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Color / Device : Walnut By Irene H. on January 12, 2016
Wonderful
What I Like About this Charger ? Beautiful wood enclosure ? Heavy solid aluminum base ? Rubber feet to keep it in place ? Testing of the ports shows power output is as promised What I Don t Like ? USB plugs feel loose in the ports and could easily come unplugged ? No power indicator lamp ? Charger must be turned on by pressing a power button ? Power supply is a bit large and clunky To summarize, this charger is beautiful, but not well executed otherwise. My testing with a USB power loader indicates that the charger does put out the power promised in the advertising, but every cord I tried in the charger (7 or 8 I think) slid in and out of the ports with virtually no resistance at all, giving the impression that they could very easily become accidentally unplugged. My last gripe is that there is a power button on the back of the charger that must be depressed to turn the thing on, but there is no indicator lamp to inform you that you have it turned on. I ve been wavering between a three and four star rating for this charger. When I look at it, the beautiful wood shell makes me want to give it 4 or 5 stars, but when I think of the things I don t like about it, I want to give it three stars. I m assigning four stars because it does charge like it s supposed to and it is beautiful. ? Complimentary Product Received for Testing and Unbiased Review ?
Color / Device : Walnut Wood By Tim on February 8, 2015
What I Like About this Charger

? Beautiful wood enclosure
? Heavy solid aluminum base
? Rubber feet to keep it in place
? Testing of the ports shows power output is as promised

What I Don t Like

? USB plugs feel loose in the ports and could easily come unplugged
? No power indicator lamp
? Charger must be turned on by pressing a power button
? Power supply is a bit large and clunky

To summarize, this charger is beautiful, but not well executed otherwise. My testing with a USB power loader indicates that the charger does put out the power promised in the advertising, but every cord I tried in the charger (7 or 8 I think) slid in and out of the ports with virtually no resistance at all, giving the impression that they could very easily become accidentally unplugged. My last gripe is that there is a power button on the back of the charger that must be depressed to turn the thing on, but there is no indicator lamp to inform you that you have it turned on.

I ve been wavering between a three and four star rating for this charger. When I look at it, the beautiful wood shell makes me want to give it 4 or 5 stars, but when I think of the things I don t like about it, I want to give it three stars. I m assigning four stars because it does charge like it s supposed to and it is beautiful.

? Complimentary Product Received for Testing and Unbiased Review ?
Very good quality, and works perfectly
Color / Device : Cherry By Filip J. on December 24, 2015
Very good quality, and works perfectly
USB ports are at a premium around the house and office, and before we purchased our first USB multi-port charger we were all sharing laptop ports and wall charger adapters. Yes, that was a bigtime pain. This Truffol charging station hub helps solve the problem and it does so with absolute elegant style. If I am reading the materials correctly, Truffol created this great looking case with its weighted, non-slip base, and wrapped it around a quality Orico USB station. That is a neat partnership, and I can t wait to see what else they produce next. Because of its great look, and also because my office desk has cable holes allowing this unit s hard-wired cable (brick-style transformer included) to pass down through its opening to the wall outlet accessed from underneath the desk. The wiring construct was a bit much for the limited space of my home office, but just perfect for my work desk. As other have noted, a visible LED showing power on/off status would have been gerat (am betting that it is there, just hidden under the beautiful wood facade). Once plugged in and turned on (button on back side), I plugged a couple phones in (HTC Droid DNA and Samsung Galaxy S3) and the charge rates are what we would expect from the standard wall charger adapter. We have not had a single second of problem with this unit at all. The fact that it has built in surge protection is unlike any other USB charger that we have seen or tried, except for one other Orico unit. Having lost a device or two to lightning strikes, that might come in very handy. Simple. Easy. Effective. Elegant. The materials note that this charging station is covered by a 12 month warranty , so if an issue arises before that period expires I will return here to update the review and let you know what the issue was and how resolution was handled. I did receive this USB charging station gratis from the manufacturer and put it to use to objectively find out how well it performed. My statements here reflect that testing. Five ports placed in easy-to-use locations, surge protection, and an extremely nice looking design; if you are looking for a desktop USB charging station of this design, style, output, and price, for use as I have described above, then I recommend giving this unit a try based on our experience with it. Very recommended for its outstanding look and good performance. Go for it.
Color / Device : Walnut Wood By RatherLiveInKeyWest on February 8, 2015
USB ports are at a premium around the house and office, and before we purchased our first USB multi-port charger we were all sharing laptop ports and wall charger adapters. Yes, that was a bigtime pain.

This Truffol charging station hub helps solve the problem and it does so with absolute elegant style. If I am reading the materials correctly, Truffol created this great looking case with its weighted, non-slip base, and wrapped it around a quality Orico USB station. That is a neat partnership, and I can t wait to see what else they produce next.

Because of its great look, and also because my office desk has cable holes allowing this unit s hard-wired cable (brick-style transformer included) to pass down through its opening to the wall outlet accessed from underneath the desk. The wiring construct was a bit much for the limited space of my home office, but just perfect for my work desk. As other have noted, a visible LED showing power on/off status would have been gerat (am betting that it is there, just hidden under the beautiful wood facade).

Once plugged in and turned on (button on back side), I plugged a couple phones in (HTC Droid DNA and Samsung Galaxy S3) and the charge rates are what we would expect from the standard wall charger adapter. We have not had a single second of problem with this unit at all. The fact that it has built in surge protection is unlike any other USB charger that we have seen or tried, except for one other Orico unit. Having lost a device or two to lightning strikes, that might come in very handy. Simple. Easy. Effective. Elegant.

The materials note that this charging station is covered by a 12 month warranty , so if an issue arises before that period expires I will return here to update the review and let you know what the issue was and how resolution was handled. I did receive this USB charging station gratis from the manufacturer and put it to use to objectively find out how well it performed. My statements here reflect that testing.

Five ports placed in easy-to-use locations, surge protection, and an extremely nice looking design; if you are looking for a desktop USB charging station of this design, style, output, and price, for use as I have described above, then I recommend giving this unit a try based on our experience with it.

Very recommended for its outstanding look and good performance.

Go for it.
Truffol X ORICO Station USB Charger is a good USB charger with 5-USB ports. It is solidly built and with 5 USB ports, you can charge 5 devices at the same time (2 of the ports are fast charging ports with 2.4 amps). This 5-port charging station is portable (though it comes with a laptop sized AC adapter), and it operates quietly (no cooling fan). It has power on/off button though it has no LED light indicator whether it is on or not (just have to see from your device to see if it is charging or not). The wood finish is very classy and will look great on your office desk or wood desk. Please notice that is not a USB hub for your laptop (This is just a charging station). Thanks Truffol for sending this product.
Color / Device : Cherry Wood By Sidarta Tanu on February 8, 2015
Truffol X ORICO Station USB Charger is a good USB charger with 5-USB ports. It is solidly built and with 5 USB ports, you can charge 5 devices at the same time (2 of the ports are fast charging ports with 2.4 amps). This 5-port charging station is portable (though it comes with a laptop sized AC adapter), and it operates quietly (no cooling fan). It has power on/off button though it has no LED light indicator whether it is on or not (just have to see from your device to see if it is charging or not). The wood finish is very classy and will look great on your office desk or wood desk. Please notice that is not a USB hub for your laptop (This is just a charging station). Thanks Truffol for sending this product.
Truffol s desktop charger is very well made, charges multiple devices quickly, and looks great. The Truffol is a modestly sized charger. It s about the size of three iPhone 5s stacked on top of each other. It has a great feeling in the hand. The mixture of real wood and aluminum works well and everything is screwed together tightly. The materials are also dense and give the Truffol nice heft. On the bottom of the Truffol is a large rubber base. The Truffol has 5 charging ports on the front. 3 of them are universal 1 amp ports, while the remaining 2 ports are Quick Charge 2.4 amp ports. On the back is the small power button and the plug for the AC adaptor. The adaptor also includes a small external power brick, unfortunately. The Truffol charged both of my family s iPhone 5s quickly and without issue. I used a couple of different lightning cables with the Truffol and they all fit fine and worked as expected. Since the Truffol is such a beautiful piece, and looks great left out on a desk all the time, I think it would be amazing if they integrated the ability to not just charge iPhones and other devices, but also transfer data. Then you would have a beautiful do-it-all device. All in all... no more cheap and tacky chargers. (Sample provided)
Color / Device : Walnut Wood By Anthony Pantliano "The Photo Guy" on February 8, 2015
Truffol s desktop charger is very well made, charges multiple devices quickly, and looks great.

The Truffol is a modestly sized charger. It s about the size of three iPhone 5s stacked on top of each other. It has a great feeling in the hand. The mixture of real wood and aluminum works well and everything is screwed together tightly. The materials are also dense and give the Truffol nice heft. On the bottom of the Truffol is a large rubber base.

The Truffol has 5 charging ports on the front. 3 of them are universal 1 amp ports, while the remaining 2 ports are Quick Charge 2.4 amp ports. On the back is the small power button and the plug for the AC adaptor. The adaptor also includes a small external power brick, unfortunately.

The Truffol charged both of my family s iPhone 5s quickly and without issue. I used a couple of different lightning cables with the Truffol and they all fit fine and worked as expected.

Since the Truffol is such a beautiful piece, and looks great left out on a desk all the time, I think it would be amazing if they integrated the ability to not just charge iPhones and other devices, but also transfer data. Then you would have a beautiful do-it-all device.

All in all... no more cheap and tacky chargers.

(Sample provided)
This wood-aluminum destop charger is certainly an attractive desk charger, but something in the execution left me not so happy with the results. First, the power supply itself is not inside the charger, but is a separate power adapter you have to find somewhere to hide. This is in distinction to other similar chargers I have where all the electronics are inside the charger. Second, the adapter I got was DOA - fortunately I had an adapter from another ORICO product to use to test it. When you plug it in, there is no LED or indicator light to let you know it is powered. After I disassembled the charger (see attached image), I saw the LED was on the charger, but the wood enclosure doesn t let it shine out. Also, the wood switch that covers the internal switch is just a small little wood plug. Mine got stuck (which is why I disassembled it in the first place). It s a nice billet of aluminum and wood enclosure, but the execution of jamming in their charger just didn t work too well. Overall - 2 stars and not recommended despite the nice look. I also received the ORICO aluminum desktop charger hub. The power adapter for this one worked fine, but it was a bit large and once again required hiding somewhere. For the size of the hub, 4 ports for USB and 3 ports for charging is a little light. I would have preferred some of the charging ports to be dual purpose, or at least get a few more USB hubs. 4 is just not enough (on my current PC, I have 5 ports in use and keep 2 free for memory sticks). This worked fine, looks great, and even comes with some rubber mounting feet, but overall there are better solutions for hubs and chargers. Note: Both were received for free for the purposes of review.
Color / Device : Walnut Wood By Joel Avrunin "Electrical Engineer who loves S... on January 13, 2015
This wood-aluminum destop charger is certainly an attractive desk charger, but something in the execution left me not so happy with the results. First, the power supply itself is not inside the charger, but is a separate power adapter you have to find somewhere to hide. This is in distinction to other similar chargers I have where all the electronics are inside the charger. Second, the adapter I got was DOA - fortunately I had an adapter from another ORICO product to use to test it. When you plug it in, there is no LED or indicator light to let you know it is powered. After I disassembled the charger (see attached image), I saw the LED was on the charger, but the wood enclosure doesn t let it shine out. Also, the wood switch that covers the internal switch is just a small little wood plug. Mine got stuck (which is why I disassembled it in the first place). It s a nice billet of aluminum and wood enclosure, but the execution of jamming in their charger just didn t work too well. Overall - 2 stars and not recommended despite the nice look.

I also received the ORICO aluminum desktop charger hub. The power adapter for this one worked fine, but it was a bit large and once again required hiding somewhere. For the size of the hub, 4 ports for USB and 3 ports for charging is a little light. I would have preferred some of the charging ports to be dual purpose, or at least get a few more USB hubs. 4 is just not enough (on my current PC, I have 5 ports in use and keep 2 free for memory sticks). This worked fine, looks great, and even comes with some rubber mounting feet, but overall there are better solutions for hubs and chargers.

Note: Both were received for free for the purposes of review.
This Truffol X ORICO Station is by far the most attractive USB charger I have come across to-date, and its genuine cherry walnut wood grain and its aluminum and rubber base looks and sits very well on the walnut desk in my home office. I consider it to be a decorative accessory that I am pleased to have on display. But, of course, looking good is not of much value without the product also being very functional -- and this Truffol desktop charger fits the bill very well on that front as well, at least for my needs. The reason for this is that it has 5 ports equipped with Smart Chip USB technology and a surge protector to enable you to charge -- without concern about overcharging -- up to 5 devices at the same time. Two are 2.4A super charging ports and three are 5V1A generic charging ports. For my purposes this is fine, as I rarely have more than 2-3 devices to charge at one time. However, should you have a need to charge 5 devices at one time requiring the maximum of 7.8A, it is important to keep in mind that they will likely take a little longer than usual to charge since the total output from the five ports is 7.2A. It should also be noted that this device cannot be used to deliver data, as it cannot be connected to a USB port in your computer. This product is designed strictly to charge devices, and is powered by plugging one end of the provided power adapter cable into the charger and one end into a wall outlet. Again, this is not an issue for me but it might be for you. Because of this factor and the one noted above being potentially negative issues for YOU, I have subtracted 1/2 star from my overall rating. If these factors are of major importance to you, you might feel a lower overall rating is warranted. Conversely, if these factors are meaningless to you, as they are to me, I think you d view the Truffol to be worthy of a 5 star rating. Overall, my recommendation is to give very serious consideration to purchasing the Truffol X ORICO Station if you are in the market for a desktop charger and have needs similar to mine. I received this desk charger from the manufacturer in return for an honest, unbiased review.
Color / Device : Walnut Wood By bobbewig on February 8, 2015
This Truffol X ORICO Station is by far the most attractive USB charger I have come across to-date, and its genuine cherry walnut wood grain and its aluminum and rubber base looks and sits very well on the walnut desk in my home office. I consider it to be a decorative accessory that I am pleased to have on display.

But, of course, looking good is not of much value without the product also being very functional -- and this Truffol desktop charger fits the bill very well on that front as well, at least for my needs. The reason for this is that it has 5 ports equipped with Smart Chip USB technology and a surge protector to enable you to charge -- without concern about overcharging -- up to 5 devices at the same time. Two are 2.4A super charging ports and three are 5V1A generic charging ports. For my purposes this is fine, as I rarely have more than 2-3 devices to charge at one time. However, should you have a need to charge 5 devices at one time requiring the maximum of 7.8A, it is important to keep in mind that they will likely take a little longer than usual to charge since the total output from the five ports is 7.2A.

It should also be noted that this device cannot be used to deliver data, as it cannot be connected to a USB port in your computer. This product is designed strictly to charge devices, and is powered by plugging one end of the provided power adapter cable into the charger and one end into a wall outlet. Again, this is not an issue for me but it might be for you. Because of this factor and the one noted above being potentially negative issues for YOU, I have subtracted 1/2 star from my overall rating. If these factors are of major importance to you, you might feel a lower overall rating is warranted. Conversely, if these factors are meaningless to you, as they are to me, I think you d view the Truffol to be worthy of a 5 star rating.

Overall, my recommendation is to give very serious consideration to purchasing the Truffol X ORICO Station if you are in the market for a desktop charger and have needs similar to mine.

I received this desk charger from the manufacturer in return for an honest, unbiased review.
This review is for both (1) the Truffol Wood-Aluminum Charger and (2) the Truffol Aluminum Desktop USB Charger Hub. I received both products in exchange for an honest review. Truffol Wood-Aluminum Charger ----------------------------------------------- The Truffol Wood-Aluminum Desktop Charger is as attractive as it is functional. Its casing is made of real wood (I received the cherry wood version. It s available in Walnut, too.). It has 5 charging ports. (Note: this is NOT a USB hub i.e. it has no data ports; the ports can be used for charging only.) The charger has the look and feel of quality. I have no problem charging my iPhone 4, 2 BLU Android phones, an AirPlus external battery pack, and a 8.9 Kindle HD -- all at the same time. 3 of the ports are labeled 1A and two are labeled 2.4 A. I do not have an ammeter to verify the amperage, unfortunately. I will say that all of my devices charge up as quickly as they do on one-port chargers (such as the one that come with my Amazon Kindle). Truffol Aluminum Desktop USB Charger Hub ------------------------------------------------ The Truffol Aluminum Desktop USB Charger Hub is a 4-port hub (4 ports for data transfer), with 3 additional ports for strictly charging only. All 7 ports can be used simultaneously for charging your devices. It is slim and attractive. I love that the casing is made of aluminum, not plastic. The casing has an attractive matte black finish. I tested the four data ports with a Knivo Bluetooth receiver, a Logitech Universal USB receiver, a TP-Link Wireless Adapter, and several cell phones and tablets -- and had no issues whatsoever. My Logitech Bluetooth Keyboard, which relies on the Knivo Bluetooth receiver is as responsive as when the Knivo was connected directly to the USB port on my computer. Similarly, the Logitech mouse, which relies on the Logitech Universal USB receiver is as responsive (smooth tracking) as when the Logitech Bluetooth receiver was connected directly to the USB port on my computer. I ve had this setup for about a week, and so far, I have not experienced any intermittent signal cutouts. --- If problems do crop up, I ll be sure to update this review. If I haven t updated this review for a while, and you would like to check back with me on whether both Truffol products still work flawlessly, please feel free to do so by leaving a comment. Thank you.
Color / Device : Cherry Wood By MyBeesWax "A Music Fan" on January 13, 2015
This review is for both (1) the Truffol Wood-Aluminum Charger and (2) the Truffol Aluminum Desktop USB Charger Hub. I received both products in exchange for an honest review.

Truffol Wood-Aluminum Charger
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The Truffol Wood-Aluminum Desktop Charger is as attractive as it is functional. Its casing is made of real wood (I received the cherry wood version. It s available in Walnut, too.). It has 5 charging ports. (Note: this is NOT a USB hub i.e. it has no data ports; the ports can be used for charging only.)

The charger has the look and feel of quality. I have no problem charging my iPhone 4, 2 BLU Android phones, an AirPlus external battery pack, and a 8.9 Kindle HD -- all at the same time. 3 of the ports are labeled 1A and two are labeled 2.4 A. I do not have an ammeter to verify the amperage, unfortunately. I will say that all of my devices charge up as quickly as they do on one-port chargers (such as the one that come with my Amazon Kindle).

Truffol Aluminum Desktop USB Charger Hub
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The Truffol Aluminum Desktop USB Charger Hub is a 4-port hub (4 ports for data transfer), with 3 additional ports for strictly charging only. All 7 ports can be used simultaneously for charging your devices. It is slim and attractive. I love that the casing is made of aluminum, not plastic. The casing has an attractive matte black finish.

I tested the four data ports with a Knivo Bluetooth receiver, a Logitech Universal USB receiver, a TP-Link Wireless Adapter, and several cell phones and tablets -- and had no issues whatsoever.

My Logitech Bluetooth Keyboard, which relies on the Knivo Bluetooth receiver is as responsive as when the Knivo was connected directly to the USB port on my computer. Similarly, the Logitech mouse, which relies on the Logitech Universal USB receiver is as responsive (smooth tracking) as when the Logitech Bluetooth receiver was connected directly to the USB port on my computer. I ve had this setup for about a week, and so far, I have not experienced any intermittent signal cutouts.

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If problems do crop up, I ll be sure to update this review. If I haven t updated this review for a while, and you would like to check back with me on whether both Truffol products still work flawlessly, please feel free to do so by leaving a comment. Thank you.
This is a very nice looking desktop charging deck. It s got an aluminum base with a solid rubber bumper for smooth seating, but the top of the device is genuine cherry wood that matches my desk nicely. It s got some heft to it, so it won t jostle around when I m plugging things in or moving around the devices I have hooked up to it. It sits nicely and flat on my desk, and since it matches the color of my desk it s unobtrusive. It doesn t need to be (and can t be) connected to a computer, so it doesn t take up any of my precious USB hubs. Obviously, that means that these USB ports are just for charging, and don t deliver data. It s strictly for sitting pretty on my desk and charging up to 5 different devices. It does have to be plugged into the wall, and comes with its own dedicated power cord and transformer. There s a little wooden on-off button in the back, though there isn t any indicator light on the unit that lets you know when it s live. You have to have something plugged in, and if it s charging that means the hub is on. (Sample provided for the purpose of testing and review.) It ll charge 3 devices at the standard USB charging rate of 5 V, 1 A. That works great for charging up my phone and lots of other things like headphones and cameras that charge up via USB. It also has 2 Smart Super Charging Ports that will deliver up to 2.4 A, but apparently they detect what your device will handle and deliver only that. They work great with my iPad.
Color / Device : Cherry Wood By Nathan Andersen "Gadget lover and author of S... on January 14, 2015
This is a very nice looking desktop charging deck. It s got an aluminum base with a solid rubber bumper for smooth seating, but the top of the device is genuine cherry wood that matches my desk nicely. It s got some heft to it, so it won t jostle around when I m plugging things in or moving around the devices I have hooked up to it. It sits nicely and flat on my desk, and since it matches the color of my desk it s unobtrusive.

It doesn t need to be (and can t be) connected to a computer, so it doesn t take up any of my precious USB hubs. Obviously, that means that these USB ports are just for charging, and don t deliver data. It s strictly for sitting pretty on my desk and charging up to 5 different devices. It does have to be plugged into the wall, and comes with its own dedicated power cord and transformer. There s a little wooden on-off button in the back, though there isn t any indicator light on the unit that lets you know when it s live. You have to have something plugged in, and if it s charging that means the hub is on. (Sample provided for the purpose of testing and review.)

It ll charge 3 devices at the standard USB charging rate of 5 V, 1 A. That works great for charging up my phone and lots of other things like headphones and cameras that charge up via USB. It also has 2 Smart Super Charging Ports that will deliver up to 2.4 A, but apparently they detect what your device will handle and deliver only that. They work great with my iPad.
This is a quality item of great practicality. Nowadays, most homes have a number of portable electronic devices, from smart-phones and media-players to remotely controlled toys and smart-watches - and they all need their daily charging. Instead of taking up five different outlets, this allows you to charge them all in one place. The fact that you keep everything in the same place is also quite handy; no more trying to remember where you are charging what: this creates a central charging hub in your house. It has 3 regular charging USB ports and 2 high speed ones, complete with surge protector you can turn on or off. And yet this is not just a practical item. It is beautifully made! I had given up expecting such high manufacturing quality some time a go so I was very pleasantly surprised. With full-grain wood on top and an aluminum frame over a slip-resistant rubber bottom, this may not be an Apple product but it can sure stand right next to one proudly. I particularly appreciated the care for the details: the distances between the USB ports are enough to accommodate even my widest USB connectors; the markings on top are actually engraved into the wood; whereas the ON/OFF button for the surge protector is of of the same high quality as the rest of the top to keep is discreet. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
Color / Device : Walnut Wood By NeuroSplicer on January 11, 2015
This is a quality item of great practicality. Nowadays, most homes have a number of portable electronic devices, from smart-phones and media-players to remotely controlled toys and smart-watches - and they all need their daily charging. Instead of taking up five different outlets, this allows you to charge them all in one place. The fact that you keep everything in the same place is also quite handy; no more trying to remember where you are charging what: this creates a central charging hub in your house. It has 3 regular charging USB ports and 2 high speed ones, complete with surge protector you can turn on or off. And yet this is not just a practical item. It is beautifully made! I had given up expecting such high manufacturing quality some time a go so I was very pleasantly surprised. With full-grain wood on top and an aluminum frame over a slip-resistant rubber bottom, this may not be an Apple product but it can sure stand right next to one proudly. I particularly appreciated the care for the details: the distances between the USB ports are enough to accommodate even my widest USB connectors; the markings on top are actually engraved into the wood; whereas the ON/OFF button for the surge protector is of of the same high quality as the rest of the top to keep is discreet. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
This is a delightfully different USB charging port that is a refreshing change from the sea of black and white ones we re all familiar with. At the same time, some may ask if it makes sense to spend more for just to get a prettier box (in this case wooden), and for the majority of people, the answer is probably no. In thoroughly inspecting and using this USB port, for a week, I m happy to see the features I ve come to know and expect: ? 5 USB ports ? USB with Quick Charge (generally your iPhone and iPad) ? USB for lower amp devices such as keyboard, headphones and older Android phones This reminds of the old Zenith TV set we had when I was growing up. If you a desk that you ve lovingly arrayed with heirlooms, pictures of your family, vase of flowers, etc. you ll probably want to spend a few extra dollars for this. If not and you just want something that works, maybe this is not for you. As for me, I love it! Sample provided in exchange for a unbiased review
Color / Device : Walnut Wood By PositiveLogic "Looking for Positive, Not Fear... on February 8, 2015
This is a delightfully different USB charging port that is a refreshing change from the sea of black and white ones we re all familiar with. At the same time, some may ask if it makes sense to spend more for just to get a prettier box (in this case wooden), and for the majority of people, the answer is probably no.

In thoroughly inspecting and using this USB port, for a week, I m happy to see the features I ve come to know and expect:

? 5 USB ports
? USB with Quick Charge (generally your iPhone and iPad)
? USB for lower amp devices such as keyboard, headphones and older Android phones

This reminds of the old Zenith TV set we had when I was growing up. If you a desk that you ve lovingly arrayed with heirlooms, pictures of your family, vase of flowers, etc. you ll probably want to spend a few extra dollars for this. If not and you just want something that works, maybe this is not for you.

As for me, I love it!

Sample provided in exchange for a unbiased review
This has to be one of the best looking USB 2.0 chargers on the market today. The wood is thick and oiled to a satin sheen. Good quality materials such as the aluminum base have been used throughout. Some reviewers have had issue with there being looseness when the a USB is plugged into the unit. There is some, and it is not due to any defectiveness in the USB itself but in the thickness of the wood limiting how far your USB can plug into the charger. If they used cheap thin wood veneer then this issue would not be present. I for one would want the good wood and have some slight looseness than the charger to look like a cheap piece of garbage. Charger has 5 USB ports Rubber feet to keep from sliding around your desk Two USB with Quick Charge higher output, and three USB for lower amp devices. Power on or off button. Could use a power light indicator.
Color / Device : Cherry Wood By Professor H on February 8, 2015
This has to be one of the best looking USB 2.0 chargers on the market today.
The wood is thick and oiled to a satin sheen. Good quality materials such as the aluminum base have been used throughout. Some reviewers have had issue with there being looseness when the a USB is plugged into the unit. There is some, and it is not due to any defectiveness in the USB itself but in the thickness of the wood limiting how far your USB can plug into the charger. If they used cheap thin wood veneer then this issue would not be present. I for one would want the good wood and have some slight looseness than the charger to look like a cheap piece of garbage.

Charger has 5 USB ports
Rubber feet to keep from sliding around your desk
Two USB with Quick Charge higher output, and three USB for lower amp devices.
Power on or off button. Could use a power light indicator.
This charger turns in some respectable charging times on the two quick charge ports. Even on the slower 1 Amp ports it isn t too shabby. Since other reviewers have gushed about the looks I will say that I agree and get on to the test results. My primary test benchmark is the charging rate of my Galaxy Note 3 phone with 3300mAh internal battery from a fast wall charger. I get 1% per 2.5 minutes using that test scenario. This battery charges from either of the two quick ports at 1% per 3:01 minutes:seconds. That number is very good for a battery backup considering that fifty-to-sixty percent of other batteries I test are as slow as 6 minutes per 1% (about what I clocked the rate of the same phone from one of the 1 Amp ports on this charger. Even fast performing batteries I have tested come in around 4+ minutes. So in a relative manner this one performs slightly above average. If you add up the max of each quick ports (2 x 2.4) and the total of the three 1 Amp ports you get 7.8 Amps. The max this charger will put out in fully loaded is 7.2 Amps. Not to worry - while the max of the quick ports is 2.4 Amps, most devices rarely use 2.1 and even my Note 3 will only draw 1.5 Amps, so this difference is nominal in my opinion. I did feel compelled to point it out, though, since I received my charger as a review sample. Bottom line: this one outperforms many, and has looks on top of it. It has been one of my workhorses for a few weeks now and I cannot find anything of significance wrong with it.
Color / Device : Walnut Wood By Mike Tarrani "Jazz Drummer" on February 8, 2015
This charger turns in some respectable charging times on the two quick charge ports. Even on the slower 1 Amp ports it isn t too shabby.

Since other reviewers have gushed about the looks I will say that I agree and get on to the test results. My primary test benchmark is the charging rate of my Galaxy Note 3 phone with 3300mAh internal battery from a fast wall charger. I get 1% per 2.5 minutes using that test scenario.

This battery charges from either of the two quick ports at 1% per 3:01 minutes:seconds. That number is very good for a battery backup considering that fifty-to-sixty percent of other batteries I test are as slow as 6 minutes per 1% (about what I clocked the rate of the same phone from one of the 1 Amp ports on this charger. Even fast performing batteries I have tested come in around 4+ minutes. So in a relative manner this one performs slightly above average.

If you add up the max of each quick ports (2 x 2.4) and the total of the three 1 Amp ports you get 7.8 Amps. The max this charger will put out in fully loaded is 7.2 Amps. Not to worry - while the max of the quick ports is 2.4 Amps, most devices rarely use 2.1 and even my Note 3 will only draw 1.5 Amps, so this difference is nominal in my opinion. I did feel compelled to point it out, though, since I received my charger as a review sample.

Bottom line: this one outperforms many, and has looks on top of it. It has been one of my workhorses for a few weeks now and I cannot find anything of significance wrong with it.
These relatively new chargers are really popping up all over the place, and while they re all not uniformly perfect, many of them have decided it s necessary to create something uniquely different about them in order for them to stand out from the pack. Just being a good charger is no longer enough; they have to have some other trait that makes them unique. As for this charger - the Truffol X Orico Station 5 - it s setting itself apart with an extremely classy wooden exterior that is truly more elegant than any charger I ve yet tested. I wouldn t have thought that a wooden case for a charger - desktop or not - would look appropriate. In fact, I thought it would actually be quite out of place, like leather sneakers. But once I received and looked at this charger my mind was changed. It is indeed a very attractive charger; the wood is highly polished natural walnut (there is another model that is cherry), and it should be an undoubtedly pleasing addition to any desk or any other piece of office equipment. Additionally, the charger has a solid rubber base, which seats it VERY firmly on a level plane. This is a charger that must be plugged in - and turned on - for it to work. To that end there is also an adapter that also needs to be on, but it has a light that indicates that indeed it is plugged in. That leads to a couple of things I was not in love with. I m okay with it having to be plugged in. What I not in love with are the twin factors that a) the charger has to be turned on to work, and b) there is no light to indicate that the charger is on or off (unless the room light is really low, or you duck down and look into the ports and see the little blue light is on INSIDE IT -- not outside). It s not a huge problem, but it s a nuisance to those who are in a hurry and don t take the time to check that these little things are done. Some people have indicated that there is a looseness to the ports, and I have to agree...BUT I have not found that to be a huge problem. To the point of this writing nothing has come loose, but in truth I did not try to test any of these ports beyond plugging the cords in and being satisfied that correct contact was made. To that end I always felt the ports performed up to their given functionality (the three leftmost ports are Universal 1A, and the two rightmost ports are the faster 2.4 A). I was pleased with the quickness and completeness of the individual ports, and felt no device was ever heated or dangerously overcharged. (The five ports are able to be used simultaneously, and the device boasts of a smart circuitry and a built -in surge protector to prevent overheating and overcharging.) All in all I found that the Truffol X ORICO Station 5 performed well, and was pleased with it. It does cost a little more than others (at this writing it was $40), but its looks give it a classiness that few other chargers have. It is a matter of choice, but if you want a charger that boasts a finely polished walnut or cherry wood, this price will probably matter less to you. I was supplied this product free of charge with no condition other than my writing a fair and honest review -- which this is.
Color / Device : Walnut Wood By Brian Driver on February 8, 2015
These relatively new chargers are really popping up all over the place, and while they re all not uniformly perfect, many of them have decided it s necessary to create something uniquely different about them in order for them to stand out from the pack. Just being a good charger is no longer enough; they have to have some other trait that makes them unique.

As for this charger - the Truffol X Orico Station 5 - it s setting itself apart with an extremely classy wooden exterior that is truly more elegant than any charger I ve yet tested. I wouldn t have thought that a wooden case for a charger - desktop or not - would look appropriate. In fact, I thought it would actually be quite out of place, like leather sneakers. But once I received and looked at this charger my mind was changed. It is indeed a very attractive charger; the wood is highly polished natural walnut (there is another model that is cherry), and it should be an undoubtedly pleasing addition to any desk or any other piece of office equipment. Additionally, the charger has a solid rubber base, which seats it VERY firmly on a level plane.

This is a charger that must be plugged in - and turned on - for it to work. To that end there is also an adapter that also needs to be on, but it has a light that indicates that indeed it is plugged in.

That leads to a couple of things I was not in love with. I m okay with it having to be plugged in. What I not in love with are the twin factors that a) the charger has to be turned on to work, and b) there is no light to indicate that the charger is on or off (unless the room light is really low, or you duck down and look into the ports and see the little blue light is on INSIDE IT -- not outside). It s not a huge problem, but it s a nuisance to those who are in a hurry and don t take the time to check that these little things are done.

Some people have indicated that there is a looseness to the ports, and I have to agree...BUT I have not found that to be a huge problem. To the point of this writing nothing has come loose, but in truth I did not try to test any of these ports beyond plugging the cords in and being satisfied that correct contact was made. To that end I always felt the ports performed up to their given functionality (the three leftmost ports are Universal 1A, and the two rightmost ports are the faster 2.4 A). I was pleased with the quickness and completeness of the individual ports, and felt no device was ever heated or dangerously overcharged. (The five ports are able to be used simultaneously, and the device boasts of a smart circuitry and a built -in surge protector to prevent overheating and overcharging.)

All in all I found that the Truffol X ORICO Station 5 performed well, and was pleased with it. It does cost a little more than others (at this writing it was $40), but its looks give it a classiness that few other chargers have. It is a matter of choice, but if you want a charger that boasts a finely polished walnut or cherry wood, this price will probably matter less to you.

I was supplied this product free of charge with no condition other than my writing a fair and honest review -- which this is.
These multiple usb outlet chargers are pretty standard these days, and I ve tried a bunch of them and own a few. This is a good one with plenty of power to charge your phone or computer etc quickly. The slow and fast outlets seem to charge at roughly the same rate, but it s quick in any case, a few hours for most devices I ve put into the sample charger they sent me. It s very simply laid out, an on button and five outlets, plus a wall wart that s almost as big as the charger but at least it has a long cord on both sides to facilitate hiding it. I say hiding it because I assume anyone paying 40 bucks for this unit is doing so for the look of the real wood case, for this costs about twice what most comparable basic plastic case units do. That s my one knock on this item; you really do pay a premium for the wood. But if you want a nice-looking charger sitting on your office desk, this will do very nicely, as the wood grain is very pronounced and quite attractive. In any case, this is a very solid charger. In the case that you don t mind paying top dollar for the fine case, then this is a good buy.
Color / Device : Walnut Wood By K. Swanson on February 8, 2015
These multiple usb outlet chargers are pretty standard these days, and I ve tried a bunch of them and own a few. This is a good one with plenty of power to charge your phone or computer etc quickly. The slow and fast outlets seem to charge at roughly the same rate, but it s quick in any case, a few hours for most devices I ve put into the sample charger they sent me. It s very simply laid out, an on button and five outlets, plus a wall wart that s almost as big as the charger but at least it has a long cord on both sides to facilitate hiding it.

I say hiding it because I assume anyone paying 40 bucks for this unit is doing so for the look of the real wood case, for this costs about twice what most comparable basic plastic case units do. That s my one knock on this item; you really do pay a premium for the wood. But if you want a nice-looking charger sitting on your office desk, this will do very nicely, as the wood grain is very pronounced and quite attractive.

In any case, this is a very solid charger. In the case that you don t mind paying top dollar for the fine case, then this is a good buy.
There are all kinds of comparably-priced charging hubs available. So many to choose from, that basically do the same thing! I am not embarrassed to say that I like this charger for its looks and for the fact that it has a superb gripper pad on the bottom. And for me, it also has the perfect amount of slots with the perfect balance of loads (two 2.4A and three 1A) for what I usually charge from my office desk. It charges quickly, too--no problems there. The cherry wood will also match with beech wood accessories, (the cherry is a bit darker, but it still looks decent.) I like the fact that it has a separate power adapter, and that it is not a part of the inner circuitry of the hub. If there is ever a power surge, the surge will end at the adapter, and not inside the hub. It is fairly easy and inexpensive to replace an adapter--rather than the entire hub. Having a separate adapter also lengthens the distance from power outlet to where you want to set the hub. For instance, I have the hub on top of a file cabinet, and the cord--including the boxy adapter--hangs down the back of it, unnoticed. I can see that some other people could legitimately give this hub a three-star rating: It has an on/off switch, but not an LED light to show when it is on. I see that another reviewer actually took one of these apart and found an LED underneath the wood shell, but there is no hole in the wood for the light to shine through. Maybe the manufacturer will fix this problem in the next run? We can hope so....as it would make better sense to have an LED when there is an on/off switch. Personally though, this is not a problem for me--so I can give this hub a five-star rating without the light. I always have a USB cable attached that lights up when it is working. (So I get an on/off light from a cable and not the hub.) *I received a sample product from Truffol.
Color / Device : Cherry Wood By I Do the Speed Limit on February 8, 2015
There are all kinds of comparably-priced charging hubs available. So many to choose from, that basically do the same thing! I am not embarrassed to say that I like this charger for its looks and for the fact that it has a superb gripper pad on the bottom. And for me, it also has the perfect amount of slots with the perfect balance of loads (two 2.4A and three 1A) for what I usually charge from my office desk. It charges quickly, too--no problems there.

The cherry wood will also match with beech wood accessories, (the cherry is a bit darker, but it still looks decent.)

I like the fact that it has a separate power adapter, and that it is not a part of the inner circuitry of the hub. If there is ever a power surge, the surge will end at the adapter, and not inside the hub. It is fairly easy and inexpensive to replace an adapter--rather than the entire hub. Having a separate adapter also lengthens the distance from power outlet to where you want to set the hub. For instance, I have the hub on top of a file cabinet, and the cord--including the boxy adapter--hangs down the back of it, unnoticed.

I can see that some other people could legitimately give this hub a three-star rating: It has an on/off switch, but not an LED light to show when it is on. I see that another reviewer actually took one of these apart and found an LED underneath the wood shell, but there is no hole in the wood for the light to shine through. Maybe the manufacturer will fix this problem in the next run? We can hope so....as it would make better sense to have an LED when there is an on/off switch. Personally though, this is not a problem for me--so I can give this hub a five-star rating without the light. I always have a USB cable attached that lights up when it is working. (So I get an on/off light from a cable and not the hub.)

*I received a sample product from Truffol.
The wooden USB is a clever novelty. Just when you think manufacturers have run of ideas for innovative products, they keep popping up. This USB device is sleep and can charge multiple phones and tablets. I wish the chargers were also sleep. The charger is a two pronged setup. The USB charger is a beautifuk wooden device and I charged LG G3, iPAD mini as well as a Galaxy tablet. A sample was provided for review purposes.
Color / Device : Walnut Wood By rpv on January 11, 2015
The wooden USB is a clever novelty. Just when you think manufacturers have run of ideas for innovative products, they keep popping up. This USB device is sleep and can charge multiple phones and tablets. I wish the chargers were also sleep. The charger is a two pronged setup. The USB charger is a beautifuk wooden device and I charged LG G3, iPAD mini as well as a Galaxy tablet. A sample was provided for review purposes.
The Wood-Aluminum 5-Port Desktop Charger by Truffol gives great style to what has become a market saturated with plastic desktop chargers. This guy is beautiful, in either a dark, or lighter tone wood exterior. This is actually a charger I m proud to have out on my desk, and this would work great for most executives who need to keep a polished style in their office, but also have too many gadgets to charge. I like that this charger has two (2) 2.4A and three (3) 1A charging ports. Perfect for 2 power hungry devices and 3 regular devices. I use this with my Kindle, Smartphone, Tablet, iPad and all my bluetooth gear. The unit has a beautiful form factor and has been great for all my charging needs. Very pleased with the unit. [Review Sample Provided For Review And Evaluation]
Color / Device : Walnut Wood By JP "J.P." on February 8, 2015
The Wood-Aluminum 5-Port Desktop Charger by Truffol gives great style to what has become a market saturated with plastic desktop chargers. This guy is beautiful, in either a dark, or lighter tone wood exterior. This is actually a charger I m proud to have out on my desk, and this would work great for most executives who need to keep a polished style in their office, but also have too many gadgets to charge.

I like that this charger has two (2) 2.4A and three (3) 1A charging ports. Perfect for 2 power hungry devices and 3 regular devices. I use this with my Kindle, Smartphone, Tablet, iPad and all my bluetooth gear. The unit has a beautiful form factor and has been great for all my charging needs. Very pleased with the unit.

[Review Sample Provided For Review And Evaluation]
The Truffol wood-aluminum desktop charger is a beautiful charging hub that makes a classy addition to the desktop. You can find chargers that have more ports or more power, but it s hard to beat this for looks and elegance. The charger is a 4.25 by 2.5 by 1.25 block that has five charging ports. The first three put out 1A of power, so they re good for less power-hungry devices, like Kindles or iPhone 5 s. The last two ports are quick-charge ports that put out 2.4A, so they can handle devices like iPads or iPhone 6 s. While I have other charging hubs that put out more power, I don t have anything that looks this nice. Rather than a plastic or aluminum case, it has a walnut case that looks like it belongs on a desk. It also has a rubberized base and some weight that keeps it from sliding around when you give a cable a slight tug. Hard to beat this for looks... Disclosure: Obtained From: Vendor Payment: Free
Color / Device : Walnut Wood By Thomas Duff "Duffbert" on February 8, 2015
The Truffol wood-aluminum desktop charger is a beautiful charging hub that makes a classy addition to the desktop. You can find chargers that have more ports or more power, but it s hard to beat this for looks and elegance.

The charger is a 4.25 by 2.5 by 1.25 block that has five charging ports. The first three put out 1A of power, so they re good for less power-hungry devices, like Kindles or iPhone 5 s. The last two ports are quick-charge ports that put out 2.4A, so they can handle devices like iPads or iPhone 6 s.

While I have other charging hubs that put out more power, I don t have anything that looks this nice. Rather than a plastic or aluminum case, it has a walnut case that looks like it belongs on a desk. It also has a rubberized base and some weight that keeps it from sliding around when you give a cable a slight tug.

Hard to beat this for looks...

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