Charging your devices gets increasingly difficult once you get more and more devices, and that made me looking for an all-in-one solution. Together with a lot of similar products I found the Aukey 10-Port Charger on Amazon, making me want to check it out for you guys to see whether you should or shouldn’t buy it. Today I’ll give you my final verdict after having thoroughly tested the charger for a few weeks.
Disclaimer: Although Aukey did provide me (Jeffrey) with the USB charger, they had no influence on the editorial outcome of the review. The charger has been tested for about 2 months / about 8 weeks together with multiple devices to charge.
- Input: AC 100-240V
- Output (green): 5V/2.4A
- Output (orange): Quick Charge 3.0 (3.6-6.5V/3A 6.5V-9V/2A 9V-12V/1.5A)
- Max output: 70W
- Weight: 296 grams
- Dimensions: 16,8 x 7,8 x 2,7cm
Build quality is one of the points where the charger shines; when I first took the charger out of the box it immediately felt like one solid piece of plastic. The top and sides are made of one piece, with the bottom piece being the part that can be removed from the charger if you’d ever need it to. This adds a lot of strength, on top of that it feels like they used a thick piece of plastic to make it even sturdier.
The plastic used for the charger fortunately enough is a matte black plastic, so there are no fingerprints to be found on the charger. There’s something to take into account though, because as this is plastic, it is pretty easy to scratch it. When I was using the charger I once noticed that after I took out the USB cable I had dragged the cable over the top plate leaving a small scratch.
It’s a charger; a charger is more of a functional piece of tech than a designer piece of technology. The charger is made to look like what it does, and that is to charge your devices. The black slab of plastic used for the charger is fortunately enough a matte kind of plastic. This makes for a more pleasant experience as it isn’t such a fingerprint magnet as other charger on the market are.
The USB ports do have a color inside of them to make it all a bit less boring. Green is for the AiPower, and orange is for the Quick Charge ports. One thing Aukey also did it give you the option to plug rubber particles in the USB ports colored to the USB port underneath it. In the end this does make it look a bit less boring, but overall it still looks as functional as it did before.
This is a point where I needed to collect all my devices and start charging them, though what should I say here? I’ve used the charger for my OnePlus One, 3, 3T, Jabra Solemate and my Jabra Move headphones.
Let’s start off with the heat created by the Aukey Charger, as this is one of the issues I had before with the Orico Desktop Charger. And to be honest, I expected the charger to get hotter than it did. Even while using the charger with all above mentioned devices it didn’t heat up that much that I’d be able to burn my hands with it while touching it. I can’t measure exact temperatures, but what I usually do to test whether it gets too hot or not is holding my hands on top of the charger for at least half a minute at different times during the charging process. If I can’t do that, it’s too hot, but the Aukey Charger was “cold” enough to keep my hands on it for a stretched time.
At last let’s talk about the actual performance of the charger, with 8 AiPower and 2 Quick Charge 3.0 ports. Unfortunately I still don’t have any QC enabled devices to test this with, but those who do have QC devices will be able to enjoy this functionality for their phone. The other eight ports on the charger use the “standard” max output of USB A, 5V/2.4A. This should be able to pretty fast charge all your devices, and that’s exactly what it did for every device. Whilst it doesn’t support Quick Charge (Dash Charge) for the OnePlus 3 or 3T, it did charge them just as fast as any standard charger with a 2.4A output.
Let’s get to the final part; my verdict on whether this device is worth buying. My answer in one word is: YES. But to fully answer the question whether you should or shouldn’t buy it, let’s go over a few things.
The charger is pretty big, and that may be the biggest downside for some, though you do need to take into account how much space 10 separate chargers would take up. It may look quite boring as well, this all comes down to preferences, and there’s a white version available as well for those disliking the black version.
The upside of the charger is the great build quality, the amount of ports, and the heat the device created; or better, the lack thereof. Furthermore the device rocks a high max output of 70W, making this device able to charge more than enough devices at once.
In the end you get a stellar charger for just £33, especially when taking into account all the details I mentioned before.