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Insignia™ - 8,000 mAh Portable Charger for Most USB-Enabled Devices - Black-Angle_Standard

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Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 855 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great backup charger

    Posted
    cwmont
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    I recently picked up two of these Insignia 8,000 mAh Portable Chargers. Hurricane Irma was reported to hit our area (Charlotte, NC) and so I wanted to be ready with backup power for the cellphones just in case. Thankfully we didn't need them as Irma skirted around us. I did however try the charger out and it worked perfectly. Initial charge for the battery pack took about 4 hours using a standard wall wart phone charger. Re-charged my LG G4 from about 38% to full in roughly 40 minutes or so. I didn't time it exactly. It barely made a dent in the level of the battery pack. . The phone was off while charging. I'd estimate you'd get about 2 1/2 to 3 charges from a fully charged battery pack. Worked great on my Nexus 6 too. Overall build quality is fine and it feels solid. Didn't get hot while charging the pack or re-charging a phone. Good deal for the price. My only complaint, if you could even call it that is the USB cord that comes with the battery pack is short only about a foot long. Gets the job done though.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good so far.

    Posted
    REMKL
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    It didn't seem to be pre-charged, so I plugged it in to a wall outlet until all 4 lights were lit. It wasn't difficult to learn which way to use it to charge my phone device. I had 2 test-runs. First I had a trip an hour in each direction. On the way there, I used a lead I already had linking my phone to the car cigarette-lighter port. Here my phone lost 5%. On the way home, I linked my phone to the power pack, and the phone gained 10%. My second trial was a 2 1/2 hour trip. Here I relied heavily on the phone GPA. Using the car-to-phone lead, my phone lost about 25%. On the way home, using the power pack, my phone went back up to 100%, and also recharged a passenger's phone which was below 50%. Now I feel quite confident using this power pack for an upcoming 4 1/2 hour trip. Before coming back home, I'll be able to recharge the power pack in one of the outlets in the motel room. Asked if I would recommend to a friend - yes, I already did!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The right size for an on-the-go recharge job.

    Posted
    dtorger
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    My wife bought a backpack with a convenient USB port for charging a phone. The next step was for me to find a mobile charger that she could carry that would not add a lot of weight. I already had one that I had acquired a few years ago but wouldn’t have the capacity to do the job. So, I went to the BestBuy site and started the search and found a number of possibilities. Some were good candidates. But I decided on the Insignia portable charger in the 8000 mAh size. It was small enough to stow in the backpack pocket designed for that purpose and not take up too much space. It was also pretty highly rated, was available for pickup in the Kalispell BestBuy store and at a reasonable price. So that’s what I got. My wife likes the simplicity of the overall function and is pleased. In the end that’s all that matters. Right?

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    It is a bit expensive but it could be better

    Posted
    Masterjedi170
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    I had many external chargers and this is so far one of my favorites. Unfortunately, it has many flaws. One of them is the cable is too short, so the device has to be right next to it to charge. Second, I only had it for 4 months and when I plug it into the wall, I have to wiggle it to get a charge. Even when I try different outlets I still have trouble charging the external battery. The reason why it is my favorite it is because of the casing, looks durable if I dropped it. Another is that it comes with the iPhone cable connected. Downside is if iPhone changes their charging port I will have to get another external charger.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Does its job...

    Posted
    RalphieB
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    This is a nice little charger. I think the 8000 mAh hits a sweet spot between capacity and bulk... there is enough juice for multiple full charges of my phone, but the unit has a nice and slim form-factor. Like most other battery packs I've had, it has 1A and 2A outputs, which is nice. The blue LEDs on black casing looks cool and sleek. Just a nice package all around. If you can get it on a sale, price should be comparable to some of the no-name brands out there, and less than established players like Anker, for the same capacity. But in terms of features and quality, this unit is closer to the latter (i.e. better than the "no-names").

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome portable charger

    Posted
    Ryan
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    I bought this Insignia as the deal of the day. I am very satisfied with it. I have been using it everyday at work for 3 weeks now and it does a great job of keeping my phone charged. I work anywhere from 10 to 16 hours a day and usually don't get to use a wall socket for my phone until I leave work so this is a must have. I had my last one for about 10 years and it finally died on me. I am hoping to get some good years out of this one too. I take it home every night and plug it in,only takes about 4 hours to get a full charge then it goes back in my lunch box for another full day of use. I would highly recommend this.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Multiple charges no problem

    Posted
    MDBB
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    I have purchased and used several different portable cell phone chargers in the past. This charger has not dissapointed and has been the best of any that I have tried so far. I have a Samsung Note 8 which gobbles up charging current due to it's long battery life. This charger will fully charge my phone from less than 5% twice and still have enough capacity left to charge it to around 50% a third time. I like having a button to push in order to see the charge indicator lights instead of motion activated lights as some I have used have.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent backup devices

    Posted
    Electrosoft
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    I picked up a few of these mainly for long hikes and when there are power outages which seem to be happening more frequently. Lo and behold we got hit with a power outage unexpectedly (power grid issue) that lasted almost 24hrs and devices on medium to low. These beauties kept us up across all our devices (phones and tablets) while connected and hotspotted to LTE. For the price, it is peace of mind that you hope you never need to use but when you do, they're a blessing.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    All day charge

    Posted
    Fernie
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    I bought this charger for Star Wars Celebration in Chicago and I was not disappointed. I have an old iPhone 8 Plus and use my phone constantly for social media, pictures, and apps running on the background. I was able to charge my phone twice in a day. I would leave the hotel early in the morning and wouldn’t come back until late evening and always had charge. It is a must if going on vacations.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very good

    Posted
    ThatTallGuy
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    I just got a galaxy S6 used and saw that the battery kept dying when using apps in about 6 hours not very practical so I got a case from the internet and said hey my dad rest his soul used to have a thing called a battery pack for charging devices. I saw this online went to the store and picked it up it is doing pretty well the only thing is when I had it in my pocket the black paint started coming off but no big deal at this price. And I trust insignia

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    simple slim and works

    Posted
    opherko
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    I purchased this for my travel baseball son to cary in his bat bag and keep his phone going during tournament weekends. It works great, no issues. The only think I don't like is there are 2 blue LEDs that indicate charge / charging and they are very small to see. Additionally there are 4 holes for lights but only 2 get used. I guess the other 4 are for a larger battery version in the same case... small complaint.. else it is great.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Disappointed

    Posted
    Angie123
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    So this thing worked a handful of times and just quit. I thought it was something I was doing but then I got online and started researching and same thing. Plug it in, one light comes on and then goes off, no charge. What’s the point of carrying this thing around if it’s a paperweight? Very disappointed. Will be returning and hopefully I can return it for another charger.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Great Charger, but no Auto Shutoff

    Posted
    zac3378
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    I bought this charger while this item was just listed & had zero reviews. I asked the Best Buy associate before purchasing this charger if had auto shutoff to protect my iPhone & he was not sure. He told me if it did not to return it & that's what I did. It worked great for the week I had it but without auto shutoff, it wasn't the right charger for me. As a suggestion for future portable battery chargers, they should all include built in auto shutoff for charging protection.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Better products available

    Posted
    SimplyMe
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    My phone is always dying, I use it a lot it is my GPS , my camera , my radio , and occasionally I even took and text ; you name it so I really wanted a portable battery pack that way charge my phone quickly as well as my other devices I had hooked up. This device however took a while to charge will say, we'll say a couple hours however it took equally long to charge my phone which is an iPhone 7 Plus I ended up purchasing another product from a different retailer which I am much happier with.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Power House

    Posted
    Lito
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    As it says! PORTABLE POWER with me always. I always have this with me because I use my cell phone a lot, for work and personal purposes. Having this with me ensures that I would be able to use my cell and continue with my transactions whether business or personal. It works great. Pending transactions can be continued wherever I am. How could that be wrong!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great light-weight back-up battery.

    Posted
    3dbproductions
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    I run some video applications on my phone and wanted something that could boost my phone battery during filming. This devices does the trick. The only reason I didn't give it 5-stars is because sometimes I need to press the button to check the charge level to actually activate the charging of the phone. Not a big deal, just something to remember. This thing seems to hold a charge for a LONG time. Would recommend.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Insignia power!

    Posted
    ShellyFL
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    I now have 3 of these power banks (2 are 10k) and have also bought one as a gift for my daughter. They REALLY come in handy during storms - or any power outage really. I have taken them on trips and they power my phone and my tablet easily. They are excellent quality and not too large or too heavy. I have an insignia tv also, and portable speakers, and find the brand to be excellent quality.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent charger

    Posted
    MrsSlerpy
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    This is a great portable cell phone charger that will charge two phones. The charger itself charges quickly. It is a slim line charger that can easily fit in a pocket. The portable charger provides two USB ports. Portable cellphone charger complete with its own charger and cable. Like it well enough that I bought a second one for my spouse.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent for college life on the go

    Posted
    None
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    The doble usb port allows versatility to charge my phone and laptop at the same time. Its easy to carry in your backpack or pants pocket due to slim/light shape and with 8000 mAh one charge can last for weeks or for 4 full phone charges and a full laptop charge.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great for traveling

    Posted
    NikkiLW
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    I bought this for traveling and walking around Vegas. I didn’t want to have to worry about my phone dying. It held a charge all day and charged my phone fairly quickly. I wish it was a little slimmer so it would fit in a small purse better. It was about the same size as my phone. Overall a great product and did the job plus it was a great price.

    I would recommend this to a friend