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Good large capacity battery, but one of the two I own is failing
on January 26, 2014
I'm knocking off a star after my experience with a 2nd RAVPower battery. I bought my first on in 2014 and love it, and even bought a second one because I like it so much. My trouble has come with the second battery. I'm not aware that the battery has been dropped, and yet it has developed a rattle. The LED light will not work, and the 2 AMP port will not charge. The 1 AMP port still charges, but it obviously charges devices much more slowly. It's disappointing that this is happened. The older one (which feel somehow more substantial) is still a champ. My oldest external batter, which is a year older than my first RAV power is still doing great with no problems. I think there are some quality issues at play here.
This is not going to be an overly technical review - I haven't had time to test how fast this charges my devices and how long it takes to charge it up, etc. After using it for a couple of months, here's what I think:
What I like: I can recharge several devices on one charge of the battery.
I can charge at two different levels for different devices - I have apple products that mainly use 2A, but an older iPad that still uses 1A.
I like the LED indicator lights and the flashlight
I like the size - this is easy to carry in my briefcase or in my pocket.
What I don't like: Sometimes in my bag the power button gets pressed by something else in the bag, turning on the LED flashlight. I don't think it's ever happened enough to run the battery down too far, but it is annoying.
I don't like the supplied charging cable - it's a spiraled cable. I prefer a straight cable that I can loop around myself.
All in all, I like this battery, and am glad to have a higher capacity option than the original external battery I bought several years ago. I would recommend this.