Choetech makes all sorts of handy products for your Android and Windows phones. These include wireless chargers, wall chargers, car chargers, mobile power banks, solar chargers, and cables. I was happy to get the USB-C wall charger and the USB-C cable from Choetech for review.
- Simple design
- Works well
- Noise while charging is annoying
Starting off with the fast charger; you’ll find in the box the charger, a feedback card and some basic instructions. The charger has a black, matte finish all around, with the Choetech name printed on the top, above the USB-C port. The charger is about the same size as the charger included with the Nexus 6P, with several design aspects borrowed from it as well.
As for the USB-C cable, it comes in a simple box with only the cable inside. The cable is one meter (just over three feet) in length, and both ends are USB-C. There’s not much else to it.
When compared to the OEM charger and cable that came with the Nexus 6P, there really isn’t much that separates both items. The design of both the charger and cable are just about the same, and they should both work the same. Now, the OEM cable is longer than the Choetech cable, but that is easily solved by getting a longer cable. There is a minor difference in the way the plugs are made. The OEM cable plugs are made using a deep draw process, so there are no ‘joints’ that you can see. However, the Choetech cable is not made using this process, so you can see the place where the sheet of metal was joined. One other odd thing I noticed is that the Choetech plug appeared to be ever so slightly bigger than the OEM one, but both cables work fine regardless.
Now, when it comes to how this cable performs, good news, it passes the test! It fully supports the 3A charging, so you will always see the “Charging rapidly” notice on your lock screen while using the Choetech charger. I even tested with the Ampere app and found that the current while using both chargers was the same.
I did notice when I first used this charger that a faint ‘electric noise’ came from the wall plug. I don’t know if this is normal or not, but upon closer investigation, I noticed that the OEM charger has an even more so faint electric noise coming from the wall plug.
Overall, I’m moderately impressed. There really isn’t much to say about a cable, and this doesn’t stand out in any good or bad way to me. It does cable things in a perfectly fine way, and that is good. If you need some sweet USB-C cables, check out the links below for some great sales on Choetech cables.