This little charging plug works great. Can charge two devices from one outlet, and the side-mounted opposing ports are configured well for plugging into a desk lamp with a single outlet. Works as expected, price is great (as always, it's monoprice after all), do not regret picking up two of these!
PROS: Looks great, charges phones and many other USB devices.
CONS: Only 1A per outlet, won't charge a large ipad (but this is not really a con, just something to be aware of before you order).
This charger was good for travel and was good while it lasted, but as several others have reported, on a recent trip, my phone reported that it kept fluctuating between charging and not charging. I tried this charger in several other power outlets, several other USB cables, and also tried with another phone with no success.
I understand electronic components can die, but considering the many other people who have reported the same problem, I would not recommend this product.
PROS: Good for travelling.
CONS: Not reliable and many people report same method of the unit dying - fluctuating between charging and not charging.
This AC/DC converter arrived in September and is malfunctioning in November. Whenever a device is plugged in, it incessantly cycles from a charging to non-charging state.
PROS: Pretty close to the only device I could find that has dual 1-Amp USB charging capabilities. Thus, I will be purchasing, another. Hopefully, the next time, it will last longer. I did buy two of them at the same time, and the second charger works fine.
I travel a lot and did not want to carry several different chargers. I've used this product on a daily basis for the last six months and have not had a single issue. No regrets, especially for the price.
PROS: inexpensive, portable, and the dual port feature is awesome
I have owned two of these chargers, and used them each night to charge an iPhone. Each of them died right around a year with the same symptom the output fluctuates off to on at about a 2-5 second interval.
I lightly used this for about a month when I first got it and it was ok, but not great for charging two devices unless you had a few hours. Also, it died within a month of me receiving, which doesn't say much about the longevity of the product.
PROS: It convenient that you can charge two devices simultaneously.
CONS: If using to charge two devices, the charge is weak and slow.
Thank you for your review and sorry to hear that the wall charger stopped functioning. Now if you would like, I can set up an RMA for a replacement on PID 8857. Just let me know and I can help in getting that set up. Hope this helps!
Regards, Mark P. Tech Support Associate
November 18, 2016
Worked well for a while, then died
Bought 2 of these in 2013. They both died within 2 weeks of each other recently (November 2015). For $6, they were a good deal at the time and lasted 2 years, so I can't knock them completely. For today's devices though, I would recommend getting something that pumps out more current - 1A isn't enough to charge one smartphone nowadays, let alone 2 since this cube has 2 ports.
This is my second dead charger. Monoprice sent me a replacement after the first one died about 6 months after I purchased it. The second one died after about a year. I did not use it much, but it was really inconvenient when it died, since I packed it for use on vacation. The price makes it attractive, but the unreliabilty isn't worth it.