5 Stars By Harry Cardile on 2015-10-21
In addition the prongs easily bend and so between those 2 things
I was just about to replace my 1 year old Asus Tablet PC because it wouldn't hold a charge when I read other reviews of this charger. So apparently, the charger that comes with the tablet does NOT charge when the PC is turned on. I know this is crazy but it's true. So the only way to get a charge, was to shut down the PC. In addition the prongs easily bend and so between those 2 things, I could barely get any charge on my PC and therefore was ready to kick it when I read other reviews of this charger. I have had this for 5 days and I have left my tablet on the entire time and it's never lost a charge (the way it's supposed to work). I highly recommend this product. PS the cord is really longer than most so that's a plus.
5 Stars By AUgie the Prospector on 2017-09-21
Long cord and the power to charge the ASUS T100 series tablet/netbook
Note: Although I've just ordered more of these, this review is based on the older model of a couple of years ago, when the 3.5 amp model (which I use) looked like the current 4 amp, dual cable model.
The ASUS T100 series tablet/netbook computers fit a niche in the middle of the Windows tablet range, and the bottom of the Windows laptop range, replacing those handy little netbooks of a few years back, but they have one common issue: battery charging. I don't know if it is the battery, or ASUS hardware or software, or if it is Microsoft's power and battery management software, but somehow these things tend not to charge when they should, and run down the battery. Update the firmware, replace hardware, sacrifice small innocent animals to the digital god of your choice, and it won't help. If your unit has this issue you'll end up with a dead tablet because it sticks to "Plugged in, Not Charging" until the battery runs down and the system crashes, seemingly never to reboot - (and bonus, without warning, moments after claiming 70% or more charge left!).
First, a tip to recover - the only thing I've found that works. Put it on charge and just wait. I know, at first you'll only get the battery charging screen, or perhaps not even that, and just the power light flashing 4 times and then nothing, but be patient. This seems to work much better if you DON'T use the original ASUS charger, and don't use this excellent charger either. Use a puny charger from the old days, capable of putting out 500 mA or less. I have a wimpy USB charger intended for charging low-end vaping batteries, rated for 400 mA, that has worked for this purpose a couple of times, when higher capacity chargers would not. Give it over night at least - it may take a day or more. Then you should find that your T100 will boot, complain of an improper Windows shutdown, and recover nicely. Put it back on the "real" charger right away to complete charging. Apparently the software has decided that it shouldn't charge, and just won't, not matter what. The wimpy charger fools it.
Charger: "No charging going on here, just trickling uselessly boss." Computer: "Alright, so long as you aren't charging, I'll ignore you, you pathetic little creep, but try charging and I'm opening the circuit on you!" And slowly, despite the computer's best efforts, the battery very sneakily charges. At least that is my theory.
This "recharging from dead" should reset the battery charge level software, but I'm not sure it does, at least not correctly. The entire charging system on these things seems to provide no useful feedback and an epic amount of trolling - I suspect by design.
There is a whole school of philosophy on how to keep these things from getting into this funk, and of properly charging the battery (e.g. don't leave charging when not in use), but none of it seems to work reliably in every case. I think the battery has swelled in one of my (still working) T100's and I have a replacement battery on site (which I'll review after it goes into service). This issue isn't unique to the T100, or even to ASUS, but the T100 especially and ASUS generally, seem to suffer from it more than any other computers I know of.
Anyone who thinks they know the secret to solving this issue, feel free to call me a fool in your comments, so long as you explain your solution, along with how you know it really works.
These chargers do seem to work better than the original ASUS, (and that long cord!). I've had one T100 go into "battery funk" on one of these chargers (the older design), but they do seem to provide better power, while generally keeping this issue at bay, with a cable long enough to use the tablet more than 6 inches from an AC outlet.
Warning: don't try games with long USB cables on the original ASUS charging cube. Most won't work. A few, especially made for charging, will. They've managed to make a complete mess of USB charging (and charging generally), with more competing "standards" than you can shake a stick at, and I've not bothered to track down the exact issue.
So... Power issues are about the only Achilles heal to these tiny computers, and these aftermarket chargers, while not a blanket solution, provide good power, and do it far enough from the AC outlet that you can use the computer while it is charging. These are the best friend your T100 will ever have.
5 Stars By Guillermo Ruiz Buenrostro on 2016-08-15
Nice power brick.
This little brick has only one problem: it uses a blue LED. Blue LEDs are so brilliant this thing illuminates my room at night, when I'm charging my Asus T100TA with such brilliant light I can read my kindle keyboard. Because I have trouble sleeping, this means I have to put several layers of electrical tape on it.
However, this thing can actually charge my Transformer faster than the Asus adapter, by half. It even charges the battery while working on it, no small feat. It can also charge my old phone with a new hi-capacity battery, whose original adapter simply isn't up to the task anymore. I highly reccomend this power supply, For me it would be perfect if the LED where red instead of blue.
5 Stars By AlumiGogo Customer on 2016-08-25
Great product at a really great price
This item arrived ahead of the promised time which was great because my old charger just refused to work anymore. I am thrilled by how quickly this charger powers my phone, nothing like what I was used to. I like the small blue light and know that it is ready to work quickly and efficiently. Thanks for such a great product at a really great price.
5 Stars By LSMentor on 2016-01-13
They weren't kidding!
They weren't kidding when they advertised this product as the fastest charger on the market! I have tried multiple products from many companies and this one takes the cake. One charger I used said it would take four days (FOUR DAYS!) to charge my Asus T100, but this one accomplished the job in under an hour. The only thing I don't like is the glaringly bright blue light on the charger. I had to cover it with electrical tape because it gave me a constant migraine. Other than that, nothing but satisfaction with this product.
5 Stars By Linda B. Dellinger on 2017-05-29
Great Customer Service!
Died after only 5 months of use! However, after I posted this review, I was contacted by the seller who asked if I would accept their newer, upgraded power charger. I was very impresses with that and said yes. I received the new one in a few days and it is working great! And this one has a 24-month exchange policy!! Very impressive customer service. I guess I should have complained to them first. Many thanks!!!
5 Stars By George Burnham on 2016-11-07
Charging time cut to 2 hours
Didnt realize just how much faster I could charge my smart phone! Happy to get this charger and long cord!
5 Stars By John J. Topper on 2018-01-15
Works for an Asus transformer
Anyone who owns an Asus Transformer knows that almost no chargers put out enough power to charge it. This does. My fiance likes to use it because it charges her phone so fast.
So far there is none of that high pitched squealing that cheaper/older chargers get.
The cord is fixed, but really who is going to use this on anything but a USB Micro-B device? (That's the standard size that everything has used for the past several years).
4 Stars By A person on 2017-04-22
Super Bright Light
The only thing I would complain about is the blue light saying the charger is plugged in, is extremely bright. Which is unfortunate if you want to charge your phone overnight while you are sleeping. Overall though the charger has lived up to expectations.
4 Stars By Keith Makishima on 2016-09-29
My Honest Review
This product overall was exactly what i expected it to be. I purchased this for my ASUS T100A as the charging cable for it was rather weak. The Pwr+ proved to be quite sufficient in charging my tablet hybrid. It would take a decent amount of time to acquire a full charge however I would usually charge it overnight anyway. The downsides to it is that it is rather bulky and at times it can take the space of two charging ports hence the four stars. The plus sides of it is that although it wasnt as fast as i thought it would be (i am aware you can buy a model with a higher power output) it still is an efficient charger. Furthermore the extra long cable has proven to be convenient on many occasions. Overall I am satisfied with this product and suggest it to anyone looking for a microusb charger.