One of the many negative effects of the coronavirus pandemic is excessive gadget use. Today, not only do parents have to worry about protecting their child from the virus, but they also have to make sure their child is not spending too much time in front of screens.
On top of that, parents should also make sure they spend quality time as a family. But with all the electronic devices around, we understand that it can be difficult to compete. If you are facing the same issues, maybe the LOOTBOX can help you.
The LOOTBOX is a multi-device charger where you can safely keep all your family’s devices, lock them away, and have them ready when it’s time for your kids to play. This way, you can create a healthier screen habit for your family. But what exactly is this new smart charger, and how does it work? Find out with this LOOTBOX review.
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LOOTBOX is a newly developed product by Delatite Studios that’s meant to encourage you to spend more time as a family. How? Simple – by keeping all your devices neatly locked up inside a box. Now, you can do this with any crate. But what makes LOOTBOX unique is its built-in charging feature for ALL your devices, whether it be a phone, tablet, controller, speaker, Nintendo Switch, and even laptop.
The most important feature of LOOTBOX is its ability to fit and accommodate different devices. Using two of the company’s USB chargers, it can hold a maximum of 12 devices or more. On the other hand, if you were to use their 100W chargers, you can put in 10 devices. To be specific, the box can fit the following:
- 4X Laptops: Up to 394 x 294 x 26 mm. The box is big enough to fit all 15-inch laptops and even 17-inch Macbook Pro.
- 4X Tablets: Up to 195 x 294 x 19 mm. Without laptops, LOOTBOX can fit 12 tablets.
- 4X Phones: Can fit any phone
- Others: Any device or loot can be locked away with the LOOTBOX, including TV remotes and game controllers.
Unlike other ordinary charging boxes with locks that simply have a hole at the back, LOOTBOX has holders and clips to make sure your devices are neat and tidy. There’s a specific place for the chargers, phones, and remotes. In the middle, you can put tablets, notebooks, and laptops.
At the sides, you can place game controllers. To make sure the cables won’t get tangled or get in the way, there are clips strategically placed on the sides. With all these organizational features, you can easily take the loots out if needed.
Smart Door Sensor
This box has a smart door sensor that will alert you if your keys are stolen and the loots have been taken by your kids.
LOOTBOX works with an application that’s compatible with both iOS and Android devices. From what we’ve gathered, this application will help you monitor your child’s screen time. Compared to the TechDen, LOOTBOX is trailing behind in terms of their app’s features.
TechDen’s application allows users to set time limits for multiple devices, create schedules to lock or unlock the box/den, and manage multiple devices at once. Their app will also send notifications about time usage and when it is time to remove the device from charging. So we’re hoping the creators of LOOTBOX can develop their app and do more than just keep a time log.
Here are the technical specifications of the LOOTBOX according to its Kickstarter campaign.
|Dimension (L x W x H)||400 mm x 300 mm x 310.8 mm / 15.7 in x 11.8 in x 12.2 in|
|Weight||6.25 kg / 218 oz (including 2 USB chargers)|
|Material||Anodized aluminum lid, powder coated stel body|
|Device Holders||PVC coated|
What we love about the LOOTBOX is that it is designed to protect your gadgets. Its PVC device holders are coated, so it won’t cause any scratches or damage. It also has rubber feet to protect your floors and allow airflow. Moreover, it has friction hinges that allow you to keep the lid open at any angle just like laptop screens, preventing the lids from slamming close.
|Accredited||CE, FCC, RoHS, MSDS|
|Smart Home||Compatible with Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa|
|Battery||AAA 1.5V (2 pieces)|
If you’re all about having a smart home where everything is connected, the LOOTBOX is a great choice for you. Unlike the TechDen or the inchargebox, it is compatible with both Alexa and Google Assistant.
|Accredited||CE, FCC, RoHS, SAA, PSE|
|Dimension (L x W x H)||95 mm x 68 mm x 27 mm / 3.74 in x 2.68 in x 1.06 in|
|Smart Port (4)||5V-2.4A (Max)|
|QC3.0||3.8-6.5V–3A 6.5V-9V–2A 9V-12V–1.5A|
|USB-C Output||5V 3A|
|Power Cord||AU / UK / EU / US|
The USB charger that will come with every LOOTBOX has six ports. Four of the ports can adapt to your device’s power needs and will work with most gadgets. If you need to charge a device faster, there’s the Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 port, which can fill up batteries five times faster than a regular USB port.
The USB-C is also a great touch for Macbook users. The USB charger is certainly handy. Have two of them, and you can easily charge up to 12 USB devices inside. You can even take them out and use them separately if needed.
|Accredited||CE, FCC, RoHS, SAA, PSE|
|Dimension (L x W x H)||124 mm x 84 mm x 28 mm / 4.88 in x 3.30 in x 1.10 in|
|USB-C||5V/9V/12V/15V — 3A, 20V/5A|
In case your devices need more power, the company offers a 100W charger with two 100W PD ports and three Qualcomm 3.0 ports. While this would mean charging fewer devices (10 max), it will be a better choice to charge your laptops.
From 10 to 12 gadgets, LOOTBOX offers more space and options than both inchargebox and TechDen. Sure, other multi-device chargers can accommodate as many as 30 to 40 devices like the Joey Charging Cart by LocknCharge.
But not only is it expensive, (cost a whopping US$1,099 to US$1,399), but it’s also impractical to have at home. So with all things considered, LOOTBOX is your best choice for charging multiple and different devices at the same time at home.
As mentioned in our LOOTBOX first impressions, Delatite Studios’ multi-device charger looks very similar to those crates in Fortnite battle royales. If your child enjoys the game, sure enough, he/she will be delighted to see the LOOTBOX in his/her own home.
Overall, in terms of aesthetics, LOOTBOX looks better than most charging boxes with locks. It is also small enough to blend well inside your home but big enough to accommodate all your devices. It’s simple and sleek. More importantly, it helps get rid of messy cables – which is a big win for us.
What’s It Like to Use?
Using the LOOTBOX is pretty straightforward. You simply have to put the devices inside, plug them in the chargers, close the lid, and lock it with a key. If you have to charge your laptop and would want to use the main power source, you can use the cable slots and rear opening.
Then, through the smart door sensor, you will be instantly alerted if the keys were stolen and your kids break-in. You can also use the LOOTBOX app to keep a time log of your kids’ game time. This will make monitoring easier, and you won’t have to argue about when it exactly started.
While there are certainly many charging boxes available today, only LOOTBOX can accommodate this much and this variety of devices, all while looking good. It doesn’t have a limit to what you can use it with. From small items like controllers and phones to bigger devices like laptops and tablets, this is the only box you will need to store, lock, and charge your devices at home.
LOOTBOX Review Summary
30 Second Review: LOOTBOX
LOOTBOX is a great device to have at home. It can store and charge multiple devices at the same time, looks good, and can help you control screen time at home. It can also help you with cable management.
- Can accommodate multiple and different devices
- Offers 100W charger for laptops
- Device holders and cable clips inside
- App needs work