Pros: Interchangable tips, universal use.
I have lost count of how many cell phones hubby and I have gone through. At this point he has two,one for his business and one older one for all other calls. Each time we've up graded or purchased a new cell phone we've had to buy new chargers for the home and car. We have gone through dozens. Sometimes it was because the phone stopped working, one was dropped on a tile floor, one dropped into the toilet. All those chargers became useless.
While shopping in the cell store we noticed the iGo universal wall charger. What a great solution! We were thrilled to have found a solution to all those endless new chargers at about $40.oo each. This was $27.00 and would wowrk with other, future phones because you can change out the tips. We could now avoid buying all new chargers.
This charger will recharge virtually all our gadgets according to the package. It will recharge blue tooth, camera, GPS, cell phones, digital cameras, MP3 players, smartphones/PDA and ipods.It measures approximately 3" x 2" x 1". The car charger is 1" x 1" x 3". The retractable cord is 2.25 x 2.25 x 5.0". You get 8 watts of continuous charge.
You can use it for mobile phones like Audiovox, Kyocera, LG, Nokia, Samsung, Sanyo, Sony, Ericsson, Toshiba, Motorola and more. For Blue Tooth it covers Aliph, Ben Q Siemens, Jabra, Motorola, Nokia, Plantronics, Samsung, Sony and Erikson.
Rather than go through all the many brands this will service you can go on line to iGo.com and check out the many brands this universal charger will work with.
You get a 2 year limited warranty. It charges up to 8 times faster than USB and trickle chargers. You get interchangable power tips with patented tip technology so you can power multiple gadgets with one charger. You have to buy the power tips separately but at least you don't have to buy a whole new set of charging units when you get a different brand cell phone. It will work on over 30 different brands. The main section is silver and black with a black retractable separate cord and silver seperate auto plug in. You can power charge from any wall or car outlet. It seems rather fragile but I haven't had any breakage problem and you do have that warranty.The warranty is for 24 months on parts and 24 months labor.
We've donated all our old chargers. Most police or fire stations will accept these.
You get a silver rectangular charger that plugs into the wall with a tip to fit whatever brand you are using. You can determine what tip you need on line or let the sales person direct you. The iGo comes packaged in a bright green and blue package that says iGo Universal Wall Charger. It comes with a Wall (AC) unit, Auto (DC) unit and 5' retractable cord and a travel organizer, a little nylon storage bag which is great. It keeps the tips from getting lost. It uses A series power tips. It's an all in one AC & DC power solution.You get a retractable cord. The unit covers 90% of mobile electronics. Another plus is that it's light weight, easy to use and easy to store. To use you simply plug the tip into your cell phone or gadget of choice. It charges so quickly that I actually was concerned that my phone hadn't really taken a charge. This is a great feature for me. I'm always forgetting to check my bars to see how my charge is going along.
I just wish we had discovered this handy charger at the first go round. We would have saved a bundle. Each charger is 3 components: wall/auto unit, cable, and the tip or tips that go into the device. This can all be stored in the little nylon bag it comes with. The tips are installed easily, just plug it in.
A flaw may be that you need to buy the tips separately but I find this a plus since I can just purchase a tip rather than a whole new unit when I buy a new cell you just phone you need to purchase the adapters appropriate for your device. You can the iGo website where you tell them the devices you have and they tell you the adapters required. The tips for your electronics item will cost $5-$15 apiece. The DC car charger, the iGo Universal Wall Charger will also work with the iGo Kindle tips. I love the retractable power cord it's a nice convenience and keeps the cord organized .It works well as a supplemental charger since it's small and compact as well as light weight. The retractable cord is a little heavy but you can balance it on your dash board if you purchase the rubbery cell phone pad Bed Bath & Beyond sells for items like this ($5.99) or take a little scrap of velcro on it and match it to a piece stuck to your dashboard. This will keep it in place.
Because you can have multiple tips, it means much less space taken up in a briefcase, pocketbook or travel luggage.It really is really quite convenient when space is an issue.
The unit is compact, easy to use and versatile. It can be used on airplanes, in the car, in airports and train stations. I also find it much more practical money wise.