If you carry your notebook or laptop around with you a lot you might want to consider swapping the power brick that comes with it for a smaller, lightweight charger. That’s were the ReTrak Retractable 70W Universal Notebook Wall Charger with Thin Charger Design comes in, and here is our review.
The ReTrak retractable Universal Notebook Charger is a great replacement or upgrade for almost any notebook computer. The retractable cable is great for people on the move or those with limited space as there is no extra power brick. The unique and ultra portbale deign is great for travel yet easily expands to the desired length without the clutter of unwanted cable.
• Fits most laptops – standard 70 Watts
• 9 different adapter tips fit almost any Notebook
• Durable housing and high-quality spring
• Thin Plug design – World’s smallest UK plug – winner of the Red Dot design award
• Rapid Charge
• 1.83 m total expanded length
• Carry bag included for cables, tips and charger
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What’s in the Box?
- Retractable 70W Universal Notebook Wall Charger with Thin Charger Design
- 9 different adapter tips
- 1 Retractable Power Cable
- Carry bag included for cables, tips and charger
A Closer Look
There are 9 tips included, 8 on a block and a single one.
The retractable cable had a connector on one end to plug into the wall charger.
And the other end is where you connect the required tip.
The wall charger is small and one of the power prongs can be moved to make it easier to carry.
It is lightweight, small, and both the wall charger folds up and the cable remains wound until you unwind it. The cable itself is 1.83m in length and felt very durable.
There are 9 tips included so you should find one that works with your laptop or notebook.
One thing I didn’t like was that there was no guide included with the pack. Most laptops from a specific company are likely to use the same tip, so including a small note that says “the green tip works with X brand” would have been better than having to check all 9 tips against the end of the current power brick, but it isn’t a huge dilemma!
The charger worked very well, although charging was a little slower than some of the “original” power bricks, but to be fair it’s a lot smaller and lighter than the original ones I testing it against, so I can certainly live with it being a little slower.
The retractable cable worked very well, it’s something that small portable mice have been using for a while now, so I was quite comfortable using it. If this is the first time you have used something like this then you might want to be careful until you are used to it so as not to break it.
The inclusion of a carrying back was a good idea so that you can keep everything all together.
Cost wise, it sells for £49.99, but as usual, look around online for the best deal available.
This is a nice bit of kit that should be in everyone’s bag, or even used at home instead of the original large brick!
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