UGREEN DigiNest Cube 7 in 1 Power Strip Charging Station Review

UGREEN DigiNest Cube 7 in 1 Power Strip Charging Station

9.7

Power

9.0/10

Design

10.0/10

Build

10.0/10

Pros

  • Features two USB-C PD ports, two USB-A Quick Charge ports and three AC outlets
  • 65W of Power Delivery available when charging from one of the USB-C ports at a time
  • Small, uses a power switch and looks great

Cons

  • Does not come with charging cable to use with the ports
(Last Updated On: January 31, 2023)

Power strips have become more capable than just powering appliances, as many of them now have charging ports, and at this point, it’s best to get the ones with charging ports. A power strip with ports means you don’t have to use an AC outlet for a wall charger, making things more convenient. Ensure that the power strip you plan on getting features fast charging ports, such as USB-C Power Delivery ports or USB-A Quick Charge ports.

In this review, I’m looking at this UGREEN DigiNest Cube 7-in-1 power strip with four charging ports and three outlets, and yes, this is a cube.

Output Power

The max output of the AC outlet side of this UGREEN power strip is 1875W, so you will be able to power most appliances using this power strip. In my testing, I powered a Lasko heater at its high setting. While charging three devices simultaneously, the heater functioned perfectly, and charging was not interrupted. The power from the AC outlet isn’t a concern.

The charging port selection is pretty good for a power strip because there are two USB-C Power Delivery ports and two USB-A Quick Charge ports. So you have a high-quality wall charger already built into this power strip. That said, the max output of the charging section is 65W, so there are limits.

For my testing, I plugged in a Lenovo laptop to the USB-C 1 port, and it was able to charge at about 30W; then I plugged in a Galaxy Note 9 to the USB-A 2 port, and it was able to fast charge, while my Lenovo laptop continued to charge at 30W.

With my Lenovo laptop, Note 9 charging, I plugged in an Excitrus power bank to the USB-C 2 port, and the charging speed of the Lenovo laptop fell from 30W to 3W. The charging rate of the Excitrus power bank was 17W, and my Note 9 dropped to standard charging. When charging two or three devices simultaneously, the two USB-C ports share a 20W output, and the USB-A port can output 18W, so my Note 9 should have continued to fast charge but didn’t for some reason.

Then I wanted to test out the maximum output of the USB-C ports, which is 65W Power Delivery, so I charged my Excitrus power bank alone and got a 65W charging speed. So you can use the full 65W when charging a single device from either USB-C ports or 18W from the USB-A ports.

Overall, the charging ports on this DigiNest Cube power strip fit most charging needs because you can charge most USB-C chargeable laptops as long as you don’t charge any other devices simultaneously, and fast charging is still available when charging two devices. This is better than power strips that only feature standard 12W USB-A ports.

Size and Weight

As I mentioned, this is a cube; you can probably tell by the images and name. This power strip has 2.9-inch dimensions all around, and it weighs 1 pound.

The power cord is 6 feet long. This power strip won’t take up much on your desk or wherever you decide to place it. The only small hassle I found was placing the power strip flat on the desk because the power cord would make it sit at an angle.

Functional Components

 

Using the power strip is easy; plug it into a wall outlet and switch it on using the power switch at the back. Yes, this power strip has a switch, which is fantastic. Once the power strip is on, a dim white light turns on at the front. All the charging ports are at the front, and the outlets can be found on the other sides.

Build Quality

This UGREEN DigiNest Cube power strip feels very high quality, and this is what I’ve come to expect from UGREEN products in general. The power cord is exceptionally high quality and feels like it would never break apart. As for heat, when I charged three devices and powered a heater simultaneously, the power strip got just a little warm.

Reliability

If you want to power appliances and fast-charge devices such as your phone, tablet, or even your laptop, this DigiNest power strip is a good choice. The form factor makes it easy to place it anywhere you want to, and three outlets of such a small size are reliable for most needs.

UGREEN DigiNest Cube 7 in 1 Power Strip Charging Station Specs
AC Outpuet125V/15A 1875W Max, 100-240V~50/60Hz
USB-C Output5V/3A, 9V/3A, 12V/3A,15V/3A, 20V/3.25A, 65W Max. PPS: 3.3-21V/3A
USB-A Outpupt4.5V/5A, 5V/4.5A, 5V/3A, 9V/2A,12V/1.5A, 22.5W Max
Size2.99 x 2.99 x 2.99 inches
Weight1.1 Pounds

Conclusion:

The UGREEN DigiNest Cube 7 in 1 power strip charging station is a desktop charger with three AC outlets. You get the best of both worlds, which means being able to charge devices and power appliances all in a small size.

UGREEN 65W USB-C Charging Station with AC Outlet, Nexode 7-in-1 GaN Power Strip for Home, Office and Travel, with 3 AC, 2 USB C & 2 USB A, 6ft Extension Cord, for MacBook Pro, iPhone 15 Pro and More
  • Powerful Charging Station: With 2 USB-C and 2 USB-A ports, the Ugreen 65W USB-C charger block can charge up to mobile devices, tablets and laptops at the same time. With 3 AC outlets (1875W/15A), it can connect home appliances like projectors, monitors and more. This charging station supports a voltage range of 100-240V, so it supports international voltages and is the best choice for your overseas travels.
  • 65W High-Speed Charge: The Nexode DigiNest Cube USB C Charger delivers 65W of high-speed power to a MacBook Pro 13" to 36% in just 30 minutes. And it can charge an iPhone 15 to 58% and an iPad Pro 11" to 34% at the same time in just 30 minutes.
  • Comprehensive Protection: The charger station is equipped with intelligent chips to protect your devices from short circuit, over voltage, over heat, over current, and to keep you and your device safe.
  • GaN II Technology: Powered by GaN II chip, this compact 3-sided design is suitable for the home, office, and travel, which makes it perfect for life and work.
  • Organize Your Desktop: 7-in-1 Power Strip with USB C, the 65W Charging Station effectively organizes your charger cable jungle, saving space and providing a tidier workspace. With a button switch, it can reduce plugging and unplugging, which is much more convenient.
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