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Perfect portable power pack
on 24 July 2015
The Poweradd Pilot G1 is a portable charger, which is a device that contains a large battery that you can charge while you have access to electricity and you can then take with you to charge your mobile devices while you're out and about.
The Pilot G1 weighs 180g, which is a similar weight to other 8,000mAh batteries I've used in the past and not heavy at all. It's light enough and small enough to put in a backpack or purse or even slip into your jacket or coat pocket. It has two USB outputs, one 1A and another 2.4A so should be able to charge pretty much anything. The pattern of the case is also very modern and stylish looking (see photos) - it also doesn't show fingerprints and seems like it's tough and won't scratch easily. Not critical for a portable charger, but nice to haves, for sure.
I had no problems charging any device with it, including my iPad Air which requires a high current to charge and has given some battery packs trouble in the past. One nice bonus is that it doesn't get too hot - some battery packs get far too hot during usage but this one doesn't. It gets slightly warm and that's it. In my experiments I was able to charge my almost empty iPhone 6 back to 100% twice using a fully-charged Pilot G1. Charging the Pilot G1 back up after you've used it does take several hours, but that will be the case for any charger of this type.
For me, the two key criteria I use when considering a portable charger are:
(1) how much it weighs - in this case 180g, which is perfectly acceptable
(2) how quickly it can charge my device and by how much - the G1 charges quickly and I was able to get two full charges of an iPhone 6 out of the 8,00mAh battery
Overall, the Pilot G1 is highly recommended. It's not heavy or bulky, looks stylish and should be able to charge pretty much any device (I certainly didn't have any problems with the multitude of different devices I tested with). The 8,000maH capacity should allow it to charge an empty smartphone at least twice.
***** I was kindly given this item in exchange for my honest feedback, which is what I have done here *****