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A genuinely good product amidst a sea of crap
on 15 November 2015
A while ago I purchased an All Powers battery pack which claimed to be 12,000mAh. It wasn't anywhere near this, managing only a single iphone charge before declaring itself flat, and proved to generally be a piece of rubbish. This Tecknet power pack on the other hand cost about the same but is a genuinely good bit of kit.
You're never going to get the full stated capacity from one of these things but this certainly comes close and happily charges iphones and my 2200mAh ecig several times over before requiring a charge itself. It will fully charge my iPad Air 2 from 0% to full with plenty of power left over. Recharging it takes several hours, as you would expect given the capacity, but I tend to leave it overnight and it's mostly if not fully done in the morning. Using a higher powered ipad charging plug is faster than a standard usb plug. I haven't experienced any drop in capacity or capability with several months of almost daily usage.
I thought the Bluetek feature would be a gimmick, but no! It does indeed recognise the needs of the device being charged and ups the charge rate accordingly. For example, hubby's almost dead phone will charge much faster than my half charged one if I plug them in together. A very clever little feature!
Aesthetically the pack looks nice with the white finish and blue LEDs. It's not light but it's certainly not so heavy that I mind carrying it in my bag. I do think it's worth investing in a little case for it to keep it clean and stop dust and fluff getting in the ports, though. I have mine in a neoprene cover meant for a large Samsung phone and it fits nicely.