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Better Than The Best,
This review is from: AnkerŪ 24W 4.8A Dual-Port USB Car Charger - The World's Most Powerful Dual-Port USB Charger for iPads and Smartphones - Compatible for iPhone 5 5S 5C 4 4S 3GS, iPads, iPad Air, iPad Mini 2, Samsung Galaxy S4 S3 S3 Mini S2, Note 3, Google Nexus and more.[White] (Wireless Phone Accessory)
Reviewing the Anker 2 Port Turbo Car Charger and enjoying using the best car charger I have found to date.
Being constantly on the quest for a better charger, Anker made this available to me to test and evaluate. Already having a small box of chargers that were supposed to be better than paved roads, I said "What the heck, sure", thinking that if this one performed like the others I have tried, it would join the others that didn't work up to expectations.
With the others, they did provide a charge if I had all day to leave our phones connected to them but who has the time for that?
Upon receiving the Anker Turbo Car Charger, I immediately noticed the printing on the box saying it is an 18 Watt, 3.6 Amp output device! The unit is packaged well with the ability to see the product. Sure looked small... Could this thing be real?
Removing it from the package yielded a very compact and solid built unit with a feel that I like. It does not have the cheap, almost ready to fall apart feel that most others have.
A quick read through the included manual made me want to plug it into the vehicle and start charging one of our phones. The first one I charged is my Galaxy Nexus phone. I have never seen a car charger get that battery to full faster than this one.
Not believing what I was seeing, connected my wife's Droid Charge with an aftermarket battery so large it takes a special back case. It was about 25% charged and in just less than 2 hours was reading 100%.
One further test was charging both phones at the same time and they charged as fast as they would have had they been connected to their home wall chargers, if not a bit faster. The perfect charger!
I really like the "smart" this charger has and how it can select the output current to each of the 2 ports, depending on the demand. I am happy to say I didn't overload it and cause the auto shutdown to kick in but it does have the ability to shut itself down if the output demand is above specifications.
Another nice sort of touch is that there is no onboard LED that tends to distract me while charging like the other ones did. No square of black tape over the LED on this one.
Should you buy a couple of these? You bet you should because if you are looking to end the slow charge times while driving, this charger is the one you have been looking for.
A few days ago, I took the charger to a dinner with some friends and showed it off to others that have the same complaints with the ones they currently use then found out the next day they ordered some of the Anker chargers for themselves.
The product reviewed was provided to me at no cost for the purposes of review. I received no other compensation, and my review is my honest opinion of this product.
AnkerŪ 24W 4.8A Dual-Port USB Car Charger - The World's Most Powerful Dual-Port USB Charger for iPads and Smartphones - Compatible for iPhone 5 5S 5C 4 4S 3GS, iPads, iPad Air, iPad Mini 2, Samsung Galaxy S4 S3 S3 Mini S2, Note 3, Google Nexus and more.[White](93 customer reviews)