Back to School 2016 Buying Guide: Top 10 Chargers

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You may be heading back to college in just a few weeks, or even high school. Even if you aren’t headed back to school, you’ll still want to check out this list of chargers that we’ve put together here. There are some great Quick Charge chargers here, as well as some desktop hubs and so much more. Something that everyone with multiple devices will want to have.

Photive 60 Watt 6-Port USB Desktop Charger



Now this desktop charger is coming to us from Photive and it’s a 6-port charger. This means that you’ll have enough room to charge all of your gadgets. This includes things like smartphones, tablets, smartwatches, fitness trackers, and even your Macbook or Chromebook Pixel, which charge over USB Type-C connections. It’s also one of the cheaper desktop charging hubs around right now.

Buy the Photive 60 Watt 6-Port USB Desktop Charging Hub

Anker 60W 10-Port USB Charger PowerPort 10



If 6 ports aren’t enough, Anker has you covered here with a 10-port desktop charging hub. It’s still a 60W hub, which means the more gadgets you have plugged in, the slower they will charge, unfortunately. There’s no Quick Charge functionality here, so you’re just stuck with 2.4A per port, or 12A overall with the Anker PowerPort 10 here. Definitely a great hub to pick up if you have a lot of things to charge each and every day.

Buy the Anker PowerPort 10


AUKEY Quick Charge 3.0 Turbo Wall Charger


Those of you that own a Quick Charge 3.0, or even a Quick Charge 2.0 device, will absolutely love this charger. It’s certified by Qualcomm for Quick Charge 3.0, which can charge your phone up to 80% in about 35 minutes. Which is pretty spectacular. In addition to that, Quick Charge 3.0 is backwards compatible so it’ll work with other gadgets that don’t use Quick Charge 3.0.


Buy the AUKEY Quick Charge 3.0 Turbo Wall Charger

AUKEY Quick Charge 3.0 Car Charger



This isn’t just a Quick Charge 3.0 car charger, as it does also have a USB Type-C port. Allowing you to plug in your Macbook, Chromebook Pixel, LG G5, HTC 10, Nexus 6P or any other USB Type-C device. The USB Type-C port is not Quick Charge 3.0 certified, but it does output at 3A, which should still be plenty fast for most people out there.

Buy the AUKEY Quick Charge 3.0 Car Charger

iXCC 4-Port USB Car Charger



Cars typically only have one or two outlets, so it’s important to get the most out of that outlet, and that’s exactly what you’ll get with the iXCC 4-Port USB Car Charger. This has four ports, enough to charge up everyone’s smartphone while they are in the car. We’re looking at 9.6A of output for all four ports as a whole here.

Buy the iXCC 4-Port USB Car Charger


Anker 24W Dual USB Wall Charger


This isn’t a Quick Charge wall charger here, but just a good old dual-USB car charger. Meaning you can plug your tablet and smartphone into the same outlet, and use the other outlet for something else, like your laptop. Seeing as dorms and apartments typically don’t have many outlets anyways. This Anker wall charger has 2.4A of output per port, making for a pretty great experience in charging your smartphones quickly.

Buy the Anker 24W Dual USB Wall Charger

ChargeHub Round – 7 Port USB Universal Charging Station


This is probably the most interesting charger on this list. The ChargeHub Round is a round hub, as you might have guessed from the name, and it has 7 USB ports on it. It’s great because it’ll look amazing on your desk, and also chargers won’t be getting in the way of each other. Not to mention, you have plenty of USB ports here to charge up everything.

Buy the ChargeHub Round

RAVPower 24W Dual-USB Wall Charger


Here’s another dual-USB wall charger, and this one also does 2.4A per port. This one is great for traveling because, not only is it small, but it’s also foldable. So it can fold up even smaller, and the prongs will be safe and secure, so it won’t get damaged while traveling. Always important, and a great charger to carry in your backpack.

Buy the RAVPower 24W Dual-USB Wall Charger

Anker Quick Charge 3.0 Dual-USB Wall Charger


Anker has another Quick Charge 3.0 offering here, and this is a dual-USB wall charger. Meaning you can plug in two devices at the same time and get some mighty quick charging happening here. If you’re worried about your phone, tablet or smartwatch overcharging here with this charger, don’t be. There are plenty of safety mechanisms included in this Anker wall charger to keep that from happening.

Buy the Anker Quick Charge 3.0 Dual-USB Wall Charger

ISelector Desktop Charging Hub


What sets this desktop charging hub apart from the others on this list, is the fact that it has actual outlets as well as USB ports. So you can have power right there on your desk. Great for plugging something in quickly, and not having to worry about messing up your cable management. There are five USB ports here, which can do 2.4A or 8A total.

Buy the ISelector Desktop Charging Hub