As I said at the beginning of this review I have a lot of gadgets and most of them charge via USB. In many situations I need to charge all of these devices at once, but some devices are more important than others. The Practical Meter makes it easy to see what USB ports will provide the most power for faster charging. It is extremely easy to use and is very small so you can throw it in your laptop bag or even your pocket.
The 3-in-1 fast charging cable is a nice addition for the Practical Meter. It allows you to charge up to 3 devices at once and has three of the most widely used connectors on it (micro USB, mini USB and 30pin dock connector). I guess people with newer iPhone’s would have liked to have seen a lightning connector on there. The cables use a flat cable design and are very heavy duty and seem like they will last.
So do you think you will actually make use of the Practical Meter? Well say you are at the airport or at a conference and there are some charging stations and you need to charge a couple of devices. You only have 30 minutes so wouldn’t you like to know what charging station will provide you with the most power so you can charge your devices the fastest?
The Practical Meter is selling for $24.95 at my favorite online retailer and with the included 3-in-1 charging cable that price is pretty good. Overall ThinkComputers gives the Practical Meter with Fast Charge Cable a 9 out of 10 score.
- Accurately shows you how much power a USB port is delivery
- Small and compact
- Easy to use
- Included 3-in-1 charging cable
- Would have liked to see a lightning cable option on the included cable
- No protective cap on the USB connector