Mugenter 3 Port USB Travel Charger
Today, some manufacturers are selling smartphones without a charger in the box, and without namedropping too much, Wileyfox is one of them. This might seem like a crazy idea – how are you going to charge your new ‘phone? But of course most people already have at least one compatible charger and some people (ahem) have a house full of chargers, and when we buy a new device we often simply use the old charger and lead!
I also frequently travel between the United Kingdom and the United States of America, and have you seen the necessary adapter to make UK charger adapters work in the United States of America? It makes an already large UK power adapter even bigger! The more prongs a power adapter has, the greater the likelihood it will either be damaged, or will damage something else, when tossed around by airline baggage handlers. I also travel with smartwatches, smartphones, tablets, eReaders, wireless headphones, and a battery recharger, that all want power.
For all of these reasons, I absolutely love products such as the Mugenter 3 Port USB Travel Charger. You see, for a multi-USB travel adapter, I have simple requirements. It needs to be portable and this means keeping the prongs away from other luggage. It needs to not have a LED bright enough to confuse passing airline pilots. And it needs to deliver plenty of current. The Mugenter ticks all three boxes, as there is an endcap that keeps the prongs safey tucked away when in your baggage. As a bonus, the unit is small enough to fit into the tiny little airline seat power adapters without banging the back of my leg – although there is the risk of losing the end cap!
In terms of specification, the Mugenter 3 Port USB Travel Charger can deliver a maximum of 3.4A of current spread across the different USB ports. The USB standard requires a device to communicate with the charger and it will draw from it the maximum that it is able to. Most modern smartphones will take 2A or more, whereas products like eReaders or smartwatches may only take half this. With one device plugged in, it can receive up to 2.4A of current, which for a compatible device means it can recharge much quicker than your straightforward 1A USB charger adapter. This is not a quick charger in the official sense, but if you arrive at a hotel and have time for a quick shower before heading down to meet clients, plugging in just your ‘phone gives it a respectable charge rate. This is especially true of something with a USB Type-C port, such as the LG Google Nexus 5X or Wileyfox Swift 2. With two compatible devices, each can receive up to 1.7A of current, and with three devices in, this means a little over 1.1A each way. And last but by no means least, there is no LED showing it has power: brilliant!
To summarise, I really like the Mugenter 3 Port USB Travel Charger. It’s a simple product that fits my needs very well, and it’s currently available on Amazon for $12. If you are interested in the charger, hit up the link below and if you order before July 31, use this code for a 20% off discount: