I’m a big fan of Anker products, so I wasn’t even really annoyed when Facebook decided to splash an ad up in my feed letting me know they had updated my favorite charger. I covered all of my favorites in this post, one of which was a 4-port USB charger that I carry with me. This is what the previous version looked like:
The new version 4 has two improvements. Here’s what it looks like (with a pen next to it so you can gauge size):
In the new version, the plug is rotated 90 degrees and also flips up to retract into the base of the plug.
This change solves the only problem I’ve ever had with this plug. When the prongs were mounted in the middle, it would sometimes fall out of “loose outlets” on airplanes when I traveled. With the prongs moved to the top, the charger rests comfortably against the outlet.
This 40W charger has plenty of power to charge 4 iPads/tablets at one time, so no slow charging.
It’s for sale on Amazon and if you click one of my links in this post I’ll earn a small commission from Amazon. I appreciate it and it doesn’t cost you anything. A few hundred purchases and I can buy a cup of coffee at Starbucks!