A charger is a charger is a charger, right? Pff, nope. Not all chargers are created equal for even basic charging, and if you have a device that supports Qualcomm's Quick Charge 2.0, that's even more true. Sure, all Quick Chargers charge, um, quickly...but there's more to it than just that.
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We've run a few deals here lately featuring Tronsmart's lineup of QC2.0 chargers, and since they've been doing so well we decided a hands-on was in order. I'm here to tell you that despite the incredible prices of these chargers, they're awesome and seem to be quite robust. Here's a look at what Tronsmart has to offer in the QC2.0 department:
I'm not going to lie; when I think of $12(ish) chargers, I immediately think "this must be cheap crap." But that couldn't be more false when it comes to these Tronsmart chargers. Everything from the box to the charger itself is actually very elegant (you know, for a charger) and appears to be high quality. I like it.
But to me, one of these stands out more than the rest: the 4-port car charger. This is one of the only decent 4-port car chargers on the market, and is also one of only two that also support Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0. Basically, all the multi-port Tronsmart chargers work the same, whether it be wall or car: one of the ports is a QC2.0 port, and the others are high-powered 2.4A ports. Either way you go, you're getting a fast charge.
To put it to the test, I decided to skip charging my Nexus 6 one night and give the 4-port car charger a whirl the following morning on my 35(ish) minute commute to take my son to the doctor. Naturally I plugged in to the QC2.0 port, and my phone was round 59% when I started. It hit 98% before we even got to our destination. I dig it.
One of the nicest things about this particular charger is its small footprint. You'd think a 4-port car charger would be a behemoth of a unit, but it's honestly pretty compact for all the charging functionality it offers - it's really not that much larger than 2-port, in fact. See the images above for reference.
Because everyone has to charge their phone at one point or another, and because we really like these chargers...and also because we really like you guys, we're giving away a bunch of them. A whole bunch. Like...50 or something. Yeah, 50. Here's the breakdown:
10 Winners: 2 chargers, winner's choice
30 Winners: 1 charger, winner's choice
There are a few caveats, though. Here they are, in a nice little bubble. Read the bubble. Embrace the bubble. But mostly just read the bubble.
Did you read it? If not, go read it now. Seriously. If you didn't, and you try to get what it says you can't have, then you'll be disqualified. No, I'm not kidding.
With that out of the way, here's how to enter:
The giveaway begins now and will run till Friday, July 24th at 11:59 PM PT.
But! If you just can't wait, we also have some coupon codes. Here's the list:
- 1-port wall charger, $6 off (15.99-9.99)
- 2-port car charger, $7 off (16.99-9.99)
- 5-port wall charger, $10 off (29.99-19.99)
- 4-port car charger, ￡5 off (14.99-9.99)
- 5-port wall charger, ￡5 off (19.99-14.99)
All of these coupon codes are good thru Saturday, July 25th. Go buy some stuff.