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Anker, a brand we’ve covered in the past recently, released a 10-port charging hub that also supports data transfer.
That means you can connect all of your flash drives, webcam, and other tech accessories to your computer at once while only taking up one of its USB ports.
That’s especially useful for laptop users who typically only have one or two to begin with.
As you’d expect, these are USB 3.0 ports, so the transfer speeds should be very fast as long as your accessories support it. If you’re using this hub mostly as a way to change your devices, it supports 1.5 amps of power to each port, with the 10th specifically calibrated for fast charging.
One potential caveat is that to supply all of this power and support multiple data transfers, this hub needs to be plugged into an outlet in addition to your computer. If you only care about setting up a charging station, you’ll only need to plug it into power.
That aside, this is a pretty solid solution for people who use a lot of tech accessories on a daily basis and need an easy way to keep all of their devices charged.
Better yet, you can save $10 right now by buying it as one of Amazon’s Warehouse Deals, which makes it an even easier investment to make. As someone who has relies on a charging hub at work and has used a multi-port dock at home for years, I couldn’t imagine working without something like this around me.
Ten USB ports might seem like overkill, but you’d be surprised how quickly they get filled, especially since you won’t be limited by tech accessories that only need to be charged.
Once you start using it to sync your phone and tablet, charge your Bluetooth headphones, and connect a couple of external hard drives to your computer without making a huge mess, you’ll be happy you made the investment.
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