Patriot Memory FUEL Station Mini 4-Port Charge Base Review

Patriot Memory FUEL Station Mini 4-Port Charge Base Review

For those who have countless USB-powered devices, or a slew of smartphones and tablets, this is exactly what you need under the Christmas tree this year.

@anthony256
Published Sat, Nov 8 2014 12:06 PM CST   |   Updated Thu, Jul 30 2020 4:20 PM CDT
Rating: 90%Manufacturer: Patriot Memory

Introduction, Specifications & Pricing and Close Up

Introduction, Specifications & Pricing

After enjoying most of what Patriot has sent me over the last year or so, I've come to notice just how many devices I use that are USB-powered. Smartphones, tablets, mobile batteries, Bluetooth speakers and so much more - with my PC running out of USB ports, I tend to use my bigger, more powerful mobile batteries to charge everything else. That was, however, until Patriot's FUEL Station Mini arrived.

The Patriot FUEL Station Mini has four USB ports, making it capable of juicing up four devices simultaneously, which is just insane. Two of the ports are 1A, while the other two are full 2.1A ports. The 1A ports are good for charging up tablets, while the 2.1A ports will get your smartphone charged up quicker than you can say 'whippity snap' - or whatever you want to say, really.

Input wise, it takes 100-240V power with its built-in power supply, weighs just 160g (or 0.35 pounds). It's nice and portable, fitting in your hand easily, and better yet - your luggage. You can pick up the Patriot FUEL Station Mini for just $24.99 on Amazon at the time of writing.

Taking a Look Around the Patriot FUEL Station Mini

Now we're going to take a look around the FUEL Station Mini, seeing what we have to work with.

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As always, we'll start with the packaging. Patriot provides a nice looking package, that doesn't take up too much space. On the back, we find out the features, specifications, and what you get in the box.

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Speaking of what comes in the box, we have the power cord and FUEL Station Mini, and there's also a warranty card and user manual - but I'm sure we can work out how to use it without them, right?

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From this angle, we can see that there are four USB ports, the Patriot logo on top, and an activity light in the bottom right-hand corner.

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Here we can see the four USB ports, with the first two being 1A ports for phones/tablets, while the last two are full 2.1A ports.

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Here we have the back of the FUEL Station Mini, showing off the power port that it requires.

PRICING: You can find the Patriot FUEL Station Mini High-Speed 4-Port Mobile Device Charger with Circuit Protection for sale below. The prices listed are valid at the time of writing but can change at any time. Click the link to see the very latest pricing for the best deal.

United States: The Patriot FUEL Station Mini High-Speed 4-Port Mobile Device Charger with Circuit Protection retails for $24.99 at Amazon.

Canada: The Patriot FUEL Station Mini High-Speed 4-Port Mobile Device Charger with Circuit Protection retails for CDN$37.10 at Amazon Canada.

Charging Your Devices Has Never Been Quicker

Using the Patriot FUEL Station Mini

I really packed the FUEL Station Mini with a workload, throwing four high-end devices at it, charging them nearly 24/7 for a couple of weeks. I was charging (in no particular order): Sony Xperia Z2 smartphone, Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet, a Nexus 5, LG G3, NVIDIA's Shield Tablet, and various chargers.

It was great, as I was able to charge up my chargers using the 2.1A ports, while I was sticking my tablets on the 1A ports. Being able to charge up so many USB-powered devices was great, as I normally have a few charged-up portable chargers charging my devices throughout the day - now, well, there's no need for that.

There's not much else to talk about here, as it's a charger that charges up your devices, and it does it extremely well.

What's Hot

Charge All The Devices!: Oh boy, the ability to charge up all of my devices at once, including mobile batteries for my journeys throughout the day is just glorious. Four USB ports all primed up ready to charge your devices - have at it.

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Sleek, No Nonsense Design: There aren't any crazy LEDs here, no insane design or 16 USB ports all at 0.1A each. Patriot has kept its cool, as usual, with a great-looking, super-functional device with its FUEL Station Mini.

What's Not

There's nothing that Patriot has done wrong with the FUEL Station Mini, as it's something that 'just works', and at a reasonable price. It has four USB ports to charge up your devices, and it does so super easily.

Final Thoughts

Patriot, you've provided me with a product that I will use until it dies. Something like this a few years ago would've seemed unnecessary, and to most people it still is. But for those who have kids, or multiple devices throughout the house, it is the perfect device.

You could have this sitting on your kitchen counter, or in your office, charging up your various devices thanks to its USB ports. It doesn't matter if you have an iPhone or iPad with its Lightning connector, as you still plug in your USB cable into it. The same goes for any tablet or smartphone you have, because at the end of the day, the opposite side of that cable is USB.

If you're a super-user when it comes to mobile devices, the Patriot FUEL Station Mini is what you need under the Christmas tree this year.

PRICING: You can find the Patriot FUEL Station Mini High-Speed 4-Port Mobile Device Charger with Circuit Protection for sale below. The prices listed are valid at the time of writing but can change at any time. Click the link to see the very latest pricing for the best deal.

United States: The Patriot FUEL Station Mini High-Speed 4-Port Mobile Device Charger with Circuit Protection retails for $24.99 at Amazon.

Canada: The Patriot FUEL Station Mini High-Speed 4-Port Mobile Device Charger with Circuit Protection retails for CDN$37.10 at Amazon Canada.

TweakTown award
Performance (USB ports/Voltage)95%
Quality including Design and Build95%
General Features90%
Bundle and Packaging80%
Value for Money92%
Overall90%

The Bottom Line: It's a different world out there today with the countless mobile devices we all use everyday, and the simple fact is they require charging everyday. Patriot's FUEL Station Mini makes this job much, much easier!

PRICING: You can find products similar to this one for sale below.

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Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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