I’ve been travelling the past two weeks. And, as you’d expect of a geek like me I had some devices that I needed to charge. My iPad (because who reads paper books?), my smart phone and my iPod. Of course that means you’ve got to pack your charge with you. In Apple’s ideal world, that means you grab their overpriced charger and take it with you, risking to ruin a $40 piece of plastic on a camping trip.
But I came prepared, because I had bought an universal charger some time ago. I don’t really remember what I paid for it. If I had to guess, somewhere under fifteen dollars.
The charger I bought, is a charger by Aukey that’s pretty neat. It comes with four USB ports: two for “regular” charging, for devices like your smart phone, the iPods of this world or other less demanding devices. Two other of the ports are “high powered” ports, which makes them suitable for charging the iPad – or charging other devices significantly faster, if that’s how you roll.
I was going to drop a promotional link in this post, but apparently the charger I bought isn’t available anymore. Aukey has upgraded his offering, and you can now buy a charger with five ports. Exciting, I know.
If you’re looking for a charger for your Apple, Android- or other device, take a look at the charger (depicted below). It’ll cover all the needs of your power hungry devices – if you bring the right cables, of course – and it’s quite cheap. They’re now running a promotion where you can buy one for $10
Does that sound like something you’re interested in? Then don’t hesitate and pick up one of them – or, go crazy and buy two of them so you don’t have to fight with your significant other over where your Apple charger went.