I’ve reviewed the Tronsmart USB type-c car charger before and found it to be a willing and useful device. This time it’s a similar product but from iFans.
Indeed, there are many similarities, including the captured type-c cable and the separate full-size USB socket for charging other devices. Right now, too, they’re the same price.
It’s available in white and black variations, with an aluminium alloy top section and chrome trim. A small blue LED is lit when plugged in. The whole thing is quite angular but, IMHO, looks very nice. The captured type C cable comes out of the side – this may be relevant to some cars, depending on the positioning of their charger socket.
The USB type C certainly pushes out its 3 amps, with my Nexus 6P registering it as a “quick charge”. The standard USB socket outputs 2.4 amps and has no Quick Charge compatibility, which is a shame.
Packaging consists of a box holding a plastic blister, in which the socket sits, with a plastic tie around the cable. Better use of cardboard in preference to plastic would have been nice but I’ve certainly seem a lot worse!
A very nice looking car charger that is ideal for those with USB type-C devices. The only disappointment is that secondary port, although it will probably be sufficient for most people.
Disclosure of gift - I received this product at a discounted price in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.