Portable power banks have become a near must-have accessory for all smartphone and tablet owners. These handy devices provide on-the-go charging capability to extend the life of devices well beyond the initial charge. Jackery is a company that has released a breadth of popular portable power banks and received high marks, as is the case in our Jackery Mini review. This time, Jackery has release a premium power bank meant to be the end-all of any battery backup chargers on the market with the Jackery Fit. This unit has a capacity of 7800 mAh and an ultra-fast charging 2.1A output power providing port. The Jackery Fit aims to provide more than 30 hours of talk time to your smartphone, or offer three to four full charges to an iPhone device. On top of that, it also comes with a built-in flashlight just to be extra useful. While it might not be as convenient and portable as its Mini counterpart, it certainly does its job as being an incredible lifesaver for tech-dependent geeks.
The Jackery Fit isn’t exactly small or light by most portable battery pack standards, but it is within a normal range for one packing this much punch. The dimensions are 3.8 x 2.7 x 0.9 inches, making it a little large for the average purse and able to fit in the back pocket of a guy… but certainly not something one would want to sit upon. It also weighs 7 ounces, which takes it outside the range of being called “lightweight” but still remaining within the boundaries of acceptability for most users. It packs 7800 mAh, which means it should be able to fully charge an iPhone at least three times, with other smartphones falling in that range as well. The USB-out port is rated at 2.1A, meaning that users will see rapid charge times.
Installation / Setup
If you have never used a Jackery device before, it is incredibly simple. Just plug in the Jackery Fit into any computer via a USB 2.0 cable and wait until it fully charges (which takes a few hours). Once you are done, remove the cable from the device and go on with life. Whenever a smartphone or tablet needs charging, use a USB cable and plug it into the Jackery Fit, which will rapidly charge the device. That’s all there is to it.
The Jackery Fit is extremely impressive as it has a massive battery inside to charge an iPhone 5 a little more than three times and an iPad 4 two full times with room to spare. For those users that take long trips on airplanes or are out in the field without quick access (and time) to charge their device of choice, the Jackery Fit is a lifesaver. One very surprising aspect to the device is how quickly it can add charge, easily outpacing normal charging times by a factor of two or three.
The unit can be found anywhere between $36 and $99 which is a huge range, so consumers should look for it at anything under $49 if they can find it. At that price, they are getting the end-all to all portable charging devices that can take them through days of usage. For the “super sale” price of $36, this unit is an absolute steal and as mentioned earlier, anything lower than $50 makes it a worthwhile investment.
Kudos to Jackery for another impressive product at a wildly impressive on-sale price point. The unit, while a little large and heavy, greatly outperforms its size and any potential hassles it might cause as a result of its size and weight. Installation time is simply the duration it will take for a computer to charge the unit (a few hours) and it is ready to go. From there, it’s easy to use, incredibly effective at rapid charging devices, and durable to take it wherever it might need to go.