Travelers are carrying more and more gadgets on their trips, whether those trips are for business or pleasure, yet most hotel rooms still offer only a single AC outlet, or perhaps two if you’re lucky. Energizer’s iSurge Travel Charging Station redefines the “power brick,” and aims to satisfy your charging needs, by offering five charging options in a block that’s just 3.8 inches across, 2.6 inches tall, and 1.8 inches deep (not including its wall plug).
On the front are three surge-protected AC outlets; on the top is an iPhone/iPod charging dock; and on the side is a 1-amp USB-charging port. (Unfortunately, 1 amp is
only enough power to charge an iPad slowly, but the port can be used with any USB-powered device.) Tucked away on the bottom is a nightlight that you can switch on and off. We wish the iSurge’s wall plug folded up for a more-compact profile, but it does rotate 90 degrees in either direction to work with horizontal wall outlets.—DAN FRAKES
Energizer iSurge Travel Charging Station, $60