Sunday, April 26, 2015

Atrico Multi Port Rapid Smart Charge USB Tower Review

We charge our phones in a central area of our house, the kitchen.  This area is also the counter "catch all" where we put important bills that are due, coupons that will expire soon, my husband's keys and wallet, mail, spare items that get added randomly and much more.  We do not have much counter space as it is, the kitchen is fairly small, and we do not need to clutter the counter top with more items, such as cords.  I was happy to be sent an item that has made things a bit easier on charging our devices.  We do not have a home phone, so we both use our cell phones a lot.  It seems most all gadgets use USB ports to charge and so having a multi-port charging tower is very helpful.  That counter top is also where we have to store our Kitchen Aid mixer which is big and wonderful, but is a pain to unplug when needing an outlet.  With only 2 outlets on that wall, normally our cell phone chargers took up both outlets daily.  The Atrico Charger (or any other multi usb changing port) comes in handy.

Atrico Smart Charge Tower  eliminates the need for excessive charging outlets.  I like how it is a fairly attractive little unit and small in footprint.   like that the material of the unit does not feel cheap and it feels like it will last.  The small charger is safe on our countertop and does not scratch it due to the strip of rubber built into the base that also improves stability.  Now I will note, that it does not make everything cord free.  You still need cords to connect the device to your camera, Apple devices, tablets, or cell phone.  It is not wireless.  Currently we have regular length usb cords, but I would suggest finding a couple of 6 or 12 inch usb cords somewhere to use to make this as space saving as possible.

The Atrico Charge Tower has 2 Smart IC Ports for any device, 2 Smart Ports unique for Apple iOS devices and 2 Ports for cell phones.  The charger has an output of 40 Watts and 8 Amps. The device shows the active charging LED light to know when it is in use.  I like how portable it is, at only 4 inches tall.  We have not taken it with us on a trip yet but this is something that will be beneficial since not all hotels have a usb port (I have seen some lamps have a usb port built into the base).

I like this unit a lot, the improvement that would make this even better would be for it to include short usb cables with it or, even better, be a wireless usb charging device for 6 gadgets. :)

The Atrico Rapid Charge Tower comes with a 1 Year Limited Warranty.

It is available on Amazon: Atrico Smart Charge Tower

*I received a charger for review, all opinions are my own.

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