If your device dies, you can usually find a place to plug in. But that’s only if you carry your charging cord and even if you’re lucky enough to have it on you, you’re stuck at the outlet until you’ve got enough juice to go.
The electronics accessory company Satechi has made it easier to stay charged on the go with three new portable energy stations for pretty much anything with a USB port.
The elegant aluminum chargers, which Satechi introduced on Tuesday, can power up multiple devices at once if needed and is good for iPhones, iPads, cameras, MP3 players and Android products. The largest, the $40 SX20, has two 1A ports and two 2.4A ports to charge up to four devices.
The SX5 has one port, costs about $20, and is ideal to stash in a pocket or bag. The SX 10 costs $30 and has a 1A and 2.4A port.
Satechi makes a number of chargers and external batteries, smart phone and camera mounts, portable speakers, FM transmitters and other accessories. It even has entered the smart home space with smart lightbulbs.