The best USB hubs for charging your stuff

A place to plug in all your devices.

A place to plug in all your devices. (Amazon/)

We’re all in the same situation: so many gadgets that are charged by a USB connection and not nearly enough ports to keep them charged. I’ve got my phone and mouse connected to my laptop, a number of controller chargers and external hard drives charging through my PC and gaming systems, and my bluetooth headphones and speakers plugged directly into a surge protector. I can never find a power block when I need to charge my Iphone. It’s chaos! Chaos, I tell you! That is, it was until last week when my wife put her foot down and ordered me a USB hub. Now my gadgets are all in one place, and they charge quickly. No more picking up the phone to get that red battery warning.

Sleek and powerful.

Sleek and powerful. (Amazon/)

Featuring 10, count them, 10 ports, this powered USB hub should take on your entire roster of USB-chargeable electronics. At 36W this bad boy also makes sure there are no stragglers; every device will get the energy it needs in a reasonable amount of time. That isn’t to say anything about its sleek aluminum chassis and glowing blue ports. As an added bonus, if you connect this to your PC you can take advantage of the AUKEY’s USB 3.0 port to transfer files from your phone, camera, or hard drive in a flash.

Bare necessities.

Bare necessities. (Amazon/)

If you’re looking for something a little simpler, this Sabrent 4-port hub easily connects to your computer to provide 4 extra charging ports. It supports transfer speeds up to 5Gbps (USB 3.0), 480Mbps (USB 2.0), 12Mbps (USB 1.1), and is plug-and-play simple.

Powered and plentiful. (Amazon/)

This Atolla hub provides 7 ports, all with individual power buttons to help expand your device’s USB capacity, and an 8th, more powerful port dedicated to charging your devices. As a powered hub it should provide the steady stream of electricity you need and the fast transfer speeds you expect.

Handiest. (Amazon/)

Did you buy a PC without counting how many ports it had? Don’t worry, we’ve all done that. And this VAVA will add all the ports you need. Included are USB C, ethernet, HDMI, SD card reader, and TF card reader. An integrated 4K video adapter allows you to stream to another screen at 4K UHD or HD 1080P. If that isn’t enough, you can also rely on this to charge your compatible devices.