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Insignia™ - 5,200 mAh Portable Compact Charger for Most USB-Enabled Devices - Red-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 1405 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Works well

    Posted
    donaldtr
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    I received this for Christmas. There's not much to report. It will bring an old iPhone 5 to full charge at least once and still do "touch-up" charges after that. I have only really tested it fully once, but it came through. I've had a mophie product for years & this one compares well. It isn't "flat" like mophie, but fits well in a backpack, car glove box, etc. It's a bit thick for a pocket, but it fits there too. I keep a cable with it, so I know I have all I need to charge the phone without having to remember a cable. Sorry, I didn't pay attention to the charge-up time. I always recharge after any use so it is always fully ready, so I just plug it in & leave it. I would recommend this as a cheaper alternative to a comparable 5200Ah battery pack from mophie (who I think is the industry standard).

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best portable back up battery!

    Posted
    BusyBee
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    This portable back up battery for any device that charges via USB is not only a great price but the best of its kind. It holds a charge longer than any other brand I've tried in the past. It's portable for use when out running errands, out all day or during any power outages when a cellphone or tablet is low battery but still needed. This is not my 1st experience with the Best Buy brand of these. I've been extremely pleased with their quality & decided to buy a few larger capacity versions for myself & my daughter. I'd surely recommend this to anyone looking for that extra battery back up. It's given me the freedom to use my devices without being tethered to a wall charger a lot.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Outer space sorta

    Posted
    Mark
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    We bought this for a balloon photo shoot at 100,000 feet, we wanted power for photos and radio tel.. m At @ 35,000 ft, and -45 f, power was limited, but the insulated unit was fine. At 95,000 feet, the exposed unit burst and appeared to vaporize. The insulated unit was fine and sufficiently powered the cell phones for photos and tracking. I suppose the unit does not tolerate anything below -70 c. Unit survived free fall from 105,000 feet wrapped in 2 inches of spray foam.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome Value

    Posted
    k9strong

    I purchased this in April, to use in the parks at Disney. I was skeptical with the price and size, but after reading reviews, I decided to go ahead and get it. I’m so glad I did! It charged my iPhone 6s+ twice on one charge. What I like best about it, is since I’ve been home and kept it in my drawer, when I take it out to use after weeks of being stored, it has barely discharged. I found this out twice recently, when we had power outages locally. This is small, not heavy and easy to carry. Highly recommend. Great item!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    This changed my life for $15!

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    savvyshopper
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    I was so sick of going to Braves games and running out of battery on my iPhone 5s. I will never have that problem again. Now I am self-sufficient wherever I go. Then I found a new cord called a "Lightning" cord and I won't even have to keep pulling my own cord I keep at home out of the wall every time. The portable charger just needs to be recharged after you've used it on the phone a few times. You go home and plug it up for a couple of hours until the 4 lights come on. Great purchase!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice Portable Power

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    Kcdragon
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    I received these as a gift from BB and I'm kind of impressed with them. They small so portability is definitely a high point. They're the stronger powered option so they can actually fully charge a phone a couple times. The only real negative is that they're not really all that sturdy. The plastic scratched pretty easily and the slots feel like they may chip easily as well. The scratches we've experience, chipping is something time will tell. But a nice, portable charger for the kids that are always on the go and never charge their phones before leaving!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent charger (a trifle heavy, but not bad)

    Posted
    MariaATL
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    This is an excellent charger. Can easily see it's progress as it is charging up, and also as it's wearing down. Had instances when phone got low, and this charger could be easily connected, live in my purse, and keep the phone going strong, even as I was using the camera and texting. I brought another portable charger as well, figuring that this one would run out periodically and I'd need to switch. But this charger always lasted a long time, and charged up quickly after I got back to my room.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Could be 4 star

    Posted
    OelP
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    I could have rated this item 4 star had it not defective. I am not expecting too much with this item because I understand that the capacity of this product is of minimal strength but the problem is, the indicator led blue light were not reaching a full charge status. It supposed to be 4 bars but it only reaches 3 bars that's why i returned it. I tried to ask the clerk to replace it but there's no available same product at the time I returned it. That's why I just requested a refund instead.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great for charging phones/tablets, not much else

    Posted
    Linijery
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    This battery works great for charging phones. It's fast and lightweight, easy to read. Works with my Iphone and kid's Android phone and tablet. However, as a side note, we tried to charge his wireless earbuds and it wouldn't stay on to charge them.. Not sure if it's an energy output issue or if it's just not compatible for devices other than phones and tablets. I tried 3 different power cords including the one it came with. No luck.. Regardless, I would still recommend this for charging your phone on the go!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Superior battery backup power

    Posted
    BusyBee
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    No question, this is the best back up battery out there. The Best Buy brand has been used by me & other family members for a few years now and I continue to buy them in varied capacities for myself & as gifts because they hold a charge longer than any other I've tried previously, small enough to take with you & gives my phone & tablet the ability to work longer when I'm out all day or during power outages when my device runs low. This leaves me portable even around the house verses tethered to a wall. It's a quality product, well priced & a great value just the extra plus.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Works Well

    Posted
    RoroDFW
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    This charger has saved me numerous times while on vacation. It's small compact size fits in your pocket while charging. For me, it provides 2 full charges on my LG G6. Hasn't over heated but for some reason it turns off while I am in motion. I returned it thinking I had a dud but it continued on the replacement too. I ended keeping it for my phone and my Lenovo think pad. There's a button that I haven't figured out what it's for. But for the price it serves my needs. It's still working and very useful.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    It saved me several times!

    Posted
    maddalena66
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    I bought this because my phone battery is old and unreliable. I was planning on using my phone to take vacation photos, and didn't want to worry about the battery going dead midway through the day. This worked beautifully, keeping my phone going when I needed a charge, and recharging my phone in roughly an hour's time. It's a little bigger and heavier that I hoped for, but it fits easily into my bag, and is really, really useful and convenient, Very easy to use.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Charger

    Posted
    Kiaranerys
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    Needed something to use when I'm at work or traveling. I can use this everywhere when I need to charge my iPhone and my galaxy note 8. I also bought one for my husband. So far no issues yet. You do need to use your phones cable to connect to charger. I was able to get a separate one for my Samsung. I actually got three free phone accessories from best buy as promotional gift. Didnt pay anything for them. So I got 2 portable chargers and cable.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Slow Charge, Quick Discharge

    Posted
    2020
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    This battery takes forever to charge up. When empty it took me over 4 hours to get a full charge. Thankfully, it does a good job at charging phones quickly. It charged up my iPhone to 60% from 10% in just 30 minutes. The actual usable battery capacity is questionable. my iPhone has 2,600 MAH. That means it should be capable of nearly two full charges. After a single Charge, the battery was all but drained. At the price I paid, this was totally worth it for my trip, but this may be too small and too slow to recharge for an extended journey.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good back up battery

    Posted
    Babydoc
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    Needed a back up power source for an iPhone. This has enough power for charging my phone twice before needing to be recharged itself. BIG advantage to this product are the 4 tiny blue lights which tell you how much power you have left. Only downside is that it requires 4 hours to be fully charged itself after being fully discharged. Have not had it long enough to judge how long it will hold a charge without being used (that's the only reason I gave 4 instead of 5 stars)

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good product for the price

    Posted
    Elberth
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    The charger came in real handy during a recent trip to Japan. I had to keep a wi-fi hot spot charged up all day along with my cell phone. This one is a great shape for keeping in a backpack or slim pocket. It has appropriate weight. The only issue I had with it was that it never took a full charge (indicator lights) the first day of charging. Later it did but it could have been because of the USB plug that I was using. It hasn't failed me when I needed it and that is the most important part.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great charger for on the go

    Posted
    WestCoastMermaid
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    This charger has been a great buy and a great deal. I have even used it around the house if I’m busy and cannot sit next to a plug to charge my phone. I have a bigger portable charger but I wanted something smaller and less bulky to throw in my purse or take with me on shorter day trips. This has done exactly what I have wanted it to do - quickly charge my phone while on the move. I have an iPhone X and it’s worked excellent with it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect for Pokemon Go users!

    Posted
    SarahMcMitten
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    I play a lot of Pokemon Go and run down my Iphone quickly on community days. This was the perfect solution and lasts the whole day backing up my phone in real time (no lag). I keep it in my SUV and charge it up while driving, then attach to my phone when it starts to go red. It has never let me down when out walking for 5 hours and grinding out Pokemon. Great value and great quality. A+

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Works as stated

    Posted
    Dani
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    For the price I would recommend. It does not charge as fast as the charger the phone comes with, but that is to be expected. Good for 1 phone charge. I bought it because it is light weight and portable. I have a more expensive charging block that can charge a phone 5-7 times, but it is larger and heavy. I would recommend this for anyone looking for a single charge, easily portable, backup battery.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    How A Free Gift Became A Must-Have

    Posted
    James
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    To be honest, I received this portable charger as part of a promotion accompanying another purchase, but it quickly became a staple of my life. I rarely travel without it. We all know with Apple out here throttling batteries, you never know when your phone will die. This battery provides me with peace of mind and a solid backup plan should that happen. I would absolutely buy it.

    I would recommend this to a friend