According to Velvetwire’s press literature, cheap chargers are cheap for a reason. They compromise on safety. Powerslayer, on the other hand, goes the extra mile with safety features no other chargers have, such as surge protection and active thermal control. Powerslayer is an intelligent smartphone charger that integrates a first-of-its-kind device-aware software for a more energy efficient charging process as well as a surge protector for keeping you and your gadgets safe. The Powerslayer charger now has added Bluetooth low energy (BLE) connectivity, and eco-conscious way to charge devices.
By turning off automatically when charging is complete, the device prevents overcharging and protects the battery life of USB devices. It also eliminates vampire power – the energy constantly consumed by electronics even in standby mode. And let’s face it, we all want devices that look chic, and this one really looks cool. It is going to be a great holiday gift idea, especially for hipsters and those who embrace an eco-conscious lifestyle, but who wouldn’t dream of giving up using their favorite electronic devices and going back to the proverbial “stone age.” In fact the founders of Velvetwire were inspired to create eo-conscious products during a sailing trip around the world. You can’t get much “hipper” than that.
– Universal USB 2.0 port
– Folding NEMA 1-15 power plug
– Output: 5 Volts / 2 Amperes (10 Watts)
– Dimensions: 3″ x 2″ x 1″
– Materials: Textured polycarbonate housing, Nickel plated brass plug
– UL approved
Why is this USB charger different from others?
Put simply, once again, the Powerslayer wall charger is a usb charger with embedded software that powers off and back on automatically, delivering power only as needed. It protects your phones, tablets and other such devices from overcharging and eliminates wasted power. The triangular LED indicator glows orange when your device is charging, green when it is fully charged, and no light means your device is charged but not drawing wasted power. Powerslayer delivers 2 Amps of clean power to rapidly charge any USB device, from smartphones to power-hungry tablets. You can get the Powerslayer with a Lightning Connector – Compatible with iPhone 5|5s|5c|6|6 Plus, iPad Air & Mini, and 5th generation iPod Touch (- MFi certified) or a Micro USB Connector Compatible with most Android phones, e-Readers, and other electronics. *When I tested the Powerslayer, my husband’s Blackberry that charges with my regular Samsung cable didn’t seem to want to charge with the Powerslayer cable, amd my Samsung Galaxy S4 charged, but much more slowly and not to 100% (close, but not completely). At around 96% it was close enough for me.
The unit is about the size of a small mouse or big river stone, nicely textured, and it comes in several pretty colors. It’s nice to look at and who doesn’t want that?! Purchased just as the wall charger plug it is $39.00. The plug folds for travel and works internationally. But you will alos need a USB cord (purchased separately –android or apple cords in 1 or 2 meters $19 .00 or $29.00 ) or you can buy the set (the photo says it is $79,00, Powerslayer Blu is $89.00.)
I love the travel case! It is soft, almost comforting! You can get the fabric travel case separately as well – it is made of 100% natural wool felt and vegetable-tanned natural leather , Dimensions: 4.5″ x 3″ x 1.25″ and it is $29.00. The soft sided case makes it easy to pop into a pocket or purse. You save a bit if you buy the set. so that’s what I would suggest.
Do You Really Need This Device?
You probably already have more than one USB charger, and perhaps you can live without another one, but consider: this one really is an eco-friendly and decidedly upscale version that would make a great holiday gift for a gadget geek, or anyone who just appreciate good design, and of course, quality and energy efficiency. For more information visit www.velvetwire.com.
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