These days, portable chargers are an absolute necessity for travel. Unless you’re willing to put up with a mass of wires and a cavalcade of separate charging devices for all of your gadgets, that is. The iSurge Travel Charging Station, however, takes it up a notch by offering an unusually high number of power outputs.
Made by Energizer, the block of plastic plugs directly into a wall outlet and spreads out the power across six ports. Even if you’re traveling with a stash of electronics, you can literally juice them all at the same time with just one open wall outlet and this thing in tow.
The iSurge Travel Charging Station has three standard AC outlets with built-in surge protection (so you can plug in your laptop), two USB ports (with 2.1-amp outputs) and a 30-pin dock on top for your iDevice. The prongs around the back can rotate up to 180 degrees, allowing you to reconfigure it to fit whatever socket is available. To top it all off, a nightlight is integrated at the bottom, just in case that cheap room you booked in the middle of nowhere doesn’t give you one.
Seriously, this is one well-serviced travel charger. And it’s reasonably compact, as well, likely making for no problem when squeezing into your Truco Luggage Set. The only thing it’s missing is a charging slot for AAs, but even without it, the set should be plenty useful.
If you’re in the market for a travel charger after leaving the last five you bought in hotel rooms across the country, the Energizer iSurge should make for a nice purchase. At least, until you accidentally leave it while hurrying to make your flight home. It hits stores in October, priced at $60.