210WH (Watt Hours) is a lot of Energy packed into a small device such as this.. Think of 210WH as being able to power 2 100Watt light bulbs for a little over and hour each.. That’s a lot of energy considering most TVs, Laptops, Tables, and other devices are well under 30Watts and most under 15..
For example, this SHOULD be power my 28Watt TV for nearly 8 hours if all goes well! (Keep in mind, the powerhouse itself does require some power to operate it’s fans, sensors, and other parts). With that being said, I only expect to get 6 – 7 hours using my TV with this..
Here are my actual results
1.) TV – I got a little over 6 hours using my TV with this.. Pretty good eh?
2.) Mobile Phone – I got over 8 charges and still had power left, a lot of power.. I also charged one tablet during this time.
3.) Laptop – 3 Full Charges
1.) Small Size – This is the smallest form factor for this capacity I have seen
2.) Silent operation
3.) Works Very Well
4.) Includes carry case
5.) Charges virtually anything
6.) Powers virtually anything under 100Watts
1.) TSA – This is over the 100WH TSA rule meaning it shouldn’t and probably won’t be allowed on a plane
Overall: Excellent Device, so far I am very happy
Short Review: Excellent, Rugged, and AMAZING speaker that doubles as a power bank! 100% waterproof. Amazing Sound! Great price! I purchased this after owning the mini which is also awesome, but what are the differences?
1.) This one is waterproof, the mini barricade isn’t. It’s only water resistant
2.) This one has a 10watt speaker meaning louder and deeper bass and better sound quality overall
3.) The mini does NOT double as a power bank, this one does
4.) The mini does not have a microphone, but this one does
Both are very well built and durable. My mini goes backpacking with me and places when I don’t have as much space
1.) Waterproof: IPX7 meaning it can be dropped in water less than 3 FT deep for a Max of 30 minutes. So this is 100% waterproof!
2.) Battery Bank: Doubles as a battery bank so if your hiking or camping this can charge your GoPro or phone! A phone might drain most of the speakers battery but it’s a good feature
3.) Easy to Pair
4.) Best sounding speaker for this price! This puts to Shane even $100+ speakers
5.) 10 Watts meaning plenty of sound and bass
6.) Skullcandy Quality and Support which is awesome! Anytime I have had issues, I just send them the speaker or headphones (whatever failed) and they just give me a full value gift card for their site! You can opt for an exchange but I just opt for the gift card.. I have only needed this option twice and both times where on headphones older than 4 years old so yeah their warranty rocks (keep in mind, Bluetooth devices do have a shorter warranty)
Overall! Simply awesome speaker!
Use: I grabbed this to use with my Microsoft Surface on the go! USB powerbanks don’t offer enough power to really charge the surface!!
Short Review: Excellent CHARGER and it last for a very very long time if just charging from the USB ports. When you turn on the AC outlet, it does drain the external battery VERY quickly but did offer enough power to charge my surface fully over 1 time WHILE I was using it!! To me, this is excellent performance! Final note, you can use the AC outlet and USB ports at the same time and provide powerful charging to multiple devices!!
1.) Very Durable – This is a large device so I have accidently dropped it a few times but no issues!
2.) AC Outlet – This is the best part of this power bank! The AC Outlet can be used on several devices (See list of my test below).. Depending on the device, it might drain this power bank fairly quickly however.. My surface can drain it from 100% to empty in right over one full charge (while the surface is being used).. To help you visualize this a little better. the Surface batter is UNDER 5500mAH and this battery bank offers 24000mAH in power
3.) TRUE 24000mAH battery – when using the USB ports, this battery does seem to be a full 24000mAH.. It charged my phone over 6 times with no issues on a single charge.. My phone has a 3500mAH battery .. 3500mAH X 6 Charges = 21,000mAH and after 6 charges I have power left so it will probably charge it fully one more time if I needed it to
4.) Rubber Finish – Being a larger device and semi heavy, this grip is very welcome
5.) 3 USB ports
6.) Emergency Light
7.) Can charge my Surface and Mobile phone at the same time
8.) Can charge multiple devices QUICKLY at the same time
Tested AC Outlet with
1.) Microsoft Surface – 1 full charge while being used
2.) Desk Lap – Powered for 5 hours and still had power left! The lamp was however using an LED bulb
3.) Cell Phone Charger – Tested just for the heck of it.. The battery drains much quicker using the Cell Phone Charger vs a USB port but it does work.. Id recommend USB port for charging tablets and phones
4.) Paper Shredder – Using it for business I tested with a paper shredder and it worked wonderfully all day!!
5.) Computer (With power strip) – I tested with the computer and monitor only (Didn’t want to overload it) and received about 25 minutes!! This is about average for smaller APC units.. I would say this is very impressive!
Tested USB ports with
1.) Nexus 6P – 6 full charges and power left
2.) IPhone 6 – 6 full charges and power left
3.) Kindle Fire HDX – 4 full charges but plenty of power for MORE full charges
4.) Generic Android Phone (With small battery) – 8 full charges and plenty of power left
5.) Nintendo 3DS – Plenty of power left after several charges
6.) GoPro, Yi Action Cams, and YI M1 Cameras – Charged all with no issues
1.) Size – This isn’t huge but it is much larger than a standard 24000mAH power bank! I really hope over the years, companies can make these smaller because they work wonderfully well!!
Basically, it should work fine with ANY USB device that allows charging over USB.. It should work with MOST AC Outlet devices as well!!
Overall: Simply impressive device!! One I would recommend to anyone! For my use, it works GREAT..