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Satechi today announced the launch of the Dock5 Multi-Device Charging Station that works with iPhones, iPads, AirPods, and other smartphones and tablets.

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The dock is able to charge up to five devices at one time through two 20W USB-C ports, two 12W USB-A ports, and a Qi-based wireless charger that can charge at up to 10W. With the exception of the Qi-based wireless charging spot, charging is done over a wired connection and Lightning cables or other cables will need to be supplied.

Satechi says that the Dock5 is ideal for workspaces, kitchen counters, nightstands, and any other location where multiple devices might need to be charged at one time.

The charging station features a space gray aluminum finish with multiple slots to hold devices in place while they charge. Satechi says that the Dock5 is ETL and CE certified with over-temperature protection.

Satechi's Dock5 Multi-Device Charging Station with Wireless Charging can be purchased from the Satechi website for $59.99.

Article Link: CES 2021: Satechi Launches Dock5 Multi-Device Charging Station
 
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apparatchik

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Not very forward thinking, as the ports could be all 30W USB-C and call it a day instead of this strange mix of wattage's and ports... in 2021 its time to let USB-A go Satechi... you will have to buy new, 15 cms / 6 inch cables anyways if you dont want to make this hub a complete mess, you might buy the USB-C variant while you're at it.
 

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With the exception of the Qi-based wireless charging spot, charging is done over a wired connection and Lightning cables or other cables will need to be supplied.

Satechi's Dock5 Multi-Device Charging Station with Wireless Charging can be purchased from the Satechi website for $59.99.

I'll just stick to using the power outlets on my power strip/battery back-up that I already have and Apple's supplied power adapters and cables.
 

roland.g

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While a bit more pricey I got the Scosche BaseLynx system (opted for white and grey) for the kitchen, which is a modular and expandable solution. Choose the types of connections you want and need. And charges Apple Watches in Nightstand so that loop bands are compatible.
 

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Not very forward thinking, as the ports could be all 30W USB-C and call it a day instead of this strange mix of wattage's and ports... in 2021 its time to let USB-A go Satechi... you will have to buy new, 15 cms / 6 inch cables anyways if you dont want to make this hub a complete mess, you might buy the USB-C variant while you're at it.
This. Why on earth include USB-A ports?
 

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I have a similar product and I love it. I got two iPads, three iPhones, and a few other re-chargeable things like a bluetooth shower speaker and an Apple remote and it recharges them all...it even has a light you can switch on to make it look cool in the dark.
 
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Not very forward thinking, as the ports could be all 30W USB-C and call it a day instead of this strange mix of wattage's and ports... in 2021 its time to let USB-A go Satechi... you will have to buy new, 15 cms / 6 inch cables anyways if you dont want to make this hub a complete mess, you might buy the USB-C variant while you're at it.
You are aware that iPhone does not use USB-C. Having both USB-C and USB-A allows for unity and equality charging.
 
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axcess99

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It is a specific combination of 5 device charging methods. Will charge up to 1 device with Qi and 2 additional each with USB-A/USB-C. The use of 2 A-ports is obviously a cost-cutting/margin-maximizing move. Allows a cheaper/smaller power delivery.

Really it's a mini-folder rack, a 4 port USB power hub (2xA + 2xC), and a single Qi pad. Doesn't even come with the 6 and 8-inch cables depicted "Charging cables sold separately". Guess you are paying the premium for the aluminum bottom.
 

axcess99

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You are aware that iPhone does not use USB-C. Having both USB-C and USB-A allows for unity and equality charging.
The iPhone doesn't use USB-A either and they ship with UCB-C to lighting now.

As mentioned if you want that "clean" setup they picture, you are probably buying new cables either way since that isn't a length they ship with period. Having to buy a ucb-a to lighting vs usb-c to lighting patch cable isn't an advantage.
 
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You are aware that iPhone does not use USB-C. Having both USB-C and USB-A allows for unity and equality charging.
iPhone doesnt use USB-A per se either, it uses lightning, which at the other end can be either one, iPhone 12 ships with a lightning to usb-c cable, as does most of Apple's current lightning products.

In any case, as I said, you would want to buy 10-15 cms (4-6 inch) cables to keep this solution from become useless altogether, as can be seen by Satechi's own promotion material. As having four 1-2 meter cables hanging from the hub might be less convenient than just using a set of power bricks.
 
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hovscorpion12

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iPhones use Lightning connector, however there are those who still use USB-A to lightning connection. Plus there are also android phones that still ship with the USB-A/USB-C wire. (OnePlus 5 for example)
 

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There's no really good solution for multi-device charging that looks good. I got a bamboo 10-device stand in AUS and stuck two 6-port chargers inside it. There are cables everywhere. Luckily it's out of the way.

Realistically speaking, if you have a mix of devices and device generations you're sort of hosed when it comes aesthetic charging solutions.
 

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Actually, here it is in the day time. You see the divider edges are glowing blue. It looks better in the dark. It is charging an iPad Pro, a Kodak Luma 75 pico projector, my iPhone 12, and a couple of AirPod Pros. The red cable is for the bluetooth speaker. It's a handy device.
 

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