ALLDOCK Universal Charger – by AllDock
The AllDock universal charger is a simple, versatile solution to a problem that many of us with multiple devices in our how have – how do we charge everything without having multiple cords, in multiple places. The AllDock I tested would charge up to six devices at a time, using USB charging – that meant I could charge 1 – 2 iPads, two smart phones and still have more space left for items like my Bluetooth headphones, iPod Touch or my USB camera. Wow! In my #connectedhome I have a lot of devices! Imagine if you were able to put away all of those extra surge protectors and get rid of the cable clutter in your kitchen – with the All Dock I was able to do so! The All-Dock features a 2,400 mA output which means that you can charge a drained iPhone from dead to almost full capacity in about an hour! The manufacturer of All-Dock does suggest using cables from the original item manufacturer as they are designed to handle the amount of charge your item gets in a specific point in time. The AllDock comes in a variety of sizes ranging from medium (4 devices) to large (six devices) and a variety of trim levels which include black or white plastic, bamboo or walnut. The inside of each charger is the same, minus the number of ports. The charger is compatible with nearly all devices and is made in the United States using German designer Dittrich Design. Inside the AllDock is a box which you can use to plug in your USB charging cables – and although it doesn’t come with any cables in the box, I have a lot from my various devices. The top “grate” of the AllDock allows you to connect the cables, snake them through the top and begin using it – or in my case I left the grate off due to the size of the cases on my devices.
This stylish charger fit most of my items – although I did take the grate part out as I like to use protective cases on my devices that they wouldn’t sit up properly when I used it with the grate. For smaller devices like my smartphone, I was able to use the grate to help keep things upright. You can either stand your device upright or lay it on it’s side when using the charger. One of the things I liked about it was that you could put the cords in underneath the grate and once they were threaded up through, you didn’t need to worry about finding them again. It looks nice on my counter even when it is loaded up with items to charge and definitely means that I don’t have to use multiple outlets to charge my items. I love that it holds all of my cords and I just pick the proper cord to plug in and we are ready to charge, in moments. There is no sound when charging, unlike another multi-device charger that I used, it simply operates, silently on my kitchen counter. When not in use, it uses minimal to no electricity.
In terms of enhancements, I’d like to see the ability to move the grates to a more narrow or wider stance with adaptability to compensate for those who may have wider cases on their devices, or perhaps for someone who doesn’t use a case at all. I’d also like to see a way to label which cord comes up where – right now if I do use the grate, it’s a bit hit or miss to find the correct cable to come up the correct spot. I’d also like to see cords included with the charger, perhaps the consumer could say that they wanted a pack of micro-USB and a few Lightening cables so once you go thte box it would be all ready to go. They are currently available, just as an add-on. All-Dock is planning a wireless version of this charger in the future.
Simple, easy, versatile charger for your devices that makes running out of power go from an “Oh No” to an “It’s okay – It will be ready in an hour!” When people come to my house and complain that their devices are low on charge – I’ve got a charger for that. My devices charge fast and I know when I put them on they will be ready for use soon. There are lots of ports, so I never have to worry – well if I charge my smartphone then I won’t be able to charge my iPad or vice versa. Easy to use multi-device charger that never makes you choose what device to charge! It cleans up the clutter on the kitchen counter and makes it much more easy to find the right cord for charging. This solves the modern day problem of – how can I charge my device, by providing a simple solution.
NOTE: A product was supplied by the company for review purposes, no other form of compensation was received, all opinions stated in the review are those of the author and have been offered honestly.
Specifications AS TESTED
- 6xUSB Charger Input: AC 110V-240V 50-60Hz1.5A.
- Single output: DC Max 5V/2A. Total output: DC Max 5V/8A. 6xUSB Charger Input: AC 110V-240V 50-60Hz1.5A.
- Single output: DC Max 5V/2A. Total output: DC Max 5V/12A.
- RRP as tested $119 USD and is available from a variety of retailers including All Dock, Amazon, Shopify (AU)