Review: ChargeHub HomeBase Power Bank Docking Station

I keep restocking portable battery packs because the kids borrow and don't return them. Then I'll clean around the house and find discharged battery packs strewn around the house. Now, the ChargeHub HomeBase Power Bank Docking Station ($59.99) that Limitless Innovations sent me may be my saviour. The portable battery charging dock is a compact base that has four slots for the included aluminum battery packs, each offering 4,000 mAh of power, which is impressive given how slim they are.

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Limitless

Limitless Innovations has smartly used four different colors for the four battery packs, black, silver, gold, and rose gold. This way you can assign a pack for each family member, perhaps related to their phone's color, and "shame" them into returning their charger to the dock! Honestly, this battery pack charging station makes it so easy to recharge portable iPhone chargers that it should no longer be an issue. The packs do not have built-in Lightning or microUSB ports, but they have a USB-A port for your own cable and a microUSB port for charging independently of the dock. But on the other side of the pack is a custom charging contact so you are not putting wear and tear on the microUSB port, nor do you have to worry about which way you insert the pack.

Limitless

The dock includes a bonus USB port to charge another device and a small drawer for some short cables, like the two included, one Lightning and one microUSB. While the packs are covered in metal, the dock itself is plastic. I would prefer to pay more and have something stylish for my entryway, where this hub would reside, but the functionality and price still make this a five star accessory.

Pros

  • Includes four 4,000 mAh battery packs
  • Packs are aluminum and compact
  • Different colors for each battery pack
  • Also includes a drawer for cables and another USB port
  • Includes a bonus microUSB cable and a Lightning cable
  • LED flashlight built-in to each battery pack

Cons

  • Cables are not integrated into battery packs
  • Dock is plastic

Final Verdict

If you have multiple battery packs that go missing and uncharged, the ChargeHub HomeBase Power Bank Docking Station could bring harmony to your home.

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Todd Bernhard

Todd Bernhard is a bestselling (6+ million downloads) award-winning (AARP, About.com, BestAppEver.com, Digital Hollywood, and Verizon) developer and founder of NoTie.NET, an app developer specializing in Talking Ringtone apps including AutoRingtone. And his profile photo is of the last known sighting of Mr. Bernhard wearing a tie, circa 2007!

An iPhone is almost always attached to his hip or in his pocket, but over the years, Mr. Bernhard has owned an Apple Newton, a Motorola Marco, an HP 95LX, a Compaq iPaq, a Palm Treo, and a Nokia e62. In addition to writing for iPhone Life, Mr. Bernhard has written for its sister publications, PocketPC Magazine and The HP Palmtop Paper.