With CES 2016 on the way thoughts turn to external batteries. Truth is, Judie and I have discovered that we can never have too many of them as we run from meeting to meeting. The new ZAGG Power Amp 12 Portable Charger and Flashlight is a great option that will charge an iPhone four times and provides a flashlight too!
The ZAGG Power Amp 12 Portable Charger and Flashlight is $69.99. That may sound pricey but for the money you get an external battery that is well-made, offers a good amount of external charging, a smart chip so devices charge quickly but safely, and a flashlight.
The battery is made of metal so you know it is going to put up with a good deal of use and abuse. The metal is, however, mostly covered with a synthetic material that is soft to the touch. That means the battery is less likely to scratch items when placed into your bag, won’t show fingerprints and scratches as you use it on the road and, perhaps most of all, is easy and comfortable to hold.
This last point is especially important since the battery doubles as a highly effective flashlight!
The battery has a microUSB port for charging using the included USB to microUSB cable. It also has two full-size USB ports so you can charge two devices at once. Both ports offer 2.4A of power so you get rapid and efficient charging.
A subtle indicator lights up to let you know how much charge you have remaining.
It is an impressive package!
The ZAGG Power Amp 12 Portable Charger and Flashlight features:
- 12000mAh of portable power give you up to four phone charges so you’ll never miss an update due to a dead battery again.
- Quick Chip™ Technology features a unique microchip that detects what kind of device you have and adapts to provide the fastest charge possible.
- Dual 2.4A USB ports deliver ultra-fast, pass-through charging so you can power up faster and stay connected longer – even if your Power Amp is plugged in.
- A bright LED flashlight brightens any situation and lights the way in the dark when you’re playing late.
Here’s our video look:
We’ve reviewed numerous external batteries. This is one of the nicest I’ve seen. The combination of the metal and soft material make it attractive. The internal tech means I can charge with confidence. And the capacity means this battery will keep Raina’s and my phones going as we use our iPhones as our cameras during our honeymoon. It is a winner and will definitely be making its way to CES with me.
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Source: Manufacturer supplied review sample of the ZAGG Power Amp 12 Portable Charger and Flashlight.
What I Like: Charges phone up to four times; Includes flashlight; Nice materials for durability and use; Power indicator; Two USB fast charging ports.
What Needs Improvement: Nothing to speak of.