5 out of 5 Stars February 21, 2015 ByRatherLiveInKeyWest (Central Virginia) - Amazon Top 1000 Reviewer
Golf Tiger 125 Portable Power Bank - External Backup Battery - 8,000mAh capacity - LCD - Easy to use - Works well - Recommended
This Golf Tiger 125 Portable Power Bank is priced comparable to others in its 8,000mAh capacity range, seems solidly yet thinly constructed, and is of a very convenient size given its capacity. At about 5 inches long by 3 inches wide and about 1/2 inch thick, this backup battery is an easy carry in your brief case, laptop bag or back-pack.
This unit comes with a micro USB cable and we successfully tested it using using multiple devices. One of the nicest features is its LCD display showing how much juice is left in the battery. It arrived from the factory pre-charged at 72% and took a couple hours to complete the charge to 100%. I like this device and would recommend this power bank to others.
This power bank weighs in at about 6.6 ounces, giving it a nice feel while still being very portable, and is constructed with a plastic case (ours is two-toned, blue and white).
Upon receiving the battery, we plugged the unit into our wall adapter (used my Samsung S3's wall adapter and the supplied micro USB cable) and, after pushing the power button, the LCD display lit up showing the 72% pre-charged level. Pushing the power button again turns on the front flashlight, which has a rather dim output but puts out enough light to help you find your way down a sidewalk in the dark of night.
Operating this battery is fairly simple -- but the first thing that you have to figure out is that the port named "Out 1" is the 1A port, while the port named "Out 2" is the 2.1A port. Once that was know, we used the charging cables from our phones to hook up to the proper port.
The storage capacity of this battery is 8,000mAh which is fairly substantial, great for charging the devices we have a couple times over, to help out in emergencies and perfect for a long weekend away too. The charging times we experienced were consistently very strong, averaging about 0.75 percent per minute, or about 45% recharging per hour, from its 2.1A USB output port (and about half that from the 1A port). Good performance that is much better than our wall chargers.
We tested this power bank with a Samsung S3 and an HTC Droid DNA. The battery pack did not get hot when being charged or when charging the devices. While charging a device, the LCD display does go out but can be reactivated with a push of the power button if you want to check on how much juice is still left to be used. The LCD numbers are easy to read, big white numbers on a black background, and the power bank is easy to use.
The user manual is very basic but it does note that this power bank is covered by "a 12 month warranty", so if an issue arises within that time-frame I will return here to update the review and let you know what the issue was and how resolution was handled. I did receive this power bank gratis from the seller and put it to use to objectively find out how well it performed. My statements here reflect that testing.
We found this power bank to be affordable, portable, and it does the job as described by the manufacturer. If you are looking for a battery pack of this color, 8,000 mAh capacity, size, style and excellent charge rate, for use as I have described above, then I recommend giving this Golf Tiger 125 Portable Power Bank a try based on our experience with it.