Hands on with the Belkin Conserve Valet Energy-Saving USB Charging Station
by Mark R
Just to let you know, this isn’t another one of those wireless chargers like the Powermat, Wildcharger, or that one from Energizer.
No, this Conserve Valet Smart USB Charging Station from Belkin is full of wires, but at least it puts all the wires in the right place. You can’t see the back of this, but there is a cord that plugs into the wall, and three USB ports on the back. The device comes with two USB to mini-USB ports to plug and charge appropriate devices.
If you are charging an iPod or other device that has a USB charging cable, you can wrap it around the Valet device, poke the cord through the notch, and rest the device on the slip-resistant surface there.
According to the official site, you can do 4 devices at once, but the actual surface is only big enough for two mobile devices like iPods or mobile phones. I was able to fit three Bluetooth headsets, though.
I guess the Conserve Valet is named as it can conserve energy. Unlike other chargers, that charge as soon as a device is connected, this one has a button on top that won’t start the devices charging until it is pushed. I guess it is greener power.
You should be able to get it on Amazon for about $39.99.