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Insignia™ - Micro USB Wall Charger - Black-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars with 3032 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    It's a charger.

    Posted
    PhillyTechGuyMark
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    It charges. There really isn't a lot to say about a USB Charger. They are designed to convert a standard US electrical outlet 120 volts AC down to a standard USB 5 volts DC that will pretty much charge any device that uses USB cable charging. According to the website, this device can put out as much as 12 watts of power at 2.4 amps, (The math works, Watts is a Power unit and is equal to Voltage x Amps. So 5 Volts x 2.4 Amps = 12 Watts. So what does this mean, you may ask? Well a typical device hooked to a computer USB may only draw about 500 milliamps or .5 amps. This Insignia USB charger can more than handle the average device and can actually handle charging the bigger phones and tablets that can be rapid charged yet still safe for the smaller phones. This should be a usable substitute to charge one of the big Samsung Galaxy 5 or 6 phones or Galaxy tablets and other devices like an iPhone 4 or Galaxy 3 or 4. But I urge you to read the user manual of your device for specs and precautions. Insignia is the Best Buy brand, I would think Best Buy would do the research to make sure the device was well manufactured and safe before they would put their name and reputation on it. I would not hesitate in using this to charge any major brand phone or camera or device. A word of caution: I might be hesitant to use this charger or ANY charger to charge a cheap knock-off Chinese market e-cigarette item that could be using poorly manufactured Lithium Ion Batteries. It is not the charger that is the problem, but the cheap batteries, a lithium ION battery must be precisely charged to voltage and current to be safely charged. A poorly manufactured Lithium ION may not truly have the design physics to be the same specs. A cheap knock off Lithium ION battery that is not made to correct specs can be dangerous and cheaply manufactured electronics like e-cigarettes may not have voltage safety circuitry in them to insure the battery is not over charged or charged at wrong voltage or current. You have heard reports of batteries exploding. It is the batteries that are at fault, usually not the charger to blame, that a faulty or broken charger could cause a problem. I in most cases it is the bad batteries. This Insignia USB Charger is a high capacity capable USB charger, safe for major brand phones and tablets using properly designed and manufactured lithium ion batteries. Very safe for this application. The USB cable is swap-able, so they base will work with any USB cable plugged into it, USB, USB mini, old iPhone or new iPhone style cables. I am an engineer, I studied electronics. I have no hesitation in using this Insignia charger. It is just a generic Best Buy Brand. Should be safe for most applications of major brand products. Everything said here is only my opinion. Do your own research before buying and using. Apologies if I went into to deep of detail.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Pros and Cons

    Posted
    SpiderWayneWLD
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    It's a good charger and does what it's supposed to do. I use it for different items including, Mophie Juice Pack, and by changing cables I also charge my iPhone, iPad, iPad Mini, GoPro Hero3+. Visually it looks nice with a blue LED that lights up in the "G" of the name but the face of it does scratch easily. Looks is not really important to me but thought I'd mention it. The USB cable locks into the charger and releases by pinching the sides of the cable tip. The cable is just under 3' 1/2". The charger itself is a little larger than the type that come with an iPhone and if plugged in next to another outlet on an extension cord it may block it (see image), on the wall it should be fine. Other than the face of the charger scratching and being a little on the large side it's a really good charger and worth having.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great product when you don't cell phone options

    Posted
    Diana
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    I needed to extend my wi-fi to a TV that operated on a Roku unit on the opposite side of the house. I could not use most range extenders because it required using my cell phone to sync the wi-fi. from the router/modem located on the opposite side of the house. I have very poor cell phone service at my home. It was recommended I use the Linksys Max-Stream range-extender. You simply plug it into the Ethernet and it automatically programs it. Then you find an electrical outlet at a halfway point in the house and plug the programmed unit in. It worked perfectly. No need to have any technical knowledge which I do not. It is on the pricey side but well worth it as it required no real skills. I would have had to hire a technician which probably would have cost more. It does the work for you. I couldn't be happier!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Seeking Charger Replacement for Samsung Tablets

    Posted
    Timothy
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    I purchased this charger as a replacement for my Samsung tablet. Unfortunately, I left my initial charger in the hotel suit in New Orleans while on vacation. I had purchased a few other chargers that were not charging my tablet; therefore, I enlisted the help of a Best Buy associate. He assured me this charger would not only charge my Samsung tablet but would also do it quicker. This was not the case. The charger did not work. The associate assured me it would be a suitable replacement for Samsung devices and again he was incorrect. The charger was great for charging other accessories like Bluetooth items, some cell phones and much smaller tablets but not my Samsung device. If you are seeking a replacement for a Samsung device, the best Avenue is to order one from the Samsung site if you can not find the actual Samsung brand in the store.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    I won't buy any other charger then this one!!

    Posted
    ExecChef59
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    I first purchased an Insignia charger like about 5 years ago, and fell in love with it. It charges your electronic super fast, and it's compact enough, that you can carry it without any fuss. I recently had to purchase a new charger, because the old Insignia, by the way I had for almost 6 years, the line from the charge had recently frayed, beyond repair, so I had no choice but to get another one. I picked this baby up, and lo and behold, it has definitely upgraded. It is slightly smaller then the original, and it has more charging power, bonus!! I would highly recommend this charger for anyone with electronic contraptions.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent compact AC/USB cellphone recharger

    Posted
    sunimae01
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    I have a cellphone (who doesn't) and an emergency back-up auxilliary "battery" (also bought at Best Buy) but both require feeding with electricity (as you doubtless know -- I've named my cellphone Audrey after the "FEED ME!" plant in Little Shop of Horrors). I have recharger plugs in three rooms of my house and one in my car, and was carrying one in my purse. But the one in my purse was only a mini-port, and the AC prongs stuck out and tore up the lining. I looked all round, and finally found exactly what I needed at Best Buy -- a compact AC plug with FOLD-DOWN prongs that can recharge the phone and/or any other USB item (including the backup). And the miniport plug to the cellphone fits quite securely (not all of them do). I am quite pleased.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Just what I needed!

    Posted
    KSYarber92
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    I have a Samsung Galaxy S4 Active and it stoped taking a charge.. I was so worried that it was DEAD dead and hoped for an easy fix.. before it stopped working the battery steadily stopped holding a charge (I've had the phone for about a year) but when it went kaput I would go to plug it in and it would just beep like it wanted to take a charge but wouldn't. well I walked in and what do ya know... there was a Samsung counter with a very friendly helpful associate. Told me how the phones were needing a higher charge than initially thought so my original charger just wasn't strong enough for it. And I haven't had a single problem since. Its durable, it charges my phone at a pretty decent rate, and the battery holds charge for a long time, just like when it was new. Thanks best buy for yet again great customer service!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Fast charger, but....

    Posted
    emmabee94
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    This charger, first of all, was the only one in the store that fit the requirements I needed. I had no options. I have a Galaxy S5 and this is the only micro USB wall charger they had. It was very good at first, it charges quickly, but then the metal end piece got bent. I don't know how, I wasn't doing anything weird with it, just plugging it into my phone like usual. I wasn't carrying it around, or wiggling the end bit. Completely understandable if I'd had it for a while, or if I was stress on it. I've had it for a month though, and it was nothing unusual. Now it charges very very inconsistently. It was more than $20! I definitely didn't get my money's worth. Disappointed.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    I like the convienence of the large water capacity

    Posted
    George3
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    My main reason for the purchase was to help eliminate static shock in the winter time. although we have had a milder winter this year so far it has accomplished that. I find that since the beginning it has also helped me to me to breath easier. I have owned this unit for one month now and it has has worked as advertised. The refill bottle is square so you do not have to hold onto it as you fill it. All of the electronic displays work as they should. We do keep our thermostat set at 64 - 65 degrees and it does seem to make the house colder, but a heated throw blanket takes care of that. Over all I am completely happy with the unit and only wish that I had purchased one a long time ago.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Buyer Beware

    Posted
    Larry
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    I bought 2 chargers, for my wife and I a few short months ago for a total of about $50. For some unknown reason, mine stopped working. "Cleaning" the plug/phone port, wire and plug inspection, etc. came up short. Really Insignia??? If they can't get a simple phone charger right, then I'm EXTREMELY suspicious of ANY of their products. This charger should've lasted years. But, it's also made in China...so there is that.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      InsigniaCustomerSupport

      Hi Larry. We highly appreciate your opinion thanks to reviews like this you bring to our attention what is important to you. Allow me to remind you that all our cables and adapters include a 1-year (365 days) Factory Warranty that covers it. Please, contact us at 877-467-4289 for further support on how to apply it. Charles V. - Insignia Support. BBY-ExBrand_Insignia

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Rugged cord great value

    Posted
    Techimpaired
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    What do you do when the cat chews the charging cable for your daughters Fire tablet and she has a meltdown temper tantrum? You turn to the good folks at Best Buy. They found me the right replacement cord at a decent price and I was in and out the door in less than 5 minutes. It’s been several months now and the cord is still holding up to repeated cat attacks so I would call that great value for the money. A sturdy well made cord. Definitely recommend.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Gets the job done quickly

    Posted
    TimeBandit
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    I recently made the switch over from an iPhone to a Galaxy S6 Active so I needed to update my chargers. I bought this one to bring with me to work or to travel and I have not been dissappointed. It may not charge with the exact speed of the factory charger sent with your new phone, but it is dang close! If you put your phone into airplane mode or Power Saving mode during charge it will charge much faster. I haven't had any problems with heat or anything like that so overall I am very pleased with this product. A little pricey, but it's worth having an extra charge around.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Don't Waste Your Money!!!

    Posted
    JadeSky
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    I bought this to replace my OEM cord that broke. This looks and feels very robust, but looks can be very deceiving! I have been very careful not to bend or yank on the cord so I can keep it working good. I've had this less than two months and the tip that plugs into the phone broke! I don't understand how it can break using it correctly? It must be only made to look tough. If I were you, I'd STAY AWAY FROM THIS POWER CORD!!!! I wasted $19.99 on this junk and they won't give me my money back, or exchange it. Maybe one of those cheap ones at the grocery store will work better?

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Misleading

    Posted
    StillLooking
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    I only purchased the insignia charger for the led light indicator. The light indicator only shows the charger is getting power not that it is charging the tablet/phone. unfortunately, the amazon fire tablet needs to be sitting a certain way in order to charge it. So this charger is pretty useless to me and I don't understand the easily view the status. The average person will know that a wall outlet is not working.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent replacement

    Posted
    LSLS
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    My son borrowed my Kindle Fire and charger that came with it. Then, he lost the charger. We have bought replacement chargers in the past, for other Kindles and haven’t had the best results. Needless to say, I wasn’t very excited about having to buy another one. This charger, however, has worked great! I followed the advise of someone who worked at Best Buy and decided on purchasing this one. I’m glad I did! It charges without any problems, is sturdy, and stays plugged into the Kindle without falling out.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    My Mother Absolutly Loves This

    Posted
    marrio91
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    Best Buy used to have these under the name 'rocketfish' however,despite the 'Insignia' branding, it is essentially the same product. My mom's usb charger that came with her galaxy s4 stopped working recently, and I had gotten her one like this, with the USB cable attached before, which she loves. Like that one, this one charges her phone and tablet (gen 1 Nexus 7) quickly, works great, and the old one shows no signs of dying, after heavy use for a year and a half. These are a bit more than other brands, yeah, but the quality is really there for these guys.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Solid, inexpensive product

    Posted
    Nick
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    This micro usb charger is a good reliable, relatively inexpensive option if you need a backup or replacement charger. I have a Samsung phone and a Samsung tablet, and while the insignias lack the efficiency of a Samsung branded charger, they also lack the price tag. I bought this item to keep in my glove box and also one as a backup to go in my travel bag. Also a small bonus. This item comes with the wall plug included. Best Buy's previous incarnations of this cable had you purchase the wall plug part separately.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great quality/Inexpensive-Wall Charger

    Posted
    azfeatherwood
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    I have purchased name brand products for many electronic items I bought in past. Yet there are some store brands that I have tested to be outstanding quality just as the name brand, yet with a portion of the price. So the Insignia products offered by Best Buy as there own brand, are one of those trusted I use. Needing a wall charger I bought a Insignia - Micro USB Wall Charger, to have a spare at hand. And I feel like I have not only purchased the better product, but I also feel like I wasn't being charged soley on the Name of the item.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Exactly what I needed

    Posted
    Haywood
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    I thought that was my phone was broken from it's inability to charge but low and behold it was luckily just the charger. I was worried that a replacement charger wouldn't charge as fast at the lightening charger by Samsung that I got with the phone but this charger takes just over an hour to fully charge my phone. A light indicates when it is plugged in and working so I can make sure I haven't knocked it loose. All around a satisfied customer. Insignia products have always been great in my book. Worth the investment.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great replacement charger

    Posted
    NGriff
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    I purchased two of these chargers when my original charger for my Samsung Galaxy S4 was lost. It was recommended to me by a sales rep at my local Best Buy store as being strong enough to efficiently charge my phone. Honestly, I like this one even better because it charges my phone even faster than the original. I would have given it five stars, but I wish the USB cable that came with it was just a little longer. It was a reasonable price, so I bought two so I could have a backup for travel. Definitely worth every penny!

    I would recommend this to a friend