REVIEW – In an effort to tidy up our kitchen and get rid of messy charging cables laying on counters and the kitchen table, I have been testing the Rabbit Charger. This square charger installs over your existing wall outlet to provide a dual charging cable that can charge iOS devices, USB-C devices or micro USB devices.
What is it?
The Rabbit Charger is basically a retractable charging cable holder with swappable tips and the ability to charge two devices at once delivering up to 3.0 amps per tip. The charger gets its cute name from the dual connectors that pull out from the top of the device and are reminiscent of bunny ears.
What’s in the box?
Micro USB Charging Tips (Built-in x2)
USB-C Charging Tips (Swappable x2)
Design and features
The Rabbit Charger is a white plastic box with a 28-inch retractable cable that pulls out from the top of the unit. A lighted button on the front of the charger retracts the cable when you’re done using it.
The back of the unit has a 3-prong plug that plugs into an existing wall outlet after you remove the outlet’s cover.
The Rabbit Charger has 2 micro USB connectors built into the cables and it comes with 2 USB-C tips that install over the existing micro USB tips. You can also buy Apple-certified Lightning tips for $9.95 each which I think is a bit on the spendy side.
The flat cable pulls out from the top of the charger with a firm tug.
The swappable tips install over the top of the built-in micro USB tips with the included tether straps.
The whole unit is slightly larger than a switch plate cover, but about an inch or so thick.
Installing the Rabbit Charger is quick and easy, but you will need a screen driver to remove the screen from an existing outlet’s switch plate.
Once the plate has been removed and the receptacle is exposed, you can remove the plastic cover on the front of the Rabbit Charger and plug it into the outlet so that the plug in the charger plugs into the bottom port of the wall outlet.
You will know that everything is connected properly when . you tighten the built-in screw and the retract button lights up like you see in the image above.
Then you can replace the plastic cover on the front of the charger and you’re ready to go.
Jeanne has been using the Rabbit Charger for a couple of weeks with her Pixel and likes that she doesn’t have to see cables lying around the kitchen or think about putting them in a drawer when she’s finished charging her phone. Since the Rabbit Charger delivers up to 3.0 amps per tip, I’ve used it to charge my Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 and my Pixel 2 XL at the same time using the USB-C tips. Just be aware that the Rabbit Charger does not support quick charging.
What I like
- Easy to install
- Can charge 2 devices at once
- Lighted button is like a night light
What needs to be improved
- Blocks one outlet
- Does not support quick charging
- Too expensive by itself and way too expensive if you need to add Lightning tips
The Rabbit Charger installs easily and provides a handy way to keep charging cables tidy and somewhat out of sight. It is expensive though especially if you’re an iOS user and want 2 Lightning tips because that will cost you an extra $19.90 + the $49.95 price of the charger itself. That comes out to a whopping $69.85 for a two device charger that doesn’t even support quick charging. In my opinion, that’s too expensive for a charging box with a retractable cable feature. What do you think?