Review: ReVIVE DV2 Car Charger Has 1.0 & 2.1 Amp Ports for Multi-Device Charging

The folks at Accessory Power have made a better mousetrap... or in this case, a better car charger. The ReVIVE DV2 ($14.99) goes beyond what the typical iPhone car charger does in several ways.

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The first thing you'll notice is the attractive metallic design and black and silver colors. When plugged in, you'll notice the LED and illuminated visual alerts. The device ports give off a green glow, which brings me to the fact that there are two ports that feature Smart Charging. One delivers 2.1 Amps, which can charge an iPad, and the other offers 1.0 Amp ports for just about any phone.

Pros

  • Attractive design and colors
  • LED and illuminated visual alerts
  • Two ports with Smart Charging
  • 2.1 Amp and 1.0 Amp ports

Cons

  • Pricey

Final Verdict

If you have a single 12 volt port in your car, as I do, but find the need to charge multiple devices, even iPads, the ReVIVE DV2 is a great option.

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