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Anker 2nd Gen Astro E4 13000mAh Power Bank - Review

Need some power on the go? Anker definitely has you covered with their 2nd gen E4.
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Manufacturer: Anker
Genre: Accessories
mAh: 13000
Price: Currently $32.99 on Amazon w/ 3amp charger
$29.99 w/o charger

Product Description

2nd Generation Astro E4 Portable Charger External Battery Power Bank
Supersized power in the palm of your hand.

Detects your device. Delivers the fastest charge.
Exclusive to Anker, PowerIQ amp-adjustment technology intelligently identifies your device to deliver its fastest possible charge.

Huge Capacity
Enough power to keep you going for days. Charge an iPhone 5s almost six times, a Galaxy S5 over three times or an iPad Air once.

Slimmer, Sleeker
The new E4 weighs under a pound and rests nicely in your palm. Press the button to check your power level or hold to activate the flashlight.

Superior Quality
We use only premium LG battery cells, together with the most advanced materials and cutting-edge technology, to ensure complete safety.

World Famous Warranty
At Anker, we believe in our products. That's why we back them all with an 18-month warranty and provide friendly, easy-to-reach support.” - Anker | Amazon

What is it?
This is a power back that holds 13,000 mAh of power (to put into perspective; the iPad air has an 8,827 mAh .and the iPhone 6 has an 1810 mAh battery. General math says that you should be able to charge the iPad once and the iPhone 6+ twice and still have some juice to spare.), This power-bank also has a flashlight built in.

What’s Hot:
  • Price on amazon really can’t be beat for what your are getting.
  • Sleek design
  • Built-in Flashlight
  • Power iQ works like a charm

What’s Not:
  • Even with the 3 AMP Charger this device takes forever to charge
  • At times it doesn’t want to charger my powered off devices….?
  • The included USB to MicroUSB will only charge the powerbank for some reason…

Design: 4.5
There isn’t really much to complain about the design of this device. I kinda wish there was a matte black version of it but the glossy piano black isn't bad.  

Features: 4.5
Like the design there isn’t much to complain about when it comes to the features either. It has Power iQ which basically detects your device to deliver the best / fastest charge. It has a built in flashlight with is activated by pressing and holding the button for like 3 seconds (you turn it off the same way). Also have 13000 mAh of power at your disposal isn’t too shabby.

Performance: 4.0
The Anker 2nd Gen E4 Power Bank works for the most part how you would expect it to run. I did however run into a few minor issues with it not charging my powered off devices. This was corrected by double clicking the button on the device or/ powering on the device i was trying to charge. I am not sure if it was supposed to be this way or not but it wasn’t really explained in the instructions. I think for the 3rd generation of these products AnKer should consider turbocharging technology. 6+ hours is a bit much for charging anything this day in age.

Price: 5
Honestly you can’t go wrong with the price of this device. Getting 13000mAh on the go for under $50 is a steal in my book.

Average: 4.6
via Amazon

It’s no surprise that Anker is rated #1 on Amazon in Charging Brand. Their products flat out work, and they do it in style. It is so easy for me to recommend them to people. They are definitely my go to company for External batteries.

22.6 / 25

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