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HoneyDru car charger review [GIVEAWAY]

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When it comes to chargers, there is no competition for the fun and cute (yes, I used that word) chargers made by “Power by Gen”. These double as a charger and Android figurine, making them the best charger for the loyal Phandroid. You may remember I checked out the ANDRU Dark and ANDRU Chill chargers last year. I fell in love with them and even nominated them as one of my Staff Picks for our Holiday Gift Guide. Almost a year later I sit here with Gen’s newest charger – the HoneyDru!

HoneyDru form factor and build quality

Power by Gen is stepping out of its comfort zone and has built its first car charger. The HoneyDru charger takes the form of the Honeycomb logo, making it a perfect fit because the Honeycomb bee is shaped very similar to a normal car charger. The manufacturer didn’t have to tinker much with the design of the logo to make the charger look like the original Honeycomb bee. Even the metal parts of the charger make sense, that stinger just belongs there.

This makes the charger a rather unique and familiar Honeycomb figure. This is why it makes sense that Power by Gen chose Honeycomb over any other of the 3 newer Android iterations. The design of Ice Cream Sandwich, Jelly Bean or KitKat art wouldn’t make as much sense as this heart-warming bee does.

The eyes and wings light up when the charger is ready to go. I found it serves as a reminder that it’s time to charge your phone. It lighting up always catches your eye. Not to mention it looks very neat and always gets compliments.

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When it comes build quality, the HoneyDru doesn’t have much to complain about. The “stinger” part feels a bit wiggly, which I would say is about my biggest complain. That doesn’t take much away from the charger, though. Unless it makes it prone to getting damaged in the long run, which I doubt would be the case. This part doesn’t ever seem to be very solid in other car chargers either.

There is a bit of a gap between the plastic pieces (in the left and right). I wish those were smaller, but it’s also me being nitpicky. All other parts are solid and in their place – no piece is going where it shouldn’t. The unit does feel solid, as well as the spiraling cable, which keeps the chord from going all over your car when in use. It also stretches from 8 inches to 3 feet, so it’s rather flexible.

HoneyDru charging capabilities

With an output of 5V/2A, this charger is designed to power up a tablet. This will make charging a smartphone relatively fast compared to other chargers out there. As a comparison, the original ANDRU charger (and many other chargers out there) output only 1 amp, making the HoneyDru twice as powerful.

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Conclusion

What can I tell you? It’s a charger! It does what it’s supposed to do and it does it right. What makes the HoneyDru special, then? It’s really just how good-looking it is!

Any Android fan would be ecstatic to see one of these in the car’s dashboard, and that is ultimately what Power by Gen offers: good quality chargers with an awesome design for the Android fan. I fell in love at first sight as soon as I opened the package.

You can buy the HoneyDru car charger for $19.99 straight from GEN or Amazon. It’s not the most affordable charger, but it’s also not that much more expensive than other chargers. Hell, I have seen some that cost more and aren’t nearly as cool. I say it’s the perfect deal for those who want a little something extra in their charging experience, which tends to be an annoyance.

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GIVEAWAY: Win one of five free HoneyDru chargers!

Our friends at Power by GEN have decided to start the holidays by giving away 5 HoneyDru chargers! We know you will enjoy one of these as much as I did, so you might want to sign up and see if you get lucky!

Here is how you can enter to win:

  • Follow Phandroid and Power by Gen on Google+.
  • Leave a comment below telling us which was your favorite Android mascot! (Mine was hands down the Ice Cream Sandwich one).
  • That’s it!

Of course, there are some rules. For legal reasons, we can only offer this to US residents. You must also link your email to your comment (same as the one you use on Google+). We will have to add the winners to our circles to verify they have added both accounts to their circles.

The contest will go on until Friday at 12 PM Pacific. We will announce the winners during the weekend, so stay tuned! Aside from that, it’s pretty straight forward. Good Luck!

Winners have been announced!

We have 5 lucky winners announced in a separate post! Check your inboxes.




  • Aaron Douglas Charlong

    My favourite was by far GIngerbread

  • 9Johnnyn9ne9

    My favorite Android mascot is the Ice Cream Sandwich one as well (also my favorite to eat when I was growing up) thanks for the giveaway.

  • chuckles87

    Ice cream sandwich but love them all

  • AJH

    Have to go with Honeycomb. It does go with Honeydru.

  • ScottyByrd

    My favorite mascot is Kitkat. But that is greatly because I love chocolate :)

  • Amit Peri

    Definitely ICS.

  • Micah Madru

    My favorite is icecream.

  • Eric Wilborn

    Jelly Bean was pretty awesome..

  • Daryel Villavicencio

    GB was a pretty nice mascot.

  • ddrum2000

    ICS all the way

  • Tony T.

    I really love Jelly Bean. The disembodied head/bean/thing with the big grin is adorable, lol.

  • aranea100

    ice cream sandwich

  • robertlwalters

    Kit Kat for sure so tasty.

  • Timothy Kowalski

    Gingerbread was my fav.

  • Pkmmte

    Great, I’m almost 18 and this is the first giveaway I’ve seen that doesn’t require you to be an adult…

    Anyway, my favorite mascot was Eclair simply because it looked funny and tastes good.

  • Robert Wagner

    I liked cupcake. Was the original/first and reminds me of how far android has come.

  • Hector Peredo

    My favorite one is Honeycomb, because my favorite color is Blue, and the fusion between a bee and the droid seemed to me really nice

  • Angel De La Riva

    Donut!

  • Kris Pucci

    ics gets my vote.

  • Harry Young

    I love the jellybean one :D

  • Colton Blumhagen

    ICS

  • Chris Daubert

    Love the Kit Kat mascot!

  • Even_Steven805

    froyo!

  • DavidVarghese

    I really liked the ICS mascot!

  • Hunter Knepshield

    I love KitKat! (Maybe I favor it because of my shiny Nexus 5…)

  • Ricardo Figueiredo

    My favorite is kitkat, cause it’s my favorite to eat, but the honeycomb is the most beautiful mascot :)

  • Ali A

    My favorite Android mascot is Gingerbread!!!!

  • Nicolas Palomo

    Definitely Ice cream sandwich, it was at least for me the biggest android change in a while and the mascot it’s still so cool.THanks for the giveaway.

  • Derek Petersen

    My favorite was the donut!

  • MrGalione973

    Mine would have to be jelly bean due to the fact that it reminds me of DBZ and the majin bu saga

  • Keith Russell

    I like the KitKat one because it’s so tastey.

  • Aleem Virani

    Ice Cream Sandwich, simply because it look good and yummy

  • Michael Zhang

    Definitely ice cream sandwich, I agree!

  • Scott Florian

    Gotta be the Honeycomb Honeybee. Not even close.

  • Chris Iduate

    If I had to pick a favorite I would have to actually go with Kitkat, it’s nice seeing the Android when in line for groceries lol

  • gr227

    KitKat … no reason I had to pick one.

  • Matt N

    The ICS mascot was my favorite!

  • Jared Rameses Session

    I always liked the honeycomb andy bee!

  • Chris Gorecki

    KitKat is my favorite, maybe because it’s one of my favorite candies, lol

  • nestor aparicio

    KitKat, even though i bought 10 kitkat bars and got nada for the play store

  • harold

    The Ice cream sandwich mascot all the way, he always makes me happy

  • Michal Slavík

    Definitely jelly bean, it’s so cute! lol

  • Rick H

    Nothing like kit kat to go along with this bad boy.

  • Joe Shark

    Jelly bean ftw

  • Onel Benjamin

    JellyBean !

  • David Tuckey

    I would think KitKat. Nice to have a mainstream product associated with
    our favorite little guy. Would say Key Lime Pie. Who doesn’t like pie.
    But, who doesn’t like chocolate??!

  • SkyPira

    coincidentally, honeycomb was my favorite. the blue “tron” theme was awesome!

  • busywork

    Jelly Bean. Cuz I love ‘em ;P

  • Efrain Rosado

    Honeycomb is my favorite because it brought holo design to us

  • Brian Richardson

    Jelly Bean

  • steveb944

    KitKat! My favorite candy bar but unfortunately it can’t really be made into a charger shape.

  • edgar garcia

    Kanye cream is mine

  • Autobot

    mine was Ice cream sandwich!! all that chocolaty cookie!!

  • Ivan92116

    Kit Kat

  • macgiobuin

    Ice cream sandwich

  • Christopher Ickes

    Gotta be kitkat. Its my second favorite candy and it looks like it belongs with android.

  • Craig Updegrove

    I think Kit Kat is the best. Great tie in with the candy. Gingerbread was the last version that maintained the Android mascot theme. The Kit Kat Android Mascot is the right and evolutionary way to keep the Android Mascot connected to Android!

  • Haseeb Shaikh

    My favorite Android mascot is the KitKat one.

  • Andrew

    My favorite mascot is KitKat

  • Armando Saldierna

    Kit kat

  • enzoem

    My favorite mascot is KitKat

  • suyoungman

    ICS!

  • Valverave

    ICS ice cream sandwich

  • Roland de Leon

    ice cream!

  • Simpleviet

    ICS!!

  • Jeremy Kapsar

    Honeycomb with the Bee is my favorites!

  • Jimmy Baez

    My favorite mascot was the Ice Cream Sandwich one as well, but the KitKat one is growing on me.

  • Carlos Martinez

    My favorite was Cupcake mascot. I remember someone made an Android mascot for it but haven’t been able to find it again.

  • ChristianMcC

    I’m a big fan of the gingerdroid man, though I do enjoy the jellybean jar droid.

  • Sultan Alromaih

    Mine was definitely the JellyBean. I haven’t seen much improvement in Android except with JellyBean.

  • theizzz

    Gingerbread mascot has to be the best, works so well for this upcoming holiday season too!

  • David Griffiths

    My favourite Android mascot is EASILY the honeycomb one. :)

  • Onur ÖREK

    I also like the ICS one

  • Omer

    I liked the Honeycomb mascot more than the others

  • godzilla932

    I really like the colorful jellybeans

  • godzilla932

    Jelly beans

  • Brandi Cleaver

    I’m in love with éclair

  • Adam Goldberg

    Froyo befo the HOLO YOLO w/ APOLLO and YOKO ONO! whuddup.

  • Owewil3225

    jelly bean icon is the best

  • techiecappydog

    Honeycomb all the way! Thanks for the contest!

  • JuniorLuna

    My favorite mascot is definitely the Gingerbread one. I ran gingerbread for such a long time (around 2 years) until I finally upgraded to a better phone which had Jelly Bean. I kind of just grew attached to the Gingerbread man.

  • IAmKelmar

    Cupcake

    … will always have a special spot in my heart as it was also the build of my first android (CDMA HTC Hero). Besides, it’s what started the neat statues!!

  • Daniel Capuano

    I like KitKat because it’s supposed to be a slim version of Android, yet KitKats are so fattening.

  • zack

    It has to be the jelly bean mascot

  • slAmDroid

    I have a soft spot for Froyo, that was my very first update on my Droid1

  • Montrale Hammonds

    My favorite Android mascot is definitely the KitKat and the only thing that would’ve made it better is if it was the White Chocolate KitKat.

  • Steven Skwarkowski

    What a cute lil charger.

    My favorite was Eclair. I was finally able to get and use Google Maps. Let’s be honest, Android is nothing without Maps and Nav

  • Brian Tehan

    Cid

  • Edwin Williams

    KitKat! I could honestly eat KitKats all day. Making the mascot for the new version KitKat-themed is gnawing at my insides!

  • Ayman Said

    My favorite Android mascot is definitely the KitKat. Fast and more feature than Ice Cream Sandwich

  • Jamie Thomas

    Ice cream sandwich is my favorite by far. I mean, who doesn’t like an ice cream sandwich??

  • BikerBob1789

    Gingerbread. Waited so long for that update.

  • AtDIelement

    I’m going to say Froyo, was my first Android experience with that one.

  • Łukasz Falkowski

    My mascot is KitKat for sure, Simple as hell :D

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