Innergie mCube Slim 95 Universal Power Adapter Review

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  • Pros

    • Charges tons of portable devices (all-in-one)
    • Very compact
    • Can charge some devices faster
    • Free tip program
  • Cons

    • Doesn't work with Apple notebooks
    • Reached 130 degrees F while charging notebook

The Innergie mCube Slim 95 is a universal adapter that can charge a multitude of portable devices. Some of these devices include notebook PCs, tablets, cell phones, gaming consoles, eBook readers, GPS, and MP3 players. The mCube Slim works with notebooks between 18-21 volts / 95 watts, including Dell, Lenovo, IBM, HP, Gateway, Sony, Toshiba, Samsung, MSI, Fujitsu, Compaq, Asus, and Acer. Innergie also points out that the adapter can work with most popular notebook brands (for the full list, click here). It can also charge a USB device and a notebook simultaneously. 

In this review we will take a closer look at the build and design of the Slim, its features, its compatibility with different notebook brands, and determine whether it is able to charge devices faster or slower than the original adapter.

Specifications

  • AC input: 100-240 vac/1.6A 50-60Hz
  • DC output: 19V DC/4.47A
  • USB output: 5V DC/2A
  • Output power: 95W continuous, 110W peak
  • Efficiency: 92%
  • Built-in protection: OCP, OVP, OTP, OPP, SCP
  • 3-year limited warranty
  • MSRP: $148.99

Package contents:

  • mCube Slim 95 adapter
  • AC input cable
  • DC output cable
  • 9 adapter tips (for more compatibility)
  • Travel pouch 
  • Manual
  • Safety and warranty card

Build and Design
The mCube Slim 95 has a smooth white exterior that reflects light easily because of its glossy finish. On the frontside the Innergie logo is featured, along with a blue LED light that works as an indicator that the device is plugged into an outlet. It has a rectangular compact form factor as well…if you couldn’t already tell by the word “Slim” in the product name. It weighs 6.3 oz and measures in at 4.3 (L) x 2.4 (W) x 0.7 (H) inches.

It also features a USB port on the right side to plug USB-compatible devices into (to charge them). 

The package comes shipped with a total of nine adapter tips, which are included to expand compatibility with the charging of different types of notebooks. For example, the Dell notebook used in our tests is compatible with the tips labeled C and G but not with any of the other tips, due to the type of A/C adapters Dell notebooks have. A bag is also included to make traveling around with the device easier.

Left: adapter tips and carry bag, Right: travel bag, power cord, notebook adapter cable

Features
According to Innergie, the portable universal adapter has the following features:

  • Charge multiple devices with one adapter
  • Charge most notebook brands
  • Compact design
  • Flight friendly: Safe to use on aircrafts (RTCA aviation certified)
  • USB charging capability (for devices such as the iPad)
  • Energy saving: reduced energy costs and carbon dioxide emissions
  • Free tip program: if none of the adapter tips fit your notebook, Innergie will send you one that does
  • Protection against unstable voltages

Compatibility and Charge Tests
To reach our results, we drained the battery and then charged the device(s) using the (1) standard adapter/charger that came in the packaging of the notebook and (2) the mCude Slim 95. Keep in mind that the mCube Slim will work with 95 watt notebooks and netbooks but will not work with most gaming laptops (or high-performance mobile workstations) such as the Alienware m17x because of the power-hungry hardware. It’s also not compatible with Apple notebooks.

The Dell Latitude E6410, HP EliteBook 2560p, and the Lenovo B470 were used in our tests. All three notebooks were compatible with the universal adapter and were able to be charged by it. Innergie does not claim that the adapter charges the notebooks any faster than the adapter that comes in the originally packaging, but we found that the mCube Slim 95 was able to charge the Dell Latitude E6410 about five minutes faster. The other notebooks did not charge considerably faster or slower. The only negative issue found during our tests was that the Slim reached a maximum of 130 degrees Fahrenheit when it was charging the Dell notebook.

We found that our latest generation Kindle was also compatible with the Slim, and of course charges via the USB port. We also noticed that the Slim charged the Kindle faster than the original charger.

Check out the full device compatibility here.

Conclusion
The Innergie mCube Slim 95 universal power adapter is a good choice to go with if you are in need of a mobile adapter that can charge most or all of your devices. Innergie makes traveling and ‘going mobile’ easier with the Slim; just by being compatible with so many devices, you will most likely only need to grab this one adapter with you to charge your cell phone, notebook, iPad, MP3 player, GPS (and more…). We even found that it’s able to charge some USB-capable devices a bit faster than the adapter that came with them in the original packaging. Other pros are its extremely compact form factor, free adapter tip program (if none of the nine tips fit your notebook, Innergie will send you one that does), and the 3-year limited warranty.

On the downside, the Slim does not work with Apple notebooks and gets a bit too hot when it’s charging some devices; notebooks in particular. 

Pros:

  • Charges tons of portable devices (all-in-one)
  • Very compact
  • Can charge some devices faster
  • Free tip program

Cons:

  • Doesn’t work with Apple notebooks
  • Reached 130 degrees F while charging notebook

Pricing and Availability
The Innergie mCube Slim 95 adapter is available now through select retailers. At the time of this writing, the Slim is going for $148.99 on Amazon. It comes with a 3-year limited warranty.


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  1. Nika1988

    I’ve bought
    PowerGear 95 Pro to use with HP Spectre XT (power adaptor 65w only) It worked for less than a year and burned out completely. I couldn’t find any official repair store out of USA so I took it to regular electronics repair shop. They’ve opened it and figured out that all spare parts are Chinese, voltage regulator chip GR199P burned out due to lack of cooling and there is no chance to find a spare for it as it produced in China and there is no data sheet for it. Assembly of the device is terrible and does not provide sufficient cooling for the elements.
    All this is unacceptable for the device of such a high price.