TYLT Y-CHARGE [QUIK] car charger review
The Y-CHARGE [QUIK] by TYLT is a 4.8amp Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0 compatible car charger capable of charging two QC 2.0 devices simultaneously, or a combo of QC and non.
If you’ve got anything capable of supporting fast charging, you’re looking at 75% faster rates. They claim 2.4x faster for Apple devices as well, however I think that’s just based off of a 1-amp charger and not anything particularly noteworthy.
There’s not a terrible lot to say about this – it works, it looks like a Y, the rubberized coating appeals to toddler teeth so keep it away from them, and the fit into a power adapter in your vehicle is not completely used so beware of spilling coffee nearby.
It should be noted that the Y-CHARGE is a family of chargers, and they all look exactly the same.
The lower end model is the Y-CHARGE 2.1 which is 2.1 amps shared across two ports and no fast charging, there’s the Y-CHARGE 4.2 which is fine for anyone who doesn’t want or need the Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0 spec, and then there’s the Y-CHARGE [QUIK] which has the QQC2 spec.
The MSRP on these is $19.99, $29.99, and $39.99 for the [QUIK] but give it some time and you can expect that to drop a bit.
I can’t stress how neat it is these days to get in my car with a very low battery phone and get to my destination 20 minutes later with enough juice to last for hours.
The TYLT Y-CHARGE [QUIK] works, feels solid, charges at a fair clip. The only question I have remaining on it is if it will charge two QC2.0 spec devices at once, or if one will drop to standard charging rates.
I’ll have answers on that later on as I’ve got to steal the wife’s phone to answer this. According to the PR firm, yup, you can quick charge both at once.
The TYLT Y-CHARGE [QUIK] is available on Amazon for $39.11