Aukey PA-T11 Review: One Station To Rule Them All
|Aukey PA-T11 official shot.|
Nowadays, we tend to have more than one gadgets. Most of us, I reckon, have at least one smartphone and one power bank (and probably a tablet). Imagine living in a house with more people, and that number rises. If each of us use a single adapter for each of our device, how many outlets do we need? Many. And I'm pretty sure you wouldn't want to put extension terminal everywhere in your house, right?
Enter the Aukey PA-T11, a multi-port USB charging station. It has enough USB port to charge 6 of your devices with a single outlet. Also, it supports Qualcomm's QuickCharge 3.0 standard for those who think that the standard 2A charging is too slow.
It looks simple and convenient. But is that all? Well, let's find out in this Aukey PA-T11 review article. Shall we?
Packaging and Design
|The box is already as heavy as it is.|
|Aukey PA-T11's key features are written here.|
|You'll find the essentials, along with an extra micro USB cable.|
|Yeah, pretty much any surface.|
|DC input port on the back.|
|The front houses 6 ports. Two of which support Qualcomm's QuickCharge 3.0.|
ExperienceWith nothing else to discuss but the usage, let's skip ahead. When I was writing this review, I coincidentally have 2 devices that support Qualcomm's QuickCharge 3.0: Xiaomi Mi5 and Xiaomi Mi Note 2. Usually, a station like this divides the input electricity to each port, so I was skeptical that both would be fast-charged.
However, I was pleasantly proven wrong. Using an app named Ampere, which can roughly measure the input current, both devices were quick-charged (4.X V and >2.5A). Another way to know is that MIUI's latest ROM lets you know if your device is being quick-charged (if your device supports it, of course…) through either your lockscreen, or the charging icon on the top notification bar.
|Both devices were fast-charged at the same time.|
|The rounded lightning icon on top means your device is being fast-charged.|
|My Zenfone 3 doesn't support QuickCharge.|
|Aukey PA-T11 is a versatile and affordable charging station.|
Unfortunately, I haven't found any flaw on this accessory... yet (it's unfortunate because it makes as if this is a one-sided review). I've used it for approximately a month and I still love it. In fact, I've shelved my AC adapters in favor of this charging station. So yeah, if you need an accessory that can fast-charge many devices at once, I'll gladly recommend the Aukey PA-T11.
Okay, I guess that's all for now, Folks. Hope this review is useful for you. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask in the comments section below. I'll do my best to answer. Finally, as usual, thanks for reading, and I'm looking forward to your next visit. Have a great new year, everyone! :D