September 26, 2014

Avantek Cigarette Lighter Adapter & USB Car Charger (R22) Review!

Avantek Cigarette Lighter Adapter & USB Car Charger (R22) Review!

Save the Environment by Taking “Charge”

We’re using mobile devices in our cars a lot more than we did back in the day. Sure, I wasn’t alive to experience the Stone Age, but I’m grateful to enjoy what Avantek has to offer to us to keep our mobile devices charged and ready to go. Say “Hello” to the Cigarette Lighter Adapter & USB Car Charger (R22) from Avantek.

What’s in the box?

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Avantek Cigarette Lighter Adapter & USB Car Charger (R22)

Where does the Avantek Cigarette Lighter Adapter & USB Car Charger (R22) exceed?

To be honest, this was one of the most unique cigarette lighter adapter I have ever reviewed in the three years of me reviewing products. I usually dislike products that feature a glossy outer shell, but this bad boy has pulled it off very nicely. It’s also there in order to protect it from any harmful things it may come in contact with. A very smart design I would say.

Avantek has included 3 front sockets which is very generous especially since it takes on socket to be powered. Now you’re able to charge about three devices that require a cigarette lighter socket. This could be as simple as charging your smartphone or even down to the point that you’re preparing for a presentation; charging your smartphone, tablet, and an additional accessory. Don’t worry they all will be charged with full power all at the same time. I tested this theory out and results came back positive – as expected!

If you have a fourth device that needs to be charged, maybe your iPod or GPS, then simply plug it into the USB that’s on the top of the unit. Wow! I found this to be very convenient when trying to quickly plug something in while stuck at the red light. This is a 5V / 1A USB port so the times to charge your smartphones and phablets will not be increased, sadly. It took my Samsung Galaxy S4 about 30 minutes to full charge from 20%.

Where does the Avantek Cigarette Lighter Adapter & USB Car Charger (R22) lack?

I haven’t faced any problems or issues with the unit at the moment but the glossy material just makes it look tacky and I wish that they went with a different design to complete the package.

Avantek Cigarette Lighter Adapter & USB Car Charger (R22)

How does the Avantek Cigarette Lighter Adapter & USB Car Charger (R22) fit in my life?

Personally, I don’t see myself using this a lot mainly because I don’t have devices that require a cigarette lighter slot – they just need a USB port. I understand that the unit includes one, but that’s not even enough for the Average Consumer.

My recommendation is that they tweak the unit to include both worlds (Cigarette Lighter Socket & USB Ports) to give people more options rather than limiting them.

Why should you purchase this for yourself?

I won’t be using this, so a giveaway is going to be held very soon. I don’t fully recommend purchasing this, believe it or not, since we live in a day of age that a large majority of mobile devices are charged via a USB port.

Avantek Cigarette Lighter Adapter & USB Car Charger (R22)

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