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4-in-1 Modular Charging Station
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New Zens 4-in-1 Modular Charging Station can charge iPhone, iPad, AirPods and Apple Watch with a single — but cost and appearance can be a deterrent.
Multi-device chargers are usually designed for smaller devices such as iPhones, Apple Watches, and AirPods. But Zens' new 4-in-1 modular charging station has a place to charge an iPad, a welcome addition that could make it the only charger for a room or home.
The modularity of the charger means the Apple Watch charger can be magnetically connected and disconnected from either side of the central station. Zens also sells other modular chargers separately.
Zens 4-in-1 Modular Charging Station – Specifications
The charging station has a small footprint for charging multiple devices. It is 6.4 inches by 6.4 inches by 5.7 inches and it only weighs 26.38 ounces.
The USB-C port for iPad has a power output of 30W, while the MagSafe Charger for iPhone supports 15W fast charging. The Apple Watch extension is 2.5W while the Qi charger is 5W.
It comes with a 2-foot 65W cable with US, EU, and UK adapter plugs.
Zens 4-in-1 Modular Charging Station – Design
The charging station is made of black plastic with dots on it. At first we thought it was dirty or dusty, but that's part of the design.
We're not big fans of this, but we found out that the station is made from recycled plastic, which is great news. However, Zens does not indicate the percentage of recycling.
As already mentioned, the charging station is flexible due to the use of a modular system. For example, extenders like the Apple Watch charger can magnetically attach to the center station on either side, meaning you can position the entire charger on either side of the table.
Zens sells other modular extensions, including the Apple Watch Charger, Qi Wireless Charger, and USB Hub with USB-A and USB-C ports.
Zens 4-in-1 Modular Charging Station – Usage
We are satisfied with the charging of iPhone, iPad and Qi devices. With 15W fast charging, for example, it can charge an iPhone from zero to 100% in about two hours, while a 5W charger charges our AirPods Pro in about four hours.
Using a 30W USB-C port, it charges an iPad Pro in just over two hours, and the charging time Apple Watch at a power of 2.5 watts was three hours.
He does what he says.
Zens Modular Charging Station Pros
- Recycled materials
- Modular design
- Cradle to gently charge your iPad or other USB-C devices
Zens Modular Charging Station Cons
- Design looks messy
- Price a little high compared to what you get
Rating : 3.5 out of 5
We liked this charger, but we thought it was a bit pricey for its capabilities. However, this price may be justified for some buyers who want a charging station that can also work with an iPad or other USB-C device, all in one central location.
It can be purchased through Zens for $179.95.