5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Only works on a couple of the products Innergie says it will,
This review is from: Innergie mCube Mini 90 Watt Auto/Air Power Adapter and 10W USB Output (TADP-90AB AA) - White (Personal Computers)
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The Innergie mCube 90 Watt Auto/Air Power Adapter and 10W USB Output came nicely packed with:
- 1 Auto/Air power 90 watt adapter with a 16V range and 19V range switch
- USB charger for plugging into a cigarette lighter socket
- 10 Tips, clearly labeled
- Instruction booklet which contains a very short guide to which tip is compatible with different laptop/netbook manufacturers.
- 1 small carry pouch for the tips
- 1 large carrying pouch for the mCube Mini 90 charger/cord and USB adapter
- 2 year limited warranty against defects in material and workmanship under normal usage. You will receive an extra year of warranty coverage if you register this product on their website.
I wasn't very impressed by the mCube Mini 90 because 6 out 8 of my devices did not charge when tested. I plugged the charger into a 12v cigarette lighter in a Nissan Altima '06. For the iPhone 4 and iPad 1st gen., I also tried it in a '09 Honda Civic cigarette lighter and the mCube Mini 90 still did not charge.
I thought at first that maybe I got a defective USB charger but the Kindle Touch did charge through the USB port so I don't think that's the case.
Tested Items and results:
iPhone 4 - Did not charge
iPhone 3gs - Did not charge
iPod Touch 2nd gen - Did not charge
iPad 1st gen - Did not charge
Asus X83V Laptop - Did charge with tip A
Toshiba Satellite L505-GS5037 Laptop - Did not have tip that would fit
Kindle Touch - Did charge thru the USB slot with Kindle charging cord
Sony PRS-T1 - Did not charge with Sony's USB charging charging cord
I would also like to note that Innergie has a Free Tip program, which will send you a tip if one of the 10 tips included do not work with your laptop plus shipping and handling. I might see about getting a tip for the Toshiba Satellite but at the moment I don't see the value in it since I have my doubts as to if it will work.
This charger had a lot of potential based on it's product description but in the end based on my test results, I don't think it's worth cost nor can I recommend it. For this multi-charger to truly be of value to me, it would need to charge all the devices it said it could in additional to my laptops otherwise I'm still stuck carrying a multitude of charging cords. So in the end, if I was in need of a portable charger for my laptop, I might as well just stick to buying the portable charging adapter needed for my laptop only because the extras for this portable charger did not deliver.
Innergie mCube Mini 90's Specifications from Innergie's website:
DC Input: 12-15V DC/8.9A
DC Output: 19.5V DC/4.62A and 16V DC/5.63A
USB Output: 5V DC/2 A
Output Power (Continuous/Peak): 90W/100W
Dimension (LxWxH): 66.8mm x 29mm x 18mm
Weight (exclude cables): 100g
Built-in Protection: OCP, OVP, OTP, OPP, SCP