Review: Power the Whole Family with This 5-Port Car Charger

Review: Power the Whole Family with This 5-Port Car Charger

Attention Road Warriors! If you have to plug in multiple devices while on the road, including several phones or tablets, you probably want a USB car charger, or two. But you might not have enough 12 volt adapters. My new car only has one. Fortunately, there's the Turbolader 5x Mega ($49.99) from Tizi with a whopping five USB ports.

Tizi

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Tizi doesn't skimp on design. It offers aluminum construction with an elegant look and color scheme. Given that the alternative is cheap (gas stations probably have car chargers for $5 at checkout) or even free as a tradeshow promotional giveaway, the cost of the Turboloader might be a hard one to swallow. But Tizi makes the price worth it through good looks and impressive functionality. The charger offers 60 watts of unprecedented power for up to five of your favorite USB devices It’s currently, the most powerful USB charger on the market with a total of 12A power.

Tizi

A great companion for the Turbolader  might be the Tizi Schlingel ($24.99). It's a compact Lightning cable that clips to itself, forming a keychain in the shape of a tiny purse. It's cute, clever, and practical.

Schlingel

Pros

  • Mega offers a whopping five USB ports, with iPad support
  • Aluminum construction
  • Elegant design and color scheme
  • Choices from two to five ports

Cons

  • Pricey compared to other products

Final Verdict

If you need to charge more than five devices, there's something wrong with you. Or maybe you just have a big tech-savvy family. So just get a couple of Tizi Turbolader 5x Mega chargers!

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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.