Review: Whopping 7-Port USB Charging Hub Delivers Power to All of Your Gadgets

When it comes to charging hubs, you can never have enough outlets or enough power, which is why the ChargeHub X7 ($59.99) is so welcome. It offers a total of seven USB ports and 48 watts of total power. The ports are evenly spaced out along the perimeter of the circular device, which makes it easy to plug and unplug individual cables. It looks nice too. In fact, it comes in assorted colors including translucent green or clear.

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ChargeHub even offers an optional vehicle power cable so you could use this on the road. At home, it requires the included power brick and it does not include Qi wireless charging, although the company appears to have a five-port model with Qi-support on the horizon. I'll try to review that when it ships.

Pros

  • Seven USB ports
  • 48 watts of total power
  • Assorted colors including translucent green or clear
  • Optional vehicle power cable

Cons

  • Requires power brick (included)
  • Does not include Qi wireless charging

Final Verdict

If you need lots of power for a lot of devices, the ChargeHub X7 can power seven and look good doing so. 

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Todd Bernhard is a bestselling (6+ million downloads) award-winning (AARP, About.com, BestAppEver.com, Digital Hollywood, and Verizon) developer and founder of NoTie.NET, an app developer specializing in Talking Ringtone apps including AutoRingtone. And his profile photo is of the last known sighting of Mr. Bernhard wearing a tie, circa 2007!

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.