5. The Commuter 3-in-1 Universal Battery Charger –Review

One of the most frustrating aspects to charging your cell phone is that you often need more than one to charge from home, the car or a battery pack. If you’re looking for something that will make your charging process easier and more convenient, the Commuter 3-in-1 Universal Battery Charger is an ideal match.

Charger Specifications:

2600mAh Lithium-Ion Polymer battery

Input: AC 100-240V 50/60Hz; DC 12-24V

Output: DC 5V/1A (max)

Built-in over charge protection

Foldable AC and DC plugs

Dimensions: 91.4 x 61 x 20mm

Weight: 128 grams Box Contents:

With this 3-in-1 charger you get:

1 Commuter Battery Charger

1 USB cable

1 Quick start guide

Hi-tech Compact Design

The Commuter 3-in-1 Universal Battery Charger features a rectangular design and a black rubberized finish for easy gripping. The lightweight of 128 grams makes it easy to carry in your backpack, briefcase or purse. The  front of the Commuter showcases the Spyder Digital Research logo at the top, while the green and red light indicator located at the bottom of the charger lets you know the process of each charge. The USB port on the bottom and foldable DC adapter on the left side  are both conveniently located and easy to navigate.

Easy to Use

When you purchase The Commuter it is already pre-charged, which adds convenience for those who need a charger immediately. The included USB cables make this charger a breeze to use, and the three-way charging system allows you to charge from your car, a wall outlet, or right from the charger

Charger Performance

While this charger is convenient, easy to use and works well in most scenarios, the one downfall is the low 1A output. This means that quick charges are rare, but the additional features and convenience definitely make up for a slower charge.

Long Battery Life

Once you charge your phone with the 2600mAh battery should fully charge most phones, expect a full 5 to 8 hours of talk and video time. Additionally, the Spyder remains charged even after the on/off switch is utilized.

Cost

The charger costs $50 USD, which moves toward the more costly side, but once again, the overall convenience of the device trumps everything else. This charger can be used at practically any time, so you don’t have to waste time looking for an available outlet. Plug your device directly into the charger and you’re good to go.

Bottom Lime

The Commuter is an ideal option for on-the-go individuals who spend a lot of time talking and watching media. Whether you’re driving, traveling or sitting at home, this charger is ready to go when you need it. While the slow output can be daunting, consider the multitude of additional benefits before making a final decision.