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Popular third-party accessory company Aukey has debuted a new crop of discount codes this week, this time including two sales on useful wall charger accessories. Both of the deals seen below will expire on Monday, January 21, so be sure to check them out on Amazon and place your order before the end of the upcoming weekend.

Aukey USB Wall Charger with Four Ports


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The first device is Aukey's USB Wall Charger that has four ports, perfect as a hub charging station for multiple devices like a pair of iPhones, an iPad, and an Apple Watch. It includes Aukey's AiPower charging technology to adaptively charge any 5V USB device from Apple and Android at up to 2.4 amps.

The USB Wall Charger is available for $15.99 with code AUKEYD48, down from $19.99.

Aukey Ultra Compact USB Wall Charger With Two Ports


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Similar to the USB Wall Charger, Aukey also sells a smaller version with the Ultra Compact USB Wall Charger. This device has many of the same features as the larger accessory, in a smaller enclosure and with half of the available USB charging ports.

The Ultra Compact USB Wall Charger is available for $7.01 with code AUKEYD49, down from $12.99

Aukey has a few more coupon codes that expire on January 21, so be sure to head to our Deals Roundup to see the full list and browse even more sales happening this week.

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Article Link: Deals Spotlight: Get Aukey's USB Wall Chargers for as Low as $7 This Week
 

justperry

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It still amazes me how crappy and unsafe US power plugs are, far inferior to the ones used in Europe, the UK ones are the most sturdy ones but way too bulky and who needs a fuse in every plug, the more compact EU ones are better IMO.

As for these USB chargers, I never need more than one at a time, I do understand 2 but 4, for what?
 

cocky jeremy

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It still amazes me how crappy and unsafe US power plugs are, far inferior to the ones used in Europe, the UK ones are the most sturdy ones but way too bulky and who needs a fuse in every plug, the more compact EU ones are better IMO.

As for these USB chargers, I never need more than one at a time, I do understand 2 but 4, for what?
Multiple devices.. multiple people.
 

eagle33199

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As for these USB chargers, I never need more than one at a time, I do understand 2 but 4, for what?

Phone, tablet, headphones, smart watch - that's 4 devices that you can charge over USB, and I bring all of them with me when I travel (Heck, I use all of them on a daily basis anyways).

But lets say you're old school... you and the wife are travelling together. You each have a phone, so there's 2 ports. Toss in a tablet, or some headphones, maybe a watch... you can quickly use 4 ports.

Granted, it's becoming less and less necessary to bring the charger with you - hotels and airports have USB ports for charging scattered all over the place these days. Just bring the USB cable. You may have to fight for a plug at the airport, but at the hotel they've got them in the lamps, in the radios, in the back of the TV. Bringing your own charger is more for convenience than anything else, and on the off-chance your hotel hasn't upgraded anything in the past decade.
 
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Jaro65

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It still amazes me how crappy and unsafe US power plugs are, far inferior to the ones used in Europe, the UK ones are the most sturdy ones but way too bulky and who needs a fuse in every plug, the more compact EU ones are better IMO.

As for these USB chargers, I never need more than one at a time, I do understand 2 but 4, for what?

Cannot comment on crappy but unsafe? What makes you say that? I would be surprised if there is any quantitative information available that shows with a degree of statistical significance that the European power plugs are safer than what is in use in the US.
 
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Cannot comment on crappy but unsafe? What makes you say that? I would be surprised if there is any quantitative information available that shows with a degree of statistical significance that the European power plugs are safer than what is in use in the US.

There are some safety features of UK and/or EU plugs that make them safer. UK plugs, if I'm not mistaken, are always grounded, and require the ground pin to be inserted before the hot or neutral can be, preventing kids from sticking forks or whatever in the plug.

And yet, somehow, we Yanks manage not to kill ourselves. Accidents do happen, of course, but it's hardly an epidemic.
 
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bigjnyc

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Wish there was a discount on the 3.0 18W fast charge ones. I have been eyeing one of those.
 

TheAppleFairy

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It still amazes me how crappy and unsafe US power plugs are, far inferior to the ones used in Europe, the UK ones are the most sturdy ones but way too bulky and who needs a fuse in every plug, the more compact EU ones are better IMO.

As for these USB chargers, I never need more than one at a time, I do understand 2 but 4, for what?


UK outlets are overkill for most things and bulky. Though the one thing they have going for them is they are sturdy, which is nice.
 

underattack

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I really like these chargers when traveling. I use a similar one from CableMatters that also includes a USB-C port that is suitable to charge my 13" MacBook Pro (plus 3 USB-A ports). So this way I have all the chargers I need (laptop, iPad, phone, watch). The CableMatters one uses a standard "figure 8" cable, which makes it more flexible with respect to the outlet location. Also makes it easier with foreign countries (I just carry another cable for the different country, so no messing around with adapters). Personally, traveling with two laptops, I would love to see one with two USB-C ports. But I guess it would get bulkier to supply all that power. Can't have enough ports in a power brick. Kind of like a never having too many rounds in your gun.
 

Whitfield

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Weird, I can't figure out how to use the code. I wind up at Amazon, don't see a place to add the code to the product page or in my cart, then it rejects the code when I use it on the checkout page: "The promotional code you entered cannot be applied to your purchase." Little help?
 

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It still amazes me how crappy and unsafe US power plugs are, far inferior to the ones used in Europe, the UK ones are the most sturdy ones but way too bulky and who needs a fuse in every plug, the more compact EU ones are better IMO.

As for these USB chargers, I never need more than one at a time, I do understand 2 but 4, for what?

Really? We've got two iPads and three iPhones, and three sets of bluetooth headphones. I have a four unit in my kitchen that we plug the iPads into and occasionally our phones if they're running low. I have three three port units in our home that my wife, daughter, and I plug our phones, watches, and headphones into every night. The only time we have a single/dual port unit is if it's to go.
 

Whitfield

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Weird, I can't figure out how to use the code. I wind up at Amazon, don't see a place to add the code to the product page or in my cart, then it rejects the code when I use it on the checkout page: "The promotional code you entered cannot be applied to your purchase." Little help?

FYI, I reached out to the MR article author, this was the response: "I just tried to do it myself and it does appear that the second code has expired for some reason. Aukey told me these would go through the 21st... sorry about that!"
 

justperry

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Really? We've got two iPads and three iPhones, and three sets of bluetooth headphones. I have a four unit in my kitchen that we plug the iPads into and occasionally our phones if they're running low. I have three three port units in our home that my wife, daughter, and I plug our phones, watches, and headphones into every night. The only time we have a single/dual port unit is if it's to go.

Yup, really, you're an exception, I never come across people who need more than 2 at the same time, and if they really do they plug it into another outlet, most people do not need 4 charging points in one charger.


Cannot comment on crappy but unsafe? What makes you say that? I would be surprised if there is any quantitative information available that shows with a degree of statistical significance that the European power plugs are safer than what is in use in the US.

The post below you already did a decent job explaining it.

I built technical stuff (electrical) for both the European and the American markets amongst others (worldwide), CE and UL, I and all of my colleagues hate building for the US market, UL sucks, and then those plugs, ugh.
Been to the states a few times, flimsy plugs, they barely do their job.
 
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Yup, really, you're an exception, I never come across people who need more than 2 at the same time, and if they really do they plug it into another outlet, most people do not need 4 charging points in one charger.




The post below you already did a decent job explaining it.

I built technical stuff (electrical) for both the European and the American markets amongst others (worldwide), CE and UL, I and all of my colleagues hate building for the US market, UL sucks, and then those plugs, ugh.
Been to the states a few times, flimsy plugs, they barely do their job.

I’d agree with you before Apple removed the headphone jack, but now everyone these days has Bluetooth headphones and most have watches in addition to their phone. 3+ adapters are pretty normal now. They don’t outsell 2 port (or less) adapters, but I can see most houses having at least one 3+ adapter as a lot of parents have to share outlets with their kids (and especially with the prices seen on Amazon).
 

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Yup, really, you're an exception, I never come across people who need more than 2 at the same time, and if they really do they plug it into another outlet, most people do not need 4 charging points in one charger.




The post below you already did a decent job explaining it.

I built technical stuff (electrical) for both the European and the American markets amongst others (worldwide), CE and UL, I and all of my colleagues hate building for the US market, UL sucks, and then those plugs, ugh.
Been to the states a few times, flimsy plugs, they barely do their job.

They work well enough to power the world's largest economy. :)
 

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As for these USB chargers, I never need more than one at a time, I do understand 2 but 4, for what?

I have many usb chargeable items--phone, ipad, kindle, booklight, portable keyboard, touchpad... Sometimes they all seem to need charging at the same time.
 

jimothyGator

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Yup, really, you're an exception, I never come across people who need more than 2 at the same time, and if they really do they plug it into another outlet, most people do not need 4 charging points in one charger.

That classic internet pastime: my anecdote can beat up your anecdote.
 

jerwin

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I built technical stuff (electrical) for both the European and the American markets amongst others (worldwide), CE and UL, I and all of my colleagues hate building for the US market, UL sucks, and then those plugs, ugh.
Been to the states a few times, flimsy plugs, they barely do their job.
not that this adaptor suffers from the same problem
 
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