A USB power strip is important in modern life. Now that we all have so many more devices, from computers and kindles to smartphones and tablets, that need charging on a regular basis, the number of charging points in the average home is simply not enough to keep up with demand. Hence a USB power strip.
Today, we’re going to look at the BESTEK USB Power Strip and how it may be able to help you.
Costing just $49.99 and boasting 8 AC outlets and 6 USB ports, the BESTEK USB Power Strip is an extremely affordable model, which should well be able to meet all of your needs.
One of the best things about this particular power strip is that, unlike many similar models on the market, it is very well designed. Although it features 8 outlets and 6 USB charging ports, there is plenty of room to accommodate larger and unusually shaped plugs. The extra room comes from the large space between the outlets. In fact, there are only two outlets on each side with USB ports based on two strips between outlet spaces. Whether you’re dealing with compact iPhone chargers or larger camera charging plugs, you should have no problem fitting everything in.
Smart USB Ports
So many of our devices can be charged with USB ports rather than traditional plugs right now. The BESTEK USB Power Strip takes this into account by providing six USB ports for your convenience. Each one of these USB ports features intelligent technology that is able to detect the safest maximum charging speed. This means your devices can be charged at optimum speed—no more waiting around for your phone to charge before you can head out.
Not only that but every USB charging port has it’s own light, which lights up green when you have a device plugged in, so you can see at a glance exactly which device you are charging at any given moment.
As if 8 AC outlets and 6 USB charging points were not enough, this smart little power strip also incorporates a wireless smartphone charging station. The charging station is located on top of the device. Providing you own a smartphone that can be charged wirelessly, all you need to do is place it on top of the power strip. It will charge via the power strip without the need for any wires at all. This isn’t as fast as wired charging in most cases, but it’s a great option to have for those times when every outlet and port is required, but you still need to charge your phone up.
It’s Qi standard, so you can charge a lot of devices using inductive charging. Oh and since this kind of charging can take place up to 4cm away, you can pick up your phone for a quick look and it should keep charging as long as you stay close to the power strip, too.
If you’re worried about space or having a power strip that cramps your home’s style, the BESTEK USB Power Strip is a great choice. Standing at a mere 5.7 inches tall, it’s extremely compact which means it can be used in the smaller of spaces. Plus, it easily blends into its surroundings, whether they be the home, your office or a school. Due to its small size, it’s a really good option for kids who are heading off to college and need a smart solution for charging their devices.
Okay, so power strips aren’t exactly the most beautiful addition to any home, but they don’t have to be ugly either. As far as these things go, the BESTEK USB Power Strip is pretty stylish. It can be purchased in a choice of three colors: blue, black, or white, to match your decor. Its simple minimalist design is not unpleasant on the eye.
The BESTEK USB Power Strip features a sizable 6-foot long power cord, which means it works great near an existing power outlet or across the room. So go ahead and use your devices while they’re charging, even if you’re sitting on the couch.
One of the most important considerations when you’re buying any power strip is whether it will protect your devices should there be a sudden surge of power during a storm or outage. The BESTEK USB Power Strip has you covered on that score. It features up to 1500 Joules of surge protection, which should be more than enough to keep your devices safe. It also features handy status lights that give you peace of mind knowing that all of your plugged in devices are grounded and safe from sudden surges of electricity.
With so many devices being used so often, it’s easy to use a lot of power. Many power strips only have the one off switch, which means that you can waste an awful lot of energy powering up outlets and devices that are not being used/do not need to be charged. The BESTEK USB Power Strip is different in that it features two switches, so you can turn off half of the unit when it’s not in use.
It also uses its own unique LED indicator lights, which are photosensitive, and therefore do not use as much power at night when they do not need to be as bright for you to see. This has the added benefit of not causing an unpleasant glare in the evenings.
If you’re looking for a keenly priced power strip that offers a decent level of surge protection, takes up very little space and offers an abundance of charging options, you could do a lot worse than to buy the BESTEK USB Power Strip, which has to be one of the best of its kind currently on the market.
Once your purchase your BESTEK USB Power Strip, you’ll want to make sure you charge your devices properly. Here’s a video from BRIGHT SIDE detailing 15 mistakes that shorten the life of your phone.