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5.0 out of 5 stars Well made and versatile, 29 Dec. 2013
This review is from: Poweradd™ Apollo2 Solar Panel Charger 10000mAh Dual-Port Portable Charger Backup External Battery Power Pack for iPhone 5S, 5C, 5, 4S, 4, iPads, iPods(Apple Adapters not Included), Samsung Galaxy S5, S4, S3, S2, Note 3, Note 2, HTC One, Sony Xperia Z, Most Kinds of Android Smart Phones and Tablets, Gopro Camera and More Other Devices - Black (Electronics)
Length:: 3:57 Mins

This product was sent to me by the manufacturer for review.

This looks a well made power pack which offers the added versatility of solar charging as well as charging via the built in Micro USB socket. The unit measures 153 x 75 x 17mm and weighs around 260g. In the box you get the solar charger, USB connector lead and four adaptor plugs (Micro, Mini USB, Apple (pre Lighting and Nokia types), a Karabiner to attach the unit to rucksacks etc. plus an instruction book. The unit has a built in flashlight function as well as a four LED charge indicator which shows the charging progress of the unit and power remaining.

I found the PowerAdd Apollo 2 would charge a smartphone from flat 4 times and an iPad one and a bit times. It easily charges my Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 (7") twice.

The device sports CE and RoHS compliance markings plus has a safety protection system built in. Charging via USB is quick - from flat it charged in about two hours via USB 3.0 but I have not had the opportunity to fully test its solar capabilities under the English Sun. However, it does trickle charge in reasonable ambient light (as opposed to brilliant sunshine). I ran it down and left it on the window sill for a day and it appeared to charge to about half capacity according to the LED indicators. I may be visiting Abu Dhabi soon so I'm sure in those conditions I will be able to test its solar performance fully!

This is a very well made and neat device and its solar charging ability could well be very useful depending on where you plan to use it - only purchasers will know if it is worth the price premium according to their circumstances. However, the PowerAdd Apollo 2 delivers exactly what it claims and, on that basis, I'd say it is worth five stars. Recommended.
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