I have looked closely to the ORICO Power Strip with 4 USB Port for a long time, but they didn’t want to ship it to Ukraine. And at the next sale the Power Strip had suddenly become available at the time and had been ordered on https://aliexpress.com/store/product/ORICO-USB-Power-Strip-Home-Office-EU-Surge-Protector-with-4-USB-Port-20W-Charger-4/105327_32806251547.html for $ 17.84, and a week later I received a message about a problem with shipping, and the dispute was closed.
So when I saw this Power Strip, I did’nt even realize at once that it was NTONPOWER, not ORICO. After reading reviews I realized that the companies had common roots, and the quality was at the same level, and I ordered this Power Strip. Also at the time there was a $2 discount coupon which I have used.
Now the same Power Strip in the store is cheaper even without the coupon. That how Chinese discounts are working, but they performed the function: at the time I wanted to use the discount and make a buy.
I planned to use the Power Strip near the nightstand, because I needed USB ports as well as outlets to charge devices. I also wanted to reduce the number of cables while having a tidy device with good design.
The box came in a standard white pack made of bubble wrap.
In addition to the pack, the box was packed in an extra bubble wrap, so it came in almost perfect condition.
On the front of the box the image of a Power Strip specifying brand and model number were printed.
On the back of the box there were some specifics of the item:
There are the Power Strip, an user manual in English and a manufacturer’s service card in the box.
All the printing (manual and box) are well made, pleasant to touch.
The Power Strip is packed in a transparent bag, and are additionally covered with a tape against scratches. On the cable there is a velcro tape to fix it.
Power cord is flexible, three copper cores, grounded. Cord type H03VV-F. The core diameter is 0.75mm2. The cord length is 1.80 m.
When I examined the Power Strip on a flat surface, I immediately noticed a defect. Despite the rubber feet at the corners of the Power Strip, it didn't stand on the table in one place. The reason for that was the long plastic case extended outside. The Power Strip can't stand both on all 4 of the footholds, and rests the curved middle on the ground, like swings. This is the only significant defect about this NTONPOWER Power Strip. If legs were a little higher, it would not be noticeable.
There are an EU plug and outlets, grounded and safe for children.
On the Power Strip there is a switch with an indicator. The indicator’s light is not strong, but its flickering is noticeable even to the naked eye.
Let’s check an USB charger with a tester. As can be seen from experiments, when 1A and 2A the voltage didn’t sag below 5V as was to be expected.
At a load of 2A the body almost didn’t heat and was about 25 degrees.
And finally a comparison of the sizes of the NTONPOWER Power Strip with the previously reviewed ORICO USB charger:
In general I was pleased with the Power Strip and I will use it. The main unpleasant thing was a bit curved body, apparently due to the technological characteristics of melting plastic. The whole case was fully intact and without any cracks and squeaks. You can see the depth of the curvature in the pictures from the review. It is minimal, but it is there. I think that I can glue another legs and forget about this annoying defect.