Most households now-a-days have multiple devices, connected to multiple charger. It’s always nice to find a charging solution that can reduce the number of charging cables you might have laying around plugged into outlets in the home. I’ve been trying thingCHARGER throughout my home over the last couple weeks. Currently it’s plugged it into an outlet on my kitchen counter keeping it higher, making it easier to charge and access my phone as it sits atop thingCHARGER using the Micro USB tip included. This model I’m reviewing also included an Apple Lightning tip which I tried out, and worked just as well. Charging in this manner deletes cables from laying around on my counter taking up valuable eating, cooking and homework space. Plus, this product does not take up the 2 very important outlets that are home to my toaster and coffee maker right now. So you can certainly call this thing a space saver.
There is also the option of 2 USB outlets on the underside of thingCHARGER, so hit up Amazon for a couple additional cables!
The aesthetically pleasing, almost camouflaged design of thingCHARGER is beautiful and simple. This design allows you to stack multiple units on top of each other giving you more availability of charging tip, and USB outlets. This is an awesome advantage of having multiple units, but the company recommends a maximum of 3 units plugged together. Common sense is encouraged! The charging tips work great, and charge as they should. They adjust up and down to allow for devices with a case on them, giving more clearance. Once the device is set, it charges well, and seems to charge fairly fast, although I have not seen any mention any type of quick charging capabilities.
I really only have one gripe about the device. I purposely use a little extra care when I plug in and unplug my Nexus 5 (of course not the largest phone on the market). I lean over to set the phone on the charging tip and it feels like there’s a bit too much wobble. I did the same with a Kindle and noticed the same, even a bit more because of its size. You certainly want to take great care if you decide to mount your shiny new 12.3″ Surface Pro 4 on top of thingCHARGER. But that would just seem silly! You can get a Micro USB tip or and Apple Lightning tip right now. A USB-C tip is soon to come also. Hope to see this very soon with new devices every year supporting USB-C.
Overall, I love the thingCHARGER, it has been and will continue to get a ton of use in my house. I definitely recommend it if you’re looking for additional charging capabilities, without causing a eyesore of cables lying around.