I was given the opportunity to test out the Zus Smart Car Charger for a company called Nonda Corporation and I surprisingly agreed. Since I am very fond of my electronic devices, I generally accept no substitutes in pairing off-brand items with my Apple pieces. You would never see me buying a replacement USB cord from a convenient store like I see so many people doing. Call it what you will, but I try to take care of my expensive “toys” and keep like brands together so they will last longer.
My Zus Smart Car Charger arrived in a nice package that was clearly stamped with the “download on the (Apple) app store” which I found reassuring. I thought that the packaging was brilliant and it definitely would have caught my eye in a store. The Zus packaging was super complicated but once it was freed, I was ready to check out this little apparatus.
The directions for use are simple but require that you download the Zus app to use all of its features. My favorite feature was that it is a super fast charger. Zus claims that it charges twice faster than other car chargers and seeing is believing; my phone was fully charged in no time. Color me impressed!
Other features that were impressive to read but did not apply to my needs were:
- Smart Device Detection– It can adjust for optimum charging speed after determining the type of device.
- Military Grade Quality– Currently the only charger that receives US Military MIL-STD-810G high temperature standard.
- Smart Car Locator– a savvy feature that remembers where you parked your car. This would come in very handy for people like myself who go to huge theme parks and forget to make a note of the area or photograph a nearby sign or landmark.
- Elegantshine Lighting System – This clever device lights up in the dark.
The German designed Zus definitely get a thumbs up in my book and I will continue to carry it in my purse as it is small and very lightweight. I like its contemporary look (it even won a Reddot design award in 2016) and the fact that they were smart enough to include 2 USB ports on the same device. Zus was designed for iPhone and Android phones and offers a 12 month warranty.