USB Chargers: Ratings of Sources
Total of 15 Sources
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by Editors of CNET
Our AssessmentCNET editors write a review of the Callpod Chargepod, rating it excellent. They also briefly discuss the "cool" Energizer Qi and take a much closer look at the i.Sound Portable Power Max. Even though not all of their reviews are the best one for every product, few sources match the critical weight of CNET, where editors report on products after employing a variety of tests. By putting devices to work on a practical level and supplementing their reports with a video review, they can better share an understanding of a product from the consumer's point-of-view.
by Editors of PCMag.com
Our AssessmentVarious editors from PCMag.com review four USB charger models included in this report. PCMag.com is a venerable authority on electronic devices, and editors' reviews are a sure-fire guide to finding the best product from any of hundreds of electronic devices. A simple rating system and helpful list of pros and cons cover all aspects of a product. Their alternative product suggestions are especially helpful.
by Contributors to Amazon.com
Our AssessmentOften, some of the best reports come from the people who use a product every day, and Amazon.com is a hub for contributors to express their likes and dislikes. The greater the number of reviews often means the more accurate the overall picture. We looked at hundreds of contributor opinions of the Duracell Instant USB Charger and Duracell Powermat 24-Hour Charging System, both of which get mostly positive reviews and ratings of about 4 out of 5 stars.
by Editors of GearDiary.com
Our AssessmentDan Cohen of GearDiary.com writes reviews of the Energizer Qi Charging Pad and the i.Sound Portable Power Max. Although his reviews are somewhat brief, they do a great job of delving into what's important about any particular device. He then explains whether its design and performance match its intended purpose.
iDapt i4 Universal Charger Combines Practical Functionality With Sleek Design, Charges All Your Devices With Ease
by Liam Spradlin
Our AssessmentLiam Spradlin praises Idapt, saying they "hit the nail on the head with their charging solutions, with the i4 at the top of the heap." His only "major downside" is the slow charging speed through the USB port. Otherwise, he "would definitely recommend this device."
2013 Best Wireless Charger Comparisons and Reviews
by Editors of TopTenReviews.com
Our AssessmentIn this comparative review of four inductive USB chargers, the editors of TopTenReviews.com give the Qi its "bronze award," meaning it scored third among the four devices tested. They admire the Qi's "respectable set of features," but like other reviewers "would like to see more cases and attachments for other devices."
OhGizmo! Review-Duracell Instant Charger
by Andrew Liszewski
Our AssessmentAndrew Liszewski says, "It's really hard to find anything wrong with Duracell's Instant USB Charger." He likes its size, cost and simple operation. For those devices that do not offer the option to swap out a dead battery, Liszewski says, "it's the perfect solution."
Callpod Chargepod Review
by Jason Tomczak
Our AssessmentJason Tomczak says the Chargepod is "a great little accessory," eliminating messy clutter and saving space. It's a little expensive, he admits. However, "the real value becomes evident when you are able to charge all your devices from one single location."
i.Sound Portable Power Max 16,000 mAh Backup Battery Review
by Marshal Rosenthal
Our AssessmentGadgetReview.com editor Marshal Rosenthal rates the i.Sound Portable Power Max 4 of 5 stars, or Great. Although it "won't be going into any jean pocket … it's hard to argue against the cost versus value."
Review: IOGEAR Mobile Power Station Was Ultimate CES Life-saver
by Edgar Cervantes
Our Assessment"We would recommend the IOGEAR Mobile Power Station to anyone. … And for the price, it's a no-brainer," declares AndroidAndMe.com reviewer Edgar Cervantes of the GMP6600 model. It did well, but because he used devices while recharging them, the GearPower drained nearly twice as fast.
Technocel PowerPak Does Double Recharge Duty
by Nancy Gravley
Our AssessmentThis reviewer tests the original PowerPak. Nancy Gravley concludes that "it is a very good choice for those who use their phone for long calls, recordings or other uses that use a lot of battery time quickly." The price is right, and it works with numerous gadgets. The cord that tethers the PowerPak to the gadget that it's charging does tend to get caught on things, though.
Review: CallPod ChargePod
Our AssessmentThere is "no need to have a wall full of plugs," says a BerryReview.com reviewer named "Summer." The primary benefit this review is Summer's unusual observation that she "can't put the charger on a nightstand as all the blue LEDs are really bright."
Callpod's Chargepod Multi-Mobile Device Charger
by Editors of About.com
Our AssessmentA former About.com guide for business travelers briefly reviews the Callpod Chargepod. He lists pros and cons, but it's not clear if he formally tested out the charging function.
iPhone, iPad, iPod
by Editors of The-Gadgeteer.com
Our AssessmentThe-Gadgeteer.com reviews the Callpod Chargepod, the Energizer Qi Charging Pad, the Technocell PowerPak XT and the Duracell Instant USB Charger. Their positive reviews of the Chargepod and Duracell Instant Charger are accompanied by excellent product images that highlight particular features.
Duracell Powermat 24-Hour Power System for iPhone and iPhone 4S
by Contributor to YouTube.com
Our AssessmentThe reviewer, "TheEngineeringFamily," in this video review points out how handy the Powermat could be for older or disabled people. He likes the "nice sleek appearance," but since much of its usefulness is found in the portable charger, it seems a very pricey device for an item that is "more of a convenience than a necessity."