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Excellent Quality and Value
on 7 January 2014
I ordered this as a companion to my new smartphone as there is nothing worse than running out of power! There are a number of options for these power supplies and I went for the 12000mAh version with the LCD display as a good compromise between size, cost and power.
The unit is supplied with 2 charging leads, one short and one longer with a number of interfaces including mini, and micro USB and Apple interface but no Apple Lightning interface (probably due to licencing restrictions) however a Lightning lead can still be plugged into the two USB output interfaces. This feels to be a quality product with an attractive brushed aluminium finish in gold and a clear LCD display backlit in blue. If this looks a little scratched there is a travel film over it and it looks a lot clearer when this is removed.
The unit is approximately the size of a packet of Cigarettes and quite heavy but the curved ends help it slip nicely into a pocket. It was supplied 75% charged and took a while to reach full charge, not surprising considering the size of the battery. The display shows the state of the charge and whether it is being charged or discharged. There is a button by the display which turns it on and also operates an LED torch built into the supply which can be useful.
There is a micro USB port for charging but no power supply provided although any phone or tablet supply with a micro USB output will work fine. As mentioned there are two USB output sockets, one providing 5V / 1A suitable for phones and the other providing 5V / 2.1A for tablets and both can be used together to charge two devices simultaneously.
This is a useful, well made and designed product at a good price.