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5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely does what it claims - this cable can make a big difference when charging certain Android devices, 20 Jun 2013
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This review is from: PortaPow Specialised Fast Charging Micro USB Cable for Blackberry, Xperia, HTC One, Google Nexus, Other Fast Charging Devices (Accessory)
I've read a few reviews here which say this cable is snake-oil. I'm here to rebuke those claims!

I recently purchased a 2A ThinCharger (ASIN B008A5DC6G) but found that it would only charge my Motorola RAZR i (XT890) at the slower USB (500mA) rate. You can tell this because the device shows "Charging (USB)" in the battery settings. I tried a variety of USB cables with this charger but they all resulted in the same slow charging. I had heard previously that shorting certain pins on the USB cable would force the device to use the higher speed charging mode, but I didn't want to fiddle around with that and so ordered this cable instead.

I can categorically confirm that when I use this special cable my RAZR i charges much faster and the battery settings show "Charging (AC)". So it does make a difference, although presumably this only applies to those devices which were previously charging at the slower USB rate.

For me then this cable does everything it promises.
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