UPDATE: Deadline has been extended to December 27, 2015.
Our next gadget review comes courtesy of the folks from inStream Tech who are based in London, UK. They reached out to me and asked if I could review the inStream SeptimusB 7-Port Fast USB Charger. The inStream SeptimusB is a premium multi USB charging station that’s compatible with any USB device and allows users to simultaneously charge up to 7 different devices. It’s lightweight and portable, it measures 4.09 inches (L), 1.1 inches (W), and 3.86 inches (H).
I was supposed to receive the review unit by the end of October but because of some circumstances with regards to shipping, I only received it in the third week of November. I’ve had the SeptimusB for about a couple of weeks now and have tested it quite comprehensively so today I’m going to share with you my experience and thoughts but before we proceed, check out the list of features below.
- 7 Ports
- Intelligent Charging Circuitry
- Compatible with multiple devices
- MicroUSB Data Sync / Charging Cable included
- Tested with the iPad, iPhone, Samsung, HTC, Kindle, Sony, Plantronics, Nexus, various Cell Phones, Touch Screen Tablets, MP3 Players, Bluetooth Headsets and Speakers, Power Banks and many more devices.
So how do I like the inStream SeptimusB? Based on the short time that I’ve had it, I can honestly say that I’m loving it. It is an ideal multi-device charging station for an individual who owns several gadgets or a family/household that have multiple smartphones, tablets, and other electronic devices.
It has a generous amount of ports, allowing me to charge a multiple array of devices. For testing purposes, I used it to charge 7 devices all at the same time – LG G3, HTC One M7, iPad 3, iPad Mini 2, iPhone 6, Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 and the Jackery Giant+. The SeptimusB did what it was designed to do and was able to charge all those devices without any problems.
Another thing I like about it is that it’s lightweight & portable that you can bring it with you wherever you go. It can fit into your shirt, dress, or jeans pocket as well as knapsack and luggage compartments.
With its intelligent charging circuitry, the inStream SeptimusB not only keeps your device charged but also safe from overcharging by reverting to a slow trickle charge of 50mA once it detects that the device has been fully charged.
That’s not all. This multi-USB charging station can also power non-rechargeable devices like USB reading lights and fans so it frees up the ports on your desktop or laptop computer.
If you don’t have a need for SeptimusB it will make a great gift for family and friends this holiday season. It’s available on Amazon for $35.95 in both Black and White models. It also comes with a 2-year no-hassle, no-quibble 100% satisfaction and money back guarantee.
The only cons that I could think of or came across while using the SeptimusB are the following: First, it’s not that stable when used vertically so it would be better to use it horizontally so you won’t have to worry about it falling to its side. Second, I noticed that the device got a bit hot while charging 7 devices at once but after taking out some of it and leaving only 2 devices charged, it eventually cooled down. I guess it’s best that you only charge between 2-3 devices at the same time. If you really need to charge more devices, just make sure that you keep an eye on it in case it gets too hot and it overheats.
Overall, the inStream SeptimusB is still something that I’d recommend based on its features, functionality, and quality.
If you’re interested in purchasing a SeptimusB, head over to the official inStream Tech website to avail of a 50% discount bringing the price down from $35.95 to $17.95. But hurry up because this is a limited time offer.
In case you missed that offer, don’t worry because thanks to the folks at inStream Tech, we will be giving away an inStream SeptimusB to one lucky reader. To join, just read and follow the giveaway rules listed below:
- Like the JaypeeOnline Facebook page. (required)
- Leave a comment below (using your Facebook name) and tell us what you’ll do with the inStream SeptimusB if you win it. (required)
- 1 winner will be randomly picked (via Random.org’s List Randomizer).
- The winner will receive 1 unit of the inStream SeptimusB 7 Port Fast USB Charger worth $39.95.
- Fake or dummy Facebook accounts are not valid.
- This giveaway is open to residents of the United States (50 states & District of Columbia, excluding the territory of Puerto Rico).
- Giveaway ends December 27, 2015.
Anyone one here own or have tried the inStream SeptimusB 7 Port Fast USB Charger? Please share your thoughts by leaving a comment below.
Wow. 7 devices at once? That is a dream come true in this jungle of multiple cables and chargers. I would definitely like to win one. However, this can be shipped to India or not, don’t know. Whatever.
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Yes, the inStream SeptimusB has helped reduce the clutter on my desk.
Btw, thank you for pointing that out. I forgot to include that this is only open to the US. Sorry about that.
Oh. It’s ok. I will find something similar here to buy. Good luck all.
The Keysmart giveaway is an International giveaway so if you’re interested you could join that one.
Oh… Is it? Wow. I will do that. However, I still don’t know do I need it or not. :-)
This would be a good way to power my growing number of Raspberry Pis.
Hi Steve, good to see you actively joining our giveaways. If you don’t mind me asking, how many Raspberry Pis do you have now and what do you use them for aside from using it as a HTPC?
I currently have 4 but expect to add a couple in the next month or so. I have one that runs my build light and dashboards (nagios, cacti dashing etc.). One is for electronics development, One is a media player, and one is used as a ebook reader with an 24 inch monitor (so I don’t have to hold my tablet — I have arthritis and this can be hard). The new ones will become the internal mail/rabbitMQ server for some future projects.
That sounds like an awesome setup! And based on that, I can say that you’re very knowledgeable in technology and gadgets. If you’re willing and have the time, it would be great if you can share your experience with Raspberry Pis here with other readers.
I would love to use your charger to change my Blackberry Priv in the office, along with my iphone from work.
Great piece of hardware.
Hi Ian, thanks for joining our giveaway. How do you like the Blackberry Priv? All the best and have a nice day!