• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Compact, light, works well

    • Written by from Fort Macleod

    This came with my iPad 4th Generation and it works just as expected. It's the same size as the previous 10W adapter but charges more quickly. I can tell you that this does charge the iPhone much faster than the 5W adapter that the iPhone comes with.

    What else is there to say? It works and looks great.

    1055 of 1175 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Very compact design, does what it should do, but the cable could be longer.

    • Written by from Randolph

    The body of the charger is compact enough to fit into the outlet without hogging up the space that is needed for other neighboring plugs to fit properly in their place. The prong that connects to the lightning port of the iPad is symmetrical, making the user not have to ascertain which way it connects. Another minor pro would be that the color of the cord is white; allowing it to be very easy to see if when the cord slips accidentally behind or below furniture in a dark place that is surrounded with other dark cords. However the length of the cable is a little less than what I need when I am charging it and using my ipad at my desk. With all of this mind, it quite simply gets the job done.

    435 of 553 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best charger

    • Written by from Turlock

    This charger is great. It charges really fast on the iPod touch!

    389 of 476 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent item - not before time

    • Written by from Stockton on Tees

    I am glad they have finally released a standalone ipad charger without the stupid cable. I like to have a spare or two around in different rooms.

    This being 12w version is a Bonus, it charges my ipad 3 a lot quicker than with the 10w version

    140 of 158 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Quick charger than standard 5W charger

    • Written by from stockton-on-tees

    I honestly don't understand why people slate this charger for being bulky. Or even ugly???
    What's more important? the look of your iPhone/iPad or the charger? Obviously it the iPhone/iPad.

    Yes it's a tiny bit bigger than the standard 5W iPhone charger. But the charge time is seriously reduced.
    Why do you think Apple issued this charger in the first place when purchased with a iPad?

    Answer: from 0% to 100% charges in about 2-3hrs with 12W charger, with the 5W charger 4-5hrs maybe more.

    With iPhone 4S this charger can charge my phone 0% to 100% in around 1hr.

    130 of 139 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    An apple design classic

    • Written by from Dudley

    Couldn't be more opposed to those saying it looks ugly. Next to my MagSafe charger it just looks right. Well made and of quality materials too. In comparison the new triangle chargers you get with the iPhone and iPad mini, just look like generic other manufacturer copies. Severe lack of imagination there Apple!

    Also these work with the world travel charger adapters due to the interchangeable plugs.

    83 of 94 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Why the short cord?

    • Written by from Covington

    The charger works great, it charged my iPad and iPhone super fast but I cannot understand why on earth the cord is so short. With such great products it just seems ridiculous to go cheap on something this basic. At the very least apple should have a longer cord as an accessory option.

    63 of 82 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Better

    • Written by from Lawrenceville

    I like this charger much better than the other one charges a lot faster only takes two and a half hours to full charge on my ipad mini

    56 of 70 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Everything about it rocks

    • Written by from Sycamore

    First of all, I bought this for my old 3GS I had to give life to. I was tired of charging it near my computer and needed a new source. This charger is made for the retina iPads and new iPhones/iPods that it requires it to push a little harder. So what does it do on old devices? It works a lot better than the 5W or 10W chargers... instant plus.

    Second the size is great. It fits in the palm of my hand, and even though it is a little bigger than the 5W, does it really matter, the ac prongs can be tilted in a 90 degree angle, unlike the 5w charger.

    And lastly, they both cost the same, and this one gives your device almost twice the speed of charging than the 5W, do yourself a favor and choose this one over all the other ones because it works with all of the iDevices Apple has ever made.*

    46 of 53 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    This works best

    • Written by from Honolulu

    I have a bunch of other power adapters, they have generally all failed, and all my electronics run on filtered power. This adapter has been my mainstay. For those of you who think that the unit is too big, try a power strip, fits behind my desk easily. I also have one at work, which fits under my desk nicely. Charges fast, this is the best I've ever found. I also use this to power USB hubs and my Raspberry Pi. I have about 4 of these now.

    40 of 45 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Rocks

    • Written by from Memphis

    The adapter that came with my iPad disappeared and I was not going to keep charging it on the wall charger for my phone or on my mac. I broke down and purchased it and I am glad I did. I charge all my device with it cuts down on the charge time.

    42 of 51 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Fast charge, but no cable included!

    • Written by from Pleasant Grove

    It charges fast after I finally got a cable to charge my phone. The previous chargers I had bought from apple came with cables. I would recommend this over the smaller chargers if you need a quick charge. I can get nearly a full charge on my phone in an hour with this.

    41 of 51 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I love the speed...

    • Written by from Atlanta

    The power adapter that comes with the iPad Mini just takes way to long to charge my iPad. On top of that it didn't seem to top off my battery properly. The rep at Apple suggested this adapter and I couldn't be happier. NO EXAGGERATION! My iPad charges at least 50% faster. I drained the battery completely and then recharged. In about 15-20 minuted my iPad was back to 50%. I will note that I leave the iPad powered off during this time. Obviously Apple makes it money by selling the weaker adapter with the iPad and have customers by the better one separately. They're not a billion company by luck or chance. None the less. If you want to charge your Apple products in half the time buy this adapter and just leave the other as a spare. Highly recommend!

    27 of 30 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Pretty compact and useful to have a spare...

    • Written by from Bramhall

    As some people have reviewed negatively this does not include the USB cable - but many people will already have one and just want a spare charger. You can buy either the lightning / dock cable separately - including one would have wasteful and upped the price for people who already have one.

    12w (so over 2 amp) high speed charging - although due to the huge capacity battery in the iPad it still takes a while to charge if completely flat.

    I had seen 3rd party chargers a bit cheaper but to be honest for something plugged in probably most of the time I'd rather pay the extra few pounds for a genuine charger.

    25 of 29 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fast charge for iPad mini and iPod Touch!

    • Written by from Shaker Heights

    I love this charger. My iDevices came with the 5W USB power adapter. i picked this up for the folding prongs. So glad I did. Everything charges so fast. Well worth $19 for the convenience. I plan to pick up an extra to keep in my car.

    26 of 32 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Failure of charger in less than six months

    • Written by from Sarasota

    This charger overheated and failed to work. The overheat was serious and probably would have resulted in a meltdown or fire. I do not recommend the product.

    49 of 81 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Overheats

    • Written by from West Lafayette

    New power adapter for my iPad Air overheats to the point of not working and too hot too hold. Cool it down, it works again and returns to a hot stage resulting in failure. Apple USB cords now also have shorter lives. Returning to the nearest Apple store which is 60 miles away is costly and terribly inconvenient.

    18 of 20 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    The best for iPad mini

    • Written by from York

    This charger is the very best you can buy. Apple should include it with the mini. With the included 5w charger, it takes 3-4 hours to charge. With this new one, it can charge from 0% to 100% in about one hour. I would highly recommend this to anyone who is looking for a faster way to charge your device.

    21 of 26 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    chargers ipod touch fast :)

    • Written by from bakersfield

    it does no bueno that it doesn't come with the cord but all apple products come with the necessary cords so people don't need or shouldn't have to pay for them together. its uglier then the 5w but it handles twice as fast and seeing as I don't care (that much) how slim my charger is I got the big one and its awesome :)

    23 of 32 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    best I've used

    • Written by from Jamaica

    An xlnt charger, best I've used so far. Took overseas, worked great.
    Faster charging than others I've used, xlnt for simultaneous charging of multiple devices.

    20 of 28 people found this useful