Arctic C1 Universal USB Charger Review


Final Thoughts

There isn't a whole lot you can do to evaluate a plug-in USB charger, other than how it looks and works. I think Arctic did well with the coloring and styling, and it appears targetted to appeal to iPod, iPhone, or iPad users, specifically those with white versions of each. Curved edges and a simple profile with a semi-gloss white matches the styling we've come to expect of Apple's mobile devices.

The most important part, however, is its operation. Plain and simple, I don't have anything to report, which is a very good thing. I've used it extensively, especially by leaving it in my car (using a power inverter to plug in) as power for my phone when I'm using it for GPS navigation. So it's gone through some nasty bake cycles while the car sits in the sun, and it powers it as well as my stock Motorola charger ever did. I've also used it for quite some time and put it through many hours of charge time, and it's safe to say at this point that it's reliable, and works well.

It's a great accessory to have, especially for those on the move. Stop carrying your charger with you everywhere, and carry a USB cable for your phone or MP3 player, and have the C1 stowed away in your bag or briefcase, or leave it in your car, wherever you need it! It's certainly proved convenient, and also as a worthy replacement to the rather expensive, licensed chargers out there.


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