Sometimes all you want is something simple that does one thing and does it well. So when it comes to charging up a smartphone or tablet or any number of USB power inputting devices, simple is best. But simple doesn’t mean you have to put up with things when patience is lacking. That’s why the ChargeHub X7 USB Supercharger is sitting on your desk or night table or wherever. Because it knows what to do with these devices — up to 7 of them at the same time too
The X7 is safe to use so lets get that out of the way first because safety is important. It’s UL/cUL Listed, has been tested to comply with FCC Standard Part 15, Energy Level VI Efficiency and is RoHS Compliant for optimum quality, safety and durability. Again what all that means is that it’s safe to use, and that its 48 watts of power can do the job without being bothered by any inconsistencies.
Now what the job entails is letting you plug in up to 7 devices so they can all share in getting a recharge simultaneously. The X7 sits where you put it and is plugged into a wall outlet, so yes it’s portable in that you can take it to other place with or without the optional charging carry case (or use it in a car with the proper adapters), but no it’s not waterproof or designed to be used on the trail.
There’s two things added just for show — make that as a way to make it visually more appealing. The first is that the top has a clear lens where an insert can be placed. Software for doing this is included. There’s also more than just the blue glow showing that the X7 has power: the underside puts out its own glow which is intensity adjustable.
The ChargeHub X7 USB Supercharger helps to keep all your cables in one place so the frustration of looking for them can be eliminated. That alone could be worth it’s $59.99 retail cost, but obviously it’s the charging that it does that makes for the value in having it.