Scosche PowerVolt 3.0 USB-C Fast Chargers

With all of Apple’s recent iPhones now supporting fast charging over USB-C, more companies are getting into the game of providing chargers that can juice up an iPhone at maximum speed, and Scosche joins the party with its PowerVolt 3.0 USB-C Fast Charger ($35) and PowerVolt 3.0 USB-C Charger for Cars ($25). Not content just to provide USB-C charging, however, Scosche’s pair of PowerVolt 3.0 adapters also include a 12-watt USB-A port so you can also deliver double the standard power to a second device while also charging your iPhone at maximum speeds from the 18-watt USB-C PD port. You’ll still need to add the appropriate USB-C to Lightning cable to take advantage of the full charging speeds, but the good news is that we’ll very soon be seeing new cables appearing from third-party MFi partners as well.

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Twelve South PlugBug Duo

Once upon a time, charging a MacBook and an iPhone was enough for most people, but with the advent of AirPods, and Apple Watches, and iPads, and Apple Pencils, one USB port often just doesn’t cut it anymore. That’s why Twelve South has released PlugBug Duo — an updated version of its 2014 PlugBug World travel adapter kit that doubles the number of USB ports of the previous model, providing two USB-A ports that can delivered a combined 12 watts of power for charging any standard USB device while you’re also charging up your MacBook.

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OneAdaptr Twist+ World Charging Station

If you frequently find yourself hopping between Europe, North America, and elsewhere in the world, you’ll know what a hassle it can be to juggle all of the necessary bits and pieces to plug in wherever you happen to land. While Apple sells a nice collection of plugs in its world travel adapter kits, it’s just more stuff to carry around, or lose, or forget. This is where OneAdaptr’s Twist+ World Charging Station comes in — it’s a single adapter that connects onto your existing MacBook or iPad power adapter and gives you all of the power connections you’re likely to need.

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PureGear USB-C PD Car and Wall Chargers

While PureGear is best known for its lineup of cases and screen protectors, like many iPhone accessory makers, the company has diversified in recent years, surprising us last year with an impressive HomeKit smart plug, and now the company has just released a pair of USB-C power adapters that fully support USB Power Distribution (USB-PD), making them great options for charging your iPhone at the fastest possible speeds while on the go.

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ChargeHub X7 Seven-Port USB Charging Station

If you’ve got a lot of electronic devices to charge — and let’s face it, these days, who doesn’t? — then you’ll likely appreciate the problem that ChargeHub is trying to solve with its new ChargeHub X7 seven-port USB charging station. At about the size of a hockey puck, ChargeHub X7 provides a total of seven USB charging ports so that you can charge up your iPhone, iPad, AirPods, and more all in one central location.

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Oittm AirPods Charging Dock

Although you can recharge your AirPods using just about anything with a Lightning connector, if you’d like to have a proper home for Apple’s wireless earbuds, you may be interested in Oittm’s new AirPods Charging Dock. Designed specifically to both house, charge, and protect your encased AirPods, it features a soft silicone interior so that you can slide the AirPods case in without worrying about scratches, and provides a design aesthetic that matches that of the AirPods.

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iClever BoostCube Dual Port USB Wall Charger

iClever’s released an upgraded version of its BoostCube Dual USB Wall Charger, providing you with an inexpensive yet reasonably attractive charging option for your iPhone, iPad, and other USB electronic devices. Capable of supplying a total of 24W of power across its pair of 5V/2.4A USB ports, you’ll be able to recharge even two iPads simultaneously at the fastest speeds possible.

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Just Mobile AluCharge USB Charger

Just Mobile’s latest “Alu” product, AluCharge ($50), is a multi-port USB charger. The aluminum-bodied charger has four USB ports, with 2.4A max charging per port, and a total max output of 6.2A. Though AluCharge looks like a battery — and is about the size of a battery — the svelte accessory is actually a plug-in charger for home and travel.

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SnapPower SnapPower Charger

With just about everything charging from a USB port these days, juggling power adapters and free outlets can be a problem. While the idea of a wall outlet with built-in USB ports isn’t new, we do like SnapPower’s different approach to the problem with its SnapPower Charger. Instead of requiring that you replace your entire wall outlet — a more costly and complex process — SnapPower has designed a replacement wall outlet cover plate which houses a single USB port on the side, fitting over your existing electrical sockets.

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Satechi Multi-Port USB Charging Station

Satechi’s new Multi-Port USB Charging Station ($30) stands out from many competing power stations by including USB type-C ports. To be exact, this power station has four “classic” USB type-A ports and two type-C ports. The compact 60W station includes a power switch and a total output of 12A, to ensure devices charge quickly. Multi-Port USB Charging Station comes in white or black.

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Belkin Travel RockStar

Belkin’s Travel RockStar ($60) is a battery pack + surge-protected charger. Designed to be a go-to option for travelers, Travel RockStar packs a 3000 mAh USB battery into its blocky frame. Two three-prong surge-protected outlets are included, in addition to a 2A USB output port. A battery meter is located near the USB port. Foldable wall prongs keep the accessory more compact, though no cables are included. Belkin offers a $75,000 connected equipment warranty for “properly connected” devices plugged in to Travel RockStar.

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Spyder PowerShadow Dock

One of the more interesting features of Spyder’s PowerShadow Battery Case for iPhone 6/6s Plus is the company’s PowerShadow Dock ($50) companion accessory. While most battery cases will provide a micro USB port for charging your battery case and iPhone, Spyder has taken this a step farther by building a docking system into its battery case so that you can easily recharge your iPhone and battery case together just by dropping it into a dock on your desk or nightstand.

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Just Mobile AluPlug

Just Mobile’s AluPlug is a two-port USB wall charger that the company calls a “luxury” USB wall charger. That “luxury” comes from Just Mobile’s typical aluminum finishing, which makes up the majority of the plug. AluPlug supports 2.4A charging, so it can charge an iPad at full speed.

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Satechi Aluminum Power Strip

Satechi’s new Aluminum Power Strip ($40) is worth a look as a charging base for both Mac and iOS users. As its name reveals, the power strip is made mostly of aluminum, which makes it a bit nicer to look at than most power strips. Four surge-protected AC power outlets are on top, while the side of the strip includes four 2.4A USB ports for charging. It’s worth noting that the total output is 6A, which means you’ll only be able to charge up to two iPads at full speed at once.

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IK Multimedia iRig PowerBridge

IK Multimedia’s new iRig PowerBridge ($70) is a new accessory that solves an issue we’ve had with IK’s Lightning-connected studio accessories for a while — the problem of powering your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch while using them. Devices such as the iRig PADS, iRig KEYS, and iRig Mic HD connect to the Lightning port, so you can’t normally connect your iOS device to power at the same time. While this is fine for casual use, it can be a problem for anybody looking for a serious studio session.

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