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Anker 18W / 2.4A + 2.0A (3.6A max) Dual-Port Car Charger with Built-in Micro USB Cord
on 22 August 2013
This product arrived very quickly and a day earlier than expected. It was nicely packaged and in it was the charger, a manual and a returns/refunds leaflet.
The charger itself is well made and a highly glossy white plastic with sturdy contacts. The charger has a female USB connector and a fixed coiled cable with a male micro USB connector on the end. Un-stretched it is about 34cm in length and will stretch up to 135cm+, however at this length, it will be pulled out of the phone or tablet etc.
It charges two Nexus 7's simultaneously whilst they are being hammered by my two children in the back seats of my car. This has been difficult for me to manage previously, not many chargers will output enough current for one tablet let alone two, and it is also difficult to find leads that allow a tablet to charge adequately too.
This product only had one negative as far as I can see, the coiled wire would have been better being straight for me. It is not quite long enough for me to have a tablet in a headrest holder and it plugged into a cigarette lighter socket. Where I use a lead of my own in the USB socket, it is fine. This is why I reduced my review to 4 stars. If you are able to store and charge your gadget around 30cm (will probably increase as it is used and the cable stretches), from the cigarette lighter socket this is a great product. For £21.99 it is good value but at the current price of £6.99 which is similar to the cost of a 2A charging lead on its own, it is excellent, if it's long enough for your needs.
Conclusions. It is an excellent well made product where if you are able to charge one of your gadgets quite close to the charging socket then it is a no brainer to buy it. The 3.6A total output is more than able to charge two tablets, if one of these is in the front it is great, but for me and my car and two kids in the back, it isn't and I would be better with a product like "http://goo.gl/v57oE0" , this looks like a similar product but with 2 USB sockets.
I was supplied a sample for test and evaluation, and I promised that my review is fair and honest.