Lepow ADD Power Bank Review: Elevating Everyday Tech

Lepow ADD Power Bank Review: Elevating Everyday Tech

It’s not often that a battery pack grabs your attention, but when it does, it’s usually because it offers something truly innovative. Such is the case with the Lepow’s ADD Power Bank, retailing at $69.99 but often found for $49.99 at various online retailers. This device is a modular battery system featuring a 4500 mAh main unit and an identical capacity secondary unit, which connect via magnets.

Specifications

Lepow ADD Power Bank Review: Elevating Everyday Tech

Main Battery

  • Dimensions: 4.7 x 2.4 x 0.4 inches (12 x 6.1 x 1.1 cm)
  • Weight: 4.23 oz (120 grams)
  • Capacity: 4500 mAh

Additional Battery

  • Dimensions: 4.4 x 2.4 x 0.4 inches (11.1 x 6.1 x 1.1 cm)
  • Weight: 4.23 oz (120 grams)
  • Capacity: 4500 mAh
  • Input/output voltage: DC 5V
  • Output current: 2100 mA

Design Features

The ADD Power Bank’s design is what sets it apart. Unlike typical battery packs, this product allows you to decide how much power to carry.

For a quick phone charge, just the main battery will suffice. If your tablet needs a boost, simply attach the secondary battery. They connect magnetically and a small arm swings out to bridge the power between the two.

The primary unit is available in taffeta white, raspberry pink, and sky blue, while the secondary unit is offered in concrete gray. The packaging is also noteworthy, made from recyclable cork and including a felt and elastic sleeve, avoiding the use of plastic or styrofoam.

Included in the box is a USB to micro-USB cable for charging.

To check the battery level, simply shake the unit and watch the orange LEDs (for the primary) or green LEDs (for the secondary) light up, indicating remaining power without the need for a separate button.

The design reminds me somewhat of Lego, with its angular, modern look and soft-touch finish.

Functionality Overview

The magnetic connection between the two batteries not only is practical but also quite satisfying to use. It’s convenient to be able to take just what you need, depending on your power requirements. The eco-friendly packaging and the tactile feel of the felt case add a nice touch to what might otherwise be a sterile gadget.

The method of checking power levels by shaking the device is a clever touch, and the different colored LEDs effectively show how much charge is left when the units are connected. The secondary battery has a small red LED that indicates when it is fully charged.

One of my main concerns with any battery pack is its ability to charge devices that require a higher output, like an iPad.

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