It's time for another 'essential kit' post! This time, it's the real star of any gadget fan's bag... the multi port charger!
As the name would suggest, a multi port charger is a charger... with multiple ports. Clever eh? The advantage is that if you travel with a bunch of kit, you can charge a multitude of items from one single power point in a hotel room for example. Perfect!
I've had a few over my time including...
- the Anker PowerPort 6 60W - good because it has 6 ports and has a high, 60W output capacity.
- the Choetech 6 port 50W with 2 x QC 3.0 - good because it also has 6 ports and 2 of them support Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.
- the one currently in my bag, the Choetech 6 port Multi USB Charging station - which I like because as well as being rated at a decent 55W, it has 2 USB C ports. It's the future, man!
If you pick one of these up, it's worth buying a 6 pack of cables to go with it too, to help keep things tidy.
Finally, here's one extra tip. Although this is quite small to fit in your kit bag, 3 pin plugs are always a pain, right? Especially if you use a slimmer laptop bag. I use the Lindy folding mains to figure of 8 plug, which is really brilliant. A worthwhile investment.