Upon first using KOPi’s DC/USB combination power device, I was impressed. What attracts me to KOPi power products is their simplistic, boutique aesthetic, burly designs and most importantly, their ease of use.
Due to advanced battery charging technology, you’ll get a faster charge on your USB device than using it’s native wall adapter or just a USB port on your computer. In just over an hour, it successfully brought my powered-off, dead DROID RAZR smartphone to a full battery — while also charging in-house editor Joe Paone‘s device simultaneously.
There’s a total of eight USB ports on this bad-boy. It made me think that ‘for anyone who can’t live with the capability of charging up to eight USB-charging devices at one time, then perhaps they have too much tech in their lives.’
Each pair of inputs are provided with a couple slider-switches with notches that designate the device that’s currently plugged in as an iOS or an Android device. We’re assuming that the difference in platforms require a difference in steady voltage needed.
Also, it’s worth pointing out that KOPi (presumably) intentionally designs their power inputs perfectly spaced apart. No more cables feeling left-out, no inaccessible (and otherwise useless) ports, and no need to keep rearranging your inputs to get the perfect plug-in setup. It’s as if no other power strip company gets it; that is, except for the Hong Kong-based KOPi.
The device is now up on indiegogo, with 21 days to go (at the time of this article’s publication.)