As more products become capable of charging through a USB port,you'll probably find that you need more power outlets or some way to rein in the charging clutter of your life. ZipKord can help. Their new 2.1A Dual USB Wall Charger uses only a single plug of a wall outlet or power strip but provides charging power for 2 devices that charge via USB cable.
This is the second ZipKord product that I've had the opportunity to review. The first was their Premium Stereo Headset with a retractable cable. Both the Headset and the Wall Charger are distributed in clear plastic packaging which at first glance leads you to think that you will need scissors to open the box and probably shed blood on sharp plastic edges in the process but that's not the case. No scissors or bloodshed required. ZipKord has given their customers user friendly packaging that opens easily and can be reused to store each product when not in use. I mention this because those hard-to-open packages are one of my pet peeves and I think ZipKord deserves major kudos for their packaging designs.
The ZipKord Dual USB Wall Charger features Input of 110-220V AC and Output of 5V 2.1A Shared. Rectangular in shape it's about 2.25" in length, 1.5" wide, and about 1" deep with smoothly rounded corners and weighs only 3.1 oz. The plug folds neatly into the body of the charger so it fits comfortably in your hand, pocket or laptop bag. The clear red detailing around the plug picks up the glow from an internal LED and shines red when connected to a power source.
When I removed the Wall Charger from the package, I was immediatly impressed with the quality of the workmanship and the design. It's well made with no sharp edges. When the plug is folded out, it stays in place when it's plugged into an outlet instead of wobbling or folding down when you want it to stay up. The 2 USB charging ports quickly charged an 8" Android tablet and my Motorola Krazr K1 cell phone. No fuss or bother, just a simple way to get the job done in half the space.
- Works with iPad and other devices
- Dual USB ports for charging two devices simultaneously
- Compact size
- Rapid charging of Ni-Cd, Ni-Mh, Li-Ion
The ZipKord 2.1 A Dual USB Wall Charger (model# PowerAC2A2) is available directly from ZipKord online for $16.99. It would make a great gift or stocking stuffer for anyone on your list with an iPad, iPhone, Smartphone, Tablet, GPS, or another device that charges using a USB cable.