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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars very good product
The onboard battery holds a huge charge and makes this item very useful for when on holiday to keep your phone or tablet charged. The solar panel is good but only works is the battery has some charge left (it will not work at all if the onboard battery is dead) and it only charges to about half capacity on solar. If the battery is dead or if you want to fully charge the...
Published 5 months ago by laserdude

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good idea, poor execution
Got recommended this on a train journey when I was recharging my phone on the wall plug. Ended up buying this when I started playing Ingress, but treated it as a long term investment for my next camping trip.

This is NOT the battery you want for Ingressing. I didn't consider the size much, and without a man-bag / rucksack, good luck carrying it around...
Published 2 months ago by Stan


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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars very good product, 2 Jun 2014
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This review is from: Poweradd™ Apollo Pro 23000mAh High Capacity Solar Panel Multi-Voltage (5V 12V 16V 19V) Portable Charger External Battery Power Bank With LED Flashlight for Tablet PC, Netbooks, Notebooks, Laptops, Compatible with Acer, Asus, Dell, HP, Toshiba Notebooks, iPads, iPhone 6 6plus 5S 5C 5 4S 4(Apple Adapters Not Included), Samsung Galaxy S5 S4 S3 S2 Note 4 3 2, Android Phones, Android Tablets and More Other Devices+Free Case (Electronics)
The onboard battery holds a huge charge and makes this item very useful for when on holiday to keep your phone or tablet charged. The solar panel is good but only works is the battery has some charge left (it will not work at all if the onboard battery is dead) and it only charges to about half capacity on solar. If the battery is dead or if you want to fully charge the battery, you will need to use the mains adaptor supplied. The product also comes with a USB lead and a wide variety of "heads" for different devices.

It's a little too big and a little too heavy for every day carriage if you use public transport, but there is no reason why you couldn't keep it in your car or van.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good idea, poor execution, 27 Sep 2014
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This review is from: Poweradd™ Apollo Pro 23000mAh High Capacity Solar Panel Multi-Voltage (5V 12V 16V 19V) Portable Charger External Battery Power Bank With LED Flashlight for Tablet PC, Netbooks, Notebooks, Laptops, Compatible with Acer, Asus, Dell, HP, Toshiba Notebooks, iPads, iPhone 6 6plus 5S 5C 5 4S 4(Apple Adapters Not Included), Samsung Galaxy S5 S4 S3 S2 Note 4 3 2, Android Phones, Android Tablets and More Other Devices+Free Case (Electronics)
Got recommended this on a train journey when I was recharging my phone on the wall plug. Ended up buying this when I started playing Ingress, but treated it as a long term investment for my next camping trip.

This is NOT the battery you want for Ingressing. I didn't consider the size much, and without a man-bag / rucksack, good luck carrying it around discretely.

The goods:

The LED light is bright and can probably last forever (not tested), and I can see it being handy at my next climbing trip... but then so would the head torches.

The Solar Panel is a nice feature, although as others have said, I've not seen it going above 50% from solar charging. Also I'm guessing the solar panel is what contributed towards the physical size of this thing.

The capacity is brilliant, I used it for a couple of weeks with Ingress before having to recharge the thing.

The adapters are wonderful, can no doubt come in handy one day (if I pack them with me)

The bads:

Such capacity, so few ports? I guess the battery was aimed at larger devices by design, so the single USB port proved disappointing when housemate wanted to charge his phone simultaneously but couldn't. Mind you... the low ampage (see below) would probably prove fatal if I'd tried to charge multiple devices.

Low AMPage / not optimised - when my housemate was Ingressing on his high end Android phone, the battery drain surpassed the recharge rate. I have since bought an Anker battery that recharges my phone significantly faster. Therefore I don't know how well it'll manage should I use it on my iPad on my trips...

Can't fault the product for capacity, but the novelty of the Solar Panel doesn't seem worthwhile when you can get more compact batteries of the same capacity.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Charges, 29 May 2014
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Take too long to charge with the day light any other service that can help me out with the product
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Does exactly as specified, 22 Mar 2014
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Would have been a five except you have to take care that the torch function doesn't accidentally activate in transit. A minor thing really
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3.0 out of 5 stars Poor Solar Function, 7 July 2014
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Ok for charging normally. Using solar charging does absolutely nothing! You are paying for a solar option that just does not work.

If fairness to this company the response was very good and it would seem I had a bad unit. My money was refunded promptly.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing product, 22 Nov 2014
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Amazing product. Quite big though (it won't fit in your pocket) sadly I dropped mine after a year of owning it and the USB broke but I will buy another one!
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A high-capacity portable charger for PCs and USB devices, 10 May 2014
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This review is from: Poweradd™ Apollo Pro 23000mAh High Capacity Solar Panel Multi-Voltage (5V 12V 16V 19V) Portable Charger External Battery Power Bank With LED Flashlight for Tablet PC, Netbooks, Notebooks, Laptops, Compatible with Acer, Asus, Dell, HP, Toshiba Notebooks, iPads, iPhone 6 6plus 5S 5C 5 4S 4(Apple Adapters Not Included), Samsung Galaxy S5 S4 S3 S2 Note 4 3 2, Android Phones, Android Tablets and More Other Devices+Free Case (Electronics)
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Poweradd asked me if I'd like to make a video review of this portable charger in exchange for one of the chargers. I was willing to give it a go, and because of the solar panel I thought I'd make the video in the garden - so I'm sorry if the blackbirds and passing cars drown me out!

I really like this charger. I use mobile chargers a lot to keep my smart devices - phone, tablet, GPS - charged up when I'm not near a power source, but this is the first charger with enough stored energy and the right connector to power a laptop. I'm going to take it with me to a music festival this summer: I should be completely safe from any risk of having to pay to have my phone charged half-way through the weekend.

A few notes:

1) The charger doesn't come with an iPhone 5 style connector, but it does come with a connector that works with the iPhone 4S. If you have an iPhone 5, you can just use the charging cable that came with the phone.
2) The charger will power my Dell laptop but the battery detects that its not an official Dell power supply so it doesn't charge. By contrast, my Acer laptop charges fine from the Poweradd charger.
3) I forgot to mention the flashlight: if you hold the orange button down for three seconds, a powerful white LED lights up. Useful if you're in a tent in the dead of night and you can't find a torch.
4) 85 W hours is a big battery. The solar panel is fine for keeping the charger topped up, but it would take several days to charge it up from empty.
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5 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Simply Great!!!, 22 Jan 2014
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It's simply great!!! The solution for allmost the problems that the people that like long outdoor activities for some days without civilization... It's really great!!! Smartphone allways charged... GPS allways charged... Flashlights allways charged... All i need allways charged...
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars solar power charge, 28 May 2014
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solar power charge needs bright sunlight could be improved in brighter countries where they have better weather than in the uk
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars It's not working as it should..., 12 July 2014
This review is from: Poweradd™ Apollo Pro 23000mAh High Capacity Solar Panel Multi-Voltage (5V 12V 16V 19V) Portable Charger External Battery Power Bank With LED Flashlight for Tablet PC, Netbooks, Notebooks, Laptops, Compatible with Acer, Asus, Dell, HP, Toshiba Notebooks, iPads, iPhone 6 6plus 5S 5C 5 4S 4(Apple Adapters Not Included), Samsung Galaxy S5 S4 S3 S2 Note 4 3 2, Android Phones, Android Tablets and More Other Devices+Free Case (Electronics)
It's not working as it should... In the beginning from socket it was charged to 100 %, but after that, using sun light, even active one in the middle of the day - it can charge it self just up to 50 % in the beginning and just 25 % after one month of using.
So you can use it just for weak devices and just when it gets direct light...
Very disappointing as wanted to go greener... Not with this one...
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