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READ THIS BEFORE YOU BUY ONE - THEN BUY SOMETHING ELSE THAT ACTUALLY WORKS!!!!
on 29 November 2014
I bought one of these - it had an average rating of 4.3 over 121 reviews, so I thought it should be good. The first time it charged up fine and charged my mobile about 5 times and an iPOD classic twice. Seemed good enough. Next time I went to use it I found that the micro charging port had fallen into the casing - the item was unusable. I returned it and got prompt refund. The Amazon reviews and ratings seemed pretty good, so I figured I had been unlucky and ordered another. Well, the second one didn't work at all - it just wont charge - it never gets past 1 light (there should be 4) - basically all it can deliver is 25% of a single charge to a Samsung S4 mini - so this one is going back too- hopefully I will get a refund again. So - why the good ratings on Amazon? Well, get this - when I started checking, many of the reviews mentioned charging up to 5 items at a time - well, this item only has 2 USB outlets, so the reviews clearly refer to some other product, then I checked more of the 5 star reviews and guess what? Many of the reviews are for some sort of Kindle cover - nothing at all to do with the item for sale. Basically the 4.3 star average is based on 2 other products. AMAZON GET YOU ACT IN ORDER!! We should be able to rely on the reviews and ratings. In fact several of the reviews that refer to the correct product list the same issues that I have just experienced. I have had an Easy Acc 12000mAh power bank for a few years - it is a bit bigger and slightly more expensive than this item, but it works just fine - so if you want a power bank - give that a try instead.