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The charger easily handles my iPhone, iPad, iPod, and my camera without overheating or putting a power surge on my outlet.The price of $19.99 is reasonable. I like that the cord is detachable so I can wrap it and put it in bag with my other USB cords. I also like that I can charge all of my devices in one place. Before I had them spread over two rooms or messing up two counter tops. It’s great to keep it down to one. The four rubber feet keep it from slipping off counter tops and desks.
Two of the ports are labeled 2.1A for tablets and and the other two are 1A for smartphones, cameras or mp3 players. With all four ports in use, my devices charge fully overnight, even when the battery is completely run down.
I have a new traveling companion and recommend getting one just like it.
RAV Power: External Battery Pack Power Bank
I have found the backpacker’s friend.
The RAV Power External Battery Pack Power Bank packs a big punch in a compact unit. making it perfect for traveling. Nothing is worse than sitting in an airport and having the electronic device you have your reading material on die. Or worse, getting off a plane and finding your phone battery dead and unable to call a ride. The RAV Power battery pack solves both problems.
I was surprised at how much power the battery pack contains. The pack has four blue indicator lights. I charged my iPhone from 10% to 100% in a little over two hours. The Rav Power pack still had three lights after my first charge. My second charge was my son’s iPhone which went from 20% to 100% in a little over an hour and a half. I still had two bars of power. I was able to charge my camera with the last two bars from less than 50% to 100%. With a full battery pack, I charged my iPad about 23% and still had one bar left on the charger. I didn’t expect it to work at all on the higher power tablet.
The power pack is about the size and weight of a cell phone. It can be carried in a backpack or a pocket without adding much extra weight. With as many as three cell phone charges off one battery pack charge, it would be reliable for a weekend backpacking or business trip. A great emergency back up for travel and home.
The only problem I had was forgetting to push the button to start the charge. Not a product defect, just my brain defect. Pushing the button twice turns on the LED flashlight. The light is bright enough for basic needs. The battery did not come with a USB plug but works with the standard plug that comes with electronic devices. It is well worth the $25 price tag. I highly recommend the RAV Power Bank.
**I received both products at no charge to facilitate my review. No monetary compensation was received. My opinion is based upon actual experience.