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An excellent alternative to multiple plugs
on 23 July 2013
I have an Android phone, an iPad, a Kindle and a cordless toothbrush and all need a separate USB cable to charge with. This devices immediately gets rid of 3 plugs for you - I've tested it at full load using the 4 devices above and all have charged at the same time.
However I dropped 1 star because the USB opening is surrounded by clear plastic and when plugged in this shines (glow is too much of an understatement!) a bright blue colour - given that most of these devices are plugged into the wall by people's beds, why do manufacturers insist on putting in ultra-bright LEDs to keep you awake all night?! I bought 4 of these units, experimented on one (to find where the LEDs were and to see if the charger still worked if you broke the LEDs, and it worked afterwards) and found that if you drill a 3mm hole between 1/2 and 3/4 slots on the side with the label, you can put a jewellers screwdriver through, and with the palm of your hand drive the screwdriver in to break off the LEDs!! The unit continues to work without the LEDs, and you don't wake up in the middle of the night thinking aliens are abducting you!!
EDIT: By the end of December 2013 the last of the 4 units I'd bought had failed. Not sure if it was because of the LED mod or just poor quality product, but one by one they all just stopped charging. Seems to be a common fault with multiple-USB port plugin chargers, as others I've had (2 and 4) have all stopped working within a few months.