Published on December 9th, 2015 | by Sunit Nandi1
HisGadget iClever BoostDrive Intelligent 48W 4-port car charger review
If you have been following the Techno FAQ blog all along, I’m sure you’ll remember that I once covered a 6-port travel charger by HisGadget. Today, I’m going to introduce you to one of HisGadget’s other bestselling products. I’ll be reviewing the iClever BoostDrive Intelligent 48W 9.6A 4-Port USB Car Charger in this article. I hope to be as in-depth as possible and I sincerely hope that you will like it.
Specs in brief
The iClever BoostDrive Intelligent 48W 9.6A 4-Port USB Car Charger is a car charger that takes 12-18V DC input from a car power or cigarette lighter plug and provides 5V 2.4A DC output on 4 USB ports, letting you charge 4 phones, tablets or handheld devices in parallel. The specs, as listed on the Amazon product page, are:
- SmartID Technology: Identifies each particular device thus ensuring maximum charging efficiency
- This charger is powerful: 48W outputs through 4 ports lets you charge any combination of phones, tablets or other USB compatible devices simultaneously
- An LED indicator confirms whether the USB charger is properly connected
- Multiple circuit protections: over-current, short-circuit and over-heating technology protects your devices
- Unique aluminum alloy shell is fashionable and durable
Now that we have a fair idea of the product, lets proceed to unboxing
The iClever BoostDrive Intelligent 48W 9.6A 4-Port USB Car Charger comes in a small minimally sketched paper box, unlike its flashier wall charger counterpart.
Opening the box, you get the charger on a plastic tray, a warranty card and user manual.
The charger has a suave looking black body with metallic rims. The head has the iClever logo on face. The tail connects to the car socket and on one side, the tail has regulatory information printed on it.
The front face of the head houses the four USB ports and the LED indicator and looks like an absolute beauty with its metal rims.
Now that we’ve seen the product, let’s actually use it.
Usage and experience
The iClever BoostDrive Intelligent 48W 9.6A 4-Port USB Car Charger is easy to use. You just plug it into your car power socket and the devices connected to it begin charging immediately. The product is similar to its wall charging counterpart, “iClever 50W 10A 6-port USB travel wall charger with SmartID“, with the only exception of having a blue LED indication instead of green.
The charging pattern is also cyclic with this charger (as what is claimed by SmartID technology). This charger does not have the same heating issues as its wall charging counterpart, and remains cool even when loaded on all four ports, despite only being 2W less powerful.
The only thing that annoyed is that the body (not the face or head) is very prone to scratches. However, it is not a big concern as anything that goes in and out of a plug would eventually get scratched.
I am more than impressed with this product as it does whatever it performs pretty well and doesn’t have any minor hiccups either. I can definitely recommend this charger to anyone who loves gadgets in his/her car. It is also much more attractive looking compared to its wall charging brother.
- Sleek, small and light
- Absolutely beautiful looking aluminium alloy body and rims
- Hassle-free charging for 4 devices in parallel
- Faster than most chargers
- Doesn’t overheat
- The body is scratch prone
Getting one for yourself
The iClever BoostDrive Intelligent 48W 9.6A 4-Port USB Car Charger is available on Amazon.com for $13.99 which I consider a very reasonable price for a car charger of such quality.
I rate the iClever BoostDrive Intelligent 48W 9.6A 4-Port USB Car Charger a full 10/10. It is well-built, beautiful and performs just like it advertises. It is sturdy enough and won’t break if hit or dropped. I did not find any significant flaws. I’d suggest you all to get this charger for all your car charging or gadget needs. Trust me, you will be more than satisfied.