Sunday, June 7, 2015

iFlash 3200mAh backup battery

iFlash® Ultra Slim 3200mAh Portable Power Bank Backup

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The iFlash 3200mAh backup battery had me skeptical at first. I usually don't go for non-name brand batteries in any size and I was wondering if this one would really give me a full charge. To start out let me say that I was not disappointed in any way. The battery works great and I expect I'll use it a lot when I'm out and about.

Use- Operation is simple, charge it up with the included or any other micro-USB cable and it takes about 6 hours from fully drained to fully charged. That's about one more than the package says but it's really not that much of an inconvenience. Then, plug the internal micro-USB plug (or any USB charging cable you have) in to your device and power is instantly supplied. I got a Nexus 4 charged form completely dead with Wifi/bluetooth on plus a little for a Nexus 7. The specs claim it is nto for tablets but that's just because they tend to have bigger batteries. I was able to get the Nexus 7 from 20 to 60ish percent on a full charge which makes sense because it has about twice the capacity of a 4.

Build- The battery seems to be quite sturdy with no flex or creaking when you apply some torque to it. The case has been resistant to scratches but with that beautiful white finish even a scratch or two wouldn't show. The charging indicator is four, 25% divisions that blink while charging and stay solid when done. You can press the button next to them to get a rough idea of how full it is too. Weight wise it is probably half of a regular smartphone.

Features- A flashlight? I wouldn't have thought of including one on a backup battery but I can see how it would be pretty handy when you're already carrying the battery around. It's not as bright as a dedicated one but it's enough when you just need some light. The best part is the micro-USB plug that stows in the side of the battery. This is a genius idea that means you don't have to worry about digging through a bag for a cord. I think this should be a standard feature on all backup batteries.

I see no reason that I wouldn't recommend this battery for anyone, especially at the prices I've been seeing them for sometimes. It does what the package claims and when those claims are what you're looking for; what's not to like?
I received this product free in exchange for nothing more than my honest opinion.

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