What do you think about Doodle charger

Discussion in 'iPad Accessories' started by manyelski, Oct 13, 2017.

  1. manyelski macrumors regular

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  2. cruisin macrumors 6502a

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    The problem with cheap USB chargers is that they can have issues with giving you the correct power. Most charge a bit slower than the official iPad charger, or can have worse problems. While many are quite good, it is hard to tell which ones will ruin your device.

    As a charger is something I will use often and a bad one will break everything, I don't consider unofficial chargers worth it from a risk point of view (and these doesn't even have the "Made for iPhone/iPad" logo).

    If you can't get the official one, at least try to get one from a well-recognized brand.

    Here is a comparison of a fake and a real charger:
    http://www.righto.com/2014/05/a-look-inside-ipad-chargers-pricey.html

    Here is one from Amazon that gives mains voltage through USB:
     
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    manyelski thread starter macrumors regular

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    Can you recommend some brands. What would you say about anker powerport https://www.ebay.co.uk/i/142479821012 ?
     
  5. cruisin macrumors 6502a

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    Aside from Apple, I use Anker as my secondary charger (based on a recommendation). I used to have Ezo for the car, but it failed after only a few uses so I replaced it with an Anker model.

    If the brand has a website, I feel it will (in general, your milage may vary) be a bit better quality than the rest. They are invested in their brand, so they try to do better. You can also check how long they exist as a company, I feel that 3-5 years is a good minimum.
     
  6. akash.nu macrumors 604

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    One ️ for Anker here. Get the correct charger though.
     
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    Another thumbs-up for Anker products. I've been using this one for my Air 2 and Android phone and tablet:

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01IUTIUEA
     
  8. cpm1017 macrumors newbie

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    I’d trust the anker one. I have a dual USB charger and it’s a solid product. I’ve never heard anything but great things about anker products from portable chargers to lightning cables.
     

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