I had the opportunity to try out the Cargis 6-Port Power Hub. I was very impressed with the hub and its performance.
The Charging “Mess”
We are an Apple household of five and seem to have cords running everywhere. With so many iPhones and iPads plugged in throughout the house, it is easy to have a cord pulled out here, lost there, misplaced here. This is especially true since we have an active household and half of us are kids (no offense, kids). With that level of activity and iDevices coming and going, charging all of them becomes a hassle.
Unless one adds a power strip, the devices are plugged into different outlets because each device comes with its original white Apple adapter. Add to that that those adapters do not always “play well” with other adapters (especially on power strips), and you add to the mess.
The “16 Percent” Dilemma
In the past, we have obtained hubs that say that they charge, but it is like having the charge of one adapter and for every device added to the hub, the charge is distributed. In other words, if you had six devices, they would only get 16% of the charge. That really isn’t functional for our purposes. What do I gain if I have to leave them plugged in 6x longer. Or, what do I gain if I have to unplug the other five devices in order to get a full charge on the first one?
Ok, now that we have set the stage, enter Cargis 6-Port Power Hub. To be honest, the only two requirements I had were that it cleaned up the “charging mess” and that it actually worked.
Fortunately, Cargis meets both of these requirements. This hub fully charges my devices and it does it in a clean manner that even looks good on my desk. It even looks good enough to have out when guests come over to the house or studio!
Not Just for Apple
Even though I use the example of Apple devices, this hub is not limited by only Apple products. It is an easy example because we can visualize the adapter (also shown in the video, above). However, anything that has a USB port can be charged in this hub. Even if you have six Apple devices, you are likely to have just as many non-Apple devices that need charging. (Maybe that is an opportunity to get more than one Cargis Hub!)
The Cargis hub is sleek enough that it plays well with charging stations. If you have one of those fancy wood drawer charging stations, this hub will fit inside it, creating an even “cleaner” look and hiding the cables and cords from view.
To be honest, I didn’t find anything wrong with the Cargis hub and I didn’t find anything negative to report. Granted, my requirements were limited to only two requirements, so that was a short list. If I were forced to declare a negative, I would say that the title of the product on Amazon is too long. It takes awhile to figure out if you have the right product because the title reads more like a description. But, is that really a negative? Not if you are evaluating the functional aspect of the power hub.
In conclusion, I am as happy with this hub as when I first opened it and realized it was the solution to my charging mess and 16% issue. Also, for the price, one can’t really go wrong.