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Scosche - Portable Car Jump Starter with USB Power Bank - Gray/Black-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 78 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great but remember to keep it charged!

    Posted
    Hunter

    This product is awesome. I left the lights on in my car and instead of calling someone or buying jumper cables I decided it was time to invest in one of these. Ran to the store, charged it up and jumped my VW GTI. I drove it to run errands and the car battery hadn't recharged enough when I tried to start it again so I had to jump it a second time and it had enough charge to jump it twice! I was so relieved! This also can charge other electronics with the USB port. The flashlight not only turns on solid but can flash which would be good in roadside emergencies. The black case that holds everything was much nicer than I was expecting. Because the case is so nice I think this would especially be a good gift. There is also room in the case to hold a few other things. I added a ziplock bag with rubber gloves so I don't get my hands dirty from getting into the hood of the car. I do leave the battery in my car in 100F+ heat. I have noticed that the battery looses its charge sitting in my car even if I don't use it so I would recommend checking the charge on the device regularly. I estimate that over 50% of the charge was lost after 3 months in my car not being used. I did some research and that seems to be a fault of lithium ion battery technology and not this specific product; so keep that in mind if you purchase this. I make it a habit of opening the case and checking the charge when I vacuum the interior of my car. Overall good buy.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great little device

    Posted
    Cryostatic
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    Picked this up because I ran my car battery down and needed to get ~something~ to fire it back up, and figured this would be far better for emergencies than jumper cables. Got it home, charged it, took it out and the car started up instantly. Drove it about a half-mile to the gas station to fill up (which wasn't enough to charge the battery) and had to use it again, and it worked just as well, no issues. Again, this morning when I left for work, it worked beautifully. Hopefully the distance was enough for the alternator to charge the car battery back up, but if not, this little jumper pack is still showing a full charge after three jumps, so I'm not worried at all about being stuck here. I don't know if it's got enough power to turn over an eight cylinder engine, but if you're running on four or six, this thing's got enough power to give you multiple jumps if need be. Highly recommended.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good Device To Have

    Posted
    afbrat63
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    Nice to have this gadget handy when the unexpected happens. 2 weeks after purchasing this devise I unfortunately had an opportunity to use it. I must have left something on in my car overnight so I experienced a dead battery the following morning. Although I have AAA service, by the time it would have taken them to travel to the house, hours would have passed. I pulled out my jump starter , properly made the easy connections, and seconds later I was able to start my car. This is a must have product for the car glove box or trunk.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Buy it this works!!!

    Posted
    MJHawaii
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    I was skeptical at first when I saw this and then I went out to the parking lot and my car wouldn’t start the battery was dead and so I purchase this and I plugged it in it was very easy and I noticed that the battery pack that comes with only had one light on so it was still very low and yet I plugged it in to my battery press to the boost button and within one minute the light came on and I could start my car it’s amazing and I can fit this thing in my glove box

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Not sure if it’s my luck or bestbuy policy

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    Mohd
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    Overall this is the last thing I will buy from bestbuy, I bought this 3 months ago because i drive 500 miles weekly to see my family, guess what first time i need it it’s not working, I went to bestbuy and they said sorry we don’t replace it after 15 days and now I will have to figure out how to contact the manufacturer. I will just buy from Amazon at least it’s easier to return.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    so so

    Posted
    Clos
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    I have an Outback 2011. It has worked when the battery has no enough power to start the engine but enough power to turn the radio on. If the battery is more dead than that it will not work. If I had to choose again I would go for a bigger battery version and with a fast charging capability as charging takes long. I think that for smaller engines will have probably more success. Outback is a 2.5L

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Works but...

    Posted
    Hollywoodnb01
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    I love bought 2 from different locations and somehow they work beautifully as an extended battery charger for USB powered devices and portable applications likea fan however before I used it as a powernoption for those devices, I used the BOOST featire to jump start my dads 6cyl car and my friends 4cyl... within moments the pack got so hot I couldn’t hold it without wrapping it in a towel.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Actually works!

    Posted
    Johnny24
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    I had some reservations about using this as an emergency jump starter, but it worked when my vehicle’s automatic headlights stayed on while shopping for groceries. The 300 amp was enough to start the SUV that still had some juice in its battery. Yes, the 700 amp model would probably be a better match for this vehicle, but this one worked.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Having car battery trouble

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    Phil
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    This portable car battery jumper has saved my a ton of money on calling road side assistance, and charged my phone on numerous occasions. This jumper in a box goes everywhere with me. Had to purchase more than one, and it’s a good deal if you can find it on one of the “deals of the day”.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    EVERYONE SHOULD HAVE ONE

    Posted
    slangy
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    My car wouldn't start. and I could not put the gear shift into neutral, to back the car our of the garage. .My friend takes me to Best Buy, where i purchased this jump starter. We went home , charged it for an hour and hooked it up to my car. Car stars instantly. great product, with handy flashlight!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great product all around !

    Posted
    Mario
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    Great product all around! This device comes in handy as I am a police officer and have used it to jumpstart cars of residents of the city where I work at. Great for charging my iPad and my iPhone when I’m too far away from the wall jack. Get it you won’t be disappointed.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Easy to Use Jump Starter

    Posted
    BlazeyB
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    Within days of buying it I had to jump start my wife's car at the train station where it had been sitting for days. So much easier to connect than using my truck. Also, I really dislike jumping batteries with my truck because I don't want to risk frying my electronics if something goes awry.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Nice... High quality. Awesome Price

    Posted
    GaryI
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    I have had a different brand for some time now and it served me well. When I saw that Best Buy had it, and at a better price, I had to buy it and try it. Well, I'm happy with it, it's great quality and a great price. It's like 10 times more powerful than your standard USB battery pack.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    It Helps Out In A Jam

    Posted
    Nathan
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    I was able to get this as a "Deal of the Day" item, so the price was perfect for me. It does surprisingly well as a jump-starter and even cooler that it is a battery pack for electronics. It doesn't take too long to charge, but make sure to keep it charged for roadside emergencies.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Works like a charm!

    Posted
    Smoketopia
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    Easy instructions easy to use. I hooked the charger up to my completely battery dead battery, hit the boost button, waited a minute to charge the car battery, turned the key and I was on the road! Also handy to have around as an emergency charger for the Florida hurricane season.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect for small cars.

    Posted
    Curtis
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    This thing was pretty neat. Very well packaged. It came with a cool storage case that I wasn't expecting. I had no complaints with it other than I didn't read the description well enough. It wan't strong enough for V8 motors. Perfect for 4 cylinder motors though!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Works Great & Compact!

    Posted
    PatJoshFields
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    Got this because I have a car battery that keeps dying & not sure why. Product works great, is quick and love its size. Fits in my glovebox and center console great so it's out of the way when I don't need it. Love that I can charge my phone on it as well.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    one of the easy projects I did myself

    Posted
    hotrod
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    I recharged the unit and then I used it to charge my phone I purchased the unit when my one year old car battery went dead and I had to call AAA they came and started my car with a little bigger unit than I have

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    purchased for a gift

    Posted
    countrygirl
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    I purchased this item as a gift for Christmas. Therefore I am unable to give a review. However, the person for whom I purchased item was very impressed by the picture and description of item. Hope he likes it when he receives it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Exceeds expectations

    Posted
    Ebjr
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    Bought this as an emergency jump starter for my dying car battery, however have ended up using this as a portable battery for devices. Works fantastic. Charges devices quickly and can hold a charge for long periods of time.

    I would recommend this to a friend