Masvoker Stand Charging Station: Charge your Apple Watch, iPhone, iPad in style.
My wife is a hater of all that is clutter. It does not matter if it is the living room entertainment center or my office or my nightstand. Cords, if visible, are a nuisance, especially if they are not wrangled into some semblance of order. I have tried power strips, but the numerous charging bricks outnumber the slots to charge. I have thus turned to charging hubs and multiple USB charging stations to fulfill my charging needs and to appease the wife. Let’s be honest, “Happy Wife, Happy Life.”
The charging stand comes packaged inside of a plain cardboard box with a computer drawn ink outline of the device. The company name was nowhere to be found on the packaging. “Stand Charging Station For Smartphones, Tablets and Apple Watch” is listed on the cover and IPS-Z09 is listed to the bottom left. Other than the outline drawing of the device, you do not have any idea of what this device would look like. After seeing the device and holding it, the company really needs to work on the packaging as it is a let down for the visual quality of the leather bound device. Turning the box over there are 2 additional outline drawings of the top and bottom of the device. It has an induced USB charging HUB, elastic bands on the bottom and a stand on the top designed to hold your iPad, iPhone, I watch. There is no drawer or container for those typical underwear drawer or other nightstand like things.
Lifting the lid off of the box you immediately see a large hub that is encased in plastic. The initial impression is the device is really attractive. It has a rather nice black leather textured appearance that covers all of the available surface area. One side is leather, the other side holds the opening for the #6 port USB charging hub (which is encased in plastic). Removing the plastic you can see all of the available accessories: USB HUB, Power plug for the USB hub, 3 Velcro straps to contain the cables. The device is quite hefty. It measures 13 1/16 inches long X 6 5/16 inches wide X 2 1.2 inches tall and weighs 2 pounds, 15.5 oz (just shy of 3 pounds) without any USB plugged into the device.
The USB hub does slide out. The device measures 3 15/16″ long X 3 1/8″ wide x 1 1/8″ deep. The back of the device has a 2 prong cord slot. The front has 6 available USB A slots. There is one that is circled in grey and has a red USB port which is listed as a Qualcomm 2.0 port. Traditional USB A ports are limited to 5V and about 2.1 Amps. For the iPhone family of devices the phone is the charger and the white power brick is nothing more than a DC power source. iPhones, iPads, iPods etc do not utilize QC 2.0. The list of devices capable of using Qualcomm 2.0 is beyond the scope of this review. Please check the packaging of your devices to see if they are QC 2.0 compatible, or a quick Google search will tell you. Most devices that are QC compatible ship with the appropriate QC wall charger. This technology is designed around your battery and the need at any given time. This means it will charge from 0%-50% faster than 50%-100%. This allows the system to intelligently get you back to your device faster. Again, iDevices do not use QC 2.0, but that does not prevent you from using the QC port. There are 5 Smart identification ports. These are designed to provide the appropriate amount of power for your device.
The device is impressive and works very well as an organizer and power center. You can turn the power hub around and have the USB ports facing towards the inside or you can have them facing outwards. Facing inwards you do not see all the plugs and you can utilize the elastic bands and velcro straps to control the cords. I wish there was a removable strip across the front or a slider or something to allow the front to essentially hide the cables underneath. I like that there is one power cord to 6 outlets. I also am a fan of the input 100-240V 50/60 Hz, which makes this device universal without any type of power adaptor. It is capable of outputting USB X6 Auto 5V 7A max output. It has specific cut outs for Apple Watch it can accommodate 1 iPad, 2 iPhones and the Apple Watch. This really does make my nightstand much less cluttered. My big question here is why the QC 2.0 port? This product appears to be marketed towards the Apple market. My opinion is, either do away with the QC port or get rid of the Apple specific wording.
I plugged the power outlet into the wall, plugged my iPhone and iPad and Apple Watch into their respective ports/slots on the device. The iPhone and the iPad charged at about 1% each. It seems that with all 3 plugged in, they charge at a good rate. I then added a USB cord that has been cut and attached to a multimeter into the USB hub. In a USB cable you have 4 wires: red (power), black (ground) and White (data+), green (data-) wires. With the 3 above iDevices charging, my multimeter did not read any available amperage. So even though there are 6 ports, it appears that you will only get a good max charge using 3-4 of them. This is not that unreasonable from a single outlet. This would work just fine charging Bluetooth headsets and other devices that can tolerate 1A charging.
The device has a very sleek modern look to it. The top is removable, which allows you to have access to the cable management. The cable management is my favorite aspect. I wish that there was a cover across the front or a drawer of some kind to have a place for a wedding band. Even a little cutout would be appreciate. Modern devices are using more power and require more power to charge. I do not think that you are going to get much more than 1 smartphone, Apple Watch and IPad charging at a time. It would likely take a long time. Lastly, I do not understand the QC 2.0 port on a device that is geared towards Apple products. I would have rather had 4 Ports and dedicated amperage to each port, smart technology. The cover says you can charge 2 smartphones, iPad and Apple Watch hey do you need 6 ports? I would rate this at 4/5 stars. It has now taken up its place on my nightstand as my iDevice charger.
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