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This incredibly useful 5-port USB charging station is on sale for $17 – CNET

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Charge five things at once (including one using Quick Charge and one using USB-C) with this cute little desktop USB hub.


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So many things to charge, so few easily accessible USB ports with which to charge them. Looking around my own desk, I’m counting not only my phone (natch), but also a smartwatch, a drone battery, a VR headset and two different pairs of wireless headphones. Granted, I have more tech gear than most folks, but you get the idea. Everything these days needs USB power.

Quick, affordable fix: For a limited time, and while supplies last, the Xcentz 5-Port Desktop USB Charging Station drops to $16.99 with promo code IUL6RYJV. That’s $7 off the regular price.

This little black-with-gold-trim cube measures 2.5 by 2.5 inches and looks kind of adorable, if you ask me. It provides five upwardly facing power ports: three Type-A USB, one Quick Charge 3.0 and one USB-C. The Quick Charge port promises accelerated charging for phones and other devices that support it.

Best of all, the cube plugs directly into a wall outlet using an included AC power cord. At this price I half expected it to be one of those bring-your-own-wall-adapter deals.

Amazon is home to approximately 8.2 million USB hubs, but this one is compact and cute and equipped with USB-C. Plus, it’s only $17, which makes it a win in my book.

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