There’s no doubt about it, our technological arrays are growing. It all started with the laptop, but then phones got smarter, so they became an essential part of our day-to-day lives, then came, well… all the rest — we’re talking tablets, kindles, smartwatches, Bluetooth headphones, Bluetooth speakers... the lot.
Don’t get me wrong, I love all my gadgets and gizmos, but they all need recharging throughout the day, and it can leave the old work desk looking more like a battlefield than a highly organized and efficient space.
With a sprawling tangle of cables, devices all over the shop, and all the other bits and bobs we might have lying around such as notepads, printers, pencils, and pens, there isn’t even enough room spare to lay a cup of Joe down to rest. It’s enough to send even the most level-headed of us completely bonkers!
Not to worry, though; there is a way out of this spiderweb of cables and clutter: multi device charging station organizers!
These things can store all your electronics in a space-friendly manner and cut down cable lengths exponentially, freeing up tons of desktop real estate, so we can think clearly, and work efficiently.
And just to be sure you get the right one, I’ve done the research and curated this list of the best 15 multi device charging stations on the market!
OUR TOP PICK
This Cosoos design is without a doubt the quick-draw cowboy of the multi device charging world. Utilizing Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 3 protocol in one of its 6 ports, it’s capable of minimizing charge times and sending your productivity through the roof.
Rated for 5A, 2.4A output, the other 5 ports are also insanely efficient, so if you’ve got a number of demanding devices on your desk, this charger is absolutely the one for you, and it’s UL certified, so it’s completely safe to use, whether you have 1 or 6 devices plugged in.
The premium-grade components and wiring protect against power surges and short-circuiting, and an integrated smart chip detects the optimal power requirement of a device to optimize efficiency and protect against overcharging.
As this charger arrives with 2 iPhone, 2 Micro USB, and 2 USB-C cables, it’s ready to charge almost any kind of handheld electronic device straight out the box, which means you can save money on aftermarket purchases.
While this is a nice touch, it is by no means my favorite aspect of this package.
What I really, really appreciate here is the slotted compartments for holding up to 5 gadgets. They free up TONS of space, as you no longer have to tessellate a million devices across your desk.
Oh, and did I mention that it also has a dedicated smartwatch stand? Well, it does!
Putting the cherry on the charger cake, this Cosoos masterpiece comes with a full 12- month warranty, just in case something goes awry, which I highly doubt because this thing is amazing!
This Hercules multi charger has a very similar design to the Cosoos station we just discussed, and hey… that’s fine by me.
It has 6 slotted compartments for keeping your devices safe and out of the way, so you don’t have to navigate a desk of flashing screens to get your work done.
Each compartment is walled by a removable width-adjustable baffle, so you can set it up to hold both thin and thick devices.
Unfortunately, it doesn’t come with a watch stand, but it does shine in many other areas. Take the LED indicator, for instance.
This neat little addition illuminates the corresponding baffle with a blue glow to let you know the charging process is active. Once the charge is complete, the LED switches off, informing you that your device is good to go.
It’s also UL, ETL, FCC, Ce, and RoH certified, so, yeah… saying that this charger is safe to use is an understatement.
There are 6 ports in total on this device, which should be enough for most anyone’s personal and professional tech array.
Each port is rated for a max output of 2.4A, which is relatively snappy if 4 devices are plugged in, but bear in mind that as a 10 amp station, once you plug a 5th and 6th device in, the output per port is reduced to 2A and 1.66A respectively.
Much like the Cosoos speed demon in my top spot, this station arrives with a 12-month warranty, so if anything goes wrong (very unlikely), the company will solve the issue for free — thanks, Hercules!
With a selection of secure slotted compartments, this Simicore station doesn’t stray too far from the Cosoos and Hercules blueprints we’ve already checked out, but this 4-port device has a more modest footprint, so it’s perfect for those with a cutthroat minimalist approach to desk management.
Yet, despite its diminutive form, it’s no less packed with awesome features.
Each port boasts a 5A output for lightning-fast charge times in time-sensitive situations, and smart charge technology automatically tailors the current to suit the connected device, guaranteeing its safety.
It also features a rubberized base that prevents capsizing, keeping all your expensive tech secure during loading and unloading — you’ll never have to worry about smashed screens again!
Arriving with 2 Lightning cables for the optimized charging of Apple goods, 1 USB-C cable, and 1 Micro USB for Android, it’s ready to charge even varied tech arrays from the get-go.
And being that the highly versatile input is rated for 100–240V, it’s usable almost anywhere in the world — hooray!
It may only have four ports, but the small form factor also makes it one of the most portable organizers on the market, so if you’re planning on taking this thing to and from work, it’s a real space-saver in the backpack or suitcase.
BEST FOR APPLE GADGETS
Here we have something a little bit different: a 3-in-1 station designed specifically for the Apple ecosystem, so if you’re team Apple through-and-through, you should absolutely check this thing out.
The 3-in-1 functionality refers to the fact it has three dedicated charging docks so you can charge your iPhone, AirPods, and smartwatch simultaneously, in as little as 3 hours no less!
What’s more, besides the power cable, this station is completely wireless. That’s right, folks… no more cables — pinch me, I think I’m dreaming!
Each dock utilizes Qi magnetic field technology to charge your devices simply by coming into contact with them. It’s efficient, it’s futuristic, and I love, love, love it.
It’s also worth noting that this charger has earned dual safety certification through innovative appointments such as a voltage controller, short-circuit prevention protocol, and ventilation holes to regulate thermals during tri-device charging sessions.
Unlike the larger slotted stations that hide your screens behind one another, this dock presents your phone to you as if it were a canvas on an easel, so you can always keep on top of admin as you work.
For many, constant visuals on their phone is critical to their job, so this is some heads-up product design from the folks over at Ciyoyo!
You can even choose the orientation, so if you prefer a widescreen, landscape display to portrait, you can make it happen.
Better yet is the magnetic backing of each dock that holds your fancy gizmos in place without the use of cumbersome baffles, ports, or clips. Simply set your device to rest, and voilà; it’s held fast.
BEST FOR WIRELESS/CABLE HYBRID
This wireless multi device charging station from Cereecoo follows the same principles as the Apple-optimized station above, but it takes things to the next level with a 4th dock, so those with more devices can get in on the Qi party.
The wireless goings-on can be found in the central (secondary) phone charging port, the integrated smartwatch stand, and the headphone platform.
In fact, the only aspect of this charging station that doesn’t utilize wireless technology is the primary phone/tablet dock, but that’s not to say this dock doesn’t have a few tricks up its sleeve.
It can be tilted to keep viewing angles comfortable, it can support both vertical and horizontal orientations, and features an intelligent cable management system to minimize clutter and tangles.
Boasting smart charge technology, whenever you use this station, you can rest assured that all your devices are protected from overcharging, over-voltage, and thermal damage.
Despite offering three charging docks and one port, Cereecoo has done an admirable job of keeping the footprint as modest as possible, so if you’re really looking to shed clutter and create more breathing room at the desk, it should be a serious contender.
BEST FOR THOSE WITH TONS OF DEVICES
Some people are packing so much tech that, by all medical standards, they’re more robot than human, and this here monster multi device charger is designed specifically for them.
Featuring not 4, not 5, not even 6, but 10 charging ports, this station is primed and ready to keep even the most multifaceted androids walking among us fully juiced!
Instead of having 10 devices scattered across a desk and around the room, they can all be filed neatly in this station’s compartments.
Instead of cats cradling cables all over the office, you can use the short cables that come with this station to keep everything nice and tidy — think of it as the ultimate clutter killer.
You’ll also be happy to hear that this thing is super powerful and jaw-droppingly quick. How Powerful, you ask?
Well, the USB-C port is equipped with 60-watt USB Power Delivery 4.0 technology, which is a fancy way of saying it can charge larger, more demanding electronics, such as the many incarnations of the MacBook Pro, the Dell XPS 12, and the Lenovo Y720.
With the exception of a special QC 3.0 port, all the other ports are rated for 2.4A (5V), which is plenty powerful enough to charge small to medium electronics efficiently, even if they’re all loaded on this station at the same time.
Now, about that QC 3.0 port, it’s quick... like 4-times-faster-than-traditional-charging quick. It will take a QC-compatible smartphone from 0 to 80% in as little as 35 minutes, so, essentially, you’ll never be waiting around for a charge ever again.
It’s a little heavy on account of it having ports for 10 whole devices (with or without cases), so it’s not really suitable for the commute, but as a stationary office mainstay, it’s the best in the biz!
BEST FOR THOSE WITH TONS OF DEVICES
This Alxum offering is another absolute beast of an organizer capable of charging up to 10 devices simultaneously. Spread out across those 10 ports are a variety of different charging protocols, meaning it can charge a wide array of electronics.
The USB-C PD port, for example, can bring your MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, and even your Nintendo Switch back from the gadget graveyard, although I’m not sure how charging your games console up is going to help with productivity.
Eh… what the heck, a quick Smash Bros tourney can’t hurt, right?
You also get two more discrete fast-charge technologies to pick from: a QC 3.0 port that, as we discussed in the last review, can charge your phone to 80% in little over half an hour, and a quick charge USB-C port for any other essential small electronics.
The remainder of the ports are designed to accommodate USB-A devices, and have a 2.4A output, so they’re not to be scoffed at either.
All things considered, this station can charge 10 phones or 8 iPads all at the same time, and being that it has integrated overheating, overcharge, and surge protections in place, there’s really no reason not to load it up.
Despite its size, it’s a relatively sleek design with adjustable dividers and eye-catching LED indicators, so you don’t have to worry about it obscuring the feng shui of your desk or anything like that, but it does have quite an imposing footprint.
BEST ECO-FRIENDLY MULTI DEVICE CHARGING STATIONS
Over the last decade or so, E-waste has become one of the largest and most damaging ecological issues of the age, so it’s definitely worth looking into a station crafted from planet-friendly material such as this bamboo charger from innovators, Sendowtek.
As someone who is currently battling a bamboo rebellion in their backyard, I can tell you first hand how fast this stuff grows, so it’s absolutely sustainable, a little too sustainable if you ask me — I can’t get rid of it!
This attractive, 6-device charging station has dedicated ports for three phones, an iPad (or other tablet), a pair of earbuds, and, of course, a smartwatch.
You can basically think of it as a hatstand for all your electronics. Before you leave the house, grab everything from this charger, and you’re set for the day.
Granted, it’s a little limited in terms of charging protocols, as the first 4 ports are your typical 2.4A output, and the remainder is a dedicated smartwatch port, but not everyone is looking for bells and whistles. It’s a simple, effective station that gets the job done!
And if you’re worried about the combination of heat and wood, don’t be. There are 21 ventilation pores drilled into the back panel, guaranteeing the power pack and all your devices stay nice and cool, even as they near 100% charge.
It also features an integrated smart chip that offers comprehensive protection against overcharging, surges, and short-circuiting, so it’s safe for your devices, it’s safe for you, and as a (really big) bonus, it’s safe for the environment too — nice!
BEST ECO-FRIENDLY MULTI DEVICE CHARGING STATIONS
Here we have another very attractive bamboo multi device charger capable of supporting 6 devices simultaneously.
If you’re looking for something to both clear up and beautify your home desk, and you want to steer clear of typical office aesthetics, then I highly recommend this station.
It arrives with five 2.4A charging ports for all your standard handheld electronics, such as smartphones, tablets, smartwatches, and Bluetooth headphones, but the star of the show is absolutely the Qi-certified wireless dock, a rarity in bamboo units.
To stop your phone from sliding around on the wood, the wireless zone is coated with an eco-friendly silica gel that grips your phone’s enclosure or case and holds it steady, even when tilted.
This eco-gel can also be found on the base of the charger, ensuring it holds its ground on your desk should someone ever bump into it by accident.
The 5 standard ports boast fast charge 2.4A outputs, but that's not to say this charger isn’t nuanced. On the contrary, it features an intelligent IC chip that identifies each individual device you plug in, and tailors the output to optimize the charging process.
As this chip gets chummy with your devices, it not only learns how to charge them in record time, but how to take care of them, so you won’t have to worry about overcharging, surges, and short-circuiting.
One final feather in this station’s bamboo cap is the durability of the removable baffles. A lot of these chargers with slotted compartments cheap out on subpar separators that can’t handle much pressure.
Fortunately, this isn’t the case with the TidyHome unit. Everything about it is built to last!
BEST ECO-FRIENDLY MULTI DEVICE CHARGING STATIONS
When I say that this station is an organizer, I really mean it. Not only does it have a wireless charging dock for your phone, but it can also accommodate all your essential office supplies such as scissors, pencils, pens, memory sticks, glasses… you name it.
This smart charger will fit right into a modern office setting, providing all the storage space you need to quell your clutter and lead a more focused and productive life behind the desk.
Previous EasyAcc organizers came without the actual power banks, but this arrives with one raring to go, so you can charge your tech as soon as it arrives at your doorstep.
The charging dock relies on QC wireless technology to get your electronics up to speed and full of juice as fast as can be — no longer will you be at the mercy of dodgy cables and incompatible ports!
It’s crafted from high quality PU leather, which is made out of plastic, so it’s nowhere near as green as the bamboo options on this list, but it is totally vegan, and veganism is certainly good for the planet.
My only real gripe with this design is that it’s limited to charging one device at a time, which may be a problem for some, but, I do also enjoy how focused and simplistic it is.
It’s probably not the best for inspector gadget types with tech coming out their ears, but it’s a shoo-in for the crafty critters out there that need lots of tools to hand for making things, and a perpetually juiced phone for sharing their creations on their socials.
BEST ECO-FRIENDLY MULTI DEVICE CHARGING STATIONS
Whoever said you couldn’t go big and eco? It must have taken an entire bamboo forest to craft this monolithic MobileVision organizer, especially seeing as all the separators are also made out of wood rather than plastic.
But it definitely boosts the “greenie points” (eco version of brownie points) of this design.
Capable of accommodating 10 devices at once, you can rely on this wooden wonder to take good care of each and every one of your electrical devices, but I’m afraid there’s a teensy catch… it doesn’t actually come with any power packs.
Yep, sadly, you have to invest in your own power stations and fit them into the bamboo enclosure. It’s not the cheapest way of doing things, but on the bright side, it does present you the opportunity to build your own custom multi device charging station.
No matter what devices you have amassed over the years, you can source the appropriate USB strips and power packs, and create your very own unique and exclusive organizer that no one else can have, which is weirdly satisfying.
BEST ECO-FRIENDLY MULTI DEVICE CHARGING STATIONS
Next up is another hollow bamboo enclosure that you can customize to suit your needs. This one comes from eco-conscious company, Ollieroo, and it’s designed to hold 7 devices in an orderly fashion, freeing up plenty of wiggle room on your desk.
The internal cavity is spacious enough to house a 10” power source, side openings facilitate stress-free cable management, and the cap is held to the base by magnets to form a steady structure without making access to inner workings too much of a faff.
And speaking of the inner workings, once you’ve chosen your power supply, you can keep all the wires neat and tidy with the included cable ties and Velcro strips.
Unfortunately, the separators on the top rack are fixed in place, but there’s a 0.8” clearance space between each of them, and considering iPads are only about 0.51” thick, I think it’s fair to say any device (with or without a case) will slide nicely into this station.
Ollieroo’s contribution to this list obviously isn’t for those looking for an instant charging solution, but it’s a nice-looking, thoughtfully designed station, and it’s good for the environment.
BEST MULTI USB CHRAGING HUBS
As a USB hub, the Anker PowerPort 10 doesn’t provide us with any storage solutions for our many devices, but it does offer a centralized power source so you don’t end up with a million separate plugs and wires all over your working space.
Pumping out 60 watts, it’s capable of charging 10 devices at any one time, regardless of whether they’re phones, tablets, or a combination of the two.
Thanks to a strategic marriage of Power IQ and VoltageBoost technology, each port is gifted with a fast charge 2A output, so you’re never left in the lurch when you need a quick battery boost.
It’s fitted with Anker’s proprietary MultiProtect safety system, which, for the uninitiated, is an 11-point advanced safety system to protect your devices from the pitfalls of super fast charging, such as thermal damage, fire, explosions, over-current, short-circuiting, and device and battery overcharge.
The 5-foot power cable is long enough to give you plenty of freedom in terms of reach and placement, but it’s not quite long enough to be a trip hazard, which is handy if you work in a particularly cramped, shared office.
It’s also a distinctly diminutive device perfect for throwing in a bag and taking on the road with you, and being that it features a universal 100–240V AC input, it doesn’t matter if said road leads you to work or halfway around the world; this hub will always work!
BEST MULTI USB CHRAGING HUBS
My penultimate mess-mastering device is as simple as they come. It’s just a plug adapter with three USB ports to turn a standard single AC outlet into a tri-device charging super outlet.
Granted, a wall charger isn’t going to help organize your desktop, but it will help you keep things organized beneath your desk, as it can replace three separate charger plugs.
Of course, it does require you to be near a wall outlet, or at least an extension plug, so it’s not the most elegant solution in the world, but it’s definitely the most affordable.
You can pick up a two-pack of these USB hubs for a fraction of the cost of the other stations on this list, so if you’re a little light of pocket after buying all your high-tech devices, this could be the penny-saving charging solution of your dreams.
These plug hubs are rated at 15 watts apiece, which equates to 2A per port or a combined output of 3A if all three ports are in use.
This means that they’re not quite as fast as some of the up-market stations we’ve seen here today, but they come with all the same safety certifications as their superiors, as well as IC technology to optimize charge times and protect your devices from overcharges and short-circuiting.
It’s also worth mentioning that these plugs are the most travel-friendly on the list, not just because of their size, but their 100–240V input that guarantees they’ll work no matter where you stop for a quick top-up.
BEST PRO-GRADE CHARGING STATION
Ahh, at last, we have arrived at the summit of convenience mountain with my final desk-rescuing device, the KwikBoost Charging Shelf.
Now, this won’t be for everyone as the price tag is pretty out there, and it’s a completely stationary organizer, but if you’re a business owner trying to streamline your employee’s working space, it could be just what the doctor ordered. Allow me to elaborate…
It’s a wall-mounted shelf designed to be the ultimate communal charging station in a shared working space. It features 8 commercial-grade ports designed to charge phones all day every day without exhibiting any dip in performance.
Three ports are dedicated to Apple’s proprietary Lightning technology, three follow the Micro USB blueprint, and the final two are USB type C connections, so no matter what tech your employees bring to work with them, they can keep it juiced.
One major benefit I see to this communal charging shelf is that it removes phones from the desk entirely, which means people aren’t tempted to have a listless look through their Instagram feed or doom scroll on Facebook; they’ll be focused on their work.
Plus, once break time comes around, coworkers can convene around the shelf, have a chat, and perhaps get to no one another a little better — It’s the water cooler of the 21st century!
But it doesn’t have to be an employee-only facility.
If your building has a waiting room, or you own a store, it will serve just as well as a complimentary client/customer offering, allowing people to top their phones up while they browse your wares or wait for their meeting with you or your staff.
Choosing A Charging Station: A Buyer’s Guide
These ingenious multi device charging stations may be the cure to our desktop calamities, but shopping for them can be quite stressful in itself.
There are so many different types on the market that it can all get very overwhelming, very quickly, which is why I’ve included this buyer’s guide to nudge you in the right direction.
Your first port of call should be deciding what type of charging station will work best in your bustling desktop ecosystem. There are three main types to consider, each with a different form factor. These are…
Wall chargers are essentially just wall outlet adapters with tons of USB ports so you can feed all your devices into a single plug rather than a billion of the dang things. They don’t provide dedicated stands for your devices, but they can make cable management a total breeze.
Extension hubs are basically the exact same thing as wall chargers, except they arrive with an extension cable, so you don’t have to feed all your cables directly into the wall outlet. You can move the hub around to suit your needs and the flow of the workspace.
Organizers are the most expensive of the bunch, and the only ones that actually sit on your desk. Now, I know what you’re thinking… I’m trying to save desk space here, not use more.
Well, yes, organizers do have quite a large footprint, but here’s the thing; they also arrive with dedicated slots, caddies, or racks to hold all your devices in a secure and space-saving fashion — woo!
UL Certification: What Does It Mean?
UL stands for Underwriters Laboratory, which is a globally recognized safety certification company headquartered in Illinois. If a charger station has the UL stamp of approval, it simply means it’s been tested in accordance with the latest and greatest safety protocols.
In recent years, a plethora of cheap, uncertified chargers were released into the market, and it caused quite a commotion. From damaging devices to starting fires, these low-quality devices were a total mess.
Even though a UL-certified device costs a little more than the rogue stations on the market, a couple of extra bucks is more than worth the peace of mind a quality product can instill.
In my opinion, you should never purchase a multi device charging station that doesn’t have the UL’s, or at least some other safety standard organization’s backing.
Port Count And Compatibility
So, we’ve covered station type and safety concerns; next on the agenda is deciding how many ports you need a charger to have.
For instance, if you’ve got a personal smartphone, a work cell, a laptop, a tablet, and a pair of Bluetooth headphones on the go at any given time, you’ll need a port for each of them, 5 to be precise.
However, these tech companies are amazing at dreaming up new devices we didn’t even know we needed, so it’s always good to buy a charger with a couple of extra ports so we can expand our device array in the future.
Then there’s compatibility to take into consideration. Not every port of a multi device charger will support every bit of tech you own, so it’s important that you note down what ports you require before shopping around for an organizer.
Now that you have a rough idea of how many ports you’ll need to keep the electric grotto that is your desk alive and kicking, it’s time to consider the power potential of said ports’ output.
It’s common for multi device chargers to arrive with a selection of differently-powered ports, so you can match the output with a corresponding device. Most USB ports arrive with 1A or 2.1A power ratings, neither of which are particularly speedy for charging. To kick things up a notch, you should be looking for a charger with at least one high power 2.4–5A port.
You can then use the lower-rated ports for your easy-going devices such as a Bluetooth headset, and the higher-rated ports for your brand new power-hogging smartphone, thereby optimizing your charge times.
Some multi device charging stations go above and beyond in the feature department. You can expect to see plenty of designs with fast charge technologies such as USB Power Delivery, and the Android-specific Qualcomm Quick Charge protocol.
Some even boast wireless contact charging for all Qi-compatible devices — the future is now!
It has been scientifically proven that clutter and disorganization have a cumulative effect on our brains.
Yep… that squishy-looking organ in our heads craves order, and the chaos sprawling across our desks diminishes our cognitive faculties and reduces our ability to focus, which is why keeping a neat, tidy space is critical to increasing productivity.
If you’ve been trying to get a promotion recently, one of these organizers could well be the secret weapon you need to stand out in the crowd.
If you’ve been having trouble focusing, an organizer can sharpen your mind and help you achieve the short-term goals that add up to long-term success.
If you simply want a bit of extra space so you can add even more gadgets and gizmos to your desk, a multi device organizer can do that for you.
There’s no need to deal with the tangling nightmare of individual chargers anymore. Liberate your desk, body, and mind with one of these amazing multi device chargers, and your life will never be the same again, trust me!