Anker® 2nd Gen Astro 6000mAh Portable Charger Rapid-Recharge (2A Output) Backup External Battery Shake-to-Wake power pack for iPhone 5S, 5C, 5, 4S, 4, Retina iPad Mini 2, Samsung Galaxy S4, S3, Galaxy Tab, PS Vita, Gopro and more (Apple adapters – 30 pin and lightning, Samsung 30-pin adapter, not included)

The all-new 2nd generation Anker® Astro recasts the possibilities of mobile power.

Power through your day.
We packed 6000mAh of power into a candy-bar shaped pack ideal for grab-and-go use. What’s more, we realized an energy efficiency rate 10% above previous generation Astros and many current standard alternatives. This energizing combination charges the iPhone 3 times and large-capacity phones like the Galaxy S4 almost twice.

The faster the better.
Waiting was never fun, was it? That’s why we created the all-new Astro with a Smart Port that detects USB pin signals to identify your device – whether Apple, Android or even something else – and charge it at its true full speed (up to 2A).

Double take.
Chic and minimalistic, the new Astro may feel reserved at first. But, a friendly “shake” reveals its warm inner light to display the power level or begin your charge. Generous, cool, and delightfully intuitive, the new Astro is perfect for your next adventure, or just the daily grind.

For optimal use.
• For simultaneous, max-speed charging of your Astro and other devices, check out Anker’s new 25W 5-Port Wall Charger or 24W Dual-Port Car Charger.
• Compatible with all Apple and Android smartphones, tablets and other 5V input USB-charged devices. The iPod nano and some GPS and Bluetooth devices are not supported.

Get to know us.
The Anker Astro external battery has been voted #1 in class by thousands of online reviewers, while our renowned customer service has made us a fan-favorite across the web. Every sale includes an 18-month, worry-free guarantee to prove the importance we set on quality. After all, we’re customers too.

Product Features

  • Charges iPhones 3 times and large-capacity phones like the Galaxy S4 almost twice. The Smart Port offers truly maximum speed charges of up to 2A to ANY device.
  • High energy efficiency rate, 10% above previous generation Astros and many current standard alternatives, gives you up to an extra half charge for your smartphone. Sturdy construction and matte finish withstands bumps and drops. Grade A cells and premium chips ensure reliability.
  • A “shake” starts a charge or displays the remaining power level. The ultra-low power consumption (100, 000 shakes consumes less than 1%) Smart LED display, designed with 10 LEDs, balances accuracy and aesthetics.
  • Input: 5V / 1A; Use a 1A adapter (not included) with the included USB cable for fastest charging time (6 hours).
  • Package contents: Anker® 2nd Generation Astro External Battery, Micro USB cable, travel pouch, instruction manual.

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  1. jjceo (jjceo@comcast . net)
    jjceo (jjceo@comcast . net) says:

    A superior battery in every way you can compare it! This battery pack is beautifully packaged with a black rubberized coated case. The black rubber coating is slightly textured so it is not a fingerprint magnet and it improves the looks of the case and your grip. It is a powerful battery pack rated at 6000 mAh of capacity and the test results were spectacular! I put together a video of the unit and the test results for your review.The battery weighs in at 4 3/4 ounces. The battery pack has one USB output port that outputs 5 VDC at 2 Amps. It is a smart USB port whose output current will never exceed the capacity of your smart device’s current charging capability. The battery is extremely energy efficient and its performance is 10 percent or more above the standard performance of a normal designed external battery. This is because of the superior quality of the battery cells used and the advanced control circuitry within the battery.During the testing the temperature of the battery pack never even exceeded ambient room temperature. To start your device charging you connect it with the proper cable and the battery pack charging starts automatically. To check the battery pack charge status you have to shake the battery and the LED ring lights up.This product is outstanding and I rate it at 5 stars. If you are a business person or a student and have to depend on your tablet or smart phone for long periods of time without the ability to get to an AC power source then this is a good battery to own. This is good for those who travel a lot or camp out. Now you can watch your movies or listen to your music on those long airline flights. While this battery pack can put some charge into your tablets it is more ideal for use in recharging your smart phone. Because of its size it is great to drop into a purse, briefcase or a pocket.You should note that I did not operate my tablets or phones while I charged it but the WIFI and phone transmitter were left on. When I test a battery I do an extensive set of tests that fully charges the battery and then I use it to charge devices and make sure that it is fully depleted when my tests are done. I time each test and document the results as the test progresses. I then calculate the mAh of capacity that the battery supplied and I then calculate its charging efficiency. This process takes from 3 hours to, in very large batteries, about a day for testing. I don’t take any short cuts or guess and every battery has these tests performed on it and documented. This is to assure that the battery is tested and it performs well. If a battery has performed poorly I then run the tests again to verify the results.Items in the box:* The Anker 2nd Gen Astro 6000 mAh battery* The battery pack comes with an instruction manual.* A USB charging cable that is 12 inches long.* A nice carrying bag for the battery* You may have to use the charging cable that comes with many of your own devices.Anker 2nd Gen Astro 6000 mAh External Battery Pack Features:* Powerful 6000 mAh capacity* The unit is compact and weighs in at 4 3/4 ounces.* Attractive design with a black rubberized external coating. The black rubberized coating is slightly textured so it is not a fingerprint magnet and easy to grip.* The specifications and ports are nicely labeled on the case.* It has 10 LED status lights in a ring located on the front that indicates the battery charge level. You have to shake the battery and the LED ring will light up and indicate the battery charge level. Each LED represents 10% of capacity.* This is an ideal size and power of battery to carry in a purse, briefcase or backpack for your smart phone!* There is one USB power output. It is a USB port rated at 5 VDC and 2 Amps and it is a smart USB port the uses only the current required by your device to properly charge it as quickly as possible.* When you plug in a device then the charging process of your device begins automatically.* The battery pack uses Lithium battery technology.* The battery pack can be recharged 500+ times* Warranty is 18 months* The battery pack does not come with an AC wall charger. It is specified to be charged with 5 VDC at 1 amp. It will charge in 5 to 6 hours at 1 Amp input. You can charge the battery using a USB 2.0 port of your computer that is rated at 500 mA but the charging time will be 11 to 12 hours.* The battery is extremely energy efficient and its performance is 10 percent or more above the standard performance of a normal designed external battery. This is because of the superior quality of the battery cells used and the advanced control circuitry within the battery.Test charging devices to measure the output capacity:I charged the battery pack fully before I started my test. I started with a Kindle Fire at 25% and the…

  2. Marcos Agaiby
    Marcos Agaiby says:

    Feels great in hand, packed with power and quality backed by 18 Month Warranty. Product exterior -Main Unit – overall the finish has a great feel to it. A very smooth soft plastic that might show some smudges from skin oils if you look really hard but easy to clean off. It has a good weight to it considering it fits in the hand very comfortably. The ends are very glossy and while the end with the usb ports (input and smart) is perfectly clean, the other side with the imprint saying ‘Made in China, model number’ was a tiny bit scratched up but nothing really noticeable. It does say over here that input is 1A and output is 2A. Ironically the serial number is not listed on this side at all or on the unit. ****The serial number is actually on a the short charging cable. ***Important, for warranty purposes do not remove this sticker….. I admit that I don’t like this because usually any large stickers on cables I usually cut off, and also because the serial number should be on the unit itself rather than just the microusb cable.Microusb Cable – The microusb is a very good quality 1ft charging cable. Some people might prefer longer but fortunately it has the high-quality shielded ends that Samsung OEM Cables have. There is a plastic covering over the ends protecting the finish that you can peel off.Carrying Pouch – an interesting sports-like carrying pouch that is double layered and has a closing elastic mechanism. The microusb cable does fit inside with unit while pouch is closed.Description of use – Very easy to install. I simply connected the microusb input on unit to an Anker 2A USB charger (1A or higher is great). I found it was like 80% charged and it charged up to 100% fairly quickly. It works very simply and great. There is no need for a long charging cable and finding an outlet, this solution works even better and is very portable. I still have not yet tested it on iPhones or the newest Samsung Galaxy Tablets but it does it work perfectly with Galaxy S4 and other Android phones. The unit does not need to be shaken to start charging, it simply starts when plugged in. While charging it does constantly blink the light on and out every second which can get annoying but does at least update its amount of battery left. The white ring is divided up into 10 leds. With unit disconnected simply shaking it shows you the charge level.So far it charges roughly 0.6% per minute on a Galaxy S4. According to ‘Galaxy Charging Current’ it shows 1900mAh and after a little while drops down to 1200mAh (it does this on stock too). I still need to do more tests though for accuracy and will update later.UPDATE! 2013-10-19 I have now confirmed that it charges at 0.9% per minute on Galaxy S4 at 2A. So it takes between 90 to 120 minutes to fully charge the phone. The last 10% charges more slowly. I did the test from 1% to 93% in about 96 minutes with minimal usage of screen. Also after using a 100% charged Anker 2nd Gen Astro 6000mAh, I unfortunately was left with 40% battery on that unit so enough for almost two charges on a Galaxy S4.Ideal users – I recommend these Portable External Batteries to anyone with a smartphone with non-removable batteries. With an iPhone I’d expect to the user to get 4 Full Charges with this unit. With a Galaxy S4 about 2 Full Charges. I recommend getting a higher capacity if you are going on a bigger trip and need more than 10 full charges without recharging the unit.Overall outstanding item and I’m very impressedI was supplied a sample for test and evaluation, and I promised that my review is fair and honest

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