OLALA 6000mAh Portable Charger Review
Ryan Bloom / Jan 18th, 2019 No Comments
Portable chargers are an accessory that most people cannot live without at this point. But when it comes to charging on the go, it seems the choices are limited to carrying around a larger, more powerful device, sacrificing power for a sleeker design or essentially doubling the size of your phone with a charging case. However, the OLALA 6000mAh portable charger strikes the perfect balance between portability and power.
If you had concerns about a portable charging device, the OLALA 6000mAh charger eases them. First of all, it features a lightweight, slim design that resembles earlier iPhone models. At 5 in. x 2.4 in. x 0.55 in. and weighing only 5.1 ounces, it is slim enough to carry around in your pocket and light enough to feel weightless in your backpack or purse.
The best part of its design is the retractable MFi-certified lightning cable. That means if you have an iPhone, you won’t have to worry about bringing a cord along with you for charging. The cable covertly hides in the corner of the charger and slides out when you need it. The only downside is its short length. Users who need more slack should pack their own cable and plug it into the separate USB port. (This port can also be used simultaneously with the lightning cable to charge two devices at once.)
OLALA also included a micro-USB port, which is used to juice up the charger, and a USB cable for charging.
As far as performance, that is also solid. The charger employs a Lithium-polymer battery rated for 500 or more recharges. It also has built-in safety features that protect from overcharging, short circuiting, overheating, intrusion and over voltage. More importantly, it fully charged my iPhone X in just under two hours. The charger is compatible with pretty much any portable device that can be plugged into a USB output, and OLALA says it can fully charge an iPhone 8 twice on a single charge through its 2.4 A outputs.
Speaking of charging, the device itself takes a few hours to fully charge. Four indicator lights on the shell will flash accordingly to tell you how much juice the charger has. The unit I tested also managed to hold its charge for about two weeks (although I didn’t test to see if it would hold beyond that time).
The updated OLALA 6000mAh portable charger checks all the boxes for portable power. It is lightweight and compact, it is safe, it charges quickly and holds a charge, and it includes a retractable lightning cable. The charger is available now at Amazon for $28.99.
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