Choetech Dual-USB Car Charger C0046 review

Not all car phone chargers are created equal, and Choetech's Dual USB Car Charger is one of the better examples of its breed. Find out more in our Choetech C0046 review. Also see: Best power banks 2015. 

Choetech's Dual USB Car Charger is a similar deal to the Tronsmart USB Rapid Car Charger we reviewed last month, a pound more expensive at £12.99 from Amazon, but with the same Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0 and auto-detect dual-USB setup and 30W max output. Oh, but that one was black and round; this one is white and square.

The Choetech slots neatly into your car's cigarette lighter slot, and is no larger than it needs to be. It has two USB outputs: the first has a blue line around it and glows green in use, and is a Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0-certified output; the second is a standard fast-charging USB output with auto-detect techology, allowing it to recognise your device and provide the optimum amount of power. Also see: How to improve smartphone battery life

If you have a Qualcomm Quick Charge-compatible device - for example, the LG G4 and G Flex 2, HTC One M8, One M9 and Desire Eye, Nexus 6, Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and Note Edge, Sony Xperia Z3- and Z4-series phones and tablets, Asus Zenfone 2 and the new Motorola Moto X - the Choetech can reduce charging time by up to 75 percent. We plugged in our Samsung Galaxy S6 and found that in just over 20 minutes the battery went from 56 percent to 82 percent. Not bad going.

The Choetech remained cool during use, and the supplied 1.2m USB cable meant we were able to charge our phone while it was mounted on the dashboard.

Such chargers are essential if you are planning to use your smartphone as a satnav during a long journey, not only preventing its battery from draining before you reach your destination but topping it up in the process. Also see: How to charge your phone or tablet faster. 

Read next: Best desktop chargers 2015.

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Choetech Dual-USB Car Charger C0046: Specs

  • Dual-USB car charger
  • 1x 5V 2.1A/9V 1.7A/12V 1.3A Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0 USB output
  • 1x 5V 2.4A (12W) USB output
  • 30W max output
  • 60x29x25mm
  • 19g
  • 18-month warranty
  • Dual-USB car charger
  • 1x 5V 2.1A/9V 1.7A/12V 1.3A Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0 USB output
  • 1x 5V 2.4A (12W) USB output
  • 30W max output
  • 60x29x25mm
  • 19g
  • 18-month warranty

OUR VERDICT

Choetech's Dual USB Car Charger is a simple device made clever. If you're choosing a car charger for your phone, you won't go far wrong with this.

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