Review & Giveaway of Andru: Android Themed USB Charger [Updated with Winner]

February 9, 2012
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    So you remember on Tuesday when we did the unboxing of the Andru – Android USB Charger accessory? Well now is the time to enter so you can win your own Andru. So let’s jump into the mini-review of this cool, adorable (as the ladies would say) charger for your Android device.

    How well does it work?

    I’ve only used it about 2 times to charge my Droid Bionic, but it seems like it charges it bit faster then the Motorola charger. It was able to charge my Bionic from 0% all the way to 100% in just over an hour (about an hour and 15 minutes), which on the Motorola charger that came with it, takes almost 2 hours to go the full round. So what other functionality could it have? I mean it’s just a charger that looks the Android guy we have seen over the past few years.  But if you have any questions feel free to leave them below in the comments and I will try my best to get back to you.

    Andru’s eyes light up when he is plugged in. They are supposed to be white when it’s idle and blue when it’s actually charging. But it looks like a light blue to me the entire time. So I don’t know if it’s just the lighting in my house or what. His arms do around so you can kinda play with him if you wanted.

    If you’d like to purchase one, it’s $25 at


    Photo Gallery (Giveaway is below)

    The Giveaway

    Yeah we know you’d love to get one of these, and here’s your chance. Unfortunately we only have one to giveaway. This is only open to US residents as Gen currently only manufacturers a US version of Andru, so we apologize in advance to our international friends.

    To enter, all you have to do is leave a comment on this blog post by 12:01am Monday morning and you will be entered to win. We are using Rafflecopter for this one, this way it’s fair to everyone, and a winner will be chosen at random. In the widget below you can see how much time is left and how many entries have been collected as well as who has entered.

    Thank you to everyone who entered this giveaway. We had over 40 entries, we have notified the winner. Stay tuned to Android Authority for more giveaways in the near future.


    • Mariano

      Totally love that the eyes light up!

    • Stuartt

      Want want

    • Rademps1

      Want one

    • 0mie

      I NEED ONE :D hehe

    • gadgetstip

      is this Your first giveaway !! ? And not for me :( Hope will get some more give aways for india too :) Best of luck to my friends ..
      Andru looks cool

      • Alexander Maxham

        The main reason why it’s only available to people in the US is because it only works on a US power outlet. But we are working on more giveaways in the future, that will hopefully be available to our international friends, so stay tuned.

    • Martin Guay

      Looks pretty good

    • Robby Roberts

      Looks great! I work in an office with a lot of Apple “Fan Boys” that it would really drive crazy to see Andru sitting on my desk!!!

    • Leo Pappas

      Both my wife and I would love this charger, I would place it on my desk at home and Andy would also keep an eye on my wife when she surfs the internet!!! We are Android lovers and this would definitely be a great addition to our family. We would give him a great home!!!

    • Roy Armin

      I like how this charger is unique, and will stand out, and it will be easy to find vs. other chargers.

    • Apendz

      Wow! That is so cool. Never seen a charger like that before.. This would be perfect for me since my family all share the same chargers.. I could defiantly use this little guy

    • Brad Foster

      Looks fun. I think I want one!

    • James Reid

      This is probably the neatest charger I’ve ever seen

    • Dave Pond

      This is an awesome looking charger. I want one!

    • ♡♥♬ Psychonaut ♬♥♡

      I like the unique design
      Thank you for hosting this giveaway

      Louis (in rafflecopter)

    • Anonymous

      looks fun!

    • David Larsen

      These contests are awesome

    • Ali AlAli

      You are the best

    • Anastasia Arseneau

      Oooooo very fun and shiny!

    • Cory Teague

      great little niche device. love me some android robot

    • Jon

      Android Rules! I think my next son will be named Android :)

    • Benjamin Battat

      omg i hope i win! so amazing

    • Robert Best

      That is just so cool :-)

    • Alternnocturn

      I don’t want to spend $25 on a novelty so winning one would be perfect for me as I don’t have a lot of money to blow on pointless (but also awesome) things.

    • Evan McGrew

      I would love to have one of these! I’m an Android fanboy all the way, and I’d love to charge my Droid RAZR or Galaxy Nexus with one of these bad boys, :D.

    • Junior_abca

      I think that this would be an awesome thing to show off and make it look really cool charging my droid…

    • Kencooper

      this is so sweet and i can take it to work and show the iheads what android has and they dont have ha ha

    • Collinsrc26

      If it charges faster than my motorola, I need to pick one up.

    • Anonymous

      Clever and handy, good combination.

    • Apinut Assawakul

      It is very awesome!! I want one!

    • cole

      i need a motherboard with 30+ usb ports, apparently.

    • danceswithbongs

      Cute and functional, sounds like a plan!

    • Trapntan

      Psyched to get one of these, this is one of the coolest android accessories I’ve seen!

    • Doris

      I would love to win it for my husband. He is the high-tech guy!

    • Eric

      Looks pretty cool and functional too.

    • Jadey

      This guy rocks! I could so use a cutie like this!!

    • KenX

      Looks pretty cool.

    • Cheekai

      Looks handy to me and I can use an extra charger.

    • Alexcvazquez

      cool looking and pretty fun

    • Nirmal Shah

      Wow, this is a unique giveaway. Keeping my fingers crossed :)

    • Ken cooper

      I like it and need him

    • Rick Sievers

      It looks cool