I accidentally dropped my Playbook while it happened to be plugged into the charger that came with it. Just my luck, a piece of the charger bent in half and would no longer connect properly enough to charge my Playbook. So, I was in a position to select another charger. This charger is fantastic! It connects to my Playbook magnetically, so if I ever drop it again, (and who are we kidding, I already have), the magnetic connector simply disconnects, no damage to be found. Charges wonderfully ... and slightly faster than the traditional charger.