Tong Zhang
(Senior Editor)
08/31/15 02:40 PM
Jackery Giant + Battery Charger Review

We've looked at the Jackery Air 6, an ultra portable battery charger that's 3000mAh in capacity. For mobile users who need a beefier battery, Jackery offers the Giant + battery charger that's 12,000mAh in capacity. In addition to the large capacity increase, the Jackery Giant + also offers 2 USB charging ports and can charge two mobile devices simultaneously. The Jackery Giant + comes in four colors: black, silver, gold and orange.



The Jackery Giant + Battery Charger comes in a curved block design with a matte finish. The battery is small for the amount of power it packs. It measures 4.3 x 3.1 x 0.8 inches and it weighs 10.4 ounces. The Jackery Giant + has two full USB charging ports that live on the side of the battery, along with the micro USB recharging port and the LED flashlight. A power button lives on one of the curved sides near the ports, and you'll need to press the button to turn on the battery to charge your mobile devices. The power button also controls the LED lights and the flashlight; press the button once to turn on charging and the LED lights, and press the button twice to turn on/off the flashlight. The Jackery Giant + Battery Charger has three thin strips of LED lights on the front. They indicate the power levels and recharging status. The Jackery Giant + Battery Charger is built with aluminum casing and plastic end caps. It comes in four solid colors with white end caps on the silver, gold and orange versions and black end caps on the black version.



The Jackery Giant + Battery Charger uses a grade A Panasonic Lithium polymer battery with advanced microchips and circuitry. These cell-batteries have built-in protection and should last more than 500 recharge cycles. The battery takes overnight to recharge but it's beefy enough to fill up an iPad Air 2's large battery. In our tests, the Jackery Giant + filled up the iPhone 6 near five times from 10%-15% to 100%, the iPad Air 2 95% from completely empty, the Galaxy S6 more than twice from empty to full and the Galaxy Note 5 1.5 times. The Jackery Giant + Battery Charger has total output of 3.1A with one USB port outputting at 2.1A and the other at 1A. It charges the iPhone 6 fairly fast, in about 2 hours, and the iPad Air 2 in about 4 hours.



Conclusion

The Jackery Giant + Battery Charger is a great power charger for overseas flights or weekend road trips and camping. It's durable thanks to the metal casing and it's quite small and light for the power it offers. The battery has decent conversion rate and can charge most smartphones several times and a large tablet once. The flashlight comes in handy for camping trips and it's handy to charge two devices simultaneously. The battery comes in nice color options and the street price is very low for this large capacity battery.



Editor's Ratings (1-5): 4.5
What's Hot: Good quality battery, can charge phones several times, nice color options.
What's Not: The recharge speed isn't fast.
Price: $29.99
Website: Jackery

Reviewed by: Tong Zhang








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