ZAGG Power Amp 3 Portable Charger and Flashlight Is Small But Powerful

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I recently reviewed the ZAGG Power Amp 12 Portable Charger and Flashlight. It is big, powerful, and charges your phone up to four times. Its a great option if you need serious power. If you want something smaller and easier to carry the $29.99 ZAGG Power Amp 3 Portable Charger and Flashlight is a great option!

ZAGG Power Amp 3 Portable Charger and Flashlight Is Small But Powerful

At under $30 the ZAGG Power Amp 3 Portable Charger and Flashlight makes a great stocking stuffer!

And since it is available in five bright colors there is one for every taste and style. (Not that an external battery is a fashion statement but still…) For your $30 you get an external battery that will double your phone’s run time and has the same smart chip technology as its bigger sibling, so devices charge quickly but safely, and it also sports a flashlight.

ZAGG Power Amp 3 Portable Charger and Flashlight Is Small But Powerful

This small battery is made of metal and a synthetic material that is soft to the touch. Since it fits nicely in the hand the soft material lets it serve as an effective flashlight.

ZAGG Power Amp 3 Portable Charger and Flashlight Is Small But Powerful

In fact, I don’t think it is incorrect to think about this device serving as a flashlight and an external battery in equal proportions. (That’s different than the Power Amp 13 which is more a battery WITH a flashlight than a battery AND a flashlight.)

ZAGG Power Amp 3 Portable Charger and Flashlight Is Small But Powerful

The battery has a microUSB port for charging using the included USB to microUSB cable. It also has a full-size USB port so you can charge any mobile device for which you have a cable. It offers 2.4A of power so you get rapid and efficient charging!

ZAGG Power Amp 3 Portable Charger and Flashlight Is Small But Powerful

The ZAGG Power Amp 3 Portable Charger and Flashlight features:

  • 3000mAh of portable power gives most phones a full charge so you can stay connected to your world all day, everywhere you go.
  • Quick Chip™ Technology detects what kind of device you have and adapts to provide the fastest charge possible.
  • Fast 2.1A pass-through power courses into your devices – even when your Power Amp is plugged in – so you can get charged and going quicker.
  • A bright LED flashlight makes it easy to find your way in the dark while you power up.

Here’s our video look:

We’ve reviewed numerous external batteries and the style ZAGG brings to this current line of external batteries. The metal and soft material used in construction, combined with the internal tech means I can charge with confidence. Since this is so much a flashlight as it is a battery I do wish the battery/flashlight had a lanyard anchor so you could thread something through and hang it from a door handle or from a backpack.

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Source: Manufacturer supplied review sample of the ZAGG Power Amp 3 Portable Charger and Flashlight.

What I Like: Charges phone up to one additional time; Includes flashlight; Nice materials for durability and use; Power indicator; Fast charging USB port.

What Needs Improvement: Cries out for a lanyard anchor and the inclusion of a lanyard.

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About the Author

Dan Cohen
Having a father who was heavily involved in early laser and fiber-optical research, Dan grew up surrounded by technology and gadgets. Dan’s father brought home one of the very first video games when he was young and Dan remembers seeing a “pre-release” touchtone phone. (When he asked his father what the “#” and “*” buttons were his dad said, “Some day, far in the future, we’ll have some use for them.”) Technology seemed to be in Dan’s blood but at some point he took a different path and ended up in the clergy. His passion for technology and gadgets never left him. Dan is married to Raina Goldberg who is also an avid user of Apple products. They live in New Jersey with their golden doodle Nava.