ZUS- Smart USB Car Charger
Last month, while searching for some cool accessories, I came across the ZUS Smart USB Car Charger. An American brand called Nonda has manufactured the device.
The USB card charger is becoming popular in the Indian market since the manufacturer teases its features quite uniquely in adverts. However, the features and performance of this unique USB product do not convince me. Its price of 3,999 rupees is high and this will stop many customers from buying it.
Solid Build Quality
This car charger comes in a compact form factor. Its outer shell is made up of a much strong polycarbonate material. To provide more stiffness, the manufacturer has coated its sides and connectivity area with titanium. Moreover, it is one of the few US military grade car-charging devices.
However, the question is what benefits this military grade sturdiness has to offer to the end users. A car charger remains attached to the charging port or it is kept in the Glove Box. So, how will this device be vulnerable to any damages?
Anyway, the product looks premium. In addition, it comes equipped with a lighting system that helps users in finding the charging port.
Most car chargers do not offer fast charging because of which they become useless for modern smartphones that come with big batteries. However, on this charger, you will find two USB ports both of which are rated at 2.4 amperes. This much power is enough for charging a 2400 mAh battery in just one hour.
The manufacturer proudly promotes this charger in the market by saying that it will help people in finding their cars in a parking lot. However, in my opinion, this feature is just a bluff. I am saying this because this device does not come with an inbuilt GPS antenna.
Nonda is just tricking the customers with this feature. What really happens is when you attach the charger to the port after doing the setup, it sends a signal via Bluetooth connectivity to the app that you have installed. This app runs in the background, starts fetching GPS data, and saves your location.
Therefore, this simply means, you have no need of this charging device for saving the location. A simple app can do all that on its own.
- Good build quality
- Two USB ports
- Fast charging
- Lighting system
- It does help in finding the location of your car but that task can also be by just a simple app.
I did not find anything special about this ZUS car-charging device. I am sure you are now clear about it. The brand Nonda is asking you to buy a 4000-rupee device for a benefit that even a free app can provide.
|Charging Ports||2 X USB|
|Dimensions||14.6 x 10.1 x 3.3 cm|
Anker PowerDrive+ 1
When it comes to third party chargers, Anker is trusted as the best brand to go for in the whole world. This company keeps its products updated with latest technologies and offers solutions for all types of needs. Last year, it launched the PowerDrive+ 1 charger in India that was especially focused towards facilitating fast charging. You can take this device home (or more precisely to your car) for 1,535 rupees.
Cute and Sturdy Body
The PowerDrive+ 1 features one of the cutest outer shells, which is attractive, too. A nice color combination of black and red paint on the body makes it look elegant and attractive. Moreover, this device feels quite sturdy in the hand. It fits in the port perfectly and does not allow any kind of swivel.
Quick Charge 2.0 Support
Surprisingly, this car charger supports Quick Charge 2.0, which is Qualcomm’s latest fast charging technology. Although this technology is limited to Snapdragon chipsets but you will be able to enjoy the fast charging on other smartphones and tablets also.
Single USB Port
The main downside of this device is that it features a single USB port. This drawback will push away many customers for sure.
- Supports Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 2.0 fast charging technology
- Sturdy build
- LED indicator light
- Features only one USB port
If you can manage with just a single USB port, then there cannot be any better option. This car charger is capable of charging even power hungry tablets and that also at the full speed.
|Charging Ports||1 X USB|
|Rated Output||Max 2.4 Amps|
|Dimensions||64 x 28 x 28 mm|
Aukey 24W/4.8A 2-Port USB Car Charger
Lately, many manufacturers have flooded the electronics market with some interesting accessories one of which is the Aukey 24WUSB Car Charger. This device is available in the market for an amount of 945 rupees only. It comes with many attractive features that I want to discuss in this review.
Two USB Ports
The main reason why I have selected this car USB charger device for a discussion is that it comes with two USB ports. This will help those users who travel with two portable smart devices. It will attract many customers because most of the car chargers available in the market come with only a single USB port.
Supports Fast Charging
People generally charge smartphone and tablet at home or at a workplace. Occasionally, a situation arises when mobile phone runs out of battery, then we are forced to use car fuel to power back it up.
However, when someone uses the car cigarette lighter port to charge devices, they expect it to offer fast charging. The good thing is Aukey knows this and it has equipped this car charger with a circuitry that allows it to transfer power at 4.8 Amps. This means you will be able to charge two tablets at full speed with it.
This device is so compact that it perfectly fits into the cigarette lighter port of the dashboard. Moreover, I am also impressed by the build quality of its outer shell.
- High power output i.e. 2.4 amp per port
- Great build quality
- Attractive design
- Does not come with a compatible USB cable
I do not know of any other quality car charger that offers so many features at this low price point. Unless you are looking for a charger from some premium brand, I would suggest that to go with it.
|Charging Ports||2 X USB|
|Rated Output||4.8 Amps (2 X 2.4 Amps)|
|Dimensions||8.1 x 4.8 x 3 cm|