Home Gadgets Anker Astro3 Battery Review – Portable External Battery Charger Makes life Easy

The worst thing that can happen to you is that your phone’s battery dies when you need it the most and there is no way to get it charged. In such a case, a good portable battery pack can be a lifesaver. An external battery pack is one which helps you charge any gadget that you want to charge without a charging point by plugging the same into it. It may happen to anyone that the gadget’s battery is dying and the indicator gets red and there is no USB port or outlet nearby and on top of everything you may be in need of making a urgent and very important call. There are several mobile battery packs in the market and some of them are very much portable and can be used to quickly charge your gadgets.

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Anker Battery Review

 

anker-astro-5600-kitThe Anker Battery has been found to be favorites among the group of external batteriesLimeade Blast –Reliable and Compact External battery Support. Read more ... ». When voting was done for the different types of battery packs the Anker Astro series batteries were clear winner with more that 40% voting for it. The favorites among them were the Astro series 3E,E5, E4, and Astro Pro. Anker Astro3 is one of the best products that are of great interest among the people who are using it. The review for Anker Astro3 tells that the speed of charge, portability and capacity is too good. Anker Astro 3 which has a capacity of 12000mAh can be used to charge iPhone 4, 5, 3GS and 3 at least 4 to 5 times which means you get a talktime of 40 hours. It can be used to charge Galaxy S3 and iPad, iPad 2 three and one times respectively. This is about 400% the capacity of most of the smart phones of today.

To charge, one must plug one device with output of 4A among 3 charging points. There are different circuits which are built for Android and Apple and it helps to charge the phones simultaneously at great speed. The battery comes with four adapters which are handy and allows the person to mix and match various gadgets, so that when going around, a person will need only Astro3. The Anker batteries are compatible with all the smartphones and all Apple smartphones, tablets and all other devices that are charged using USB. It may not support Bluetooth and GPS devices.

Another product of Anker Batteries is Anker Astro E5 and has a capacity of 15000mAh and is known for prolonging the battery life by multiple of times. It can charge most of the smartphones seven to eight times. It helps you to use your gadget for long time and they will still have enough charge left. So, it gives most out of the technology be it Android or Apple device. Along with it also come some connective adapters so that it is compatible with most of the devices. It has got very unobtrusive features like that of the one touch LED and also has flashlight which is built in. So, the consumer gets everything without compromising on aesthetics.

Pros:

The Anker Astro3 is bigger and also heavier than the Galaxy SII and its dimension is similar to that of any phone. With a capacity of 12000mAh and charge output of 4A, it justifies for the size and mass it has. They have not wasted any amount of space as hollow and are definitely justified for its charging capacity. It is rated at top for it exceptional functionality and quality. It charges the gadgets very quickly and has a very good feature called “Shake to Wake” where a “shake” starts a charge or displays the remaining power level.

Cons:

Don’t have a fancy design and it takes 8 to 9 years to get it fully charged in an AC outlet. Other than this there is not much of problem with this battery.

What makes it Ideal for iPad and iPhone:

It is good for iPad and iPhone as it can be used to charge them several times before it can be recharged. Its high capacity is used to deliver 6+ charges for iPad 3 and 4 and most of the smartphones. It charges them very fast.

Anker Astro Batteries And Its Specifications

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Anker astro 3
Anker® 2nd Gen Astro3 12000mAh External Battery ChargerWorld's-Fastest (4A Output) Triple-Port Shake-to-Wake Highest-Energy-efficiency Backup Power Pack for Google GlassWhat You Need To Know About Google Glass. Read more ... », iPhones, iPads, Samsung Galaxy Tablets, other Android Smart Phones and Tablets (Apple adapters and Samsung 30-pin adapter not included)$49.99
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Anker Astro 3E
Anker® Astro 3E 10000mAh Portable High Capacity Dual-Port External BatteryPower Bank Backup Charger for iPhone 5SComparison Between iPhone 5S and 5C. Read more ... », 5C, 5, 4S, 4, iPad 4, 3, 2, Mini, iPods (Apple adapters not included), Samsung Galaxy S4, S3, S2, Note 3, Note 2, HTC One, EVO, Thunderbolt, Incredible, Droid DNA, Motorola ATRIX, Droid, Moto X, Google Glass, Nexus 4, Nexus 7, Nexus 10, LG Optimus, PS Vita, Nook HD+ (30-pin adapter for Nook HD+ not included), GoPro and More$39.99
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Anker Astro E5
Anker® Astro E5 15000mAh Portable Ultra-High Density High Capacity External BatteryBackup Charger for iPhone 5 (Apple adapters not included), 4S, 4, iPad 4, 3, 2, Mini, iPods, Samsung Galaxy S4, S3, S2, Note 2, Note 8, Tab 3; HTC One, EVO, Thunderbolt, Incredible, Droid DNA, Motorola ATRIX, Droid, Google Glass, Nexus 4, Nexus 7, Nexus 10, LG Optimus and More - Black$49.99
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Anker Astro E4
Anker® Astro E4 13000mAh Portable High Capacity Dual-Port External Battery PackPower Bank Backup Charger for iPhone 5 (Apple adapters not included), 4S, 4, iPad 4, 3, 2, Mini, iPods, Samsung Galaxy S4, S3, S2, Note 2, HTC One, EVO, Thunderbolt, Incredible, Droid DNA, Motorola ATRIX, Droid, Google Glass, Nexus 4, Nexus 7, Nexus 10, LG Optimus - Black$43.99
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Anker Astro Pro
Anker® Astro Pro 14400mAh Multi-Voltage (5V 9V 12V) Portable Power Bank Pack External BatteryBackup Charger for iPads, iPhones (Apple adapters not included), Samsung Tablets (Samsung 30-pin adapter not included), Android Smart Phones and Tablets, Google Glass, PS Vita$59.99
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Anker Astro Pro2
Anker® Astro Pro2 20000mAh Ultra-High Capacity Multi-Voltage (5V 12V 16V 19V) External BatteryBackup Charger Power Pack for Tablets, Netbooks, Notebooks, Laptops and Smart Phones -- Compatible with HP, Dell, Acer, Asus, Toshiba Notebooks, Google Glass, Nexus Tablets, iPads, iPhones (Apple adapters not included), Samsung Galaxy S4, S3, Note 2 and More$99.99
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