Anker PowerPort 2 Elite (2017) Review

Anker PowerPort 2 Elite (2017) Review
9 Total Score

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  • Less Time Charging: Patented powerful and Voltage Boost technologies charge any device at its fastest possible speed, up to 2. 4a. (Does not support Qualcomm Quick Charge).

Anker has redesigned their popular 2-port USB charger for 2017.  So what’s new with Anker PowerPort 2 Elite?

PROs

  • NEW! Durability: Anker has made the “Elite” version of the PowerPort 2 a little more durable than previous versions with a matte, scratch-resistant exterior. This new design is slightly larger than the previous version.
  • Two ports: Both ports feature Anker’s PowerIQ technology, meaning that each one can provide up to 2.4 amps of power if your device (such as an iPad) requires it. Otherwise, it will provide the standard 1 amp charge used by most smartphones. You don’t have to worry about which device you plug into which port, as both ports will automatically adapt to whatever you plug in.
  • Foldable prongs: This is essential for a travel chargers, and I really like that the power prongs fold into the unit which makes it easy to pack and travel with.
  • No vampire power: When I plugged the Anker PowerPort 2 Elite into my Kill-a-Watt power meter, it didn’t register any electrical draw when there was nothing plugged into it. So it shouldn’t affect your electric bill by leaving it plugged in all the time.
  • Safety: Under a full load, the PowerPort 2 Elite became warm, but not alarmingly hot.  Anker puts several protection features into the PowerPort, including surge and overcharge protections.

CONs

  • LED does not change color: Unlike last year’s model, the LED does not change colors to indicate when the connected devices are done charging.
  • Larger size: Oddly, the PowerPort 2 Elite is slightly larger than last year’s PowerPort 2.
  • No Quick Charge technology: If you’re looking for a charger for your Quick Charge-compatible device, check out the Anker’s PowerPort+ (note the “plus”) line of chargers.

Overall, this charger performs great and is ideal for travel with its foldable prongs and more rugged design.

9 Total Score
Great

Each of the 2 ports on the Anker PowerPort 2 can provide up to 2.4 amps of power, allowing it to charge 2 iPads at full speed simultaneously. It also works great for smartphones, smart watches, Bluetooth speakers and other gadgets. The foldable prongs make it a great travel companion.

USB Charger, Anker Elite Dual Port 24W Wall Charger, PowerPort 2 with PowerIQ and Foldable Plug, for iPhone 11/Xs/XS Max/XR/X/8/7/6/Plus, iPad Pro/Air 2/Mini 3/Mini 4, Samsung S4/S5, and More

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Features

  • The Anker Advantage: Join the 50 million+ powered by our leading technology.
  • Less Time Charging: Patented powerful and Voltage Boost technologies charge any device at its fastest possible speed, up to 2. 4a. (Does not support Qualcomm Quick Charge).
  • Durable Design: Robust textured casing and premium internal components ensure perfect performance regardless of scrapes, bumps, or drops.
  • Travel Ready: Compact design, foldable plug and 100-240 volt input are ideal for worldwide travel.
  • What You Get: Anker power port 2 Elite, welcome Guide, our worry-free 18-month and friendly customer service.

X-EDITION USB Wall Charger,4-Pack 2.1A Dual Port USB Cube Power Adapter Wall Charger Plug Charging Block Cube for Phone 8/7/6 Plus/X, Pad, Samsung Galaxy S5 S6 S7 Edge,LG, Android (White)

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Features

  • 【Safe Charging】: Wall Charger Use PC fireproof material, Provide multiple protections, including: Output short circuit, built in over-current, over-voltage and over-heating protection etc. X-EDITION’S USB Wall Charger has undergone 100% burn-in tests, extending the service life and charging more safety. Automatically stop charging when the battery is full.
  • 【Specifically Designed】: Heat resistant and Anti-throw design, Compact and Easy to carry, Comfortable grip, Suitable use for home, travel, office, and business trip. Smart dual port IC automatically recognizes and assigns the most effective current to your cell phone and tablets, and the USB Charger interface adopts an integrated injection molding technology, Stronger and more durable.
  • 【Premium Performance】: Input: AC100-240V (U.S. & World Standard), Output: DC 5V/2.1A. Wide voltage range matching different safety voltage standards. Dual USB Port output allows you to charge with two devices and save your time.
  • 【Compatibility List】: X-EDITON’S USB Plug (Phone Chargers) Perfect fit for most Cell Phones, Tablets, MP4 players, Digital Cameras, PSP, and other USB devices, Such as Phone 11, Xs, XR, Xs Max, X, 8, 8 Plus, 7 Plus, 6, 6S, 6 Plus, 5S, 5, 4S, Pad Pro-Air 2 Mini 2 3 4; Pod-touch; Samsung Galaxy S9 S8 S7 S6 Edge S5 S4, Note 9/8/5/4, Google, Nexus, LG, BLU, Nokia, Sony, Blackberry, Moto, OnePlus, E-book Readers, Bluetooth speaker, MP3 Players and more.
  • 【What You Get】: 4-PACK USB Wall Charger (2-Ports), Within 30 days unconditional refund guarantee, 12 months warranty and friendly customer service.

AmazonBasics Dual-Port 24W USB Wall Charger for Phone, iPad, and Tablet - White

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Features

  • 2-port 24-watt USB wall charger for charging up to two devices at a time—great for phones, tablets, and other devices
  • Built-in device detection; provides up to 4.8 amps of power (each port 2.4 amps max); (does not support Quick Charge; devices equipped with Quick Charge will charge at normal speed)
  • Internal safety switch for ultimate protection; automatic shutoff; energy efficient
  • Lightweight and compact for convenient portability; charging cable not included; white
  • Backed by the AmazonBasics 1-year limited warranty

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