Mobile Technology

ChargeTech promises to cut your smartphone's charge time in half

ChargeTech promises to cut you...
The ChargeTech adapter can be used with phones and tablets, smartwatches, Bluetooth speakers and basically anything else with a USB charging cable
The ChargeTech adapter can be used with phones and tablets, smartwatches, Bluetooth speakers and basically anything else with a USB charging cable
View 10 Images
With an iPhone 6 slotted in, it measures just 0.5-inches (1.27 cm) thick and weighs in at less than 3 oz (85 g)
1/10
With an iPhone 6 slotted in, it measures just 0.5-inches (1.27 cm) thick and weighs in at less than 3 oz (85 g)
The ThinCharge's raised edges and reinforced corners are designed to protect against drops and scratches.
2/10
The ThinCharge's raised edges and reinforced corners are designed to protect against drops and scratches.
Known as ThinCharge, the battery case doubles the smartphone’s battery life and features a soft satin finish
3/10
Known as ThinCharge, the battery case doubles the smartphone’s battery life and features a soft satin finish
The design contours in at the base to make it an easy fit, even in a crowded outlet
4/10
The design contours in at the base to make it an easy fit, even in a crowded outlet
There will be a car charger version of the product available that features the same dual USB configuration and small form factor
5/10
There will be a car charger version of the product available that features the same dual USB configuration and small form factor
The adapter offers some significant benefits over stock Apple chargers
6/10
The adapter offers some significant benefits over stock Apple chargers
At 1.4 inches (3.6 cm) tall, it’s also a little smaller than supplied chargers
7/10
At 1.4 inches (3.6 cm) tall, it’s also a little smaller than supplied chargers
It features dual USB ports, meaning you can simultaneously charge two devices at once
8/10
It features dual USB ports, meaning you can simultaneously charge two devices at once
The company claims its adapter will charge an iPhone 6/6+ in half the normal time
9/10
The company claims its adapter will charge an iPhone 6/6+ in half the normal time
The ChargeTech adapter can be used with phones and tablets, smartwatches, Bluetooth speakers and basically anything else with a USB charging cable
10/10
The ChargeTech adapter can be used with phones and tablets, smartwatches, Bluetooth speakers and basically anything else with a USB charging cable

ChargeAll’s ChargeTech is a convenient adapter that promises to charge your gadgets significantly faster than stock alternatives. It’s small, allows you to power up two devices at once, and comes in a car charger variant. The company is also in the process of crowdfunding what it claims is the thinnest and lightest iPhone 6 battery case around.

From wind-powered concept cases to covers with integrated wall plugs, we’ve seen a lot of interesting charging solutions over the years. While ChargeAll’s products might appear a little more pedestrian at first glance, when it comes to convenience and form factor, they appear to have a lot to offer.

The ChargeTech is claimed capable of charging an iPhone 6/6+ in half the normal time, offering 2.4 amps/12.5 watts to the Apple charger's 1.0 amps/5 watts. It features dual USB ports, meaning you can simultaneously charge two devices at once, and the design curves in at the base to make it an easy fit, even in a crowded outlet.

The design contours in at the base to make it an easy fit, even in a crowded outlet
The design contours in at the base to make it an easy fit, even in a crowded outlet

At 1.4 in (3.6 cm) tall, it’s also a little smaller than supplied chargers, and features an LED indicator that flicks on when a device is charging. Of course, while the company has focused on Apple products for the purpose of comparison, the ChargeTech adapter can also be used with Android phones and tablets, smartwatches, Bluetooth speakers and basically anything else with a USB charging cable.

There will also be a car charger version of the product available that features the same dual USB configuration and small form factor.

The ChargeTech charger is live on Indiegogo now, with pledges of US$19 per device available in a choice of black or white. The project has already surpassed its $10,000 funding goal with four weeks still to run.

In addition to the standard ChargeTech product, the company is currently running another crowdfunding campaign for what it claims is the thinnest and lightest protective battery case for the iPhone 6.

The ThinCharge's raised edges and reinforced corners are designed to protect against drops and scratches.
The ThinCharge's raised edges and reinforced corners are designed to protect against drops and scratches.

Known as ThinCharge, the battery case is claimed to double the smartphone’s battery life, features a soft satin finish, and is fitted with an LED indicator so you know it’s connected and working. With an iPhone 6 slotted in, it measures just 0.5-inches (1.27 cm) thick and weighs in at less than 3 oz (85 g). Its raised edges and reinforced corners are designed to protect against drops and scratches.

Assuming it reaches its $50,000 funding target, the final retail price for the the ThinCharge will be $119. An early bird pledge of $59 is still available on Indiegogo as of this posting.

Sources: Indiegogo, ChargeAll

7 comments
Dave82
Bad idea? If it were this easy (give it more amps) then it would be done as factory standard.
Bob Flint
Heat is your battery's worst problem, and forcing double the amps will kill off the batteries life span to probably less than a third, if it doesn't blow or burn first.
Stradric
A lot of phones now support Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0. This is an actual technology that allows devices to be charged quickly without sacrificing battery life. I'm not sure what kind of charging technology the iPhone supports, but the claims by this product will not work across the board for any device. By forcing too much current, you can damage the battery, which can decrease its life span and potentially even cause fires. http://www.androidauthority.com/quick-charge-explained-563838/ Without an actual product in hand to verify their claims, this campaign is highly suspect.
Gary Sanchez
http://www.instructables.com/id/iPad-Dual-USB-Charging-cable/
Gadgeteer
Guys, it's pretty well known that the iPhone 6 and 6+ can handle the standard 12W iPad Air charger and will charge faster with it. What I don't understand is why this gadget would be a big hit when iPad Air chargers can be had for half the price. Sure, this is a bit smaller and has dual USB ports, but if you're charging two devices at once, you'll lose the fast charging advantage. Better just to bring your smaller 5W charger for the second device.
Clev Starr
Galaxy Note 4 users won't need this. Full charge 30 minutes when power off. Full charge in 1 hour with power on. This technology is so 2014.
onewiththeworld3
I purchased one of the Chargeall 18000 and it was a total waste of money. There are better on the market. I dont want to waste time in the details but does not come close to charging my MacBook.