iClever USB Charger Review: A Trio Of Adapters For Charging Your Devices

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There’s no question there are plenty of choices out there when it comes to USB car and wall chargers. We take a look at three options available in our iClever USB charger review — the iClever BoostDrive Dual Port Car Charger, iClever BoostCube Dual USB Wall Charger, and the iClever BoostCube 3-Port USB Wall Charger to see how they stack up.

iClever BoostDrive Dual Port Car Charger

Specifications

  • Input: DC 12-18V
  • Output: Standard USB port – DC 5V/2.4A; USB Type-C port – 5V/3A
  • Size: 28.7 x 23.8 x 67.2mm (1.13 x 0.94 x 2.65in)

What’s in the Box

  • 1 x iClever Dual Port Car Charger
  • 1 x User manual
  • 1 x Warranty card

Features

  • SmartID technology – identifies particular devices and ensures maximum charging efficiency
  • Equipped with reversible USB Type-C port for simple, flexible, and fast charging
  • Can charge 2 devices simultaneously at full speed (standard USB port up to 2.4A, USB Type-C port up to 3A)
  • safe charging: over-heated, over-current, over-charging, and short circuit protection
  • ultra compact design, great portability

Design

The iClever Dual Port Car Charger has a pretty standard design with plastic construction on the base and an aluminum cap over the USB output port with bevelled shiny aluminum edges. As with most car chargers, the front of the charger houses the USB port and the power light indicator sits just above it. The USB-C output cable is attached to the charger just behind the aluminum cap coming out of the top of the charger, but it can easily be used with the cord pointing downwards.

Overall, the the design is nice and understated, and looks modern without being annoying or flashy. The charger sits nicely and firmly in the vehicle DC charging port, and the built in cord is nicely placed, keeping things generally neat and tidy.

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Ease of Use

To be honest, there’s not much to say here — the iClever Dual Port Car Charger was easy enough to use. Just plug it into your car charging port and use a USB to microUSB/USB-C cable or connect your USB-C device to the attached USB-C cable and charge away!

Performance

The iClever Dual Port Car Charger performed as expected, and charged the devices tested with it without any issues, including “rapid charging” of USB-C devices.

Price/Value

At a retail price of $30, it is a bit more expensive than some of the other dual port USB/USB-C car chargers, but also has a slightly nicer build quality. With a current sale price on Amazon of $16.99USD, you’re definitely getting good value for the price with this dual car charger.

Wrap-up

If you’re looking for a USB-C car charger, the iClever Dual Port Car Charger is an option you should consider with its great ergonomic design, built-in USB-C cable, and additional USB port for charging other USB-C or microUSB devices.

iClever BoostDrive Dual Port Car Charger
4.8 Out of 5
Nailed It
Easy to use, ergonomic, USB-C rapid charging.
Needs Work
Nothing really.
Bottom Line
If you're looking for a USB-C car charger, the iClever Dual Port Car Charger is an option you should consider with its great ergonomic design, built-in USB-C cable, and additional USB port for charging other USB-C or microUSB devices.
Design5.00
Ease of Use5.00
Performance5.00
Price/Value4.00
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iClever BoostCube USB Wall Chargers

Specifications

  • Input: AC 100-240V
  • Output: Standard USB port – 5V/2.4A max each port
  • Size: Dual port – 53 x 53 x 28.5mm (2.08 x 2.08 x 1.12in); 3-port – 67 x 53 x 28.5mm (2.64 x 2.09 x 1.12in)

What’s in the Box

  • 1 x iClever Dual or 3-Port USB Wall Charger
  • 1 x User manual
  • 1 x Warranty card

Features

  • SmartID technology – identifies particular devices and ensures maximum charging efficiency
  • Can charge 2 (or 3) devices simultaneously at full speed (up to 2.4A)
  • Lightweight, compact, and easily portable
  • Hidden blue LED power indicator
  • Internal protection mechanisms

Design

Like the Dual Port USB Car Charger, iClever’s USB Wall Chargers have a pretty standard non-descript yet sleek design. Square-ish in design, the edges are rounded which gives it the slightly sleek look. The front of the charger houses 2 or 3 standard USB charging ports depending on the version you have, with the iClever logo adorning the right side of the charger, and collapsable power plug prongs on the back. When folded up, the prongs are nicely tucked away and are easily extended using one hand.

When plugged in, the USB ports glow blue indicating you have power. Other than that, there really isn’t a lot to say about the design. The one thing I would be curious to see is if the power plugs could be incorporated on one of the sides which would allow for the wall charger to sit more flush with the wall. That being said, I never found that the charger really got in the way when plugged into the wall.

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While the BoostCube Dual Port USB Wall Charger is available in white or black, the 3-port is currently only available in white.

Ease of Use

Again, simply plug the wall charger into any standard wall charger, insert your chosen USB charging cable, and plug in your device.

Performance

Both the dual and 3-port BoostCube USB Wall Chargers performed as expected, and I had no issues charging 2 or 3 devices at full charging power with either charger.

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Price/Value

Once again, with list prices of $59.99 (dual port) and $89.99 (3-port), these chargers are a bit on the expensive side. However, they are also currently on sale for $10.99 and $16.99 respectively, which really makes either charger a very good value if you have multiple devices you’re constantly needing to charge at the same time.

Wrap-up

iClever’s BoostCube Dual Port and 3-Port Wall Chargers are well designed, and charge multiple devices with no issues. If you’re looking for some multi-USB wall chargers, you can’t go wrong with either of these chargers.

iClever BoostCube Dual USB Wall Charger

iClever BoostCube Dual Port USB Wall Charger
4.9 Out of 5
Nailed It
Design, ease of use.
Needs Work
Nothing really.
Bottom Line
iClever's BoostCube Dual Port USB Wall Charger is well designed, and charges multiple devices with no issues. If you're looking for some multi-USB wall chargers, you can't go wrong with this charger.
Design5.00
Ease of Use5.00
Performance5.00
Price/Value4.50
  Purchase from Amazon (US)  Purchase from Amazon (CA)

iClever BoostCube3-Port USB Wall Charger

iClever BoostCube 3-Port USB Wall Charger
4.9 Out of 5
Nailed It
Design, ease of use.
Needs Work
Nothing really.
Bottom Line
iClever's BoostCube 3-Port Wall Charger is well designed, and charges multiple devices with no issues. If you're looking for some multi-USB wall chargers, you can't go wrong with this charger.
Design5.00
Ease of Use5.00
Performance5.00
Price/Value4.50
  Purchase from Amazon (US)  Purchase from Amazon (CA)
*We were sent review samples of the iClever USB chargers above for the purposes of this review.
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