IDAPT’s Universal Charger i2+ Charges Almost Everything

| Quick Look Review

IDAPT has introduced a new entry into it’s line of universal chargers.  This one, the i2+, can charge up to three devices at once.  There is a base unit which measures 4 x 6-in. and contains one USB port.  On top of the base unit are two charging points which will accept interchangeable tips, designed to fit any number of devices.  The company claims that number to be over 4,000. Each of the two charging points feature a quick release button that allows safe and easy ejection that should prolong the life of each of the tips.  An iPad can only be charged from the USB port built into the i2+ base.

The system also includes a power cable.  Cables are available for US, EU, UK, and Australia.

 

IDAPT Universal Charger i2+

 

The AC Input is 85-240 VAC, 0.2 amp, 50/60 Hz worldwide compatible.  The MSRP for the i2+ is US$39.99 from the company web site.

When the unit is ordered the customer has a choice of receiving a generic set of six interchangeable tips (miniUSB, microUSB, Sony Ericsson 2, Samsung4, iPod-iPhone, and Nokia), or they may choose a 4 pack of specific tips that will suit their individual needs.  There are twenty different tip options and additional tips may be ordered at US$9.99 with the exception of a tip that charges rechargeable batteries.  That particular tip is US$19.99.

Sample tips

Using the product 

This product is very easy to use.  Take it out of the box, plug it in, select the tips you want, put them in place, turn the unit on and it is ready to start charging.  Changing out the tips is equally easy.  You press the two quick release buttons and the tips pop loose and new ones can be inserted.

You do not have to have both ports engaged for the unit to work.  There is a light in front of each port that will change from red to green when your product is fully charged.  As stated earlier, the only way you can charge an iPad or iPad 2 is to use the USB port built into the base, but it recharged my iPad 2 very quickly at the same time it was charging my iPhone 4.

Do I recommend it?

I do, but recommend some thought go into a purchase.  The base is small which is good as far as the footprint, but that means you can only balance devices of a certain size on top.  A mini camera would work great, an older digital maybe not so well if you had something else to charge at the same time.  

If you have a large family with lots of toys then the generic box of tips might work.  At my house I only need Mac specific tips, so I would need to order a set of four to be able to get the tips I really need.  Well, maybe three Mac tips and the rechargeable battery tip.

It is fast, easy to use and sleek.  The black color fits in well with other things on my desk and probably on many others as well.  I think the price is reasonable as well as this seems to me to be a well designed and well executed product.

Product: Universal Charger i2+

Company: IDAPT

List Price: US$39.99

Pros:

Universal device charger with changeable tips allows charging of multiple devices.  Will also charge iPads.

Cons:

None noted.

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6 Comments Leave Your Own

dlstarr7

Great review!  Can you charge the iPhone while it’s still in it’s bumper case?

Tiger

dlstarr7, notice the USB to xxxx cable? If your dock connector cable works with your bumper case, you can do it that way. I know not all could. Some of the cables had a profile that was slightly too large to allow the dock connector to make a clean connection and charge the phones.

dlstarr7

I guess that would work, Tiger, but I am still holding out for one that will allow the bumpers…  My iPad would need that USB to xxxx cable, right?

Tiger

Yes, the iPad probably wouldn’t perch very well on top of that dock. The newer Apple supplied cables DO work with the bumper installed. Older ones and third party cables were just a hair too thick to work with the bumper installed. Of course, I ditched the bumper in favor of an OtterBox Defender case. The bumper was just a little too flimsy for my taste.

Nancy with Bifocals

Yes, the iPad probably wouldn?t perch very well on top of that dock.

There is no way I would try to balance my iPad 2 on top of the base unit.  The base unit is not designed to hold it.  There is no indication that the charging tips are even strong enough for the iPad.  They are specifically labeled for iPhones and iPods while the USB port in the base is of sufficient power for the iPad.

dlstarr7

I sent a support email to IDAPT, and they said that the iPhone will charge with the Apple bumper attached (and most cases that aren’t thick) on the top of the device.  Yay!  I’m getting one!

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