Preview: Aviiq Portable Charging Station


Though Aviiq’s new Portable Charging Station ($80) isn’t strictly an iPod/iPhone charging solution, it may be of some interest to users looking for a convenient combination of power and carrying features at a reasonable price. The idea: you get a zippered carrying case with a wall charger and USB charging hub inside, each designed as a black plastic rectangular box with cabling that unfurls from one side. You have plenty of cable to unwind from the wall charger, which obviously gets connected to an outlet and the USB charging hub; at that point, you can connect up to three USB devices at once for charging. Alternately, you can use the USB hub as a four-port hub with a computer by pulling a retracting full-sized USB plug and cable from its back; all four of its female ports can then be used for powered syncing. Aviiq bills the Portable Charging Station as iPad, iPhone, and iPod-compatible, but the case’s size and total output of three Amps suggest that it’s really best-suited to recharging an iPod, an iPhone, and an accessory such as a Bluetooth headset with their own self-supplied cables.

Preview: Aviiq Portable Charging Station

Preview: Aviiq Portable Charging Station

Preview: Aviiq Portable Charging Station

Preview: Aviiq Portable Charging Station

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Company: Aviiq


Model: Portable Charging Station

Price: $80

Compatible: iPods, iPhones, iPads*

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Jeremy Horwitz

Jeremy Horwitz was the Editor-in-Chief at iLounge. He has written over 5,000 articles and reviews for the website and is one of the most respected members of the Apple media. Horwitz has been following Apple since the release of the original iPod in 2001. He was one of the first reviewers to receive a pre-release unit of the device, and his review helped put iLounge on the map as a go-to source for Apple news.