Anker® Astro E3 External Battery - Review

Need a device to get your smartphone through the day or, charge up a dead camera or tablet while on the road / commuting? Pick one of these bad boys up for less than $30. 
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Anker® Astro E3 External Battery 
Manufacturer: Anker®
Category: Accessories 
Price: $79.99 | Currently on Amazon for $23.99 (older model) 

Product Description 
“Not all charging ports are created equal. Standard ports only communicate effectively with particular devices, like Apple OR Android, often limiting their recharge rate. But with PowerIQ™ technology, each port intelligently identifies your device to speak its unique charging language. So plug in any brand or model and enjoy compatibility that doesn’t limit your charging speed. – Anker

What is it?
It’s a 10000 mAh external battery power supply. 

Features:
Power IQ
10,000mAh  lithium ion battery 
Compact design 
LED Indicators 

What’s Hot 
- Price 
- 10K mAh is plenty to give my devices an extra kick when they are running low. 
- Comes with a cool mesh baggy 
- Pass through charging. 

What’s Not
- Doesn’t come with wall adaptor
- IF you don’t use at least a 2amp wall adaptor, you will be charging this thing forever. 
- No turbo Charger support ***Note that this device is fairly dated though*** 

Charging Chart (In case you were interested) 

5V / 2A | 5-6 hours 
5V / 1.5A | 6-7 hours 
5V / 1A | 9-10 hours 
5V / 0.5A |18-20 hours (you might as well not bother…)

Build Quality: 5
This thing is built like a tank. It has a (dare I say) Premium feel to it. It’s a tad bulbous but overall it the best feeling external battery that I have ever owned. 

Performance: 4.5
I’ve been using this for about a week now and, I can honestly say, it works like a charm. I’m not actually sure how long it take to charge this thing up personally, because I just plug it in when I get off of work (which is like 3:00 am) and its fully charger by time I start moving in the morning (around 9:00 am). I had it charge my Nexus 7, Nikon S6300, Nexus 4 & 5, and a iPod Touch and it still had one LED indicator still lit up (Meaning it had at least 25% left.) This thing is a tank!!!

Features: 4
There could have been other features added like a digital LCD screen to indicate a more precise battery limit or, they could have added inductive charging support. They could have added more USB ports but honestly I’m content with what was included in this package.  

Price: 5
For the price Anker really nailed this product. If you are looking for an external power source for USB powered devices you need not look any further than here. 

Average (Amazon) – 4.6

My Thoughts
If this package included a 2amp wall adaptor it would have been perfect in my opinion.  There is not much more I can say about it, great product Anker!!!


Recommendation 
Need a device to get your smartphone through the day or, charge up a dead camera or tablet while on the road / commuting? Pick one of these bad boys up for less than $30. 

Score
23.1 / 25
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