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The LAMPCHARGE is a handy tablet lamp and USB charger all in one

Need to combine a table lamp and USB charger all in one? Macally’s $49.99 LAMPCHARGE is a compact lamp with a warm, soft white light (2700K) that doubles as a USB charger.

It has four 5V/4.8A USB ports with Smart IC (2 x 2.1A, 2 x 1A) so you can juice up your iPad/tablet, iPhone/smartphone, or other USB-powered gadget. It’s compatible with 100-240V AC input and comes with a six-foot AC power cable. That’s a nice surprise, as many electronic devices ship with cords that are too short.

The LAMPCHARGE is also a solid night lamp. You touch and hold the top to turn it on or off. Once it’s on, just tap its top to make it brighter or dimmer; there are three brightness setting (dim, medium, bright).

At 0.4 x 0.34 x 0.34 (0.61 pounds), the LAMPCHARGE isn’t small enough to toss in a backpack or purse and carry with you. But it’s great as a night light, bedside charger, or charger for family members to charge a variety of USB-powered mobile devices in one central location. And it has a overcharge/overheating prevention feature to prevent accidental device damage.

Apple World Today Rating (out of 5 stars): ★★★★

Dennis Sellers
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Dennis Sellers is the editor/publisher of Apple World Today. He’s been an “Apple journalist” since 1995 (starting with the first big Apple news site, MacCentral). He loves to read, run, play sports, and watch movies.