Converter needed? I have a Samsung Galaxy S III, would I need to use the included converter plug with this charger in order to charge my phone? Since both the iPod and Android smartphones both use usb cords to charge the devices, why is the converter needed? Is the plug on the charger itself not usb?
The converter is needed when charging non apple devices in order to enable fast charging. If a charger is iPhone compatible it doesn't adhere to the USB standard and therefore requires this adapter or it won't charge your phone fast enough. It is actually really good of Satechi to include this. Most users will try another Apple compatible device and be disappointed.