Thursday, January 30, 2014

RAVPower On The Go Charger Review

Thank you RAVpower for the item below to help with this review
RAVPower™ means Reliable • Affordable • Value. As an industry leader in Laptop Portable Power Solutions, we strive to offer every customer with the most reliable devices at affordable prices that value the customer need for service and support from a trusted brand, that is the RAVPower™ Promise.

I was contacted by RAVPower shortly before having our baby. I figured it would be a great chance to review this item because everyone knows after you have a child you're on the phone a lot, replying to text messages, sending photos, and announcing on Social Media of the new arrival. 

It just so happened that the same day the package arrived in the mail is also when I went in to labor, so I put the charger in my bag and off we went! After we got settled in on the recovery floor, we took the time to open the package, read the instructions, and get to using it as soon as possible. 

While we didn't realize that it needed a charge prior to first use, after the initial charge, I found myself using it quite often. My husband was at home with our other children until the evenings when they'd come to visit, so I had a lot of time on my hands while I was awake with my baby. This meant I was on my phone a lot replying to texts and answering phone calls, so my battery wasn't lasting long. I have issues with my battery already, and then trying to charge it in the wall never lasted because I'd need my phone, so this handy charger helped me out A LOT. 

Not only can you use this as a charger, but it also has a flashlight at the other end. While I don't really need this option, it would be great for things like camping, or fumbling around in the dark. The light also flashes when the battery is low and needs charged. The first time it did this, I was caught off guard, but since there's no battery bar on it, its a nice indicator to let you know it needs charged. When its fully charged the light goes from red to green, so you know its ready to unplugged and can be used. 

For iPhone 5S, 5C, 5, 4S, 4, iPod; Samsung Galaxy S4, S3, Note3, Note2; Nexus 5, Nexus 4; Motorola Razr Maxx, HTC ONE, most Smartphones and other USB-charged devices
Duo purpose design: Power bank and a flashlight.
LG Grade A cell and premium microchips ensure high quality.Intelligent 4 LED status bar.
Input: 5V 1A; Output: USB DC 5V 1A; Input charging time: 4-5 hours via AC adapter (not included)
Package includes: Power bank, 1 micro USB to USB charging cable, and manual.

With five color options to choose from, you could get one for each member of the family. While I would've preferred the pink, the gold is a nice neutral color for my husband and I to share, and he enjoys having it just as much as I do. 

You can purchase a RAVPower® Luster 3000mAh External Battery Pack Portable Charger on Amazon for a list price of $50. If you're a Prime Member however, its currently on sale for $20.