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Review: Seidio Multi-Function Battery Charger

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by tats_06, Jun 2, 2010.

  1. tats_06

    tats_06 Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    First Impression...


    I got a surprise package to review...when I opened it, it was a Seidio Multi-Function battery charger!!!! First I will say that is a must-have product for ALL HTC Incredible owners. HTC Incredible has proven to have a less powerful battery life than we would all like to see, and so the multi-function charger makes keeping an extra battery a breeze. Now, that is not all... You can also use this multi-function charger if you have a couple of different devices by switching the charging plates....and the USB connection can be used with any USB cord for charging.

    The package included:
    • Base
    • Battery charging plate
    • Device charging cable

    The features multi-function charger offers are:
    • Ability to charge an extra battery and your device at the same time
    • Prongs fold away for easy travel
    • Additional charging plates can be purchased separately for use with other Smartphones
    • Travel ready as it uses 100-220v charge


    Ease of Use...

    Getting everything set up, took me a few minutes and the charger is really easy to use. The USB cord is longer than the stock charger and is softer, which makes it more convenient to use it anywhere. The phone can be charged direct from PC, or the charger, just by plugging in to appropriate sources and switching the AC/USB Power switch. As mentioned above, the multi-function charger can be used with different devices by switching the charging plates, or if you have more than one device. This makes it the most needed item.

    Charging Process...

    Charging the phone was nice and especially having the extra battery ready is very handy. The charging time for multi-function charger versus the stock charger is a little shorter but not by much...although considering that it charges two batteries at once, yes definitely shorter charging time. The wall charger, at least the one I had, did make a static high pitched noise, but it was not enough to bother me. I have heard other chargers to do that, so I am unsure of the cause.

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    Few Days Evaluation...

    Over a few days of use, I can even further confirm that this is a must have product for smartphone owners which like to use a lot of battery juice. The charger is also very compact making it easy to take along while traveling, as it is small and the prongs completely fold in...which is something Seidio worked on and improved over the past multi-function chargers. Also keep in mind that the interchangeable charging plates is a guarantee for upgrades for newer devices as they come out. I can guarantee that this will be a high demand item.

    To purchase the Seidio Multi-Function battery charger, please visit Seidio Online - Multi Function Battery charger.

  2. Ruben

    Ruben Android Expert

    Bravo! Thank you so much. :)
  3. Ryd1ZZ

    Ryd1ZZ Member

    Nice review!
  4. tats_06

    tats_06 Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Thanks!!! I have one more coming on a different product ;)
  5. CheezWiz

    CheezWiz Well-Known Member

    I love this charger. Mine came with zip-linq cable to boot! They must have been out of the regular ones...
  6. ctc

    ctc Android Enthusiast

    Does it charge at 1A? Both the battery and the phone via usb?
  7. paimon.soror

    paimon.soror Android Enthusiast

    Wondering the same thing here, USB 2.0 only allows for 500mA @ 5v from a controller, so im assuming that if you have a phone, and the extra battery charging that it would take forever!
  8. ctc

    ctc Android Enthusiast

    Does anyone have specs on it?
  9. Bearly

    Bearly Android Expert

  10. dspcap

    dspcap Well-Known Member

    tats_06, thanks for the great review and pics.

    Here's the question, do you pay $30 to get the name Seidio on it or get the one from Amzer for $15.00. Being that it's just a charger, I would lean toward Amzer.
  11. yakbait

    yakbait Lurker

    Instead of switching out a dead battery from the phone and replacing it with the charged battery from the charger, can this be used as a tethered battery pack?... just running the cable from the USB on the charger to the mini-USB on the phone? If this can't be done with the Seidio, does anyone know of charger that can also be used as a battery pack?

    I've got the Seidio rugged on my DI, and swapping out batteries can a little aggravating.

  12. ONJFan

    ONJFan Well-Known Member

    Great review and pics.

    I just got this charger from Amazon last week, it's great and I too recomend incredible users to get this. I have 3 batteries for my incredible, the standard 1300, I have the 1500 htc battery and I have the extended 2150, this charger allows me to have 2 batteries always charged and ready to go.

    For me I just use the A/C plug and clip the battery in it and it charges fast for me seems faster than charging it thru the phone.

    Well worth the $23.00 from amazon, this same charger sells on HTC site for $29.99 and with amazon u get free shipping. :)

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The HTC Droid Incredible release date was April 2010. Features and Specs include a 3.7" inch screen, 8MP camera, Snapdragon S1 processor, and 1300mAh battery.

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