Extend your talk, text and Web surf time on your compatible device with this Insignia™ NS-MB2601 portable charger, which features a rechargeable lithium-ion battery with overload protection. An LED indicator makes it easy to monitor battery life.
Good for its Purpose
Posted by: buyer12 from: on
At $9.74 ( now $12.99) it is a colorful lightweight, easily carried, Emergency backup. I stress Emergency because other reviewers complained it didn't hold a charge through many cycles or fully charge their device. If that is what you are looking for, pay the price and buy a device that will do the job. For less than $10 I have a spare Emergency device to charge my phone enough to make an emergency call, take a few extra special photos, etc. I can carry it with me easily and if it gets lost, I am not out that much. The higher priced, better quality, longer lasting, more charging capability device is kept in a safer, less easily accessible location. Use the inexpensive device as a quick "carry over" until you can fully charge.
30 out of 31 found this review helpful.
An emergency plus!
Posted by: Ryannewmanfan from: on
I needed to use this once and it actually charged my cell phone almost fully before running out of juice about 1 hour later. The only issue is that I had the charger plugged into my cell and I had both items in my coat pocket. Not a good idea because the charger became super hot.
16 out of 17 found this review helpful.
small but useful
Posted by: whiplash from: on
This little charger is small, doesn't take very long to recharge (ave. 30-45 min.) and will recharge my phone 2-3 times from a 20%of charge remaining level. Handy to carry in my car because it is small. Well worth a look..
17 out of 22 found this review helpful.
Great charger, need it with iphone
Posted by: asac23 from: on
great charger that you really need with iphones, especially if traveling
10 out of 12 found this review helpful.
Excellent Portable Charger
Posted by: JayDee from: on
Purchased for my child attending college who is always on Phone and normally battery would die halfway thru the day. Now while in class the phone is charging while professor is giving lecture. No more worries that phone will be dead incase of an emergency or while walking around campus at night. Am alittle more peaceful now knowing phone is always available to use.
7 out of 8 found this review helpful.
On the go.
Posted by: Reed from: on
Works very well if you are a busy body. Has just enough juice to keep my battery going.
7 out of 8 found this review helpful.
Basic, does what it's supposed to do in most cases
Posted by: pdp1 from: on
I use it mainly for my iPhone. This item charges the iPhone as quickly as it does if I plugged the iPhone into the Apple A/C adapter. If this battery is full, it can charge my iPhone from 20% to 100% without issue, but definitely only once before I have to recharge this battery given its moderate 2600mAh capacity. So for basic charging it works fine.
Two big gripes I have though:
1) If I use this battery to charge something that doesn't require much current, like my Fitbit, it will turn off on its own within a minute because the Fitbit is not drawing enough current to keep this battery on. I suspect other devices that don't require very much current to charge will also run into this problem. Flip side though, this is proof that it does turn off automatically to save power.
2) There is no indication of how much battery life is left. Even if it had 2 or 3 extra LEDs to give a crude estimate would have been good. This battery doesn't tell you if it's running out juice until the LED turns red, which means you're just about to run out of juice.
I won this in a raffle so I can't complain, but if I had to pay for it, I wouldn't pay more than $5-$8 for it. In a pinch though, this thing would work fine and is fairly compact to carry around. Would recommend if it were cheaper, like on sale or something.
5 out of 5 found this review helpful.
Can't beat this external battery
Posted by: Mudsurprise from: on
For the price, you can't beat it. Small form factor and stores a solid charge for powering your devices. My iPhone, iPad, MP3 player all work well when powered.
4 out of 5 found this review helpful.
Posted by: cbg0802 from: on
I keep this in my purse everyday just in case I'm away from a charger. works for me.
1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
Posted by: Rocket from: on
Convenient way to recharge, sleek design, choice of color