I’ll get it right out there — I love Anker’s products. Each one always has a great build, works well, and does exactly what I need it to. I’d say that the PowerPort 2 Elite does all that.

Now, one of the first things I noticed about this is that it’s a bit bigger than previous generations of the PowerPort 1 or 2. However, the plug is placed higher up on the body than before, so that means more space to plug something else into the outlet above. Another nice upgrade is that the folding plug is much easier to pull down than the old one — a much needed improvement.

Additionally, there was a design change to switch from a glossy finish to a matte finish. This way, it won’t scratch as easily, and personally, it just looks better.

How about the actual functions of the wall plug? Well, the standout feature is Anker’s Power IQ and VoltageBoost. These technologies detect how much current is needed by the devices (aka an iPad needing more than an iPhone), and then deliver that needed power to the device. The technology is quite a bit more complicated than that, but the basic idea is that your device charges at its fastest possible speed. Except, however, for QuickCharge devices — the PowerPort 2 Elite doesn’t support Qualcomm’s QuickCharge.

Aside from that, there’s not too much to say about this wall plug. It charges up to two devices, at their fastest possible speeds. The build quality is excellent, and the heavier than normal weight adds to that. At the $13 price tag, it’s a pretty decent price too! If you’re looking for a great travel charger for your devices, then this is a good one to get.

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