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Anker Astro3 Review

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Anker Astro3 Review

The Anker Astro is more than equipped at juicing our devices one at a time. However, if you happen to have several devices on you that require some juicing, you’re going to want to rely on the Anker Astro3 instead, seeing that it features 3 full-sized USB ports for simultaneous charging.

Utilizing the same design aesthetics established by the line, it’s without a doubt sporting one that’s minimalist. Knowing that it’s bearing a ginormous sized 12,000 mAh battery inside of its body, it’s obviously larger in size and heavier than the 6,000 mAh packing Astro. However, it now features 3 USB ports for simultaneous charging on the go. Specifically, they include two 5V/1.5A ports that are equipped at charging smartphones, and a single 5V/2.4A port for beefier things like tablets.

Now the benefit in its setup is found with charging tablets. With other portable battery packs, charging tablets take an extensive amount of time, but with the Anker Astro3’s 5V/2.4A port, it delivers a steady stream of juice to reduce its charging time. Better yet, its 12,000 mAh battery is more than agreeable in providing us nearly 6 charges to an iPhone 5s – while other smartphones with higher capacity batteries get approximately 4 charges from the Anker Astro3. Just like the other battery packs in the line, the Anker Astro3 has a neat shake feature that lights up the LEDs on the front to tell us of its charged status.

All told, there’s no denying the fact that this one is super generous when it comes to its delivery. Heck, its $49.99 cost through Amazon right now is something that’s hard to pass up on – more so when it normally sells for $49.99. There’s a lot of value in this one indeed, even more when you’re the kind of person that has an arsenal of stuff to juice up on the go!


Pros

  • Gettng a lot of charges from its 12,000 mAh battery
  • Super inexpensive at $49.99
  • Clean finish & minimalist design
  • Cool shake feature to show its charged status
  • 3 USB ports for simulatenous charging

Cons

  • It's big & bulky
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posted on 05 Feb 2014, 11:53

1. james004 (Posts: 440; Member since: 15 May 2013)


I have bought many battery packs and this is by the best one. It charges fast, and quickly. lasts upto 4 times charging for 3000mah battery.
and its good looking. most battery pack look like they were designed in 90s. this is very clean and simple yet stylish design.
Oh and its very reasonably priced. priced much lower than its competition.

posted on 20 Feb 2014, 20:39

2. MaximumS (Posts: 4; Member since: 20 Jan 2014)


There're others that priced lower than this. I got a RAVPower 1,4000mAh for $35 through a promotion. You can get one for a regular price of 40 bucks at Amazon. That's still $10 less than this one. And it works great. I took it with me for a flying trip last month. It gave many charges to my iPhone and still have half juice left when I got home. Really impressed.

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