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Gear Review: Qmadix 3-in-1 Retractable Charger

As most regular readers here know, I’m always looking for new items that will make my travels lighter and easier. Recently, I got rid of most of my charging cables and replaced them with retractable ones. Less mess, less tangling and less confusion at the xray machines. (I’m convinced airport security people don’t like wires.)

But I was looking for something more. And that’s when I found the Qmadix 3-in-1 Retractable USB Cord. It takes the place of three of my individual cords.



One side is a standard USB plug for use either in a computer or wall charger. On the other end are three different plugs, a mini-USB, a micro-USB, and one for an Iphone or Ipod. 



It weighs 0.8 oz, measure 5 1/2 inches and extends to about 30 inches.

I like it but there is one caveat. While I have no problem charging devices with the Qmadix via a USB Wall charger, charging via computer is intermittent. I have no problem with my netbook but can’t get it to work with my laptop. If you rely on a computer to charge your smaller devices, be warned.

Price is all over the place. It retails for $25. I paid $10 including shipping from a third party on Amazon. The price has now gone up from that same supplier to $11.50 including shipping.




Reader Comments (3)

Thanks for the tip! I am not much of an electronic gadget guy but I think this looks like a good addition for that price!
March 11, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMaxD
Nice! I have a couple retractable cables with those 3 connectors, but they're on a single head so I can't charge using all three at once. Can you charge with more than one connector at once?
March 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMorfydd
No. It's only one at a time.

I was looking at something similar to what you're talking about.....something like this:


Is that it? Does it work well? If you charge more than one at a time, doesn't it take much longer to charge the devices?
March 12, 2012 | Registered CommenterFrank@OBOW

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