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  • Overall Rating: 2
  • Price: 5
  • Quality: 2
  • Ease Of Use: 3
  • Usefulness: 3
It LOOKS good – Solar Powered 2000mAh Rechargeable Portable Emergency Power with Phone Adapters + LED Light Reviews

posted by max929 on 08/26/2010 Certified Owner

Involvement:General (knows how to use it) - Ownership:1 week to 1 month

Pros:
I was very excited receiving this thing. It looks awesome. Metal back, USB, little led light for in a pinch. Seems to charge on very little artificial light Runs my USB lightning ball but...
Cons:
In reality this is a charger that could be great, but suffers from significant build quality issues (on mine - some may be ok - I doubt great, at least for long) Bad cord - I had to tweak the cord around to get it to charge anything. The charger just turns off - I could understand if it turned off because the battery was full of solar goodness, but no - it just bricks it's self and will only turn back on if you "jump it" by plugging it into a USB port. I have had the unit turn off after time and turn off when it attempts to charge a device. This bug renders it useless Will not charge my Blackberry Tour (Appears to - but just drains the battery)
Other:
Bottomline:
The only time I would really use this is if I was traveling. For that reason the flaws in the device render it useless because who will take an unreliable device with you on a trip? If you would chances are you have other means of charging packed too. I would not recommend this item. I believe they are getting better but not there yet. Please redesign this using good quality construction and good parts and charge more for it...

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