Energizer 5W Premium USB Wall Charger review: Energizer 5W Premium USB Wall Charger

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The Good The Energizer 5W USB Wall Charger has a compact and portable design that prevents your cable from getting tangled. The charging light is a nice touch.

The Bad Even when the cable is wrapped, the 5W's USB and phone ports are exposed.

The Bottom Line With its convenient and portable package, the Energizer 5W Wall Charger offers some welcome improvements over the common cell phone charger.

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Energizer may be best known for its batteries and bunny, but in recent years the company has expanded into other ways of delivering power to your gadgets. Some of its products, like the wireless Inductive Charger , are a bit unusual, while others, like the 5W USB Wall Charger and Cable, are more common. Products in that second group won't get a lot of attention, but that's no reason to pass them up.

Indeed, there's no hiding the fact that the 5W charger doesn't do anything that a standard cell phone charger won't do. But if you take a closer look, you'll see that it provides a more convenient way to take power on the go. At $24.99, it costs more than you might expect, but that price is about the same (or even cheaper) than what you'd pay for a replacement cell phone charger from your manufacturer.

The included cable wraps around the 5W charger, but the USB and phone plugs will remain exposed. Josh Miller/CNET

You can buy a 5W charger with either a Micro-USB plug or an Apple 20-pin connector for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod. What's more, you can choose between a standard wall plug or a car power adapter. And if you don't need a cable at all, you can buy car and wall chargers with just a USB port.

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Energizer 5W Premium USB Wall Charger

Part Number: CNETPC-1WACAP
MSRP: $24.99 Low Price: $24.95 See all prices

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  • Max Electric Current 1 A