• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Overheats!!!

    • Written by from Hancock

    I am so glad to see others with this problem. My 12 volt charger is fairly new, came with my ipad or iphone, and it overheats to a scary degree when I charge with it. At the point where I no longer charge with it leaving it at home or overnight while sleeping. Seems like a fire hazard and lawsuit or class action suit waiting to happen. So surprised apple is not replacing them gratis. I remember when they sent us all new (5?) volt chargers for ipods, iphones a few years ago. I do not expect this poor quality from apple.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't hold up; overheats

    • Written by from Downers Grove

    I'm about to replace the second one in 18 months. The cord breaks away from the connecter and it overheats.

    3 of 5 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.

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Powerful power adapter.

    • Written by from SAGINAW

    Works as expected, but for those complaining/commenting about the shape and how it blocks other outlets like in power strips, you DO have an option.

    Just unplug the prong part, and any (that I'm aware of) Apple power adapter removable cable will snap right in to where the prong part came out of, and tah-dah you have an adapter that doesn't block plugs on a power strip, and allows for the 'brick' to be placed anywhere handy. I have a cable from an old (dead) airport Express and it works perfectly.

    Problem solved...

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I love my adapter

    • Written by from Langley

    I bought this adapter with my first generation nano years ago, I've never had a single problem with this product. I'd recommend this product for everyone.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Much faster than included charger!

    • Written by from Huntsville

    My iPad mini (1st gen) came with a standard 5W charger (the cubic one). I finally heard from a friend that you can use this charger with any iOS device, including my iPad mini. It is worth the $19 because it charges my iPad at least twice a fast. I don't know why this charger isn't included in every Apple product. If you don't have this, you definitely need this.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Good

    • Written by from Hồ Chí Minh

    I got this when I bought an iPad Air. It can be used with my iPod touch, that''s good.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great but gets hot

    • Written by from Chicago

    Its a great chager for my ipad mini. Before, i charge my ipad for more than 4 hours but now i charge it for more than 2 hours. But it gets hot while charging. That really scares me. But, its a great and fast charger for my ipad mini..

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    It's like insurance!

    • Written by from Springfield

    We had a power surge due to inclement weather. Freezing rain caused many power outages in our area and ours went out very briefly because of a surge. My iPad was charging at the time and THANK YOU APPLE for this awesome charger!!! The charger is now fried, but not my iPad!!!!

    5 of 8 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Heat Failure

    • Written by from Buffalo

    It's a great charger which I've had since the purchase of my 4th gen I-Pad about 14 months ago. It just failed on me so I need to replace it. I feel it failed because of the incredible heat it generates. The brick becomes (and always has) very very hot, almost too hot to touch. If purchasing this unit please be aware of the heat factor and do NOT leave it plugged in for extended periods of time.

    12 of 15 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!

    22 of 25 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.

    41 of 71 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.

    18 of 21 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.

    19 of 27 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.

    23 of 29 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.

    59 of 77 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.

    40 of 49 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.

    39 of 49 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.*

    42 of 49 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Add-on cord is too short and no option available

    • Written by from Toronto

    No actual cord is included. You need a separate purchase.

    The cords available are so short that they're barely functional to reach from my desk to the outlet. To use the iPad away from your desk while charging, plan on sitting on the floor near the outlet.

    This product sorely needs an extension.
    (The previous charger adapter that had an excellent three prong extension attached has been discontinued (duh!). I have one and it's so useful I wanted another. No luck.)

    This product is another example of form over function and the misconception that minimalism equals simplicity.

    84 of 151 people found this useful