I was recently asked to review the ZUS by Nonda, and I must admit I was skeptical. Let me assure you this is much more than “just a phone charger.” Though, as a phone charger it’s nothing to scoff at. There are 2 USB ports, so you can charge 2 devices at a time. If the Nonda website is to be believe, it can charge these in half the time of a normal charger. I have to admit that I did not time the charge, but I used the device on road trips around California and Savannah recently and it kept my phone nicely charged the whole time and did seem to be quicker than my old car charger.
The ZUS is made from military grade materials that are capable of withstanding temperatures of up to 100 degrees Celsius, which if you remember high school chemistry, is 210 degrees Farenheit. I obviously didn’t test this one out either, though I suppose I could throw it in the toaster over, but I have a feeling this will come in handy come summer in Florida.
I really did love this product, and in fact only found one flaw. The packaging is serious. Like annoying plastic “how the heck do I get in to this thing” serious. Full disclosure, part of the problem may have been that I had limited time to to open this bad boy so I could squeeze it into a free personal item at the airport that looked like this.
The end result was a plastic tab that was stuck in one of the USB ports and required some elbow grease and surgical precision with some tweezers.
Now for the good stuff. The best thing about the ZUS and what really makes it stand out from the rest is the app that links with the Smart Car Locator. Once you’ve downloaded the free app, the charger device will link with your smart phone to remember where you parked automatically! What a great time to be alive!
After a quick calibration, the ZUS app magically knows when you park your car and even asks if you need a timed reminder for metered parking.
This is a serious game changer. I’m notorious for losing my car (and everything else). If I park during the day and come out at night, forget about it. The whole world has changed and I don’t know where anything is anymore. So, I know this product will get a lot of use and likely save the day a few times. I can’t wait to tackle the EPCOT parking lot.
Now a little something for you, my lovely readers. If you order a ZUS by the end of the month at nonda.co, you can use the promo code, “SMM-MMZUSSUMMER16” to get 10% off. Don’t say I never gave you anything.
I received the ZUS in exchange for a review, but as always, all opinions are 100% my own.