The Prolink ProBrick+ is a souped-up charger and USB hub for your mobile devices.
First, connect it to a power source, such as an electrical outlet (100V to 240V) or a PC's USB port. Then plug your smartphones and tablets to the four USB 3.0 ports to charge the devices.
The ProBrick+ also acts as a USB hub to transfer data between a connected PC and your mobile devices at speeds of up to 5Gbps.
On top of that, it is a universal notebook charger as well. It comes with nine interchangeable laptop charging tips that are suitable for a range of notebook models from popular manufacturers such as Acer, Dell and HP.
However, these charging tips were compatible with just two of the four laptops that I tested. I believe this feature will probably become less useful in the near future because laptop makers, such as Apple, are gradually switching to the USB Type-C port for charging.
MAX OUTPUT POWER: 80W
PORTS: 4 x USB 3.0
USB TRANSFER RATE: 5Gbps
VALUE FOR MONEY: 2/5
The ProBrick+ is as heavy as a phablet. You can even use it in your car with the included car charging cable. In short, the ProBrick+ can replace all your other chargers, as long as your notebook is supported.
Prolink is confident enough about the ProBrick+ that it offers product liability coverage (from NTUC Income) of up to $1 million worldwide (excluding the United States and Canada).
However, the device is expensive for a USB hub-cum-charger, especially if you do not need its notebook charging feature.
• Carry the ProBrick+ on your travels instead of multiple chargers. Its USB hub feature is a nice bonus.