Here at Charger Harbor, we’ve written plenty of review articles about products from one of the largest brands when it comes to chargers, and that would be RAVPower, Aukey, and CHOETECH. These are trendy brands on Amazon, or at least they were because now these brands can’t be found on Amazon at all. We’ve also included products from these brands into our buying guides that help you choose the best chargers for certain portable devices.
Why are they Gone?
So what happened to Aukey, RAVPower, and CHOETECH on Amazon? Unfortunately, they have been suspended from Amazon due to having incentivized reviews. What does this mean? This means that within the packaging of their products, these brands have included an insert that tells customers that they will receive a gift card or their money back for the product if they write a positive review on Amazon. Yes, this is a bad practice, and we do not support it. These brands are not the only ones doing it on Amazon, though, as many others have been doing it for a while and have also been suspended during this crackdown.
Where to buy their Products
With all that said, the practice of coercing incentivized is bad, but we still stand with RAVPower, Aukey, and CHOETECH product quality. Others around the internet agree that even though what these brands did was not good, their products are some of the best for chargers and other tech devices. If that’s the case, you’re probably wondering where you can purchase products from these brands, and the simplest way is from their websites as they’re selling directly to consumers.
They’ve Made their way back on Amazon. Kind Of.
However, we have a bit of a secret, or at least more insight on what’s happening, and that would be RAVPower and CHOETECH are basically back on Amazon; we could not find Aukey’s products being listed back on Amazon in a legitimate manner but RAVPower and CHOETECH have clearly changed their brand name on Amazon and have removed any branding from their products that may allude that it’s them selling the product. Pretty smart.
RAVPower is back on Amazon as iSmart, and CHOETECH is back on Amazon as CHOE Technology. How do we know this? Just take a look at this wireless charger on Amazon and this wireless charger on CHOETECH’s website; they’re the same charger. Still, CHOETECH has removed the branding from images and has created a slightly new brand name on Amazon.
The same is true for RAVPower. Take a look at this iSmart desktop charger on Amazon, and then look at this RAVPower desktop charger on RAVPower’s website. They’re the same charger. Overall, how do we feel that both brands are back on Amazon? We’re somewhat indifferent; we don’t condone fake reviews to drive sales because how are consumers supposed to know whether a product is a quality or not. At the same time, RAVPower and CHOETECH have proven time and time again that they make quality products, and we don’t think that incentivizing reviews was necessary because their products are great.
We think that they got caught up in the competition of selling Amazon and found that getting tons of reviews no matter what was a good practice. In the end, reviews on Amazon drive consumers to purchase products, so we understand why they were doing it. We’re going to continue writing reviews for their products and including them in buying guides. Also, we will be linking to their different branded products on Amazon and notifying what brand is attached to the original.