Aukey Wall Charger Review

 

The Aukey Quick Charge 2.0 3-port USB Wall Charger was originally priced at $24.99 when I purchased it. It can now be found on Amazon for around $14.99 here. This is a very good deal for what its potential!

Out of the Box-

The Aukey Wall Charger came conservatively boxed with only the wall charger itself, and a micro USB cable. Seeing the charger right away you notice its rather compact design, and see that one of the USB ports is orange on the inside. This is due to the fact that the charger has support for Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0 and it is telling you that that is the Quick Charge port. This is extremely useful for charging and is a big feature on this device.

Design-img_89281

The Aukey Wall Charger has a compact form-factor, and is easy to use for travel. The prongs are retractable, meaning they can be flipped down to allow for easier storage. They also are pointed in such a way that coming out of the wall, the device looks narrow, allowing for other devices to be plugged in right next to it (depending on the wall socket/power strip). This is useful, especially while traveling, because if you are like me and use a lot of ports, you can easily run out–a tip for traveling: bring a power strip so that when you are in a hotel/condo/cabin you have plenty of wall outlets. Each of the ports is color coated to let you know if it is Qualcomm Quick Charge compatible or uses Aukey’s AiPower technology.

Ports-

As I have mentioned before one of the ports on the Aukey Wall Charger is orange, while the other two are green. Starting with the green; the green ports use Aukey’s AiPower technology, which as many other charging technology’s do, outputs the quickest charge possible for the device plugged in. This allows for fast speeds whilimg_89291e ch
arging up. Now the third orange port is different. Along with having Aukey’s AiPower technology, the third port has Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0 compatibility. I have spoken of this before, and will again praise this feature to be added to all devices. This is extremely fast charging–for capable devices–that can charge up to 60% in only 30 minutes. My Samsung Galaxy S7 has it, and I love it. I will never be able to charge again on a device not using Quick Charge.

Recommendation-

I would 100% recommend buying this product, if Quick Charge 2.0 is what you want. The latest version of Quick Charge is 3.0 and they a similar device using the updated technology. You can find that here. At the moment, there is no real neeimg_89211d to purchase a charger with Quick Charge 3.0 capabilities, as very little smartphones are compatible. The one linked also lacks a third USB port, which I find to be more important than Quick Charge 3.0 vs. 2.0. This is up to you however, but know many new smartphones will most likely include the technology. This may make it worth it to upgrade if you plan on purchasing a new smartphone soon. I love this charger as I can bring it everywhere; it is my main charger for my phone and accessories at my desk, and my biggest helper when I’m on vacation and lacking ports. I hope you enjoyed and I helped you learn a little more about chargers! Thank you!

 

 

 

 

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