Motorola Quick Charger

For those who were curious, this is the $35 Motorola Turbo Charger, part of the new wave of chargers that promises to take your dead device to partially juiced in just a matter of minutes. As luck would have it, our Moto X is all charged up right now, so testing that claim will have to wait. But it is worth a quick mention that this is a rather sizable charger, especially compared to the two-port plug Moto's been including in the box.

Fifteen minutes of charging time gets your Moto X 8 more hours of battery life, thanks to Qualcomm's Quick Charge 2.0 technology. And it should work just fine on other devices, too — the box specifically mentions "USB-powered devices from Motorola, Apple, Samsung and more" — though the fine print does not that the supercharging "only applies to optimized Motorola devices with Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0 technology such as the new Moto X. Battery must be substantially depleted; charging rate slows as charging progresses."

Using the right equipment (which includes a compatible phone) the Motorola charging block can send higher voltage to the phone. With the right circuitry, this means a faster charge. But don't worry, if the device you're charging doesn't have the necessary components, the charger will send out the standard voltage and nothing will blow the frak up.

We've got a few quick pics after the break.