This battery pack is an amazing product, I was so happy when I got this, because I’ve had the need for such a thing for awhile now. I got my Apple Watch when they first launched, and to this day there are still times when I look at my watch and it is at 10% battery, even though I charge it all night. Typically this is while I’m at work, with no charger around. And I’ve had times when my phone needs a boost, and I cannot stay tethered to an outlet. All of this is exactly why this is an ideal product.
So, after unboxing this, I found it was at only 1 charge light, so I plugged it into a charger with the provided cable, and started charging it up. It was charged within 2 hours. I sat my Apple watch on it, and that was at about 50%, and within about 20 minutes it had jumped to 77%. While my watch was charging, I grabbed my lightning cable and plugged in my Iphone 6s PLUS, and it went from about 80% to 100% in about 45 minutes. This is a great charging speed, in particular because it was charging the watch at the same time.
When both were done charging, the battery pack still showed 4 full dots of battery life. Plus, when I plugged it in and was going to charge it up again, it was still full and didn’t need to charge. The charge lights are in the power button, so you can see how much charge your battery pack has left in it. The power switch is solid, very well built, with a sense of firmness not often found in these types of devices. The build quality of the battery pack is quite impressive. It has a mostly aluminum body, with a built in Apple Watch charger, and then plastic on the top and bottom. It looks sharp, feels solid, and is small enough to put in your computer bag (what I do), pants pocket, or even your purse/bag. To be honest, based on the mAH rating, I expected very little, but walk away being better performance than from other battery packs that are rated with a higher mAH rating.
It has an auto on function, that when it senses you have plugged in your phone, it comes to life and starts charging. This is a great feature. Same happened when I put my watch on top of the built in Apple Watch charger. Very nice feature, smart design.
You should know that this only comes with a micro-usb cable, but no charger. No worries, because you likely already have a charger laying around that can be used to charge up this pack. Also, it does not come with a lightning cable, you will need to supply your own. Since it is designed for an Apple Watch, you likely already are using an Iphone, so the micro-USB cable it comes with won’t help with charging your phone. These cables are plentiful these days and you probably have a couple of extra laying around anyway.
Everyone should have a battery pack like this with them all the time. You never know when something will happen and you won’t have an outlet nearby. I’ve had to take a family member to the hospital, and was in the ER with no charger. If I had a battery pack like this, I could charge while keeping others updated on things without worrying about running out of power. Or I’ve been in meetings at work, when I could not plug into the wall outlet and charge, but if I had this I could charge during the meeting. I’ve also had times when I’ve been in a rental car, with no charger in the car, but if I had this, I could have charged. There are just so many times when something like this can come in handy, and if you have it nearby, you can get charged and not stress about running out of juice.
Great product, and so far, I’m more than impressed.