This Super Charger Will Keep You Connected During Your Travels
We’ve all been there before: you arrive at the airport, hoping to charge your device so you can listen to a stream of podcasts during the flight. Only, there’s nowhere to plug in your phone, and the reality of staring at an inflight magazine for the next seven hours suddenly hits you.
When on vacation, you don’t want to worry about charging your devices, which is why the HOLSEM Smart Cubic Surge Protector is the perfect travel companion.
HOLSEM’s devices let you turn a single outlet into up to 17 charging stations so you can charge your phone, your laptop, your camera and your friends’ electronics all at the same time. Or, if you’re at an airport or hostel, it could be the only way to convince your new friends to share their connection.
Part of HOLSEM’s claim to fame is that it turns one unprotected outlet into multiple safe ones using its surge protector technology. The last thing you want is to lose your precious travel photos thanks to a sudden power surge.
But unlike usual protective power bars that take up lots of space, the cubes are incredibly compact and versatile. You don’t even need to rest them on the floor; the first cube is easily mounted on the wall, using the cable to connect it to the main outlet. No unsightly cords necessary.
Similar in function to giant black LEGO blocks, the cubes connect at multiple points, so you can creatively configure them based on your space and charging needs. They also work individually, which is a boon for anyone who travels a lot. At 2.6 inches tall, each cubic device can easily be slipped into your pocket or carry-on.
The 3-pack (available on Amazon for $60) comes with 14 AC outlets and three Smart USB ports. These ports use built-in Smart IC technology, which automatically detects which devices are connected and delivers the fastest possible charging speed for each, up to 5V/2.4 A. This is significantly faster than your average charger, which only has a bit over 1A power, meaning you can spend less time waiting for your phone to charge and more time exploring.