Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 8
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by ShootFirstNYC Photographer Recommended: Very cool item especially for iPhone users
First: The guy who didn't like it probably did what I did. Tried to use it without reading the directions. The button has to be pressed and held to start charging the phone.
As a landscape photographer I spend hours away from electricity. My phone is almost always dead or close to dying. The sun is generally there and not being used, Not anymore.
I bought one at Home Depot and opened it up in my car. I loved the quality and accessories. I drove a quarter mile, stopped, made a U-Turn and went back and bought one for my son who leaves for college tomorrow. He spends hours on the fishing far from power and I just took away his excuse that his phone is dead. I'm sold and will probably be buying more.
August 29, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Vaths Just Awesome!
I'm always purchasing low priced power banks that i find at the checkout counter for around $10-$15 but they would NEVER bring my phone to a full charge and they usually break after a few uses.
When i came across this one I decided to take my chances and invested in a higher quality product, and wow did it pay off! when this power bank is fully charged i could charge my iPhone from 15-100% three times!!! and the best part is that I just leave it near the window or outside and its always recharging itself.
in a nutshell this is a lifesaver and I'm never leaving home without it in my bag :)
August 21, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Philliesfan9 Absolutely worth the money!
Charges my Galaxy S6 pretry good used it fid my iPhone 6 before.
May 31, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by horsefarm Great Product!
First off, exact weight specs for those interested:
Charger: 6.4oz (184g)
Case: 1.2oz (34g)
Important to me for this device is reliability, weight, durability and charging power...in that order. I am an avid ultralight backpacker so the first three are all incredibly important. I could use a standard power bank for most of my purposes and save weight, but having the solar panel there is what I view as a backup that could also be useful on longer, more remote trips.
This thing is tough for its weight. I haven't really put it through any torture test, but it feels very solid and well constructed. If some accident causes this to break, I'd imagine it would break any other similar product as well. The instructions for use are easy enough to memorize quickly, and are designed as such that you shouldn't accidentally drain the power if this is stowed unused in your pack. To even begin the charging output, you must hold down the power button for a few seconds.
The two charging ports are convenient, and I like the idea that I could be the good guy with a spare charge port if I run into someone else who needs a little juice as well.
A full, direct in the sun charge takes a bit longer than reported. I don't mind this. Normally I charge it up prior to heading out, and the solar aspect of this charger I just view as a bonus/backup which WILL work. This thing charges my phone (Galaxy S3) about half to 3/4 as fast as a wall charge.
November 21, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by henryporter Top-notch product -- always ready when I need it
If you're like me, you're always fretting over the battery drain on your personal devices. It's one thing if you're in your home or office and can plug in, but the whole point of portable electronic devices is portability, right. I toyed with the idea of purchasing a power pack that I could charge up from an electrical outlet and take with me, but that would mean I would have to remember to juice it up and hope I remembered it when I headed out the door.
I was elated when I came across this Tough-Tested solar battery pack -- not only does it have the capability to be charged up from a power outlet, but it's also solar powered, which means I can put it on the dash (it comes with gizmos for that purpose) and let the sunshine do its thing.
I have been delighted with the device. I keep it in the truck and toss it in my briefcase when I gather my phone and glasses, etc., and it's always available and ready when I need it. And it has more than one USB plug, so I can recharge my phone and tablet at the same time.
Best $80 I've spent on a device in a long time.
August 12, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Elijah A No-Brainer
I'm not much of an accessory buyer for my iPhone, but this battery pack is phenomenal! An easy buy, no question about it.
August 21, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Milla Incompetent
Fully charged and NOT CHARGING MY IPHONE WILL BE TAKING THIS BACK!!!
August 22, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Favv Solar Charger
Great charger, especially if your on the go.
Charges up your device fast.
August 21, 2014