Charge Twice as Fast With ChargeTech Beth Snyder January 30, 2015 Smartphone batteries have come a long way as far as how long they last, but you still have to charge them regularly. Normally, I’m sure most of us just plug them in when we go to bed and they’re fully charged come morning. But all of us at some point have had to charge our phones in the middle of the day, and leaving your phone sitting near an outlet somewhere for the couple of hours it takes to charge isn’t always possible. ChargeTech is currently seeking funding for its newest charger over on Indiegogo, and apparently the world thinks it’s a product we need since they’ve already received more than $100,000.00 over their goal with more than three weeks left. What ChargeTech is offering is a dual-port USB charger, in either a car or Edison plug model, that promises to charge your phone twice as fast as a regular charger. It stands just 1.4 in (3.6 cm) tall, making it considerably smaller than the chargers most devices come with, and it has a curved design at the bottom so it’ll fit into even a crowded power strip without preventing other things from being plugged in. Their examples all compare iPhones, but of course it can be used with anything that charges via USB. The ChargeTech charger offers 2.4 amps/12.5 watts (compared to Apple charger’s 1.0 amps/5 watts), and its dual USB ports mean you can charge two devices at once. The plug on the Edison model folds for storage when not in use, so no worries about stabbing yourself in the leg if you carry it in a pocket. The ChargeTech is also available in a car charger version if that works better for you. It gives you a total power output of 4.8 amps, and also has two USB ports for charging two devices at once. Both versions of the charger are available in either black or white. This seems really neat, but you know what it reminds me of? The turbo charger I bought to go with my Droid Turbo. Same basic charger, same double speed charging… but mine came with two 1-meter USB/microUSB cables and cost almost twice as much. A pledge of just $19.00 US will get you your choice of one ChargeTech charger. If you increase that to $35.00 US, you can get two (which seems like the better option, since you can then get a wall charger and a car charger so you’re always covered). Source: Gizmag Share This With The World!