I love to travel, but I hate feeling that I have to ration my remaining battery charge like it’s the Great Depression. Watching the battery percent drop is like watching the stock market in free fall. So, that is why I am always looking for a new portable way to keep my iDevices fueled. This is where the Richard Solo Super Power Bank comes in. This small device, about the size of a wallet, is sleek, sexy, and powerful.
The Super Power Bank is a slim black box with a gorgeous chrome bevel, three ports, four light LED indicator, and of course a power button. The power button is flush to the device, making it hard to find without looking, but preventing accidental button pushes. The LED lights display when the Power Bank is charging or with a single tap of the power button. Four lights correspond to the amount of power available for withdrawal from the bank. 1 LED flashing = less than 20%; 1 LED solid = 20-40%, 2 LEDs = 40-60%, 3 LEDs = 60-80%, and 4 LEDs = 80-100%.
The Super Power Bank has three ports along it’s frame. One is the micro USB in, the other two are USB charging ports for iDevice, smartphones, etc. Charging port 1, labeled OUT 1A, is designated for smaller devices requiring a 1A connection, where as charging port 2, labeled OUT 2.1A, is for larger device such as the iPad as well as the smaller devices. The Super Power Bank conains a 6600 mAh Li-polymer battery that is pretty kick-ass. I ran some trials to gauge about how powerful the bank is; here are the results:
Using only the Super Power Bank and moderate/ heavy usage I was able to bring my iPod Touch from 10% to 100% for a whole week until I need to deposit more energy into the bank. That is about 10 or so recharges. For just one recharge it took 10 minutes to charge the first 30%, an hour to charge another 45% and my iPod was back to 100% within 2 hours of when I started. That is definitely a lot faster than my wall outlet can put out.
What Do You Get?
So when you open up the hard plastic from Richard Solo, what do you get? You get: The Super Power Bank of course, and a small coiled USB to micro USB connector. That’s pretty much it, but hey it is whats on the inside that counts right?
One More Thing:
If you order the Super Power Bank before April 30, which I highly recommend, just enter Plomonet into the coupon field for 20% off.
Overall, The Super Power Bank by Richard Solo is an excellent portable charger. It has a great form factor, can charge two devices at once, and is quick and efficient. For the price of $59.95 it is definitely worth it. Check it out here
I give it 4.5 stars for sure.
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