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HTC’s New Rapid Charger Cuts Charging Times by up to 40%

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Determined not to be overshadowed by Motorola and its new DROID Turbo, HTC has released its new Rapid Charger 2.0, which cuts charging times by up to 40% for certain handsets. The device uses Qualcomm’s new Quick Charge 2.0 technology, and it’s compatible with almost any smartphone or tablet.

Most of us charge our smartphones overnight, so it doesn’t really matter how long it takes for them to hit 100%. But if you use your device a lot and it happens to die during the day, you don’t want to have to sit around for hours waiting for it to refuel.

With HTC’s Rapid Charger 2.0, certain devices can be charged up to 40% faster than they would using a standard USB adapter. The One M8, One M8 Harmon Kardon Edition, One E8, One Remix, and the Desire Eye will all take advantage of its fastest charging speeds.

Other HTC handsets will charge faster, too, and the Rapid Charger 2.0 can be used with any device that uses a micro USB cable — including tablets. Although, results with devices that aren’t officially supported will vary.

In comparison, Motorola’s new Turbo Charger, which comes with the DROID Turbo as standard but is also compatible with the Nexus 6 and other devices, promises up to 8 hours of use from a 15-minute charge. The DROID Turbo’s giant battery also helps, of course.

HTC hasn’t confirmed the Rapid Charger’s price tag yet, or when you’ll be able to buy one, but we should hear more about it very soon.

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Killian Bell

Killian Bell is a 20-something technology journalist based in a tiny town in England. He has an obsession with that little company in Cupertino...

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