Cell Phone Power Bank Review – Jackery Air 5000
Having raised more than $50,000 on kickstarter for this ultra thin portable cell phone power bank, Jackery USA has released 5000mAh Jackery Air 5000 mAh portable cell charger.
Though there are many portable cell phone chargers available in the market, the beautiful and premium finish of this particular mobile phone charger is unmatchable. It’s not just about the looks either, as by reading this review, you will realize that Jackery Air is sufficient for your most of your cellphone battery needs and the price is also highly competitive.
Jackery Air Cell Phone Power Bank Review… Simpler the Better:
The 5000mAh battery is protected by four layers in a case that is about as thick as the iPhone 5. The smart LED indicators, input and output ports is everything that you need from a cell phone power bank. The orange colored outer layer is the frosting on the cake and the semi circular LED status indicator is like a cherry on top.
Let’s discuss the specifications of Jackery Air in Detail to see if this really is the cell phone power bank for you.
|Battery Capacity||5000 mAh|
|Charging Type||USB Charging and Solar Panel|
|Battery Type||Grade A Li-ion Polymer|
|Number of Charging Cycles (iPhone 5s)||2|
|Physical Dimensions (LWH)||4.9 x 2.3 x 0.3 inches|
|Charge Status Indicator||Color Changing LED Indicator|
|Ruggedness||4 Layer Smart Safety Protection|
|Compatibility||Any device with 5V input (Apple Products and Most of the Android Smartphones)|
|Battery Standby Time||6 Months|
|Price On Amazon||$49.95|
As you can see, despite a simplistic design, it is everything that you need and the premium finish of this portable cell charger is actually something that you won’t get from any other power bank.
Battery and Charging Capacity:
The 5000mAh grade A, Lithium ion Polymer battery will last longer than most of the cell phone portable battery chargers portable cell in existence. The 5000mAh is thrice the battery capacity of an iPhone 5s.
But due to the fact that the battery cannot be fully drained and due to some inevitable losses while charging and discharging, the Jackery Air can charge a completely empty battery of your iPhone 5 two times.
The other good thing about the battery that is being used in this cell phone power bank is that it can hold the power in it for 6 months! Number of charging cycles a battery can sustain is another important thing to consider, and the Jackery Air’s 5000mAh can withstand more than 500 charging cycles.
The 6 months standby time is ensured with the advanced power lock technology which you don’t usually get in any other product.
Premium Design Like No Other:
There are literally thousands of options available in the market when it comes to portable mobile phone chargers, but no other cell phone power bank can provide so much functionality within such a beautiful package. Jackery Air is in fact the thinnest portable mobile phone charger having 5000mAh battery capacity. The dimensions of this portable cell phone charger is similar to an iPhone, which makes it easy to fit even into a small pocket of your bag.
Despite an ultra thin body, the Jackery Air isn’t something that will break if dropped once on a hard surface. The hard metal body can sustain pressure and impact without damaging the internal circuitry and battery. Other than the metal body, the Jackery Air cell phone power bank has 4 layer smart safety protection which makes it tougher than it looks.
The seamless orange colored body along with the single semi circular multi color LED; semi circular button; USB input and microUSB output makes the design simplistic and beautiful. So not only it is sturdy on the inside, it is also beautiful on the outside.
Great Build Quality:
The build quality of this portable cell charger is extremely good on the inside as well as on the outside. The circuitry inside is capable of holding the power for months and the outer layer is sturdy and beautiful.
The power button, LED indicator and input and output ports are made to last longer than one can imagine. The circuit inside also contains the overcharging protection unit that protects the battery from getting overcharged. The battery is safe from climate changes and every other component on the inside is also checked and tested.
Connectivity and Compatibility:
The Jackery Air has a single USB output and a single microUSB input port. The 5V output port provides a maximum of 1A of current which makes it compatible to most of the smart phones, phablets and tablets.
If the battery of this mobile phone charger is fully depleted, it will take you about 4 to 5 hours to fully charge it, either through your laptop or from the household power socket.
Though only one output makes the design simple, but it also means that you can only charge one device at a time. But the good news is that your cell phone won’t suffer from slow charging or over charging.
The Jackery Air ultra thin cell phone power bank is compatible with most of the hand held devices. iPhone 4s, 5, 5s and now iPhone 6 and 6 plus are compatible with this portable cell phone charger. Other than the Apple products, all of the Samsung Galaxy Series; HTC smart phones and other android devices are also perfectly compatible with Jackery Air.
LED Charging Status Indicator:
Instead of the conventional LED sequence that is used on other power banks, Jackery Air has a single light that contains LEDs of different colors to show you the charging status.
- If the LED is green, you have up to full power (75% to 100%).
- If the LED is blue, you have 40% to 75% battery life left.
- If the LED is red, you have 10% to 40% battery life left.
- If the LED is blinking red, you have 10% battery or less battery life and it is time to recharge.
Warranty and Price:
Even though you don’t get a warranty on your $700+ iPhone, Jackery gives you 18 month manufacturer’s warranty on this reasonably priced cell phone power bank if you purchase it from an authorized reseller. 18 months of warranty on a device that mainly consists of a battery is as good as it can get.
The Bottom Line?
The $50.00 price tag doesn’t exactly make it cheap, but considering the ultra thin design; premium finish and great build quality, the price is highly competitive for a 5000mAh portable cell charger.
So we recommend the Jackery Air Cell Phone Power Bank to people who are in need of a small, durable and stylish external battery for recharging of their smart phones.