In this day and age it’s uncommon to find people who don’t have a smartphone, tablet or other device that connects them to the world wide web, music and social media. I have to chuckle when I see elderly people with tablets. It must be an amazing thing for people who lived before the time of television to now have movies in the palm of their hands.
If you have smartphones or tablets there is no doubt that at one point or another you have been without power and needed a way to recharge your device. Hopefully it wasn’t when you needed it the most.
Once my phone lost power at the airport and I NEEDED my phone to get in touch with the car service that was picking me up to take me home. It was around midnight too. Thank goodness I was able to get in touch with my husband on a payphone. From that day forward I never travel without back up power for my phone.
There are many portable and non-portable chargers on the market. They are pretty much all the same except every now and then one stands out from the rest. Such is the case of a charging device called Powerslayer.
Powerslayer is a USB charger that can charge your smartphone, tablets and other devices. It’s small, portable and best of all made here in the United States.
Powerslayer is made by a company called Velvetwire.
What makes Powerslayer different from other charging devices is that its a cleverly designed intelligent smartphone charger that integrates device-aware software for a more energy efficient charging process as well as a surge protector for keeping you and your gadgets safe.
In a nutshell it knows when your device is charged and won’t continue to charge it once it’s at full capacity.
That has always been a concern of mine with my phone charger on my desk. On my desk I have a device that I can insert my phone in to charge it. I tend to charge my phone at night when I go to bed. I know it doesn’t take all night to charge my phone but if it’s in the charger it stays on all night and it keeps trying to pump charging power into my phone. I always worry that it will overcharge my phone and essentially cause problems.
With Powerslayer it knows when you device is fully charged and then stops extra power from going into your device. Not only does it protect your device but it also stops “vampire power”. I’ve also seen it referred to as “ghost power” too.
What it means is that even if your device is fully charged the charger continues to draw power (electricity) and wastes it. As a result your electric bill gets higher and higher for no reason.
Other devices can draw extra power (electricity) too even when not in use such as your microwave, coffee maker, television and alarm clock. That is why it’s a smart idea to unplug non-essential things when not in use and when you go away on vacation. Keep your fridge plugged in! That you do need to have on 24/7.
Powerslayer knows when your device is charged and turns off charging power so as not to waste electricity. The device knows when to power on/power off when needed (or not needed).
Powerslayer has indicator lights on it to let you know what it’s doing. One light glows when it’s charging, one light glows when it’s fully charged and if you don’t see any lights that means you device is fully charged.
This is not a portable charger in the sense that you can power up when you are out and about. It’s portable in the sense that it’s small in size and can go anywhere with you, even when you travel or go to work.
I have a Powerslayer. I use it now instead of the charging device I had on my desk. I like knowing that when my phone is fully charged there is no extra power going to it. I also like knowing that with Powerslayer it protects your device again power surges too. I don’t know of any other charger for smartphones or tablets that have a surge protector.
If you would like to learn more about Powerslayer you can visit the Velvetwire website, www.Velvetwire.com. They have additional products you might be interested in. My favorite (aside from Powerslayer) is their Premium USB cable, that is because our cats tend to chew on phone cords and I like that this one looks “cat-friendly” – LOL.
*I received a free product sample in order to do this review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way.