Living on the Road

5-Port 40W USB Universal Smart Charger

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Universal USB smart charger with 4-foot power cord

I take this smart charger with me on all trips, including business and family travel. Having five USB ports means I can charge everyone’s phones and a portable charger at the same time.

Instead of plugging directly into the wall outlet, it has a 48-inch power cord. This is an important feature, because it means I can plug the cord into a hard-to-get-to hotel rooom outlet and set the charging unit itself on a table or desk. The model with 5 smart ports is $22, and the model with 2 smart ports and 3 universal ports is $15.

-- Mark Frauenfelder 09/20/16