As the number of devices in our household continues to grow- it has become a challenge to find places to charge all of our family's devices, and corral all of the cords! With 6 kids I decided that I wanted each family member to have their own charging station which will help each of us to get organized at the start and end of each day. So here is a round up of the best charging stations we are using in our own home-plus a few other ones that I love- to help you keep your devices charged and hide all of that cord clutter!
The Best Charging Stations- Our Top Picks!
|Best 3-Port Charger (for iPhone, Watch, Airpods)
|Best 4-Port Charging Station
|Best 5-Port Charging Station
|Best 6-Port Charging Station
|Best Non-Slot Style Charging Station
|Best 1-Port Wireless Charging Stand
|Best Wireless 1-Port Charging Pad
What Type of Charging Station Do You Need?
What it really comes down to is:
- What do you need to charge?
- How many devices do you own
- Where do you like to charge them?
In my case, I keep a charging station at my desk (I love my bamboo charging station shown above!) to charge my iPad, my AirPods, and my credit card swiper. I specifically chose a charging station that would allow me to see my iPad as it charged (vs. a slot-style charging station).
Next to my bed, I keep a wireless charging stand so I can charge my phone, which also serves as my alarm clock.
The number of devices you intend to charge in a location should determine the number of ports you need in a charging station. But don't forget to future-proof… you never know what new device is around the corner that will be the next thing you'll want to own!
What Features Should You Look For In a Charging Station?
The key things to consider as you are comparing charging stations are:
- How large is the footprint of the charging station? Will it fit nicely into the space you have?
- Is there enough room inside of the station to contain all of the cord clutter as well as a multi-port charger?
- And of course- you want it to be aesthetically pleasing to the eye!
Here are the Best Multi-Device Charging Stations:
Here are some of the charging stations we use in our own home, plus a few others that I love!
Top Pick: BoxThink Charging Station
If you are looking for a charging station for your bedside table to charge your Apple phone, smartwatch, and wireless airpods- this one is perfect! Made from natural bamboo- this unit has built-in connectors for all three devices as well as a power cord to plug the base into a wall. (7.9 x 2.3 x 3.1 inches)
Top Pick: Jewelry-Box Style Charging Station
I love the beautiful sleek design of this white wood charging station with room for 4 devices. The compartment in the back opens easily to get all of your wires and cords set up (I suggest using a multi-port charger so you only have one cord to plug into the wall.)
The drawer is handy for storage of small items. (12″W x 6″H x 12″D)
Top Pick: MobileWatch Black Leather Charging Station
With space to hold up to 5 devices plus an included extension to charge an Apple watch, this charging station looks sharp and organized. It has a deep base that is wide enough to hold a 6-port charger and is constructed of faux leather with contrast stitching. (7.8 x 10 x 8.2 inches)
Top Pick: Hercules Tuff 6-port Charging Station
This unique charging station has slot dividers that glow while your device is charging- and when they stop glowing they are fully charged!
The station comes with six 8″ charging cables that keep everything neat and organized. (I believe the company will work with you to switch out the cables to match your devices). (7.2 x 5 x 1.2 inches)
Top Pick: Bamboo Charging Station
I like this bamboo wood charging station for its clean lines and separate compartments for each device that allow me to see and use the devices while they charge.
Inside of the box I use a 6-port charger and hide all of the device cords underneath- leaving one power cord to plug into the wall outlet. (11 3/4″W x 6 3/4″D x 4 1/4″H)
Top Pick: Anker PowerWave Wireless Charging Stand
Charge your phone through its protective case and without plugging it in using this charging stand . Anker's exclusive WaveBoost technology uses advanced components and a state-of-the-art cooling system to charge up to 30% faster than other wireless chargers. Can charge in landscape or portrait mode. (3.23 x 2.68 x 4.65 in)
Top Pick: Anker Wireless Charging Pad
It is as simple as resting your phone on the top of the wireless charging pad . It will charge through your phone case up to 10% faster than a standard charger. An LED light indicates that the device is charging. Simple and sleek. (3.9 x 0.4 x 3.9″)
Best Multi-Port Charger for the Inside of These Charging Stations:
So the key to containing all of the cord clutter, is to have one unit inside of the charging station that is your power supply. All of your devices plug into that power supply, and only one cord snakes out of the back of your station and into the wall!
Top Pick: RAVPower 6-Port Charger
This multi-port charger simultaneously charges six phones, tablets, or a combination of both. Safety protections prevent your devices from overcharging, overheating, or short-circuiting. It comes with a 5-foot detachable power cord. (6 x 4.9 x 1.5 in)
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I hope that you found this post to be very helpful as you consider your options. Please leave a comment if you have any questions!