Charging smartphones from laptops is normal. But try charging an iPad from a PC and you will see a ‘not charging’ notification. If you are exasperated by this problem, thank Portronics for its USB juicer—Charge It. This is compact device, which hardly weighs 10 gm, has been designed to work with Android and iOS devices (tablets as well as smartphones). There is an LED that lights up blue for charging Android and red for iOS devices. There is also a circular button placed on the Charge It to help switch between the operating systems.
Plug the Charge It to the laptop’s USB port and connect the device you want to charge. Portronics claims it can charge an iPhone in just two hours and we got the impression that the Android phone charged quicker than when we used the wall charger. While older laptops don’t charge devices on sleep mode, this USB juicer continues to draw power.