5 out of 5 Stars
February 27, 2015
By VoiceOverGuy (USA) - Amazon Top 100 Reviewer
5.0 out of 5 stars 10,000 mAh Dual-USB (2.1A and 1.0A) Powerbank, with Side Mounted USB Ports, Orange color, by GOLF
This is a lightweight, compact 10,000 mAh dual-USB powerbank from GOLF. It's got all the usual features of a portable powerbank, with the unusual feature that both the USB ports are on the side of the unit, not the end. This will either be a positive or a drawback depending on how you plan to carry the unit ( do you use a coat pocket or purse/bag compartment that's better suited to lying the powerbank on its side to charge?).
Available in a choice of colors as separate Amazon listings. This one is Orange with Grey trim for better visibility. The ABS case feels sturdy and is lightly textured to be nonslip, but does not attract dust or lint.
There are two USB ports, one 2.1A and one 1.0A. As the photo shows, these are both placed along the side.
The charging port for the micro-USB cable (included) is on the end. As usual, you will need to supply your own USB AC Wall Charger to plug the USB charging cable into. This also charges (although more slowly) off my car's 12V charger.
There's an LED flashlight feature on the end which is adequate for indoor use such as navigating around a dark room or connecting the phone to charge in the dark. This is powered by the same On-Off button that controls charging.
This is reasonably lightweight and compact for a 10,000 mAh pocket unit. A little larger than my iPhone 5. The sides are very curved, which makes it more comfortable for carry in a pocket, but also means the unit is best positioned lying flat and horizontal (remember your charging cable/s will be coming out of the side).
A folded instruction pamphlet is included, but the info is generic to all the GOLF powerbanks and there's no specific information about this particular powerbank. Operation is pretty simple, and standard. The one unusual feature is the side-mounted USB ports. A set of blinking LED lights indicates when the unit is charging, and the approximate power level of charge.
Sample sent for testing and impartial review. I have several GOLF products, and they've all been good quality. GOLF offers a range of powerbanks with different mAh capacity and cases, click their Seller link at top of this page to see their entire line.
I hope this review is helpful as you comparison shop powerbanks online. Lots of choices to choose from. Happy travels, everybody.