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How many times have you left the house on a vacation only to realize you left the charger for your phone or tablet at home? Have you ever considered what to do if you lose power and have no way to charge your phone or other portable devices? I recently had the opportunity to review the Pocket Power 2800 by Halo, a portable power charger that provides the solution to all of these problems before they can happen!
What Is the Halo Pocket Power 2800 Charger?
The Halo Pocket Power 2800 by is a small, battery-operated charger you can use to recharge your cell phone, tablet, gaming device, digital cameras and other portable devices. It is incredibly handy to have, and its small size allows you to easily carry it in your purse, backpack, your car’s glove box or even your pocket. It is just a little bigger than a tube of lipstick, and measures about 4″ in length and 3/4″ in diameter. And can you believe that such a small device can hold a charge for up to 12 months? Yes, you read that right! When fully charged and not in use, the Halo Pocket Power can hold a charge for up to 12 months. So if you decide you want to keep it in the car for emergencies, and you don’t use it for a long time, it will still be able to provide a charge to your phone up to almost a year later.
What Comes With the Halo Power Pocket Charger?
The Halo Pocket Power charger comes with a two-way “Charge It, Charge Me” USB charger cord, three interchangeable connector tips, and a handy drawstring bag to carry it all in. The three included tips are a micro USB, mini USB, and a 30-pin; you are almost guaranteed to have one that will fit your device. It is also compatible with phones and devices that have a charging cable equipped with a USB male connection cable like, for example, the iPhone 5.
How Does the Halo Pocket Power Charger Work?
Using the charger is extremely easy! Just plug the cord into it, connect your device and it automatically turns on and begins charging. The multi-colored LED display lets you know how much power it is holding. If it shows green, it is fully charged, orange for about halfway charged and red for a very low charge. How many times you can charge your device before having to charge the Halo Power Pocket Charger depends on the device. I was able to fully charge my Nokia Windows phone 1.5 times before I needed to re-charge the Pocket charger! Each charging only took about 15 to 18 minutes to go from almost no charge to a full charge. Below are some more examples of how many times you can charge certain devices:
Charge a Blackberry over 1.5 times on a single battery.
Charge the iPhone 4 1.5 times on a single battery.
Partially charge a Pandigital tablet.
Charge the Samsung Galaxy S 1.25 times on a single battery.
It can also partially charge a Samsung Galaxy S in just 10 seconds in order to make a call!
Once your Pocket Power Charger gets low, you can re-charge it one of two ways: via your computer or using an ac adapter plugged into an electrical outlet. Plus, the “Charge It, Charge Me” cable allows you to charge two devices at the same time!
Is The Halo Pocket Power Charger Compatible with Any Device?
The HALO Pocket Power Charger is compatible with cell phones and devices that use one of the three supplied tips: micro USB, mini USB, or 30-pin. It is also compatible with phones and devices that have a charging cable equipped with a USB male connection cable, for example the iPhone 5. Just with the provided tips I am able to charge my cell phone, digital camera, DVR, tablet, Bluetooth keyboard, Bluetooth headset and Nook.
Where Can I Get A Halo Pocket Power Charger?
The Halo Pocket Power Charger can be purchased for around $50 directly through the Halo website as well as many other online sites such as Amazon.com, QVC.com, eBay and more! It is available in a variety of bright colors and fun patterns including black, hot pink, purple, yellow, green, blue and even a couple of leopard prints!
The number of instances that this portable charger can come in handy are unlimited! I know as a teen driving off to college for the first time, my father constantly worried about my phone having enough charge in case something happened. The Halo Pocket Power charger will provide parents peace of mind knowing that your child will always have a way to charge their phone. If you love to camp, the Halo Power Pocket charger is perfect for keeping your phone charged while you are away from a power source. Power outages, forgotten chargers, broken chargers, whatever the case may be, with the Halo 2800 Pocket Power Charger, you never have to be without a charge again!
What do you think of the Halo Pocket Power Charger? Do you have a portable charger?