Motorola Turbo Charger photographed in the wild

Motorola Turbo Charger photographed in the wild
The Motorola Turbo Charger has been photographed, and you can quickly see that this is not a small little plastic box with prongs. But in exchange for having a sizable accessory, the Turbo Charger will power up specific handsets for 8 hours of battery life after just 15 minutes of charging. The box states that the plug works on "USB-powered devices from Motorola, Apple, Samsung and more."

Still, the super charging capabilities of the accessory is available only to  "optimized Motorola devices with Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0 technology such as the new Motorola Moto X. Battery must be substantially depleted; charging rate slows as charging progresses." If you are using a compatible phone with the charger, super high voltage will allow for super fast charging. But what if you're using a phone that doesn't support the Turbo Charger? Will plugging it in mean a shocking finale to your life? Hardly. In the worse case scenario, your phone will simply charge using standard voltage.

Check out some pictures of the Motorola Turbo Charger in the slideshow below. The accessory is priced at $35, which seems like a bargain considering all of that wall-hugging time you will save.


source: AndroidCentral

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21 Comments

1. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Keeps getting better and better.

2. Sakeem

Posts: 857; Member since: Sep 05, 2012

I'm so torn. Nexus 6 or Droid Turbo????? $35 doesnt seem bad for the time this saves. There have been times where i have forgotten to charge my phone over night. Imagine waking up and while getting ready for work, the phone is ready to last most of the day after only 15 minutes of charging. I like it.

5. Busyboy unregistered

I'd wait for the Droid Turbo. Hopefully it's not as large as the Nexus 6.

7. Sakeem

Posts: 857; Member since: Sep 05, 2012

That's what i'm doing. Waiting.

8. Cha7520

Posts: 222; Member since: Oct 31, 2010

I have the same question, but #1 at 5.9" its just too big. I currently have the LG which is 5.5 and its a beast to handle already, I honestly can't see myself trying to hold a 6"+ phone. The 5.2" is a good "sweet spot" that the Turbo offers. Second, the Camera on the Nexus 6 is a 13mp, which the LG G3 already has, so that wouldn't be an upgrade to me. The Droid Turbo is going to have a 20.7 mp camera. And lastly, the battery! With a 3,900 mAh battery the Turbo is going to last you a lot longer than the Nexus 6. I had the Nexus 5 and LOVED it...but honestly, this Nexus is a step in the wrong direction. I have a feeling for $650 out of pocket a lot of budget conscious Nexus 5 owners don't plan on upgrading. Google made a big mistake this year!

12. Sakeem

Posts: 857; Member since: Sep 05, 2012

Those are great points. 5.2" just may be the sweet spot for me as well. We will see. I'm waiting for unboxing, walkthrough videos, and real reviews from people who purchased these devices. I will have one of them in November hopefully.

3. Bjray

Posts: 199; Member since: May 29, 2014

Going to buy this "Turbo Charger" for when I travel and a Qi charging pad at home for my Nexus 6. Should be a nice setup.

4. Mxyzptlk unregistered

$35 seems ridiculously expensive. Should've just incorporated fast charging in their phones and provide a better battery in the X.

10. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

But $19 for the official charging cable, that's only the cable no charger, seems OK to you? OK then....

11. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

BTW, this isn't just a rapid charger. The phone and the charger work in tandem to ensure the battery doesn't overheat, which would cause damage to the battery. Most rapid chargers will cause the battery to get hot, which can do anything from shortening the battery's lifespan, to causing a rupture, requiring a new battery. And there are quite a few phones that are already quick charge capable, they only need a software update to unlock the feature, and a quick charge compatible charger. Here's a link to certified chargers and quick charge compatible devices. https://www.qualcomm.com/products/snapdragon/quick-charge

14. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

Reading more on the page, apparently a software update isn't necessary (I thought I read that somewhere), only a compatible quick charge charger. It even goes back all the way to the Galaxy S3 (assuming it's the model with a Snapdragon processor).

19. troutsy

Posts: 378; Member since: Feb 17, 2012

It's a Myx and this is a Motorola article, do you expect him to have anything relevant or positive to say?

18. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

Yeah, as if other accessories *ahem* Apple *ahem* aren't as expensive...

20. MorePhonesThanNeeded

Posts: 645; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

Rubbish, that's the price of nearly every charger you can buy for an android phone plus tax, do you even think before you go off posting nonsense? $35 for a Turbo Charger which is $5 more than the run of the mill chargers and it works on nearly all phones that support Turbo charging...facepalm.

21. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

I don't know where some of you people buy your chargers at, but where I work we have OEM Micro USB car and vehicle chargers for less than $20 US. The Apple Lightning chargers are the real joke, as not one OEM or NON-OEM is LESS than $30. OEM Apple are closer to $40 US. The real "facepalm" here is the idiots who front and center Apple as if they aren't in the business of robbing people, especially with their bulls**t microchip in their cables and the one's they sell to aftermarket companies. No problem with how the devices and OS work, my problem is their premiums they charge. OP is dead-on here.

6. Muayyad

Posts: 240; Member since: Oct 05, 2012

I already got it.

9. Tziggy14

Posts: 623; Member since: Sep 02, 2014

Does this work on the 2013 Moto X as well?

13. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

See the link in post 11. It shows all the devices that are compatible with quick charge. It shows the 2013 Moto X and last years Droids, along with a lot of other devices. Basically anything running a Snapdragon processor made in the last 2-3 years should work. BTW, the list is on a link on the page I linked to. You can even refine which devices you want to look for on the list page.

15. DeusExCellula

Posts: 1390; Member since: Oct 05, 2014

everytime they say in the wild I expect to see a wild Apple hanging on a tree or an Android blowing up a city, or Blackberries on a bush...

16. Rapha.194

Posts: 34; Member since: Sep 23, 2014

Living in Brazil ..... I could buy the Droid Turbo Verzion and make the phone work here in my country? The Verzion locks the phone not to work with chip from another carrier?

17. xfire99

Posts: 1205; Member since: Mar 14, 2012

Finally! Been waiting for a quickcharge 2.0 charger released. But out of stock. -.-

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