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Insignia™ - USB Wall Charger - Black-Front_Standard

Insignia™ - USB Wall Charger - Black

Model: NS-AC1U2NSKU: 5689167

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Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 1632 reviews

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  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    It's a charger, that's all it has going for it

    Posted
    ChrisGieselman
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    I bought this in store without looking at any reviews online. I asked at the Samsung desk about a replacement brick (I wanted a second one) for my galaxy s6 and specified that I wanted it to do the rapid charge that the original charger does. They said there wasn't anything in that section and pointed me towards the wall of insignia products. I selected this product and asked at the cellular area if it would indeed rapid charge my phone (the box makes the claim that it charges all devices at their optimal rate) and they assured me it would (I should have known better since it happened to be an open box discount item already). I got it home and plugged in my phone and not only does it not rapid charge, if I'm using my phone at all it hardly charges at all and if I'm playing certain games I will actually continue to lose charge albeit at a slower rate. So I returned it today and didn't buy anything else, apparently best buy doesn't sell the original Samsung charger and hasn't bothered to make one that will do the job. The only reason I gave it two stars is because a similar one (appears to be the same charger in slightly different plastic housing) that I bought several years ago has held up very well so I would wager it is as durable as the old one.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great product; thoughtfully designed

    Posted
    MADDOG
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    I bought this 2-3 weeks ago for use in my car with a wireless cell phone charger. It does suit its intended purpose very well. PROS: Great price for a wall charger. Great brand reliability. I like the blue LED light on the top of the plug, so I know electricity is being supplied; the LED is perfectly visible even during the day, but not excessively bright that it becomes distracting. It isn't a perfect cube, rather, it is curved on two opposing sides...this is handy, so you know how the prongs are oriented when plugging it into an outlet that you don't have a clear line-of-sight for (behind a cabinet for instance). CONS: None.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great product with limitations

    Posted
    Pamela
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    Insignia is a solid, reliable brand. This wall charge works for almost all of my devices and comes somewhat in handy for travel. However, it provides a connection for only one device, which is particularly limiting for travel, especially given the price. I had been searching for a replacement for a wall charger that had attachments for up to three devices....which I'd lost. But, under time constraints I couldn't find one. My lost charger was from a different manufacturer, was very dependable, and cost less than this device. If you need a single device wall charger, this is a great, though a bit pricey product. But there *are* other wall chargers with multiple ports available.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Does NOT charge iPad at 12 watts

    Posted
    Wandering97340

    This does not work properly with my iPad. I got this to replace my Apple charger destroyed in a lightning strike. I was sick of the slow charging times borrowing my iPhone charging block. Well, guess what? This does not charge any faster. I double-checked the specs and confirmed - yes, it's 5 volts at 2.4 amps for a listed total of 12 watts. But I plugged it into my wattmeter to see actual load and it stays at 5 watts. No improvement over the iPhone charging block. I don't know whether this is Insignia's fault or Apple's, but assigning blame isn't going to help. It doesn't charge MY device at 12 watts. I went back and bought an Apple charger and things work fine. For me, this is only handy in a space limited area due to the side-entry design of the USB port.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great replacement for OEM unit

    Posted
    KENANDBARBIE
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    We always buy extra home and vehicle charge cords when both of us upgrade to identical new phones. However, others may have miltiple models with different plug jacks. This Insignia charger is compact and has two folding plug blades and a USB port that can be used with any style plug end on a corresponding cord to fit various phones. The original charger that comes with our Samsung Galaxy S8 is a single application cord with fixed blades that only fits the latest Android jack with curved edges for the new plug. Tbese two features of the Insignia unit have the above-noted benefits great for an extra charger.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Not currently in use, but...

    Posted
    Promptjock
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    I bought this unit to use with the afore-reviewed USB extension cable to possibly power the afore-reviewed Laptop Cooler (the cable that came with it was Just Long Enough to plug into a DirecTV box located next to the receiver being "cooled" by the Laptop Cooler). I didn't use it for the "intended application", but I'm keeping it as a "just In Case" item as I may need it later to power a 5V cooling fan or for my wife to charge her phone (she's "hard" on phone chargers!). I gave 5 stars because I've had no problems with past Best Buy "electronic" purchases...

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great charger, but quiet beeps

    Posted
    Spamalot

    This charger is fast and works great. I've had mine for almost a year and it's still working just fine. The four stars comes from one tiny thing that won't bother most people. The charger has a quiet, very high pitched hum and beep. It's not constant, but it is consistent. I can only hear it because when I sleep my room is almost totally silent. Unfortunately, because of that the beep and hum have gotten to where they drive me bananas. Like I said, the charger itself is great. Fast, still working. The beep hum is nitpicky, but if you have sensitive hearing you may want to choose another charger.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Common issues but solid unit

    Posted
    FltTech
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    After having a problem finding a phone charger that could handle charging my phone and case (with the backup battery built in), the insignia finally put out enough amps to get the job done. My biggest gripe is that they did what I've found most manufactures doing. They placed the prongs for the power outlet right in the center of the unit, and then made the unit case larger than half of the wall outlet. This makes things challenging to use the other plug in the outlet for anything more than a lamp fixture. Aside from that, the charger has worked flawlessly as advertised.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    What I needed to use GPS at home.

    Posted
    Hail
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    I didn't have a way to plug my TomTom GPS into a wall outlet in order to enter routes and destinations at home. Was on a trip and needed to do some setup in motel at night. The only downer was that I ran into a Best Buy to make a quick purchase and get going again and I couldn't find anyone to help me that seemed very sure about what I wanted and could guarantee compatibility. This was important to me because I was travelling and just passing through and not able to return it if it didn't work. It was what I needed and worked fine, but nobody seemed to know that for sure.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect for charging

    Posted
    Tirie
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    Chargers can be expensive and bad. This is my second one. Not because the first broke, I just needed one more. I don't like charging from my computer as it is usually slow going. Since this has 2.4Amp it speeds up the charging significantly. I simply use whatever cord I have available as it is the charger that decides the speed. The little light on top that shows it is actually connected is very convenient as well. I say buy this as your charger and use whatever cord you have.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    awful

    Posted
    sue1
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    Supposed to be universal charger. Does not work with any usb including insignia. Cost $20. Best buy exchanged it for same one but would not refund my money or even give me a store credit. Really frustrated having wasted so much money. I had returned in original condition complete with protective covering and box so not like I used it and broke it. I was couple weeks past receipt...not sure how two week requirement works around the holidays especially if it was a present bought early.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Not a perfect design.

    Posted
    PCbreaker
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    This is nice but not great. I use it to charge my Samsung Note 4 and it is not as fast as the quick charger that came with the phone. Second, and this one really bugs me, it is a little goofy size and style. In short it is short and fat and too fat to use just one plug on a standard power strip or extension cord. Could have easily fit but some designer chose style over function. It seems that very few designers of electrical plugs ever look at a power strip or extension cord.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good charger

    Posted
    Blakw
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    The help in store was ok. Asked one rep for help and he showed us where they were. Had to search along with another customer to find more sales help who could assist us with finding what we want and explain the differences between brands. Went to purchase the line was very long but had many registers open so that was a positive. The cashier was friendly and kind.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Does Its Job Well

    Posted
    Chip
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    I have two of these and have had no problems. I like that the capacity is sufficient to power higher-draw items and you can use different cords to work with various items to be charged, whether they take USB-A, USB-B, or USB-C connectors. Also, the pilot light to show the charger is plugged in is a nice feature.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Did not work with tablet

    Posted
    IvyM
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    I went to the store and asked the Samsung guy would this base work with my tablet. He told me yes and guaranteed it. I purchased it, plugged it in and nothing. I waiting because I thought I was being impatient and still nothing. This charge just wouldn't work. Luckily I went to another store and she informed me that the base doesn't work with certain tablets, i.e. mine and gave me free of charge a Samsung base. Tablet works fine now.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    USB wall charger is great.

    Posted
    Lynn1957
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    This charger works great, but the only negative comment I have is that it is square so it has to be plugged into the bottom wall socket if you have something else plugged in. I wish it was thinner and horizontal like the wall charger that comes with your phone that can be plugged into any socket without consideration of anything else needing to be plugged in.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Needed a new wall charger!

    Posted
    BBFan
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    The wall charger I had bought previously at Best Buy broke and no longer worked. So having a great experience at the Lone Tree Best Buy, off I went to find a replacement. The staff there are great at helping me find what I need and want. This brand was recommended and seems sturdy and so far has sped up my phones charging time! Good stuff!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fast easy portable charging

    Posted
    Katty
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    I added one of these Insignia chargers to each of the carry bags I set up for the SONY Extra Base speakers that I bought recently from Best Buy. That way I can forget worrying whether I have the right charger with me. It works really fast and I like the fold-down feature of the plug.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    charges fast

    Posted
    carmon2nd
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    bought two for my grandkids, they were always fighting on whose turn it was to put on their tablets. Often it took all day or overnight to reach 100 % with the old ones. my grandkids would go, till the screens blacked out. this plug in makes babysitting a lot easier, It charges the tablets very quick. I made a good buy on my part.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great for charging my cell phone & electronics

    Posted
    Gail
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    I like the Insignia USB Wall Charger to charge my cell phone. I don't like the chargers that are wireless. I like to be able to plug my electronics that need charging using my Insignia USB Wall Charger which is the best one ever. Great product for the money.

    I would recommend this to a friend