The iClever BoostCube is pretty well named. It’s a vaguely cuboid mains adapter that will charge your smartphone or tablet with speed. We’ve been sent a sample from iClever, so let’s put it to the test!Design
The BoostCube has two 2.4A USB ports on one side, and a mains plug on the other side. The ports provide 48W in total. 2.4A is sufficient to charge almost all smartphones and tablets at full speed, although experts may note that fast charging technologies such as Qualcomm’s Quick Charge or OnePlus’ DashCharge can offer better performance.
For our review unit, this is a UK plug; US and EU versions also exist. (And the US [...]
ICZI sent us a Micro USB cable, so let’s put it to the test!FeaturesMaterial: Nylon braided Compatibility: Quick Charge 3.0 Length: 1.8m (6 feet) Colour: Bright GoldDesign
The ICZI Micro USB cable has an attractive braided design; our sample came in a fetching bright gold colourway. The cable terminates in aluminium connectors at both ends, which should provide decent long-term survivability.
The cable is 6 feet or 1.8m long, and is delivered with a velcro tie to keep things neat and tidy.Testing
We used the ICZI Micro USB cable for charging our Galaxy S7 Edge and transferring photos onto a laptop. We faced no issues [...]
Today we’re looking at another mobile accessory from Just Mobile. This time, it’s the Xtand Vent, an air vent car holder for smartphones. Let’s take a look!
Thanks to John S. for providing the photos and notes that informed the writing of this review. We couldn’t have done it without you!FeaturesVent attachment fits almost any air vent Ball-joint swivel mechanism adjusts viewing angle Patented tightener prevents sagging over time Works with devices from 2.1in/54mm to 3.6in/91mm wide Rotates 360 degrees for portrait and landscape view Mini and featherlight, fits in your pocket Durable aluminum ball joint and quality [...]
This tiny portable charger is designed to fit in your wallet, providing that emergency power you might need at the end of a long day. It’s called the Dubleup, and it’s available on Kickstarter right now. We were sent an early unit to review, so let’s take a closer look!Design
As we mentioned earlier, the Dubleup is precisely the height and length of a credit card, but it’s thicker in order to actually provide a useful amount of portable power. It’s 5.5 millimetres thick so it will squeeze into most wallets without a problem, and it weighs only 40 grams so it shouldn’t be too much of a burden either.
The front of the [...]
Just Mobile claim their AluCharge is the slimmest USB charger in the world, providing four USB ports of fast charging power in a body just 1.8 centimetres thick. Let’s take a closer look in this brief review.Design
They weren’t kidding — the AluCharge is dwarfed even by the velcro-tied cloverleaf power cable that comes in the box. The body of the AluCharge is made of aluminium (go figure), with the leading edge made out of black plastic.
This face contains the four USB ports mentioned earlier, each of which provides up to 2.4A of power. The box itself can provide 6.1A (31W) in total, so you won’t be able to reach maximum [...]
The Oittm Charging Stand is an aluminium-wrapped plastic cylinder, nine centimetres across and eleven centimetres tall.The top of the stand has a small square hole, to which one of three charging adapters can be fitted to suit your device.
On the front of the device, there are three further USB ports. Each port delivers 5V / 2.4A, up to a maximum of 6A for the whole device. No fast charging technologies are included however. That means you can recharge smartphones and tablets in addition to the Apple Watch, but you won’t be able to take advantage of Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 3.0 or Oppo’s Super VOOC charging.
The back of [...]