tablet will get the power it needs and iPhones won't get overcharged, so you're not wasting electricity. Plus, it only uses one A/C port. The StandCharger is built well, with rubberized finishing touches.

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I understand that Skiva wants to keep costs down and appeal to both Android and Apple customers, but the StandCharger does not include any USB cables, neither Lightning nor microUSB, so be prepared to provide your own.

Pros

  • Full 2.4 Amps of power to seven ports
  • Convenient supports for tablets and phones
  • Fast, smart charging
  • Only uses one A/C port
  • Rubberized finishing touches

Cons

  • Cables not included

Final Verdict

If you need to charge a lot of USB devices, either at home, in the office, or at a school, the StandCharger 7-Port USB Charging Station from Skiva can handle up to seven devices with ease. 

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An iPhone is almost always attached to his hip or in his pocket, but over the years, Mr. Bernhard has owned an Apple Newton, a Motorola Marco, an HP 95LX, a Compaq iPaq, a Palm Treo, and a Nokia e62. In addition to writing for iPhone Life, Mr. Bernhard has written for its sister publications, PocketPC Magazine and The HP Palmtop Paper.