USB Charging Station and USB 3.0 Hub Simplify Mobile Device Charging

StarTech.com releases two innovative new devices featuring dedicated USB charge ports, making it easier to charge multiple mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets

Lockbourne, OH - March 17, 2014 - StarTech.com, a leading manufacturer of hard-to-find connectivity parts, has announced the availability of two new products designed to make it easier for users to charge multiple mobile devices simultaneously - the 7-Port USB Charging Station (ST7CU35122), and the USB 3.0 Hub (ST4300U3C3). Both devices feature dedicated, power-only USB charge ports which offer a fast, convenient way to keep multiple smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices charged and ready for use.

The Charging Station offers five 1-amp and two 2-amp charge ports to accommodate the range of power requirements of mobile devices. The USB 3.0 Hub features three dedicated USB charge ports - two 1-amp and one 2-amp ports, as well as four standard USB 3.0 ports that enable users to connect additional peripheral devices. Both devices feature a compact design, which makes them portable enough to carry as an accessory.

“To remain mobile, it’s very important for users of smartphones and tablets to be able to keep their devices charged” said Carey Cline, Senior Product Manager for StarTech.com. “Both the Charging Station and USB Hub make it more convenient to keep a device charged through dedicated, easy-to-access charge ports. These devices are great for charging multiple mobile devices quickly and are well-suited to multi-user applications, especially when installed in a central location.”

Features of the Dedicated USB Charging Station (ST7CU35122 ) include:

  • Seven dedicated (power only) USB ports - 5 x 1-amp, 2 x 2-amp
  • Support for USB Battery Charging specification 1.2, including Apple® and Samsung Galaxy™ devices
  • Compact metal chassis offers a portable, multi-device charging solution
  • Standalone performance (no computer connection required)

Features of the USB 3.0 Hub (ST4300U3C3) include:

  • Four USB 3.0 hub ports (data and power)
  • Three dedicated USB charging ports (power only - 2 x 1A, 1 x 2A)
  • Support for USB Battery Charging specification 1.2, including Apple® and Samsung Galaxy™ devices
  • Compact metal chassis offers a portable, multi-device charging solution
  • Wall-mount bracket for out-of-the-way installations

7-Port Dedicated USB Charging Station (SKU: ST7CU35122)
MSRP: $69.99 (USD) in the United States, $71.99 (CAN) in Canada, £49.99 (GBP exc. VAT) in the UK

4-Port Powered USB 3.0 Hub w/ Dedicated USB Charging Ports (ST4300U3C3)
MSRP: $78.99 (USD) in the United States, $81.99 (CAN) in Canada, £61.99 (GBP exc. VAT) in the UK

StarTech.com’s USB Charging Station and Powered USB 3.0 Hub with Charging Ports are available from leading technology resellers including CDW, Amazon.com, Newegg.com, PC Connection, and Insight and will also be distributed by Ingram Micro, SYNNEX, Tech Data, D&H and ASI.

For questions about this announcement, please contact Andrew Stephen at 1-800-265-1844 ext. 1248 or astephen@startech.com.

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