Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.
Buying anything on Amazon? Please use the Geekzone Amazon aff link.


View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
1 | 2 
Awesome
4078 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 643

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 934398 15-Nov-2013 13:16 Send private message

Satch: Thanks everyone. I ended up pickup up the Belkin one from DSE. That should satisfy my needs.

Thanks again.


I've had this Belkin one for a while now. It's pretty good. Use it to charge my phone and iPad off one plug (was very handy when travelling)




Twitter: ajobbins

7332 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 566

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 961948 6-Jan-2014 14:58 Send private message

Has anyone found any good high powered USB chargers recently that are reasonably priced? I have a great one that came with my Asus Transformer tablet, but I'd like another as I'm thinking of getting a 10,000 mah power bank thingy.




Amazon & TOGAF certified solution architect
Professional photographer



1507 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 121

Subscriber

  Reply # 962376 7-Jan-2014 11:53 Send private message

timmmay: Has anyone found any good high powered USB chargers recently that are reasonably priced? I have a great one that came with my Asus Transformer tablet, but I'd like another as I'm thinking of getting a 10,000 mah power bank thingy.


Yes, the Belkin one as discussed in this thread.  Would this not suit you?

7332 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 566

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 962381 7-Jan-2014 12:01 Send private message

Satch:
timmmay: Has anyone found any good high powered USB chargers recently that are reasonably priced? I have a great one that came with my Asus Transformer tablet, but I'd like another as I'm thinking of getting a 10,000 mah power bank thingy.


Yes, the Belkin one as discussed in this thread.  Would this not suit you?


Just seeing if anyone's found any great deals recently :)




Amazon & TOGAF certified solution architect
Professional photographer

7332 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 566

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 963546 8-Jan-2014 21:11 Send private message

Does anyone know if you can get a decent charger that you can snap on plugs for different countries? In the next couple of years probably be in Thailand, NZ, UK, maybe the US. Or should I just get a kiwi one and use adaptors?




Amazon & TOGAF certified solution architect
Professional photographer

1624 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 231


  Reply # 963560 8-Jan-2014 21:22 Send private message

http://store.griffintechnology.com/powerdock-5-device-charger


895 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 145

Subscriber

  Reply # 963564 8-Jan-2014 21:28 Send private message

timmmay: Does anyone know if you can get a decent charger that you can snap on plugs for different countries? In the next couple of years probably be in Thailand, NZ, UK, maybe the US. Or should I just get a kiwi one and use adaptors?


http://store.apple.com/nz/product/MB974ZM/B/apple-world-travel-adapter-kit

7332 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 566

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 963577 8-Jan-2014 21:44 Send private message

Interesting, thanks :)




Amazon & TOGAF certified solution architect
Professional photographer

2935 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 34

Trusted

  Reply # 963598 8-Jan-2014 22:51 Send private message

timmmay: Does anyone know if you can get a decent charger that you can snap on plugs for different countries? In the next couple of years probably be in Thailand, NZ, UK, maybe the US. Or should I just get a kiwi one and use adaptors?


What rating are you after?  I can certainly get you a 1A USB charger with a pin plate set, but might be too little.  I can also get 3A, but comes with wires at the end so you will have to solder a USB socket to it and short out the data pins (or something else for Apple devices).




You can never have enough Volvos!


7332 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 566

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 963661 9-Jan-2014 07:50 Send private message

Niel:
timmmay: Does anyone know if you can get a decent charger that you can snap on plugs for different countries? In the next couple of years probably be in Thailand, NZ, UK, maybe the US. Or should I just get a kiwi one and use adaptors?


What rating are you after?  I can certainly get you a 1A USB charger with a pin plate set, but might be too little.  I can also get 3A, but comes with wires at the end so you will have to solder a USB socket to it and short out the data pins (or something else for Apple devices).


Probably 2A with multiple outputs, as we'll have two phones, a tablet, and a WiFi thingy to charge. I may just buy the Belkin one and a Thailand adapter when we get there, sounds much easier. Thanks for the offer though :)




Amazon & TOGAF certified solution architect
Professional photographer

7332 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 566

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 963935 9-Jan-2014 15:33 Send private message

I got the Belkin charger, it works well for my phones. Unfortunately it doesn't charge my Asus TF101 Transformer tablet at all. Turns out the TF101 charger is 15V not 5V, though if you plug a standard phone into it it puts out 5V and can supply a high current.

So the idea of taking one charger on holiday is out. Either that or leave the tablet at home, which to be honest I only use for movies on the plane. The little S4 screen isn't bad, but might be a bit hard on the eyes for hours of movies. Plane movies don't tend to entertain me so I take my own.




Amazon & TOGAF certified solution architect
Professional photographer

BTR

547 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 109


  Reply # 963938 9-Jan-2014 15:41 Send private message

I use the Belkin Dual USB wall charger listed here at work to charge multiple iPads at once (iPad 2 and iPad Mini). It works a treat.

http://www.dicksmith.co.nz/batteries/belkin-dual-usb-wall-charger-dsnz-a7489

166 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 11


  Reply # 979196 3-Feb-2014 08:40 Send private message

Jaycar now have a dual 2.1amp usb charger in stock https://www.jaycar.com/productView.asp?ID=MP3459&w=dual+usb&form=KEYWORD

$31.50 + delivery.

1624 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 231


  Reply # 979237 3-Feb-2014 10:03 Send private message

I ordered this beast over the weekend...

http://www.amazon.com/Family-Sized-Desktop-Charger-Virtually-USB-Charged/dp/B00GTGETFG/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1391374736&sr=8-1&keywords=anker+40w

It is great value and sold out quickly when it first came on the market.

Also, it is a chance for me to test YouShop.

1 | 2 
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic




Twitter »
Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





Trending now »

Hot discussions in our forums right now:

Crew Drinking on Flights - Why!?
Created by networkn, last reply by Dratsab on 21-Dec-2014 22:04 (27 replies)
Pages... 2


Police Camera Van Disguise
Created by Reanalyse, last reply by lNomNoml on 21-Dec-2014 23:33 (75 replies)
Pages... 3 4 5


Do I have the right to return this?
Created by corksta, last reply by kiwibro111 on 21-Dec-2014 23:54 (45 replies)
Pages... 2 3


Slaughter of Innocents
Created by networkn, last reply by networkn on 19-Dec-2014 17:46 (64 replies)
Pages... 3 4 5


Spray Foam Insulation
Created by AACTech, last reply by timbosan on 19-Dec-2014 16:58 (36 replies)
Pages... 2 3


Couriers starting to charge for redelivery
Created by mattwnz, last reply by rendezvous on 19-Dec-2014 11:45 (78 replies)
Pages... 4 5 6


Google Chromecast now available in New Zealand
Created by freitasm, last reply by michelangelonz on 20-Dec-2014 10:38 (155 replies)
Pages... 9 10 11


forgot how to unlock a car door
Created by joker97, last reply by joker97 on 21-Dec-2014 07:34 (53 replies)
Pages... 2 3 4



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.

Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.