Review: Logiix The iPower Pro Ultra Slim AC Charger

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Available in white and black versions, Logiix’ The iPower Pro ($28) is a three-in-one package, including one of Logiix’ USB+ Chargers, a matching four-foot USB-to-iPod Dock Connector cable, and a soft zippered fabric carrying case for both parts. Not surprisingly, The iPower Pro serves to recharge all USB Dock Connecting iPods – not 3G models – and iPod shuffles, and did so properly in our testing.

Review: Logiix The iPower Pro Ultra Slim AC Charger

At this point, iPod wall chargers have more or less become commodities, differing only modestly in design and a little bit more in pricing; it’s rare to see one that doesn’t perform as promised. By comparison with Sonnet’s earlier, cheaper iPod USB Power Adapter (iLounge rating: A-), the Logiix package sells for a $10 premium, uses a thinner wall power brick, and uses a plastic-tipped iPod cable rather than Sonnet’s semi-metallic one. In other words, there are good reasons – primarily price – to pick Sonnet’s option, and less reason to pick Logiix’s.

 

Review: Logiix The iPower Pro Ultra Slim AC Charger

Overall, we think The iPower Pro is roughly on par with Griffin’s PowerBlock (iLounge rating: B+), which sells for the same general price, plus includes a slightly nicer cable identical to Apple’s official USB cable, a block that’s only a little biggrer than this one, and identical charging functionality. You’d really have to value Logiix’s so-so travel case or smaller enclosure a lot to pick The iPower Pro instead, which we wouldn’t – it’s a nice option, but not our top pick for the dollar.

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Our Rating

B+
Recommended

Company and Price

Company: Logiix

Website: www.Logiix.net

Model: The iPower Pro

Price: $28

Compatible: iPod 3G, 4G, 5G, mini, nano, shuffle

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Jeremy Horwitz

Jeremy Horwitz was the Editor-in-Chief at iLounge. He has written over 5,000 articles and reviews for the website and is one of the most respected members of the Apple media. Horwitz has been following Apple since the release of the original iPod in 2001. He was one of the first reviewers to receive a pre-release unit of the device, and his review helped put iLounge on the map as a go-to source for Apple news.