iClever‘s latest Dual USB Wall Charger offers two simple improvements that make an already efficient product line even more appealing for those looking to purchase a reasonably-priced charger that’s lightweight, efficient and rugged enough for heavy travel.
The simplest of changes are often the most useful
With iClever’s earlier versions, a few users expressed annoyance with a strong LED light that arguably beamed a bit too brightly during nighttime charging. Although this latest version still offers a blue light lining the inside edges of each port (see image to the left), a valuable feature that helps make finding and plugging into a port at night a breeze, the light emitted is soft enough not to bother those sensitive to light when trying to sleep, and most importantly, disappears the moment you plug in your device for charging. As a person who is sensitive to any trace of light at night, the single exposed blue light was noticeable only when I looked to find it for another device that needed charging.
Another annoyance that plagued previous versions was the existence of two ports that catered to two different energy needs. Although they were clearly labeled, not all consumers were fully aware that one port was designed to handle larger devices, and the other smaller ones. Fortunately, iClever took the obvious step in making sure this latest dual USB wall charger offers ports that can equally handle a range of devices, regardless of the port an individual chooses to use of the two available.
24W Dual USB Wall Charger with SmartID technology
Perhaps the most convenient feature of iClever’s wall chargers is the ability of each port to not only simultaneously charge all plugged in devices, but also doing so in a way that maximizes charging efficiency of all devices without any risk of overcharging. Put simply, each port automatically identifies the device to be charged, and instantly adjusts to the required output charging voltage. After testing this charger with a tablet, Windows and Apple smartphones and a DSLR camera, I didn’t experience a single issue. All of my devices charged quickly and efficiently, with all devices reaching their fullest charged battery potential.
Design and build
With no moving parts and a compact square design that fits in the palm of your hand, wall chargers of this class don’t get much better than this. While it’s not recommended to use this wall charger as a back-up hockey puck, it’s a sturdy, rugged device that feels strong to the touch and perfect for handling the jostle of travel.
- Input: AC 100-240V 50/60Hz 600mA max
- Output: 5 V/4.8A (each 2.4A max)
- Size: 53 x 53 x 28.5 (mm) / 2.08 x 2.08 x 1.12 (inch)
- Weight: 82g/2.9oz
This device currently retails for around $12.99, which you can find here.
With a foldable plug and sturdy build, iClever's 24W Dual USB Wall Charger offers the convenience of portability and a charger that can handle any tablet, smartphone, camera or device that is powered via USB.