5 out of 5 Stars
December 29, 2014
By VoiceOver Guy (USA) - Amazon Top 100 Reviewer
5,200 mAh portable Power Bank, One USB 2.1A power, compact and lightweight, (Gold color) by GOLF
Here's a compact 5,200 mAh Power Bank designed for pocket carry. Available in assorted metallic colors. This one is Gold.
There's a single 2.1A USB port. There is a typo in the current product description; there is only one USB port, not two. Also, the actual output appears to be 2.1A (suitable for iPad, as advertised), not 1.0A as the description specs say.
(It may be that GOLF has bumped the current production up to 2.1A from an earlier 1.0A? If so I hope they see this review, and update their spec's)
This recharges with a standard micro-USB cable (included). It does not include the wall AC USB charger module, so you'll need your own. My unit arrived 70% charged from the factory, but you always want to charge your power banks to 100% the first time before using them to get best battery efficiency.
The case has rounded edges and is lightweight and compact. About the size of my iPhone 5 (but thicker of course). Fits in a man's front khakis or jeans pocket. There's a flat bottom, so this can be used, or stored, standing upright.
There's a LED mini-flashlight feature which gives off a white light with a tinge of blue. Fine for indoor use, finding your phone cable in the dark, navigating around a hotel room, etc. Operates by the same On-Off switch that powers the charging function.
And that's it. A basic, no-frills 5,200 mAh power bank that just works. This has been fine with my various USB charging cables, and also fine with my Apple iPhone. Attractive case colors. Comes in a retail window display box suitable for gift wrapping. Easy to walk around with.
Sample sent for testing and impartial review.GOLF offers a range of power banks with various capacity and features, you can see them all by clicking the Seller link at the top of the page. I hope this is helpful as you comparison shop online. Lots of options to choose from.
Happy travels, everybody.