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89 of 93 people found the following review helpful
on June 20, 2014
With so many cheap "import" units for just a few dollars, it's really within your best interest to spend a little extra and get something with some quality. This unit fits the bill nicely, so much I bought one to test and ended up ordering two more. I have no tested this up to the rated 2.4amp claim, but at 1.4 amps with my Nexus 7 tablet it is still putting out a nice stable voltage. I then hooked up my Nexus 5 phone at the same time and it was fast charing both.

I hooked it up to my bench power supply and fed it 13.92 volts. I then connected my USB current / volt meter and then my Nexus 7 tablet. It was putting out 1.41amps at 5.22 volts. Not bad, that's about as I've ever seen my Nexus 7 draw while charging. When I then connected my phone (which charges around 1.2 amps) the voltage stayed nice and steady. This thing works - and I've VERY pleased.

It's also quite small -- when inserted into the lighter all that sticks out is the little cube end with the two USB ports. There is no silly and ugly LED light to blind you at night either.

Highly recommended as I have found all Anker products to be well designed and work well. I purchased the 6000mah portable power bank and a 3000mah one for my mother and another for my father and all of those devices work great too.
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104 of 116 people found the following review helpful
on February 6, 2014
I own a few Anker products and have always been very happy with the proucts they make and the service they back them up with. Then I bought this car charger.

The first was DOA. No current supplied out of either port. OK... This happens from time to time. Its an $11 product, I'll return it and buy another one.

The second arrived and worked as advertised (almost). I measured the output it was producing and it peaked right at the documented level on each port. It charged an iPhone 5s, HTC EVO 4g LTE, Nexus 5, and an iPad 2 at the same level (mA) each device charged at on it's own supplied charger. Furthermore, it did all of this without having to worry about whether the android devices were connected via a charging (data pins shorted) or data cable.

I would be writing a stellar review if this product didn't emit a shrill whistling sound that tore through my soul. If I wanted to drive around rounding up stray dogs whilst charging my electronic devices, this would be just the item I needed.

My favorite part of the whole ordeal? Anker was nice enough to email me upon the first return and ask what had gone wrong and how they could better serve me as a customer. I wrote back telling them about the two chargers, the issues i had with each, and a couple of related questions and they responded with... Well... Nothing. No response.

Hey Anker, I dont know what happened over there, but clearly the focus has shifted from providing great products and service to maintaing your online reviews. Maybe if you took care of the former, the latter would work itself out.

Update:
Anker did end up getting me a charger that worked. It took a couple of tries but I finally have a solid product. It was a hassle at first, but once i had theor attention they did get me a working product and they did it quickly from that point forward. I have since bought one other anker product and had a great experience with that item. Perhaps this was a fluke occurance.
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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful
on December 13, 2013
I am measuring 0.960 amps while charging my Galaxy S4. I am returning it, as I purchased this specifically for it's claimed 2 amp charging ability.

***Update, Anker has been very helpful resolving my issue, covering shipping and replacement cost. The product may have had a defect, but Anker was stellar in their support.
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39 of 44 people found the following review helpful
on December 4, 2014
I suggest that everyone who bought this item from this seller check what they actually got. Instead of the pictured and described item (Anker Rapid USB car charger with PowerIQ), the seller sent me something completely different. There's absolutely no Anker branding on the item whatsoever (or any branding for that matter). It had bent fasteners at the front of the charger (possibly due to poor packaging). I don't feel safe using this item with my USB-powered devices or car. Won't be buying from this seller again.
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23 of 26 people found the following review helpful
on December 4, 2014
Awful, relieved a cheap knock off that looked nothing like what was described, it was already scruffed up. It's not ANKER's fault but the shady seller decided to send out fake used cheap knock offs. Be wary of Fancy Electronics as a seller.
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22 of 25 people found the following review helpful
on May 15, 2014
Charges as fast as the Samsung Galaxy Note 3's wall charger that comes with the phone. When I'm running low in the car, it gets me power in a hurry.

The only thing I wish it had was a LED light to let me know it's plugged into the cigarette lighter and didn't wiggle out at some point. No big deal though because I can just look at my phone's screen and see it's charging. Just a minor distraction if you're driving.

AMENDED REVIEW:
I've only used the car charger under 10 uses and it went dead. Does charge any more and is nothing more than a paper weight. Looked into a possible exchange but not able to because it's over 30 days old. I saw how others had the same problem. It's a great charger for a few uses. Don't waste your money!
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18 of 20 people found the following review helpful
on December 9, 2013
Finally, an auto charger that can keep up with heavy usage. My Samsung Galaxy Note 2 (with a 3100 mAH battery) was never gaining any charge while using it for GPS navigation and music while in the car. I have tried several chargers and used the built in USB port in my car to no avail. Using this charger and a good Micro to USB cable, I can now crank up the brightness, use fast poll GPS navigation apps and play all my favorite tunes while still gaining in charge percentage.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on December 3, 2013
It's VERY difficult to find a quality car charger, even if you're willing to shell out a lot of money, especially if one needs >1A output. This one delivers two reliable ports of >2A for a very decent price. In addition, the device screams quality in all physical aspects, snapped in perfectly into my old car (which rejected many other cheapo chargers) and shows no bright, annoying LED light.

I bought it to charge a Nexus 5 and it worked very well using both the attached wire and another microusb wire I plugged into the port. Even charged two modern Android devices at full speed, which is great.

Would take off a bit for the twisted attached micro-usb connector. It's small and coiled very tightly, resulting in a very taut cable that is next to impossible to use anywhere except right next to the charger. I plugged a normal 3ft cable into the other port and used that while navigating, keeping the coiled cable as backup for an occasional secondary device that can be charged while in a cup holder. This isn't enough to take away from the rating, especially given how hard it is to find a decent charger.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
on December 21, 2014
I'm shocked! This product has been asked and when it arrived was not as in the picture! Has been giving me the quality is very poor and not from the same company, its not (PowerIQ) Tech. !! and the cable is not MFI (Apple) !! i dont know what i can do now ,,,
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24 of 30 people found the following review helpful
on October 22, 2013
I've had this only for a week and it appears to charge my phone fine as I expected. I didn't, however, expect the cord to be so short. Unfortunately, since the DC outlet I use is in my center console storage box, the coiled cord is barely long enough to extend out of the box for me to plug in my phone. If you're using the dash DC outlet, the cord may be long enough. The wire also appears thin and flimsy, very unlike the robust coiled wire of the Motorola charger it replaced. The combination of having to stretch the coiled part out to use it and the thinness of the wire gauge has me second-guessing this purchase.

10/23/2013 - Anker responded via email and phone to this review to offer me an alternative product, the Anker® 18W / 2.4A + 2.0A (3.6A max) Dual Port USB Car Charger for Apple Android and USB-Charing Devices - The First and Smallest Adapter to Provide Simultaneous, Full-Speed Charges to iPads and Smartphones [White]. While thoughtful, this adapter won't suffice for my particular situation so I declined the swap. I requested a refund instead, which Anker graciously agreed to. This doesn't change my rating of the product I bought, but I'm more than pleased with Anker's customer service and will purchase from them again should the need arise.
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