I have seen many of these tower plugboards in various shapes and sizes but this new one from LESHP seems as good as any and available at just £17.99 is well priced.
The device arrived nicely packaged in a well designed display box which gives impression this product gives of being a techy item rather than a domestic one. The stylish looks add to this impression and the item certainly feels at home on the workbench or desktop. Inside the box was the power tower itself and a useful instruction leaflet in good English.
The build quality seems good. It is made of a heavy duty ABS plastic with8 power sockets and 4 USB ports spread over four levels each with a off/on button. Each USB port outputs a respectable 2.1A, not quite the highest output but better by far than the simple trickle chargers fitted to some units. There is quite a bit of white space in the design of the unit, it has to be said, and I am pretty sure that more USB ports could have been incorporated into the design but four is still good. The tower does not rotate as some do but is stable and will not fall over even when only the top levels are used. It has two large on/off switches on the top to allow the sockets on each side to be separately conrolled and a master reset button on the underside. It comes with a reasonable long 5.56ft cable which annoyingly does not retract inside the base for storage although the design of the unit allows it to be wound around the base. There is a separate switch with red LED status light for the USB sockets to allow them to be turned off when not needed.
It works very well and can easily be placed on a desktop, useful as a way of sending power to a range of computer peripherals without getting too tied up with a rat’s maze of cabling. Of course it could serve just as well in the kitchen or anywhere that there are lots of appliances in a small space.
This is a well made quality device and available at a price not too much more than that of a old fashioned linear plugboard
Power auto cutoff
8 power ports
4 USB ports
2.1A USB power output per port
Useful product info card
More USB ports could have been added
Cable does not retract for storage
No LED’s for each power socket