Samsung cable can charge 3 devices at once, but it won’t come cheap

August 21, 2014

 

Samsung knows the future of mobile relies on the interaction between multiple devices. Adding bluetooth speakers, wireless headsets, smartwatches and other accessories to the equation can only mean one thing – you need to charge more gadgets. Samsung’s latest USB cable may be ridiculously expensive at $39.99, but it is special in that it allows for charging 3 devices at once.

Justifying this expense may be possible if you are a hardcore tech geek like us. There is no electricity outlet in my room that I am not using (and all have multipliers). I often find myself having to prioritize my devices, trying to choose which deserve a spot in my walls.

Multi-Charging Wall Charger 1

The Samsung Multi-Charging Wall Charger will alleviate some of this strain and make it simpler to keep all our rechargeable devices handy.

The cable splits into three microUSB heads. There is a bit of a downside, but it’s simply part of the charger’s nature. The package also includes a 2 amp wall charger, but its power is divided across whatever devices you have plugged in. This means it will charge one device at 2 amps, two devices at 1 amp each and 3 devices at 667 mili amps each.

Multi-Charging Wall Charger 2

Is this worth those $40 hard-earned dollars? There are many unknown brands offering similar charging alternatives, with multiple heads and even supporting different ports. These usually cost very cheap on Amazon, but you should also consider the quality of the cable.

Samsung is a renown brand and it would be easy to deal with any incidents (like phone explosions) or returns/exchanges. You would definitely be paying for comfort, though. You can probably get much more than 3 good cables for the same price.

The Multi-Charging Wall Charger’s release date is still unannounced, but you can already pre-order it from Samsung’s website. Will you be buying one?

Comments

  • Kevin Phan

    Now we wait for the Chinese to make a copy and sell for like $1.

    • Wolf

      They already have lol

    • http://www.jomarx.com Jose Marie Maquinay

      Yes, there will be a copy, but there are caveats to that, especially in terms of efficiency (some cables cannot pump more than 1amp because they used inferior wires) and safety (exploding power adaptors from China anyone?). If your willing to risk your hard earned gadget in a 1$ charger/cable, be my guest.

    • dodz

      lol they already have, they also have 16 in 1 charger, from small pin to large pin to mini usb to micro usb to apple old connector to lightning connector, and a bunch of plugs that i didnt even know. I use it in my car cause some of my friends use old nokia phones that use large pin, some have iphones and android as mine.

  • DroidGuy360

    These full screen ads are TERRIBLE.

    • MasterMuffin

      I haven’t seen one for ages, but I see people complaining about them all the time o.O

      • Cole Raney

        I keep getting one from BBC.

        • MasterMuffin

          Weird. Last time I saw a full screen ad here was when they were advertising Bitdefender

    • Unicorn Drank

      It is very annoying!

  • Guest

    Does the gear 2 plug in like that?

    • blusasuke

      the charging cradle is attached to the back of the gear in the pic

  • Sal

    Android ADthority.

  • JayMars84

    You try to do the right thing and disable AdBlock because you understand the websites aren’t free to run, and this is what you get.

  • Vishal Khedkar

    Useless if the output gets divided across all the devices. 667 mA? It will take too long for my Nexus 5 to get full.

    • MasterMuffin

      It doesn’t take that long and it’s good for your battery. Beats USB (500 mA)

      • Vishal Khedkar

        You mean to say that if I charge it with a lower output value, it will benefit the battery? In what way?

        • MasterMuffin

          Slower charging makes the battery last longer in long run

          • Vishal Khedkar

            Thanks, didn’t know that.

          • John A

            Interesting. I didn’t know that either. I guess that would make buying a cheaper Chinese copy more attractive to buy if charging items overnight?

          • MasterMuffin

            If you’re sure it won’t explode while you’re sleeping :P

          • John A

            Haha, that is an excellent point sir, and one that definitely needs considering.

          • Tom
          • MasterMuffin

            It was true when I said it though :P

  • dev

    Best comment at smart-wiki.pl

  • ThunderCrackR

    Oh, it reminds me of my old car multi-charger. Though, I paid just 4 euros for it.

  • YuYu Elsalmi

    HAMA fast charging cable is the best and it’s for 10$
    I’d buy for of them rather than a 40$ cable that’ll David the power