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This is the inconspicuous wall charger I didn't know I needed for my home

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downloadWhether you’re at home, work, or on a trip, finding an elegant way to charge all your gadgets at once can be a hassle.

For the past couple of months, I’ve been trying a charging hub sent over by Native Union, and it's officially become a fixture of my desk setup.

The hub has three standard USB ports, a USB-C port, and two outlets, all in a beautifully designed package that plugs directly into your wall.

That last part is important; I’ve tested — and like — other charging hubs, but the fact that this one doesn’t require me to negotiate a long power cable is a big plus.

To give you a better sense of how it looks and works, I've broken down its key features below. 

Native Union SMART HUB, $44.99, available at Amazon in 3 colors

Many chargers look like, well, chargers. Native Union's hub is subtle, so you won't mind having it plugged in even when it's not charging your gadgets.

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Because of its two AC outlets (one on either side), you won't "lose" any when it's plugged in. In fact, you may very well "gain" one, depending on the situation.

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All of the USB ports are conveniently located in one spot, making it easy to manage cables. It's a very clean look. The only downside is that the USB-C port doesn't deliver enough power to charge a MacBook or MacBook Pro while it's running, although it will slow its battery drain.

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