November 2, 2013

Anker 6000mAh High-Capacity Qi-Enabled (Wireless-Charging) External Battery Review!

Anker 6000mAh High-Capacity Qi-Enabled (Wireless-Charging) External Battery Review!

You can now keep your devices charged without any wires by purchasing this product on Amazon US for about $70 ($69.99). And special thanks to our friends at Anker for sending this out to review. I unboxed this product last week and you will receive almost everything you need to get started which includes a short and a long Micro USB to USB 2.0 cable, paperwork, a carrying case, and the product it self.

Before I dive into my review on the product I want to take a closer look at the carrying case itself. You can’t really tell through video but it’s very soft with a unique-type of design that keeps the product from being damaged when you it’s dropped. Even the Anker branding tag is small with a little style to it to bring out more color. That’s bonus points for just having a great carrying case. I won’t be using the wireless-charging feature until next week but I have my pros, cons, and opinions about the product itself ready for you.

The design of the product is beautiful but also ugly. I like the the little touches they did with their logo, signals, LEDs, buttons, ports, and lettering. But, it has a glossy design that makes it the home of a fingerprint invasion. I find myself wiping it down every time I use it. This takes between 1 to 2 minutes but I shouldn’t have to do this. You may feel different about this but to me; it’s very needy and unnecessary.

Don’t get me wrong! I really do like that Anker has taken the time to make their logo looks like it belongs there. Also, the signals in the middle help indicate where your smartphone should be placed on. Also, the LEDs are very helpful when your charging the product, when the product is on, or to see how much power you have left. The backside features the glossy back which doesn’t help in any way possible. It actually makes the product very slippery in the hand and on any surface. I find myself accidently pushing it to the ground when plugging in my Galaxy S4 to charge. Not a good feeling I tell you.

You have two USB ports with helpful labels that either read Output 2.1A or Output 1A. This makes it easy when trying to correctly charge your tablet, smartphone, or any USB-powered device. This is actually a bonus because it will save your battery from having a short life-span, overheating, or incorrect draining.

When it comes to charging the product you will find a Micro USB port that’s label Input. You should already own a Micro USB cable but they also provide two more in-case you don’t. I find that it takes about an hour to charge up to 6000mAh. This is perfect since I was able to charge my Galaxy S4 about two times before having to charge the product again.

If you’re looking into buying this product for wireless-charging then you should know that Anker won’t provide you with the accessories needed to use this feature. The products that are able to use this feature will include the Nexus 7 FHD, Nexus 4, LG Optimus Vu2, Nokia Lumia 920 and 1020, HTC 8X, HTC Droid DNA, and many more. If you’re like me then you’re in the boat when it comes to having to purchase the wireless charging adapter for the Samsung Galaxy S4 and S3, Galaxy Note 2 and 3, Nokia Lumia 820, and for the iPhone 5S, 5C, 5, 4, 4S, and 3G.

I will have a demo coming soon on how to set this feature up but that won’t be available until next week. If you need more information please contact us. This product has a lot going for it but I can’t stand the glossy finishing and the requirement of buying a wireless-charging accessories but I do recommend it for the power, design, and usability.

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