RAVPower 14,000 mAh External Battery Review
Hello everyone! Today I will be reviewing an external battery from RAVPower. In this review there will be 4 different categories. The categories will be for portability, build quality, functionality, and ease of use. At the end of each category I will rate them from 1-10, 1 being very poor and 10 being perfect as well as an overall rating at the end of this review. A quick pros and cons will also be at the end of the review. PORTABILITY
With a dimension of 84mm by 123mm the battery fits in my hand fairly well. The battery has a fair amount of weight to it so it might not be ideal to carry in your front pocket but perfect for small bags, backpacks, and maybe even your back pockets. But because of its size you can pretty much carry it anywhere you go. It's almost an inch thick but can still fit almost anywhere I can think of. For portability I will rate this 7/10 BUILD QUALITY
I am quite impressed at the build quality of this battery. It's made of plastic but it feels firm and well put together. The front and back has a matte finish that gives it a good quality feel and keeps most fingerprints at bay. For the build quality I will rate it 9/10 FUNCTIONALITY
This external battery comes with a whopping 14,000 mAh. I carry a Galaxy Nexus GSM and this battery could charge my phone about 7-8 times! And unless you're lost in the jungles this would be way more than enough for the average person in a city. But you can never go wrong with a little more juice for your phones. There are two ports for charging on this battery. One for 1A output and the other a 2A output. There is a 5V input port to charge the battery itself. It also has a nice extra feature, a flashlight. This could potentially save your life if you are in a disaster situation and need power for your phone and/or light. To turn on the flashlight you simply press and hold the power button for a few seconds and it should turn on. To turn off do the same thing. It charges my phone very quickly and efficiently. I believe the 1A port is for smartphones and other general devices while the 2A is for tablet such as the iPad 2 etc. If you need to charge a tablet AND your phone you do not need to worry because this battery has the ability to charge them both at the same time. There is also a light indicator telling you how much charge the battery has left. 4 lights means it's between 100% and 75%, 3 lights 75% to 50%, 2 lights 50% to 25%, and one light is 25% or less. It will also auto shut down when your phone or device is fully charged. That way you can just plug in and forget, no need to worry about turning it off when it's finished. The RAVPower external battery comes with a carrying pouch, 2 cords, and a variety of different types of adapters that fit different types of devices such as an iphone adapter and a micro usb for Android devices. For functionality I will rate it 10/10 EASE OF USE
To use this is very, very simple. Just plug in the cord into the battery and insert the appropriate adapter for your specific device that you wish to charge. Plug that into your device and press the power button once to turn it on. It will then start to charge and that's all you have to do! When your battery is running low on power simply grab a microusb charger and insert it into the charging port of the battery. There you go! Ease of use rating is 10/10! Overall Rating: 9.5/10
- Huge mAh capacity
- Excellent build quality
- Easy to use
- Quick charging
- Slightly heavy
- Light indicator does not stay on when charging a device
If you would like to purchase this you can get it on Amazon.com or follow this link Amazon.com: RAVPower 14000mAh Deluxe External Battery Charger Pack Portable Power Bank Pack for iPhone 5S,5C,5, 4S, 4, iPad 4, 3, 2, Mini, iPods;Galaxy S4, S3, S2, Note 3 Note 2;HTC One,EVO,Thunderbolt,Incredible,Droid DNA;ATRIX,Droid;Google N4,N7,N1 They have a 8400 or 14000 mAh option as well as a black or white color option.
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