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Old May 3, 2012, 11:55 AM   #1
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Energizer Introduces New Wrap-Around iPhone Chargers







Energizer has introduced a pair of new 5-watt iPhone chargers that aim to keep a handle on charging cables when not in use.

The car charger has the wrap-around cable storage, and a nifty "FindMe" light that illuminates the inside of the USB port for easy plugging in a dark car.

The wall charger includes flip-down blades as well as a blue light that turns off when the iPhone is fully charged.

The wall adapter is $17 on Amazon, $12 less than the Apple-branded wall-adapter. The Energizer adapters only push 5 watts of power, plenty for an iPhone but it will charge an iPad -- particularly the new iPad -- very slowly.

The car charger has been announced but doesn't have a shipping date.

Article Link: Energizer Introduces New Wrap-Around iPhone Chargers
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Old May 3, 2012, 11:59 AM   #2
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Chargers don't "push" power to devices, they provide voltage and allow the device to draw up to a certain current (in this case, 1A at 5V = 5W). The iPad can draw up to 2.1A if available (which it's not from this 5W charger).
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Old May 3, 2012, 12:16 PM   #3
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just in time for a new dock connector
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Old May 3, 2012, 12:20 PM   #4
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just in time for a new dock connector
LOl I was JUST about to post the same.
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Old May 3, 2012, 12:24 PM   #5
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This will be great for all the people who hate cable clutter, like me.
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Old May 3, 2012, 12:28 PM   #6
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Chargers don't "push" power to devices, they provide voltage and allow the device to draw up to a certain current (in this case, 1A at 5V = 5W). The iPad can draw up to 2.1A if available (which it's not from this 5W charger).
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just in time for a new dock connector
So what, you plug a usb into it not a dock connector.
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"it will charge an iPad -- particularly the new iPad -- very slowly."

I'll say...
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Old May 3, 2012, 01:00 PM   #9
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I'm suing. I have a patent on wrapping charging cords on charging devices.
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Old May 3, 2012, 01:02 PM   #10
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I wonder how long it will be until they are available, It will be nice to have a quality choice instead of all the cheapies
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So what, you plug a usb into it not a dock connector.
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Old May 3, 2012, 01:58 PM   #12
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So you can wrap the already too short cord? I like the charger, it looks nice, but I don't think id use the wrap "feature" unless I was trying to store the charger.
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Old May 3, 2012, 02:04 PM   #13
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I really like this design actually. But why only 5W???? wtf?
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I Like the concept, so where can i get me one; for home & the car
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Old May 3, 2012, 03:11 PM   #15
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I measured my iPhone and it uses 8 watts to recharge with the screen on (7.75W off). But that includes the power loss in the Apple charger.
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I'd love to have a version that would charge the iPad as fast as Apple's supplied charger. The only other "fast" iPad charger I've used is my Monoprice surge protector which has USB ports built-in. The idea to keep cords from being tangled in this way is pretty cool, it's not the first to attempt to do this, but this is the first that I would consider buying. Especially since the price seems right!
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Ok, I think I saw this a few days ago. I can't remember if I saw it online or in an actual B&M store. If it was in a store, they are both available.

Sorry I don't have more info.
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There is NO point to this charger unless it can also properly do the iPad. I just don't understand how that could be left out.
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I'd love to have a version that would charge the iPad as fast as Apple's supplied charger. The only other "fast" iPad charger I've used is my Monoprice surge protector which has USB ports built-in. The idea to keep cords from being tangled in this way is pretty cool, it's not the first to attempt to do this, but this is the first that I would consider buying. Especially since the price seems right!
http://www.amazon.com/Cosmos-Adapter.../ref=pd_cp_e_0

Just don't charge anything else at the same time as the iPad.
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There is NO point to this charger unless it can also properly do the iPad. I just don't understand how that could be left out.
Agreed. As soon as I saw the 5 watts, I stopped being interested.
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I'm suing. I have a patent on wrapping charging cords on charging devices.
Than I'll sue - I have a patent for suing over a patent on wrapping charging cords on charging devices!

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http://www.amazon.com/Cosmos-Adapter.../ref=pd_cp_e_0

Just don't charge anything else at the same time as the iPad.
That thing got almost as many bad reviews as good ones - your experience?
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I wonder if the low wattage has something to do with the wrapped cable? An extension reel generally has two ratings - one for a fully extended cable, and another lower one for when its all coiled.
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Odd that the first comment in the Product Features area on the Amazon site is 'No'. My first question was 'Is it worth it?'. I guess not...
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