The Most Popular USB Charging Hubs

This may sound silly to some, but I, a grown man, tall 183 cm and weighing 80kg, have a flying phobia. The closest I have gotten to an airplane was for my 6th birthday when I got a remote control plane from my uncle. When I travel, bus is my main means of transport. But to be honest, a 2 hour trip on a bumpy rode can sometimes be too much of a drag.

Two years ago when Jeff Dunham visited Melbourne, (and of course, I just had to go), it took me 11 hours with a bus to get from Sidney to Melbourne. Had I forgotten to bring portable USB charging hub, it would have been like watching the parliament for 3 days non stop – my brain would have melted and I could have become a tomato.

However, this is not the only way to use this device. If you, as I often do, feel the need to always be online, anywhere and anytime, the 4G are going to eat your phone/iPad battery like a monkey eats a banana – in the blink of an eye. Going out with your friends and rising up to the challenge to show them all of your vacation photos can be futile if there is no power supply nearby. Choosing a quality USB charging hub with a portable charging device, can save you a lot of money. Headaches too! Long story short, here are my three top USB hub choices at your service:

Anker PowerPort 60W Multi-Port USB Charger

Anker PowerPort 60W Multi-Port USB Charger

Anker is one of the leading electronics design companies, with 60 Watt of power to charge your devices, great customer services and a 3 year warranty. But that is not the best part. You will also get six ports without having to fear losing the 12A of electrical current. It is compatible with nearly all of the top brands, but phones like LG G4, Nexus will not get the maximum recharge-ability like the other smartphones. Their perfect size gives you perfect portability along with the fastest charge I have gotten from a multi-port USB charger.

iClever’s 50 Watt Chargers

iClever's 50 Watt Chargers
iCleaver is one of the main competitors of Anker. I have tried my luck with them, and they satisfy my needs for functionality but their hubs do not reach the same level of performance as my favourite Anker PowerPort. They are equipped with six USB ports and provide voltage of 110-220V with a total output of 10A. Smaller than the usual USB charging hubs, these come with great mobility and are quite suitable for travelling. One of their biggest characteristic is the SmartID tech that is there to identify the types of devices that are connected to each USB port.

ORICO 40W 5-Port Charger

ORICO 40W 5-Port Charger

Orico has 5 standard USB ports, therefore it is a mediocre solution. If you are not willing to spend the needed money to get the desired functionality, then this one’s the right hub for you. It was one of my first portable USB charging hubs and it lasted around 3 months. At the time when I was using it I was pretty satisfied, but in time its performance decreased and at the end it charged with one quarter of the starting power. It has 40 WAT of total output, with speed up to 2.4A per port. It is compatible with nearly all devices but it has problem with Lumia phones and Motorola phones.


Since new technological devices are being introduced every day, the need for extra USB slots on your PC or on your charger wall is also on the rise. A couple of years ago it was not imaginable to have the need to recharge so many tech stuff, but nowadays, owning this kind of device has helped me free my PC from all the unnecessary cables and the house became a quieter place since everyone finally stopped fighting who will be the next to charge their USB.