OK, you guys…I know there are, like, a bajillion phone chargers out there. I mean, Joe and I have used an Anker brand battery bank for years and it’s really great in terms of being able to recharge multiple times before having to be recharged itself…but it’s a little heavy to carry with us everywhere. And we even did a whole write up on the Fuel Rod brand of cell phone battery that they sell at Disney parks.…but unless you’re near a Fuel Rod kiosk to be able to switch out your dead Fuel Rod battery, you’re pretty much SOL in terms of recharging abilities. But my friend Shawn passed this along to me the other day and after checking it out, yeah, it’s got to be one of the best things out there for a fast and easy way to get some extra juice for you phone when you’re out and about and just need a quick charge from something that’s small and light and east to carry.
The Chargerito is a cute little charger that’s available for sale on Amazon. It’s currently available in two models, one for for many types of Apple products (specifically iPhone X, 8, 8+, 7, 7+, 6s, 6s+, 5, 5c, 5s, iPad Mini, iPad Air, iPad Pro, iPod Touch 5/6, iPod Nano 7 and Airpods) and one made for Android phones such as the Samsung Galaxy S6 and S7, and any other device with a micro-USB port (they in the midst of making one for the Galaxy S8 and it should be available shortly).
Chargerito is being billed as the world’s smallest charger and at 2.0 x 0.6 x 1.8 inches and 0.96 ounces for the Apple-friendly version and an even smaller 2.0 x 0.6 x 1.5 inches and 0.64 ounces for the Android-flavored one, I could believe it! It comes ready to attach to your keychain so you can always have it with you.
Here’s some other information for it:
- The World’s Smallest Wall Charger with foldable plug.
- UL, FCC, and PSE certified (Apple version is also Apple MFi, certified).
- Fits easily in your pocket, always have a charger on hand for your phone, tablet or wearable
- Prongs fold flush for travel, secures device while charging
- Chargerito is not a battery pack you have to charge separately or a USB charger that has to plug into another device. It’s a truly innovative new kind of wall charger.
- Input: 100-240VAC, 50/60HZ 200mA / Output: 5VDC- 1A 5W
- USB-C version will be available for Galaxy S8 shortly
Granted, I see a few possible cons to the item – most notably, your phone must be directly attached to the Chargerito, which means if you want to use your phone while it’s charging, you have to sit there at the outlet. But I think that’s a small price to pay when your battery is down to the single digits and you don’t have a battery bank and/or charging cable on you.
Based on reviews, it looks as if the Chargito has been around for couple of months and nearly all reviews are 4 or 5 stars out of 5. At $24.99 for the Galaxy version and $29.99 for the Apple one, I think I’m going to give this one a shot. Chargerino review…coming soon!
Huge thank-you to Shawn B. for the heads up about this item!
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