Featured Review: Aukey Turbo Wall Charger

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It's no secret, that Quick Charge is one of my favorite new pieces of technology right now. Being able to charge your phone quicker than you could in recent years, is definitely something to get excited about. Especially with these phone batteries getting bigger and bigger. Qualcomm's Snapdragon 800-series processors all support Quick Charge 2.0, which actually make up a lot of devices. Including the Galaxy S5, Galaxy Note 4, HTC One M8 & M9, the LG G4, and a few others. But what about Quick Charge 2.0 compatible chargers? We're starting to see quite a bit more of those surfacing up, and Aukey has a slew of Quick Charge 2.0 certified accessories available now. Including their Turbo Charger.

As we've seen with other Quick Charge 2.0 chargers, the Turbo Charger is a big bigger than most standard chargers. It is only one port however, you can only charge one device at a time. Not a huge deal, if you want to charge more than one, Aukey has other alternatives, which we'll talk about in an upcoming review.

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The Turbo charger is a bit wide, actually. Normally that's not a bad thing, but depending on how your outlets or surge protector is set up, it could get in the way of using some of the other outlets. For instance, I have a 6-outlet in-wall adapter as you can see in some of these pictures. So it does cover up part of another outlet. But for most surge protectors and wall outlets, it should be fine. It does charge pretty quickly, using Ampere I checked how fast it was charging my Xperia Z3, and it was around 1610-1620mA, which is about normal for Quick Charge 2.0 devices.

Aukey actually has priced this Turbo charger quite nicely. It's currently sitting at $15.99 over on Amazon. Which is a tad more than most "regular" wall chargers go for. So it's not bad at all. You can also check out Aukey's whole portfolio of products here. There are lots of goodies there, and some we will be reviewing really soon. So stay tuned.