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42 people found this helpful
So far so good...
on November 17, 2012
I was tired of having multiple USB wall charges for my many mobile devices. I want one charger that can charge them all and so far this items is doing just that. It works on my new Google Nexus 10 tablet, my old Samsung Alas 2 phone, and Plantronics Voyager BT Headset.
I love the hard rubbery feels of this black version as it feels very sturdy and rugged compared to the white one where it's smooth and glossy.
I will updated this review later on if I encounter any other problems.
I noticed something odd in the design of this charger. The metal prongs that plug into the wall outlet is a separate piece that can be disconnect from the body. I'm assuming it's designed like this is because they also sell international plugs for this charger. It takes very little effort to disconnect the plug from the body as all you do is push upward and it slides right out. With the way it's designed one would plug it into a wall outlet in the upward position however, that would force it's own weight downward along with gravity so there might be a chance for the plug to separate from the body. I have yet to have it separate on me while using it, but I just find it rather oddly designed. I'm deducting a star because of this poor design.
The Apple product USB slot can charge my Samsung Alias 2 phone and also my Voyager headset, but it does charge at a slower rated compared to the non Apple product slot. I have yet to try my other non Apple products on the Apple USB slot. This is really nice as I can possibly charge multiple things at once even though its slower.
Well I accident broke my charger when I accidentally stepped on it when I dropped it. Oops! I found the weakest link on the charger and it's the detachable wall outlet plug as the entire casing cracked cleanly off the plug itself. The whole thing was just hanging on to each other by the two power wires, but luckily since it was a very clean crack of the casing I was able to use some super glue to put it back together without much scaring to the casings finished look. It still works after 2 days when I glued it back together.
Man, it's been like a year already since I accidentally stepped on my charger and it's still kicking and charging my electronics gadgets with no problem what so ever.
I bought my very first smartphone around the end of 2013 and it's the Galaxy S4 Google Edition. The charger works flawlessly with my new smartphone and charges the battery way quicker than the OEM one. The bad thing is it does make my battery warm when charging with the PowerGen charger so the battery health my take a hit as Lithium-Ion batteries wear out faster when heat is involved. You have been warned!
My father and mother bought their very first smartphones together this week, a black and a white Nexus 5. I tested out my PowerGen charger on the two devices and it works just fine.