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Sunday, June 29, 2014

ibattz BattStation Optimus portable charger


A good portable charger can be a lifesaver. I have to take one with me at all times as I never know if something will take longer  than expected.  I have tried many portable chargers, my preference are ones that don’t have the ports already attached. ibattz asked if I would try their Battstation Optimus charger, and since I LOVE electronics I of course wanted to test it out.



The BattStation Optimus is a little bit bigger than other portable chargers that I have, but that’s probably because it packs a HUGE punch. This little machine has a 20400mAh high-capacity battery, the same Panasonic cell that powers electric cars. It also has 2 USB outputs so that you can charge 2 things at the same time and things that don’t use the same port like apple products vs micro USB.

In the specs it said that this charger can charge your phone up to 8 times on a single charge. To me that was so hard to believe as I have never seen that before. I of course wanted to put that to the test. I charged the Optimus and put it in my purse. I would let my phone go to almost completely dead before I would plug it in. I kept track of each time I charged it, and I was shocked that it was true. I see some time it’s really like 5 times or maybe 6 if something says 8. Rarely is it that number, but with this case it really was.


So now I just throw it on the charger once a week or so to make sure everything is great when i need it. I don’t have to worry if I have enough charge in it or not. It has been very reliable for me. The Optimus also charges tablets and other devices larger than the standard phone. I have since used it to charge things like my Bluetooth keyboard, headphones and speakers. I love it.

One of the things I didn’t know it had is a emergency flashlight, whoever thought that up was really thinking, and I love it. Just a note that after you plug in your device you do need to press the middle button on the charger or it won't do anything.

Granted the Battstation Optiums does cost a lot at $130, I think it’s worth it due to the fact that it is so powerful. Check them out if you are looking for a great portable charger that will give you more than a few chargers, plus take a look at their other accessories.



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13 comments:

  1. This would be great for hiking. Never seem to have enough battery power!

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  2. I thought about getting something like this for when I go to concert to take pictures and whatnot, would save a lot of time and effort.

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  3. Wow this looks great I would love to have something like this!

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  4. This looks like a great product to have. I have never used one but I could use it. Thanks for sharing.

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  5. I definitely would be interested in something like this. My battery always goes low.

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  6. A portable charger would be worth it's weight in gold in my house. We lose chargers they burn out and someone's battery is always LOW

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  7. This would sounds like a great product. I am constantly charging things up. I use my phone and a tablet and between the two one is always being charged. I hate to travel because you have to take chargers for each product. This would be so great one and done!

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  8. If the product costs a lot and has great quality then I'm sure you really get what your paying for. I think I need to buy my powerbank/charger because I my phone's battery always get drained.

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  9. The Battstation portable charger seems like a pretty good product. $130 is a bit pricey but depending on how much you use it and how well it performs, it could be worth it.

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  10. Technology nowadays are awesome. I have never seen a portable charger before. It will come handy especially when I am travelling and need to charge up my device.

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  11. I like the emergency flashlight too. That's consideration being put into an already great product. :)

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  12. I want to get this for power outages that are common during the rainy season in Manila.

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  13. I would love one, really need something to randomly charge my phone I'm ot sure how the battery barely last 2 or 3 hours ughhh

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