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CHOETECH 6 Port USB Charger

IMG_9251CHOTECH’s 6 Port USB Charger is the modern power strip. The charger provides 6 USB ports in a compact design. The rapid charger is available on Amazon (link) for $23.99, and was sent out for review.

The charger is made of plastic material, and the finish is matte black. It is about three-fourths the length of an iPhone 5S and about the same width. It is about an 1″ thick so the charger is fairly small for its capability. The compact size and minimal weight of the charger makes it idea for on-the-go use.

The charger uses a detachable power cord that plugs into the wall and supplies 50W of power. All of the USB ports are on the same side so some of the larger USB cables may not fit next to each other. But, for the standard size USB’s the USB charger can handle charging all of one’s devices at the same time.

The CHOETECH charger is great for traveling because it reduces the amount of power bricks you need to carry around. Many people have a variety of USB charged devices such as phones, cameras, bluetooth headphones, and smart watches to name a few, that they need to charge. Therefore, having a multi-port charger allows users to save wall socket space and charge all of their devices at once.

Usually, before a trip I will go on a charging spree and charge my portable battery charger, camera(s), bluetooth headphones, and other USB devices to take on the trip. This requires me to use a few different wall sockets because I usually am only able to charge one or two devices per each wall socket plug. With the 6 port charger, I can charge 6 devices in one wall socket plug and charge another device such as my laptop or camera batteries in the other plug. This is just one of many examples of ways to use the charger.

The charger can rapidly charge one’s devices. The iPhone 5S was used to test the charger. With the certified apple charger and charging brick, it took 1.17 minutes to charge the phone 1%. The CHOETECH charger (the certified apple cable was plugged into one USB port) clocked in at 0.94 minutes for 1%. This difference adds up to 23 minutes saved charging with the CHOETECH charger over the Apple wall charger.

Overall, I would recommend the CHOETECH 6 port charger because it reduces the amount of bulk you may carry around to charge your devices (or saves a wall socket) and it rapidly charges your devices, which saves time.

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CHOETECH 21W/4.2A Dual USB Wall Charger Review

IMG_9137The CHOETECH Dual USB Wall Charger has two USB ports. One port is a 2.1 A Apple port and the other is a 2.1 A Android/Other port, which is indicated on the USB charger. The wall charger comes in two colors (white and black). The wall charger retails for $12.98 USD currently and is available on Amazon (link).  The wall charger was sent out for review by CHOETECH (link).

The charger is larger than the standard USB wall charger, but allows for two devices to be charged at the same time. When the charger is plugged in, a blue LED light turns on to indicate it is working. The USB ports are located adjacent to the prongs, which is different than most other chargers. But, the position of the ports is good for pointing the bright LED light away from direct contact with one’s eyes. It is on par in size with other two port USB charger I have used. Although, it is a bit heavier than the other chargers I have used. However, the shape of the charger can make it difficult to plug in two power bricks at the same time. Also, the prongs can be hard to open as they are collapsable for easy storage when not in use.

The charger is much faster than the certified apple charger in my tests. The iPhone 5S was used to test the charger. With the certified apple charger, it took 1.17 minutes to charge the phone 1%. The CHOETECH charger (the certified apple cable was plugged into the Apple 2.1 A port) clocked in at 1.02 minutes for 1%. This is a 15 minutes different to fully charge the iPhone to 100%. Keep in mind that charging times may vary so you may not get 15 minutes, but charging with the CHOETECH charger should be faster than the certified Apple charger.

Overall, I would recommend this charger because of the extra minutes the charger can save you. When you are on a time crunch or need those extra percentage of battery, this charger is great to have on hand.

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