Charge 16 gadgets at once with the PowerPad 16

first_imgHow many portable gadgets do you own that need charging on a regular basis? A typical user may have a smartphone, a tablet, an e-reader, and a digital media player. Most will have fewer than those four core types of device. I doubt anyone has 16 devices to charge, but if you do, there’s now a solution for charging them all over USB at the same time. It’s called the PowerPad 16, which has been created by Datamation Systems Inc.Of course, the PowerPad 16 isn’t a charging solution aimed at the home user, but it could make your life easier when out in public. We take our devices with us to school, college, conferences, and on holiday. They need charging on a regular basis, which means searching out a power point, and hoping someone else hasn’t got there first.With the PowerPad 16, the stress of finding a place to charge should disappear. I’m hoping airports and conference centers (CES, E3?) at the very least decide to invest in a few and setup charging points offering 16, 32, or 48 ports. As the unit is quite small (6.75 x 3.75 x 2.2-inches) it should be easy to mount them next to existing power points, plus the four screw holes as standard on the casing make wall-mounting simple.If you can’t spot the PowerPad 16 by sight, you may be able to hear it whirring away. That bulky section at one end of the charger is actually a large fan helping to keep the Cambrionix USB charging board inside cool. You can imagine this thing is going to get quite hot with 16 devices drawing power.One detail we don’t yet know is how much the PowerPad 16 costs. As it’s a commercial device, I suspect it won’t be cheap.Read more at Datamation Systems Inc, via Engadgetlast_img read more