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.

iFans Car Charger BlackBut let’s look at what else the iFans offers.

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.

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