Insignia™ - Portable Charger - Green

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Ensure your cell phone or tablet is ready for use on the go with this Insignia™ NS-MB2604 portable charger, which features a USB port for simple connection to a wide range of devices. The 2600 mAh capacity enables rapid charging.
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Overview

What's Included


  • Portable Charger

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
92% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (2993 out of 3266)

Features


Compatible with most micro USB-enabled devices

Including a wide variety of cell phones, tablets and MP3 players (USB-to-micro USB cable required, not included).

2600 mAh capacity

Charges your device quickly.

Aluminum housing

Offers lightweight durability.

LED indicators

Allow you to view battery levels at a glance.


Overall customer rating

Rating: 4.3 out of 5 stars with 3267 reviews

92%of customers would recommend this to a friend

Pros

Cons

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Basic, does what it's supposed to do in most cases

    Posted
    pdp1
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    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.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good for its Purpose

    Posted
    buyer12
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    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.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Really lifesaving little gadget

    Posted
    Shaunh21
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    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    So I got this as a free gift from Best Buy but I can assure you that this review is honest and forthright as I don't do $12.99 bribes on my reviews! Anyways, a couple of days after getting this I had to go somewhere where I knew I'd be taking pictures but my stupid phone didn't charge as I hadn't plugged it into the wall all the way so my phone was starting the day at 8% of power. Thankfully I had already charged this up and it was ready to go so I put my phone in my pocket connected to this device and went about my business. A short while later I arrived and my phone (an iPhone Six Plus btw) was charged to 29%. I began taking pictures here and there and within a short time later (maybe two hours) my phone was up to 75% and I was done with my event. Without this little device I'd have been really out of luck for the day and been unable to take pictures. So I'd really recommend this as an emergency backup. Be aware you'll need your own little cord for an iPhone as it comes with a Google Android type charger though.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Not A Waste of Money... Great Charger

    Posted
    RDSVancouver
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I bought this charger to extend the battery range of my iPhone 6S when I'm using the Strava app on long bike rides. This requires the cellular to be on and it works the battery more than normal. I tested the charger out at home to see how well it works. The unit charges in the time frame promised. It charges my iPhone to 100% quicker than my wall plug. It charges quickly without getting too warm. I used it during the last half of an 8-hour bike ride after my (fully charged) phone showed low battery level after about 5 hrs. I plugged in the Insignia Portable Charger and left it connected till the ride was complete and the phone battery was at 100% at the end of three hours and 45 mins. I stopped buying "gadgets" a long time ago because they often don't deliver on their cost and convenience, but this little gem was (a little bit of) money well spent. I plan to go to SEMA in Vegas this year and I anticipate some long days. I'll certainly have the Insignia Portable Charger close at hand.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    3.5 star rating

    Posted
    Tilly5500
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    OK, wanted something small to keep in my purse in case I was out somewhere and seeing my iphone was low on battery power. Certainly the price is low enough. What I really don't like is the cord that comes with the charger - SO difficult to use on my iphone or ipad that I decided not to keep trying because I worried that it would ruin my phone or ipad. So I use my apple charger cord which fits like a charm. Second is my concern on how HOT this unit gets when charging. Not sure if this is normal. On a positive note it charged up my iphone rather quickly from 40% to 85% in less than an hour. Great for emergency charging. Was on the fence if I'd recommend it as I am not sure if other units out there have the same issues.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Great at first but...

    Posted
    Kim88
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    When I first bought this portable charger, it worked great. I was able to fully charge my S5 when it reached 15%. I liked that it came with a USB charger so I can charge it pretty much anywhere. After a couple weeks or so, the portable charger began to lose charge. Even though the indicator showed it had a full charge (the light was green when I took it off the charger), the light started to flash red within 30 minutes of use. Mind you, I did not keep this plugged in when it wasn't in use. I only charged it when the indicator light flashed red and after I charged my device. This portable charger does come with a limited warranty but I don't think it's worth the hassle to go through the process for a portable charger that's this inexpensive.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    1AMP out, convenient to carry, great for iphone

    Posted
    TheTechGulp
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    It only provides 1 AMP (5 Watts) of power out which is what the iphone charger provides. If you have a device that needs 2.4 AMPS, this will not charge. It is small and easy to carry. Perfect for kids' backpacks. Comes with micro-USB cable for charging but no charger. The teal color is nice. Charging of the battery and use of the battery simultaneously is not recommend. Has red LED when charging and blue LED when using the battery. Provides 9.36 watt-hours of power. Please look at the photo.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Awesome little power source!

    Posted
    Samantha
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    I was excited to pick up this portable charger to keep in my purse as a source to boost my phone if it gets low when I'm out and about. It really puts out a lot of juice! I carried it with me during the Women's March, and I was able to get my phone from 30% to 100% twice throughout the day. I will advise that it does get HOT while it's charging, so be careful where you keep it during that time. Also, it takes a while to fully charge a phone, but that's okay since I usually only use it to add an extra 10-20% battery life. A great, inexpensive charger!

    I would recommend this to a friend



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