A few days ago we received an email with the question whether we would like to do a review on a new device called the PompAdapter. Of course we are interested to test and review new items that are related to cellphones and devices linked to it.
Curious as we are, we first looked at the Indiegogo page, to see what’s it all about. The makers of PompAdapter claim that their device can double the charging speed of your mobile device, and you can still keep using the cables you already own.
To me that sounds great, but you will have to wait for the test a little longer, because they want to start mass-production first. So all claims done in this article are of the maker of the PompAdapter and not yet tested by our team.
Why does it sound great? As I look at our situation, we are working in a team with several different brands of phones, and we are still using chargers from older phones, USB-ports of laptops, cars, different kind of brands (i.e. a Samsung phone gets charged on an HTC adapter, or an Asus on a Samsung charger), so in our daily situation the only thing we look for is an USB connector not being used at that moment and we plug in our phones and tablets on any available connector.
But we realise that this might not be the most ideal situation, so how great would it be to have device that optimises the charger to the connected phone?
PompAdapter claims to solve this problem, so we accepted the invitation to test the device (on which you unfortunately have to wait a little bit longer).
How does the PompAdapter work?
“There is a smart IC inside the PompAdapter , which could detach mobile phone / tablet charging mode and change charging mode accordingly to provide the maximum current to shorten charging time.”
So as we understand it, the PompAdapter turns every USB-port into a smarter device which recognizes the charging needs of the connected phone or tablet, and charges each device in the best way possible.
At the moment we are writing this article there are 353 backers and the goal of $ 3500,= has been reached more than 4 times.
Do we have any concerns?
To be honest: Yes, we do have some. The team seems to be a one person team without a verified account. The problem with a team of just one person is obvious. What if something happens to that one person? Will the company continue to exist?
I mean, anybody can get an accident, or get sick. If that’s someone in a team of ten people it’s very sad, but the productdevelopment will continue. In a team of just one person, this might be very different.