- Size (LWH): 1.68 inches, 0.42 inches, 0.74 inches
- Weight: 0.32 ounces
Sabrent USB Turbo Charging Adapter for Apple iPhone, iPad, Android, and other devices [Simulates 1A Charger on Powered USB Port] (HB-SFST)
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- Does not support or allow any data transfer through the adapter
- Increase Charging Speed on your USB Port or USB Hub
- Enables charging iPad on any USB port
- Simulates a 1A charger when connected to a powered USB port
- Support input/output of 5V and 0.5A-2.1A
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Turn an existing USB port into a rapid turbo charger. You can boost your standard USB port to charge devices such as smart phones or tablets up to 3 X faster than before. It supports all Android and Apple devices such as iPad or iPhone.
* Increase charging speeds on an available USB port
* Use a standard USB port to charge a Tablet PC or an iPad
Sabrent USB Turbo Charger - A rapid charger for iPads and Tablet PC's
Many devices require more power than a standard USB port can provide. Which means that some devices will charge slower than usual and some devices may not charge at all. A good example would be power hungry devices such as iPads and Tablet PCs. The Sabrent USB Turbo Charger is a tiny accessory that boosts charge speeds on any USB port or USB hub, and it requires no external power.
* Input: 5V, 0.5A - 2.1A
* Output: 5V, 0.5A - 2.1A
How to Use HB-SFST
The Sabrent HB-SFST charging adapter is Plug & Play. Simply plug it into any existing USB port, and then connect the device to be charged into the other end of this charger. It will automatically charge your device at a much faster speeds.Please Note: You cannot transfer data through this adapter. This device is used only for the purposes of speeding up the Charging process of these devices.
Top Customer Reviews
* When plugged in through this unit, my phone did stop trying to sync data. So plus there.
* I connected a meter to the plug and it made no difference whatsoever to charging. The phone drew .75A without the adapter and .74A with it. So no significant change.
In summary, I'm not sure what exactly this thing is supposed to do. Perhaps if I had a lower-output USB port this would help but at .75A it didn't do anything. You be the judge I guess
However, it does work. I tested it with my Galaxy Note 3 phone and my Samsung Tab 3 10.1 tablet on my ancient ThinkPad T61 and it charged both devices. Not just charged them, but about as quickly as the OEM wall chargers do. In the past the ThinkPad took forever to charge either of those devices. In fact I had given up on it having the ability to do more than dribble in a charge.
I still have no clue how this thing works, but am now a believer. More importantly it does not hamper synching between my T61 and my phone, which was another concern of mine. The Note 3 is very finicky about what cables and ports are used for transferring and synching files, but did not balk one bit with this in the signal path.
What's in the Box?
By far, this was the most simple product boxing I have yet to encounter. Matter of fact, it's not even a box that the product came it it was a plastic casing:
- Sabrent USB Turbo Power Charger (HB-SFST)
Where Does the Sabrent USB Turbo Power Charger (HB-SFST) Exceed?
The task that this little guy had to complete was to improve the charging speed of any USB port to help cut down on charging time. For example, it usually take about 30 minutes to charge my iPod touch 4th Generation but with the accessory I was able to charge it within about 15 - 20 minutes. The battery isn't as large as the Nokia Lumia 1020 which features a beast of a battery that usually takes bout 40 - 60 minutes to charge. The accessory brought it down to about 20 - 30 minutes which is fine with me as well.
It's very small, not very attractive, but gets the job done in a fashionable time frame. I wouldn't say purchase it for its looks rather than its ability.
Where Does the Sabrent USB Turbo Power Charger (HB-SFST) Lack?
Sorry, but I mist admit that I have yet to find anything wrong with it. It's not perfect but then again it's not horrible.
How the Sabrent USB Turbo Power Charger (HB-SFST) Fit in my Life?Read more ›
I review a lot of electronics and have an Amp / Voltage meter to help me determine whether or not products deliver what they promise. For my first test I connected a iPod up to my computer and let it charge for a few minutes and the meter averaged .49 Amps. I then disconnected the iPod and connected the turbo charging adapter and then reconnected the iPod and the meter averaged .48 Amps. There was virtually no charge whatsoever. If anything it slightly lowered the output of the USB port.
Next I tried charging my higher powered iPad 2. Without using the turbo charging adapter it charged at an average of 1.46 Amps. After connecting the turbo charging adapter it charged at an average of 1.40 Amps which was a decrease as well.
Unfortunately due to negative results on two different devices that I have tested I can't recommend this turbo charging adapter because not only does it not boost the output it actually decreases it.
Sample provided for review.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Does what it's supposed to do. I like that they did not ship it with any sort of cap, that would be easy to lose. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
Does exactly what its supposed to do: charges your device while blocking the data. It appears to charge the device at least as fast or faster than with the cable alone. Read morePublished 4 months ago by B. Karnofsky
Warning: this won't make a regular charger charge faster. It is only designed to make a computer usb port charge faster...Published 5 months ago by Dmh457
The one I got is from KDS Warehouse. The size of the female port is not even close to a USB port. Returned immediately. Such a wastePublished 5 months ago by PL
Complete Failure. Had to return as this did not work even though I test on 3 machines, 6 cables and two devices.Published 5 months ago by Charles
While these do what they say (make the internal connection between data wires), consider just getting a modern chargers. Read morePublished 9 months ago by HiTechHiTouch