Before I start my review, I want to post some tips
1.) $20 Credit – This is NOT a gift card.. This is a promotional credit that shows up if and when you buy eligible products.. The nice thing about the “Wand” credit is that it will show up on MOST items sold by Amazon
2.) As stated in the description THIS DOES NOT play music.. BUT it is good for other things in the kitchen. Think of it as a “Mini” Alexa without all the expensive features
3.) The main purpos of this is a barcode scanner! Yes, that’s true BUT now that it includes ALEXA for simple features which I think is a great plus!
1.) Essentially Free
2.) The Alexa features are nice! But I purchased this as a barcode scanner to help me reorder stuff
3.) I find the Amazon prices on stuff I buy to be comparable to other stores.. I know some folks complain about high prices and who knows what they are buying.. I also know some stuff on Amazon is expensive BUT for the stuff I buy, it’s not
4.) Makes it easy to build a shopping list!
5.) Good battery life
Test Purchase: Sun Bum Shampoo Normal cost everywhere else is $17.99.. Amazon cost after scanning barcode was $17.99 but free because I used my $20 credit.. So yeah! Price is fine!
Overall: I will update this more as I use it more.. Mine just arrived but so far I am impressed with it
Short Review: Excellent DEVICE, especially with the inverter (Sold separately so grab it as well).. Simply one of the best power banks on the market! This will charge my Huawei Mate 9 over 10 times from the USB ports.. It will charge my 2 DJI Spark batteries at least once each using the inverter, it will charge my Surface Pro 4 fully at least once!! There is a lot of power in this!
Tips: You can’t think of this as a powerbank with the typical mAH ratings we see all over Amazon.. You need to know how Watt Hours work and know that this is nearly a 100WH device!! (Meaning it can power 100 watts for about 1 hour)
Tips 2: If you are trying to power a coffee pot, this WONT WORK.. Go for a Goal Zero Yeti 400 or higher.. You need more power for those!!
Tips 3: If you just plan on charging your cell phone while waiting on a bus, grab a cheap power bank and not this.. Save money.. THIS IS FOR OUTDOOR USE or people who need more power than your cheapo battery brick will offer..
1.) Can be carried on a plane
2.) Lithium (meaning it holds its charge for months)
3.) Includes laptop cables and more are available from Goal Zero
4.) Buy the inverter and this thing can produce 100 WATTS of power!!
5.) Small, easy to carry
6.) Uses are ENDLESS – Laptops, Drone Batteries, Cell Phones, Lights, pretty much anything
7.) Quality is outstanding
8.) Can be chained (linked) with other Sherpas for even more power
9.) Easy to charge VIA Goal Zero solar panels (Remember solar panels can convert energy but you need a way to store it.. This works VERY WELL)
10.) 98WH (Basically this means that this device can provide about 100 watts of power for 1 hour!)
Overall: This thing rocks! It works well and is very high quality!