August 15, 2012 7:24 AM Subscribe
I'm trying to find a USB hub with at *least* 4 ports that will charge all my devices as a standalone charging station, not plugged into a computer. It is difficult to distinguish from product descriptions which devices expect to have a computer attached.
posted by timepiece to technology (11 answers total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
So I thought I was so smart, reconfigured my desk so it was computer stuff only and moved all the stuff that just needed recharging to the front hallway, plugged into my USB hub which was plugged into the wall. I only had a couple of outlets available and not much room for a power strip, so this seemed ideal.
Except my Nook Color did not charge at all, after being plugged in overnight. Hrm. Nooks are evidently like iPads in that they require more power than is standard.
So can someone tell me which hub can function as a standalone charger, with the possibility of providing more than the standard amount of charge to at least one port? I will have plugged in cables for:
Zune HD AV Dock
Motorola DEFY XT (soon)
Although I doubt I will have all the actual devices plugged in simultaneously at any time. Probably just 2 at a time.
If I could mount this permanently to the bottom of a shelf it would be a bonus, but I can approximate that with adhesive if it's not designed that way.
You'd think there would be more of a market for multiport chargers now that everyone has several devices, but they are remarkably hard to find.