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Monster - Power® Charging Station - Black with Green LED-Front_Standard

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Wonderful Charging Strip for Families!

    Posted
    MommaPincherOf3
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I am a mother of 4, and we use a lot of electronics in our household. Those electronics are always in need of charging it seems, and somebody is always complaining their tablet or phone is dead! With the Monster Power & Charging Station strip we have a dedicated power strip just for charging our phones, tablets, laptops, etc... I have it plugged in where my kids have to leave their electronics at night, that way they can plug them in to be charged for the next day. You can also use the two outlets to either plug in laptops or really anything else you might need to use it for. I know sometimes I plug the vacuum cleaner into it, just because it's easy for me to get to. I've also noticed that the power strip charges our devices better than other chargers, as it has two rapid charging ports for those times when you've got impatient children dying to use their phones or tablets again. Because, you know, the world will end if they can't play games again. The power strip has a ledge/stand for your devices on the back that fits two to three phones, one tablet & a phone, or a larger tablet. This is especially great if you have a cord or a device that struggles to charge properly (which again is a running theme in my house with 4 boys). Of course, if you were charging 6 devices, you would only be able to fit a few on the stand and the rest would have to be on the table or solid surface your power strip rests on. The only thing I feel could be made better, and I'm sure others might agree, is if it had more power outlets in the strip. While you can easily charge 6 devices using this, if you are using it as a standard power strip that also charges your electronic devices, you will only be able to have two items plugged in. I find that from time to time, I have to do a lot of unplugging and plugging back in - if we're using this power strip for things besides our phones or tablets. Perhaps, 4 outlets would be a better option than 4. Especially, considering how large the power strip is. I love the green light strip on the power strip, as it makes it easier to see in the dark and just makes it look cool. However, it is not lit up green on the whole strip as the images online show it, and the strip gets debris underneath (that makes it really hard to clean) as well. This is just a minor flaw, and doesn't affect usage, so I don't consider this a true con of the product. Overall, I really love using the Monster Power & Charging Station strip. It makes charging our devices so much easier, and anything that makes my life as a mom easier - is a win win in my book. *I received the Monster Charging & Power Strip for free from PINCHme.com, in exchange for my honest trial and review. Any opinions expressed are unbiased and solely my own based on trial and usage of this product.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great quality product

    Posted
    victoriawhit
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I have been using the Monster Power and Charging Station (medium) for about 3 months now. I usually buy the lesser priced brown or white generic power strips so don't usually pay attention to anything priced above my budget point. Let me tell you though, this got my attention alright! The Monster power and charging station is a great quality product and well worth the price that it goes for. It is durable and sturdy, I can see this lasting a while. It has great features. There are 4 USB ports and 2 regular 3-prong outlets. All in all, you can have 6 devices plugged in and charging all at once, without any issues. Anything from laptops and smartphones, to other things. There is also a handy slot to mount your small devices, like cellphones and tablets, while they are charging. When switched on, there is a green light that runs along the base that I use as a nightlight. In addition to this, there is the small green Power light. On the side is the red OFF and RESET switch. The only cons for me are that the cable is on the short side and seems a tinny bit bulky but these wouldn't deter me from purchasing this product. It is my new favourite go-to power station. I use it in the bedroom, living room, office, and dining room, so it gets around the house a lot. And, the best part is that I can be rest assured that everything plugged into it stays safe, especially during any power surges. *Please note that I received this medium Monster Power and Charging Station product free from PINCHme to try out in exchange for my honest review. That being said, my rating has not been influenced by this.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Product!

    Posted
    PhandangoMom

    First off, I received this as a free sample from PinchMe- but I'm reviewing this with my own opinions. I was looking for a charging station and I happened to qualify to try this so I was super excited when it arrived! I love this thing and it performs well even when all of the outlets and ports are in use at the same time. The power cord comes from the middle of the underside of the unit and they created a pathway so that you could either hide the cord on the right or left so you could have the unit face which ever way you want it to. It takes a few days for it to adjust to whatever position you choose. It's a good weight and pretty solid. It'll stay in place. I've had experiences with other charging station that just would stay because of a cord issue or someone bumped into it. This feature is a big plus for me. It has 4 USB charging ports- 2 regular speed and 2 faster speed. I love having the variety- I have a few devices that only work with the faster speed ports. I bought a different item that only had the regular speed ports and it drove me nuts so it this definitely solved my problems. It also has 2 regular outlets which are nice- wish it had more, but the larger model has more. There's also a switch that turns off the power section of this unit. It has an accent/night light. It's actually more of a dark green than a lime green like in the photo while it's on. It's not very bright, but it's pretty. There's a switch to turn this feature off. I don't really use this feature since it's on my bedside table. The stand part is solid and a very standard. It's nice to know that my phone isn't going to tip over. This unit is very stylish compared to some others I've seen. It's silver and black. I suggest using black or silver colored cords to go with the coloring- so it doesn't look so cluttered and messy if the cords stay plugged into the station. The little tabs that prevent scratching of the surface where the station sits needs a bit more glue as one of mine fell off. It's not that big of a deal-I just thought I would let you know. I know some people complained about the price of this product in other reviews, but I think it's well worth the money. Monster has great reputation when it comes to the quality of their products. This unit is no different- I highly recommend this Power and Charging Station!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Overall, an okay addition to my household

    Posted
    Sasha

    I received the medium Monster Power Charging Station for free in exchange for my honest review. So far, so good! I have only been using my Monster Power and Charging Station for a little less than a month, but have had no issues or complaints thus far. We haven't experienced any power outages or surges, so I can't really comment on its effectiveness as a surge protector yet, and honestly hope I never will. As for design, the station seems to be made of sturdy materials and the construction seems solid. My only real complaint is the ratio of standard outlets to USB ports. Honestly, who needs FOUR USB ports on a power strip/surge protector. In the last month, I have only ever had one USB cable connected to the power station, and it is for my wireless charging pad. And only two standard outlets is a bit of a let down for a surge protector: I currently have my TV and my PS4 connected to the power station, but I would like to have my wireless router and computer connected as well. The strip light on the power charging station is a nice touch, but honestly I don't have it turned on all that often, simply because it serves as a distraction while watching TV or playing video games in the dark, and it isn't all that useful during the day. And while I do understand the point of the small ledge to set charging devices, I have used this feature all of ZERO times. All in all, I like the power and charging station, but I do wish I had either been sent a larger unit to test (I *need* more standard outlets) or that some design aspects were slightly different. I can definitely see how this could be a great product for an avid USB device user, but for my day-to-day life, it doesn't exactly suit my needs.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    My first docking/charging station

    Posted
    Betty
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I've had this for a while now and can honestly say I would never do without it. I liked the fact that there are 4 USB ports and 2 of those are fast charging (only if you have a fast charge cord) and that it has 2 outlets. My problem came with the outlets, now I don't know if it's just mine but when I first tried to plug in my kindle charger it wouldn't budge. I'm used to plugging everything into an extension cord or the wall but those are always very pretty easy to insert but with this charging station I had to literally shove it in and hope nothing would brake. Thankfully with some effort it did plug in but I found that to be extremely odd. I love the docking shelf in the front, sometimes I place my phone there with YouTube on while I'm busy so I can listen to it and not have it propped up against something which is great. I like the light strip that you can turn on in the back although I don't use it very often I can see how it could be handy. Now I've read that many find the charging station to be bulky but I don't see that at all. Mine is placed on my nightstand so the cord gets tucked nicely behind it and the only thing you see besides this nice box is the cords, which are worse without the station. Although I did received this as a free sample from PinchMe! I would highly recommend this to everyone. I charge my phone and 2 tablets all the time on this and it helps to not have such a mess with cords, not having to wait for one thing to finish so you can charge the next device, keeps everything organized in one area and it has an on/off switch on the side much like an extension cord.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Plenty of Plug ins and a nightlight too!

    Posted
    ARC1324

    I received this unit complimentary through PINCH Me and was intrigued about how it would measure up. In this day and age we have tablets and phones and all kinds of gadgets that require the use of a power station that is going to be both beneficiary and practical. I love that this unit has a lip added to the back to hold our tablets and phones as they charge. The speed of charging has been pretty fast for our units. I like that it has 4 USB ports in addition to the 2 plug ins. 2 of those are fast charging ports and I like using those when my phone is low on battery life and I need to be out of the house in like 15 min! My step sons come over every other weekend and they are always on their tablets so I love that these ports are so easily accessible. The green light that let's you know the unit is on doubles well as a night light too! Maybe the issue would come in that it can look cluttered if you have all the ports in use but then again it depends on where you have it placed in your house. If you plan to have it out in the open there isn't much you can do to hide the fact that it is in use and the issue is with the user and not the unit. If you have it in a practical spot where cord are expected to be, then there should be no problem. Whether you choose to use the unit all the time as we do (our tv is plugged in to it as well as our modem), or occasionally when needing to charge extra phones for a party, it does the job.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Handy, but not without flaws

    Posted
    axmoo

    Given that this power strip has a lip for holding devices, it's best to use on a desk or some sort of elevated surface. But with that being said, it is quite bulky. Sturdy, yes, but also bulky. It takes up a good amount of space, but the cord on it is about 6 feet I believe, so there is no issue getting it off the floor. If I were to look into this product I would want to be aware that there are ONLY 2 3-prong plugs on it. That feels kind of limiting unless you want something strictly for the USB ports. Those are nice, there are 4, but I must admit they do not charge my phone fast by any means. They are nice for small things that use USB power, like speakers and other small electronics. I would stick to the pronged plugs for charging a smart phone unless you want to be sitting around all day waiting. The light feature is cute, not very helpful as it's just a bright green light that doesn't really light anything up, but it's neat. The lip for the devices is a good size, it fits my 10 inch tablet perfectly, about 2 cell phones at once if they're laying down. Overall I think it's a nice product, definitely built well and serves a purpose. I would urge you to really think about what kind of charging station you're looking for. I also must disclose that I received them as free samples from PINCHme, but opinions are my own.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Heavy! Bulky!

    Posted
    EmDy

    I got this as a free sample from PINCHme in exchange for reviews. This review is honest and entirely my own. So heavy and bulky. I guess it must be the power protection because my computer’s surge protector definitely does not have this much weight! I had no idea where to put it. My other power stations are under my computer, but there are four USB ports and my USB cords are short, so it has to stay on my nightstand. I think it’s designed to be on the nightstand because there’s a ledge for you to sit your device up. I don’t sit my device up on it because my phone’s case makes it thicker than what the ledge allows. But then the lights! There’s a button to make the system glow green, but dark rooms lead to better sleep so I turned that off. The other light never turns off. So I moved it from the nightstand to the floor by the nightstand, and leave my devices on the floor while they charge via the USB cable. Your home set up may accommodate the space this thing takes up, and you’re ok with your cables and outlets right at your desk (like of those hotel desk outlet panels). I like that the USB ports have a one lightning bolt, and two lightning bolt (two ports per option) so I can leave my Kindle sipping power while my phone gobbles. The smell (plastic, mechanical) eventually went away.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Sleek, functional, and a little pricey

    Posted
    Caroline

    This charging station is a new staple in my home! It looks nice and provides a convenient solution to charging multiple devices at once. Pros: It has a long cord, which is perfect if your nearest outlet is not nearby. This Monster Power and Charging Station can also has 4 USB inputs and 2 additional outlets. It is also a surge protector, which gives me some piece of mind when charging expensive devices. In addition, it has a nice silver finish and a green light that radiates from the back so you know the station is powered on. Cons: The price seems a little high for this basically being a fancy extension cord with multiple outlets. I like the tray on the front of it that serves to hold your phone while it's charging, however, the width is not enough to hold an iPad + case. Overall, I am satisfied with this product and I would recommend it to anyone who wants an alternative to the standard white extension cord/ surge protector. Bottom line: it's a personal preference as to whether you're willing to pay for the looks. Disclosure: This product was given to me for free from PinchMe to provide my unbiased review and I hope that this honest feedback helps you make your decision. Enjoy!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Monster Power and Charging Station

    Posted
    Tina
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I received the Monster power and charging system (medium) as a free sample from PINCHme! This power and charging system has an ascetically pleasing design and color scheme. It is sleek and fits in small places without taking up to much space. It has four outlet ports combined with my favorite feature, the four USB ports. The front of the power and charging station serves as the perfect place to hold your electronic devices while they charge. I use mine to charge my children's devices as well as my own, and that't just the USB portion. On the back of the power and charging system I have the following: A laptop, two gaming systems, and a sound bar. That's 8 devices all plugged into one power source! No more big bulky power strip, this eliminates the need for one. The only con I have is the power cord for this is bulky, but that's me nitpicking.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best Charging Station Ever!

    Posted
    Kris

    Receiving the Monster Power and Charging Station from PinchMe as a free sample was like a dream come true for me. Before using the MonsterPower and Charging Station, I was using a standard extension cord that wasn't really doing much for me just sitting in the corner being somewhat used sometimes. I promptly replaced the extension chord and put the Monster Power and Charging Station in it's place, and I continue to be happy using it! I did the math and it really does charge my electronics faster than if I hooked it up the computer or wall, which I was most surprised about because many companies lie. I absolutely love the night light effect because I still get a tad creeped out if I get up in the middle of the night and it's completely dark. The only con is mainly my fault because my phone is so bulky in it's protective case, but the place to stand phones up is a little on the thinner side so my phone doesn't sit nicely in the gap. I'm very pleased with how great the Monster Power and Charging Station works and looks. I have never been so happy with a charging station. This is a must buy!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Very Practical

    Posted
    MHSswimmer
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I received this free from PINCHme to try and review. I was super excited when I found out I was getting a charging dock, as I hate using outlet splitters and things like that. I also really liked that this has surge protect, so I don't need to worry about an accidental fire. I like that this product seems to be made well. I had been looking for a new power strip to use for my big electronics (tv, xbox, cable, etc.) so I was a little disappointed when I found out this dock only has 2 3-prong outlets. However, I found that this is perfect for the counter where my boyfriend and I charge our small electronics. I like that there's a little light that serves as a night light. Since it has 4 usb ports, its perfect for charging my phone, tablet, and headphones. It doesn't take up too much space, and it has a stand to prop a phone or tablet. Overall, this is great for a desk or space where you are charging small electronics. However, not so great if you want a large strip for big electronics. I do think it's a little bulky, but I don't really mind it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A Powerful Charging Station!

    Posted
    Sara16

    Monster Power and charging station is Good for charging multiple devices at once. I have so many tablets, battery backup, and cellphone chargers scattered all over the place. Sometime I have to switch outlets or adapters. But thanks to Monster Power I can find my devices all in one place charging together at the same time. I don't have to remember if I charged my devices.The stand is great for holding my cellphone or tablet while charging. Monster Power Charging Station is the perfect organizer because is doesn't take up too much room on my desk. It contains four USB ports and two charging heads. It combines the old and new way of charging outlets at the same time. Because not all devices are the same! *Please note that I did receive this as a free sample from PINCHme for review*

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Works Great!

    Posted
    ElsieDarling

    Ever since the day I first received this charging station in the mail, I have been using it non-stop. The rapid charging ports are amazing, and they really do charge up my devices fast. Whenever my phone is low on battery I usually plug it into one of the rapid charging ports and it charges up my phone in no time. There's four different USB ports, two rapid charging one's and two regular one's so you can charge up to four devices at once. There are two power outlets as well. I use them for my TV. The charging port has a stand so that you can place your phone on it to watch videos even when you're charging your device. Overall I really like this charging station. I received this charging station for free as a sample from PINCHme but all opinions are my own.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing product

    Posted
    Therosereviews13

    I got this Monster product completely free in exchange for my honest review. I was very excited when I learned I was getting the opportunity to try this product. I didn't know what to expect, especially from a company I never heard of. When I finally received this product I opened it right away and figured the best spot for it at the moment was in my living room. I absolutely LOVE it. I am so happy that this Monster Power and Charging Station has 4 UBS spots as well as 2 regular plug spots. The product is very heavy duty and definitely isn't made cheap which is extremely nice. I love how there is a little strip on green light up on it perfect to know that it's there especially when your searching for it in the dark. I also am happy that there is a little ledge to hold the device that it is charging. I will definitely be purchasing more Monster products in the near future knowing that they have great quality products. I received this product for FREE from PINCHme. This review is my complete 100% honest review.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    I would buy this product

    Posted
    Mimi

    This product is an attractive upgrade to the conventional surge protector. The USB slots make charging multiple devices without sacrificing plug space easy. I especially love the space to hold devices. It even holds my tablet. The plugs are a little hard to plug into, which leads me to believe they are tamper resistent, making them safe even for little ones. The soft green glow doesn't even bother me at all or make it hard to go to sleep. The peace of mind knowing how much safer it is probably helps. I received this product for free from PinchME in exchange for my honest review, but I would buy this anyway to replace all my existing surge protectors - in fact, I intend to. I really want to try the bigger size next. Love this product.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love this highly recommend

    Posted
    Dtrachqueen

    I got to sample this product for free through Pinchme and I absolutely love this charging station. When it first arrived I was a little disappointed that it only came with 2 plug outlets but after setting it up, because it has 4 usb ports there was no need to plug in phone or game chargers so it worked out well. Also its very aesthetically pleasing with out the price of its competitors. It has a green "status" light bar at the bottom which let me tell you, so you know how nowadays phone chargers are so temperamental and easily broken, well of your not careful you can damage your charging port, well not knowing, the part that plugs into my phone had gotten bent and as soon as the metal part touched my phone the light bar started blinking!!! Immediately I stopped to see what was going on and noticed my broken charger. Absolutely amazing. It also has 2 rapid charging ports for the Android users, can't speak highly enough about this product, great job monster!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good but some clutter

    Posted
    Amwalker8786

    I received this for review for my honest opinion. This is nice, it has a nightlight and one off switch for it. Power button. 4 usb plugs, 2 are fast charge but tou need a fast charge cable. 2 regular plugs. Even had power go out & all that was plugged were safe. Have this in the bedroom on a dresser. Helps to not crowd the wall plugs. Downside is after you have a few things plugged it it starts to be cluttered & an eyesore. It is also a bit heavy/bulky. No something you would put on an end table or counter due to the fact it gets cluttered/eye sore. Besides that it is very nice and handy and love that it has multiplugs, mainly the usb plug and there is fast charge.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Product

    Posted
    Afran

    I received this product complimentary of PinchMe for testing purposes. I have had this Monster Power charging station for a little over a month now and can honestly say it saves space when charging multiple items. It works best for me beside my nightstand so I can charge my phone, camera, ipad, etc. I love that you can charge multiple items from different manufacturers all at the same time. Anything with a usb port is able to charge on this station and of course anything with a plug in. It really is a sleek design and not too bulky for bedside to keep everything nice and organized. This really is surpassing any other dock I have used in the past. Either you can only charge one thing at a time or you can only charge an item that is of that specific brand. Ex an apple ipod docking station will not hook up to an android smart phone...The Monster Power charging station will.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Will be purchasing a 2nd!

    Posted
    steff

    I absolutely love this Monster Power & Charging Station that I received as a sample from PINCHme for my honest review!! I am grateful for the opportunity. First of all I noticed how the bottom is designed to tuck the cord in to the left or right so that it goes well with where and how you have it plugged in and wont be unbalanced. the USB ports are fast chargers that were able to quickly charge my Samsung Note 4 and my Samsung tablet. I like the easy switch on the side of the unit to turn on and off the power station with a light indicator when the unit is on. There's a stand on the unit that holds your tablet or phone upright while charging, how convenient!! There's also a nice, dim green light that runs along one side (love it). The only con is that the button to press to turn the light on is kind of sticky, it's not super easy to turn on.

    I would recommend this to a friend