[Hands On] Olixar enCharge 15,000mAh Dual USB Portable Charger and Card Reader
Portable chargers are very common nowadays, with increase in use of smartphone which comes with limited battery life it became mandatory for all of us to carry a charger in our bag so that you can charge your phone with supplied phone charger anywhere.
Earlier we had reviewed Kit High Power 15,000mAh Dual USB, Kit High Power 10400mAh Dual USB and Veho Pebble Smartstick. But have you ever thought what else you can do with theses portable charger than just charging your device, if your answer is not then you should look at Olixar enCharge 15,000mAh Dual USB Portable Charger and Card Reader.
This battery pack comes in a nice package, when you unbox this package you will get a battery pack itself along with 6 different pins (Micro USB, Mini USB, Apple Lightening Connector, Apple 30 Pin Connector, Nokia Pin and DC), a Micro USB cable and a cable which allows you to put those different pins according to your needs.
If we talk about the battery pack then its build quality is really nice, it has aluminum body which gives you a premium look and feel, this battery pack it slightly heavy as it has a 15,000 mAh battery inside and metal body all around it. It has a dual Charging port so that you can charge your phone and tablet at the same time.
There is a LED notification which tells you how much percent of battery is left in this pack, apart from just charging your device it comes with a SD card reader and Torch as well, which means you can do more rather than just charging your devices.
This battery pack can be used to charge any of your devices multiple times, to test this we had first fully charged this power bank and then drain all battery from our iPhone 5S and charged with it, in our test we were able to charge iPhone 5S eight times while on ninth time it only charged 44 percent.
One issue which we faced with this power back is that it takes hell lot of time to get charged, we compared it with other 15,000mAh battery pack and other charged quickly as compared with this one.
The built-in SD card reader worked perfectly in our test, we just inserted SD card it to and connect it with your computer with supplied USB cable and you will be able to see your SD card contents on your PC. It also has a pair of built in LEDs which gives you enough light in dark condition so that you can find your nearby things.
Final Impression :-
This charger is quite handy, it comes some additional features which make it stand out in a crowd. This charger doesn’t have a glossy plastic body which looks cheap, it has a metal body all around it which makes it slightly heavy but at the same time it makes looks premium also.
- Nice build quality
- Animated LED to show much battery left
- SD Card reader and Torch provides additional features
- Can charge multiple devices at the same time
- Comes with 6 pins/connectors/adapters and additional Micro USB cable
- Bit bulky
- Take long period of time to get charged.
You can get this Olixar enCharge 15,000mAh Dual USB Portable Charger and Card Reader at £49.99 on MobileFun.
Reviewed by Rahul Sharma on October 14 2014