Anker® 2nd Gen Astro 6000mAh External Battery Pack with PowerIQ™ Technology 2A Output Portable USB Charger Power Bank for Smart Devices (Black)

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Anker® 2nd Gen Astro 6000mAh External Battery Pack with PowerIQ™ Technology 2A Output Portable USB Charger Power Bank for Smart Devices (Black)

Anker® 2nd Gen Astro 6000mAh External Battery Pack with PowerIQ™ Technology 2A Output Portable USB Charger Power Bank for Smart Devices (Black)

  • PowerIQ™ technology maximizes compatibility with Android, Apple or other devices by enabling charge speeds of up to 2 amps.
  • 6000 mAh of capacity and an energy efficiency rate 10% above previous generation Astros and many current standard alternatives charges the iPhone three times and large-capacity phones like the Galaxy S4 almost twice.
  • A “shake” starts a charge or displays the remaining power level. The ultra-low power consumption (100000 shakes consume less than 1%) 10-LED power meter balances accuracy and aesthetics.
  • Sturdy construction and matte finish withstand bumps and drops. Grade A cells and premium chips ensure reliability. Input: 5V / 1A; Use a 1A adapter (not included) with the included USB cable for the fastest charging time (6 hours).
  • Package contents: Anker® 2nd Generation Astro External Battery, micro USB cable, welcome guide, 18-month hassle-free warranty. (Apple adapters, 30 pin and lightning, Samsung 30-pin adapter not included).

The 2nd generation Anker® Astro recasts the possibilities of mobile power.

PowerIQ™: Compatibility maximized.
Not all charging ports are created equal. Standard ports only communicate effectively with particular devices, like Apple OR Android, often limiting their recharge rate. But with PowerIQ™ technology, each port intelligently identifies your device to speak its unique charging language. So plug in any brand or model and enjoy compatibility that doesn’t limit your charging speed.

Power through your day.
Packed with 6000mAh of power, this candy-bar shaped power bank is made to grab and go. What’s more, we realized an energy efficiency rate 10% above previous generation Astros and many current standard alternatives. This energizing combination charges the iPhone 3 times and large-capacity phones like the Galaxy S4 almost twice.

Double take.
Chic and minimalistic, the new Astro may feel reserved at first. But, a friendly “shake” reveals its warm inn

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FRiEQ® Hi-Speed Extra Long (6 Ft/1.8m) Nylon Braided Tangle-Free USB 2.0 Micro USB Charging/Sync Cable For Samsung Galaxy S4, S3, Note 2, HTC, Motorola, LG, PS4, Xbox One (Black/Green)

FRiEQ® Hi-Speed Extra Long (6 Ft/1.8m) Nylon Braided Tangle-Free USB 2.0 Micro USB Charging/Sync Cable For Samsung Galaxy S4, S3, Note 2, HTC, Motorola, LG, PS4, Xbox One (Black/Green)

  • 6 FT USB 2.0 Gold Plated A Male to Micro B Cable, Gold Plated Connectors for corrosion resistance and heavy gauge wires for years of reliable use. The gauge of the wire we used is much thicker than other cables providing a much faster charging and data exchange.
  • FRiEQ 6 ft long micro b usb cable Ideal for syncing data and charging the latest Smartphones, tablets, MP3 players, mobile phones, PDA’s, digital cameras/camcorders, Samsung Galaxy Tab, s3, s2, HTC, LG, from your laptop, computer (Mac/PC) or other USB-enabled device.
  • Get up to 6 feet of distance with the FRiEQ Hi-Speed Clothed Jacketed cable. Never again worry about not having sufficient reach from your USB charger cable.
  • Nylon fiber sheathing with gold plated connectors ensures reduces heating while fast charging over AC Adapter ensuring quicker charging rates and less time. The gauge of wire is so much thicker than competing cables such that it resists internal corrosion, abrasions and more.
  • 12 Month Warranty

FRiEQ Cloth Jacketed USB 2.0 compliant cable feature Gold Plated Connectors for corrosion resistance and heavy gauge wires for years of reliable use. The gauge of the wire we used is much thicker than other cables providing a much faster charging and data exchange.

6 Feet Of Reach
Get up to 6 feet of distance with the FRiEQ Hi-Speed Clothed Jacketed cable. Never again worry about not having sufficient reach from your USB charger cable.

Faster Charging
Nylon fiber sheathing with gold plated connectors ensures reduces heating while fast charging over AC Adapter ensuring quicker charging rates and less time. The gauge of wire is so much thicker than competing cables such that it resists internal corrosion, abrasions and more.

Instant Syncing
Works with all smartphones, tablets and PDA devices, instantly connecting with a laptop or computer and syncing seamlessly. (Samsung, Nokia, HTC, Motorola, LG, Sony Ericsson)

Compatibility
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6 thoughts on “Anker® 2nd Gen Astro 6000mAh External Battery Pack with PowerIQ™ Technology 2A Output Portable USB Charger Power Bank for Smart Devices (Black)

  1. 483 of 505 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    A superior battery in every way you can compare it!, October 22, 2013
    By 
    jjceo (Greenwood, Indiana) –
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    This review is from: Anker® 2nd Gen Astro 6000mAh External Battery Pack with PowerIQ™ Technology 2A Output Portable USB Charger Power Bank for Smart Devices (Black) (Wireless Phone Accessory)

    Customer Video Review Length:: 6:10 Mins

    This battery pack is beautifully packaged with a black rubberized coated case. The black rubber coating is slightly textured so it is not a fingerprint magnet and it improves the looks of the case and your grip. It is a powerful battery pack rated at 6000 mAh of capacity and the test results were spectacular! I put together a video of the unit and the test results for your review.

    The battery weighs in at 4 3/4 ounces. The battery pack has one USB output port that outputs 5 VDC at 2 Amps. It is a smart USB port whose output current will never exceed the capacity of your smart device’s current charging capability. The battery is extremely energy efficient and its performance is 10 percent or more above the standard performance of a normal designed external battery. This is because of the superior quality of the battery cells used and the advanced control circuitry within the battery.

    During the testing the temperature of the battery pack never even exceeded ambient room temperature. To start your device charging you connect it with the proper cable and the battery pack charging starts automatically. To check the battery pack charge status you have to shake the battery and the LED ring lights up.

    This product is outstanding and I rate it at 5 stars. If you are a business person or a student and have to depend on your tablet or smart phone for long periods of time without the ability to get to an AC power source then this is a good battery to own. This is good for those who travel a lot or camp out. Now you can watch your movies or listen to your music on those long airline flights. While this battery pack can put some charge into your tablets it is more ideal for use in recharging your smart phone. Because of its size it is great to drop into a purse, briefcase or a pocket.

    You should note that I did not operate my tablets or phones while I charged it but the WIFI and phone transmitter were left on. When I test a battery I do an extensive set of tests that fully charges the battery and then I use it to charge devices and make sure that it is fully depleted when my tests are done. I time each test and document the results as the test progresses. I then calculate the mAh of capacity that the battery supplied and I then calculate its charging efficiency. This process takes from 3 hours to, in very large batteries, about a day for testing. I don’t take any short cuts or guess and every battery has these tests performed on it and documented. This is to assure that the battery is tested and it performs well. If a battery has performed poorly I then run the tests again to verify the results.

    Items in the box:

    * The Anker 2nd Gen Astro 6000 mAh battery
    * The battery pack comes with an instruction manual.
    * A USB charging cable that is 12 inches long.
    * A nice carrying bag for the battery
    * You may have to use the charging cable that comes with many of your own devices.

    Anker 2nd Gen Astro 6000 mAh External Battery Pack Features:

    * Powerful 6000 mAh capacity
    * The unit is compact and weighs in at 4 3/4 ounces.
    * Attractive design with a black rubberized external coating. The black rubberized coating is slightly textured so it is not a fingerprint magnet and easy to grip.
    * The specifications and ports are nicely labeled on the case.
    * It has 10 LED status lights in a ring located on the front that indicates the battery charge level. You have to shake the battery and the LED ring will light up and indicate the battery charge level. Each LED represents 10% of capacity.
    * This is an ideal size and power of battery to carry in a purse, briefcase or backpack for your smart phone!
    * There is one USB power output. It is a USB port rated at 5 VDC and 2 Amps and it is a smart USB port the uses only the current required by your device to properly charge it as quickly as possible.
    * When you plug in a device then the charging process of your device begins automatically.
    * The battery pack uses Lithium battery technology.
    * The battery pack can be recharged 500+ times
    * Warranty is 18 months
    * The battery pack does not come with an AC wall charger. It is specified to be charged with 5 VDC at 1 amp. It will charge in 5 to 6 hours at 1 Amp input. You can charge the battery using a USB 2.0 port of your computer that is rated at 500 mA but the charging time will be 11 to 12 hours.
    * The battery is extremely energy efficient and its performance is 10 percent or more above the standard performance of a normal designed external battery. This is because of the superior quality of the battery cells used and the advanced control circuitry within the battery.

    Test charging devices to measure the output capacity:

    I charged the battery pack fully before I started my test. I started with a Kindle Fire at 25% and the…

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  2. 121 of 136 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Super compact design, high charging speed, super value!!!, October 17, 2013
    By 
    Twister
    (TOP 1000 REVIEWER)
      

    This review is from: Anker® 2nd Gen Astro 6000mAh External Battery Pack with PowerIQ™ Technology 2A Output Portable USB Charger Power Bank for Smart Devices (Black) (Wireless Phone Accessory)
    After rolling out new 2nd generation versions of Astro 3 (3 outputs) and Astro 2 (2 outputs), now is a turn for Astro with a single charging output. While Astro 3 was very impressive with three outputs and 12000 mAh capacity, it was a relatively large and heavy device, which is expected. Astro 2 shrunk it down to 2 outputs and 9000 mAh capacity with a more pocket friendly footprint. Here with single output Astro and 6000 mAh capacity the size was reduced down to an awesome compact size which you can store even inside of a very small purse. But don’t let the small size fool you – you still get all new 2nd gen design with every bell’n’whistle of Astro 2 and 3. So let’s take a closer look.

    Continuing with their environmentally friendly packaging, battery came inside of a neatly packaged box which contained a battery itself, a manual (always very detailed), and accessory box with usb to micro-usb cable and a mesh draw-string storage bag for a battery and a cable. Now let me tell you about the size of this battery – its is SMALL!!! Weighting around 130g and with a size of 90mm by 45mm and thickness of 25mm – it will easily fit in a palm of your hand where you can make a fist hiding it inside. That’s how compact it is. With a new rounded design and smooth edges, the hard plastic shell is lined with a soft touch rubbery finish. You get one micro-usb battery charging port (1A speed to charge the battery itself) and one full usb smart output port for any Android or Apple device. The output supports a maximum charging speed of up to 2A. In my quick test with OEM usb cable I confirmed a charging speed of 1.5A using my Note 2. The speed will obviously vary depending on the cable you use, so keep that in mind and use usb cables with thicker wires.

    Just like with Astro 2 and 3, this 2nd gen device uses a new 10-segment circle LED indicator to show you the charging progress of the battery or the remaining charge on the battery in increments of 10% thus giving you a higher precision reading. Most of the other batteries usually include 4 LEDs to indicate 25% increments, but with Astro you are getting a better precision. There is no power button anywhere around smooth surface of this battery. To start the charging or to check the remaining capacity you just shake it and display LED comes alive. Also, considering actual capacity of any external battery is typically 30% less then advertised value, in case of 2nd gen Astro a more efficient conversion circuit is used which gives close to 80% efficiency, so you can count on about 4700-4800 mAh of charging power. Considering super compact shape of this battery, this is very impressive and perfect as a portable emergency charge you can take with you anywhere.

    Overall, the design, the efficiency, the charging speed, and compact size of this battery makes it a very attractive package. It is also very unique and sets it apart from competition. Add to that Anker’s 18-month warranty and great support – with introductory price of $29.99 on Amazon this is one fantastic value. I highly recommend it!

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  3. 64 of 82 people found the following review helpful
    3.0 out of 5 stars
    Nice battery pack, works as advertised. But USB cable housing came off after a week., November 11, 2013
    By 
    Arnold

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    This review is from: Anker® 2nd Gen Astro 6000mAh External Battery Pack with PowerIQ™ Technology 2A Output Portable USB Charger Power Bank for Smart Devices (Black) (Wireless Phone Accessory)
    I bought this battery pack from prime with two day shipping. Th battery pack looks gorgeous and it feels nice and rigid. doesn’t feel cheap at all. I bought this for my Samsung GS4 which has a 2600 mA battery. having 6000 mA on the battery, I can charge my phone from around 5 % to 100% using around 60 % of the battery pack. The shake to check works really well however, I use this battery pack a lot on the go around college and I noticed that every time I walk the battery will detect that it is shaken and it will light up every time I walk. I’m not sure how much energy is consumed every time it lights up but it didn’t seem like it consume too much. I would like to see a physical button instead of a shake because it annoys me to know that it lights up every time I walk.

    After a week of usage, the usb cable’s plastic housing came off. It can still charge normally, but it was a let down to know that the quality of the cable is not that good. Amazon can’t replace the item but can return it. Since it still works I didn’t bother doing so because I use this every now and then.

    Overall it is a great battery for the money. If you’re looking for a nice battery pack and the shake thing doesn’t bother you. This battery is for you.

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  4. 155 of 158 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Good price, grip, and style., November 24, 2013
    By 
    Elchin Safarov (New York) –
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    If you have never noticed a difference between the many micro usb cables you might have used over the years then feel free to stop reading here. For everyone else, I would like to relate my experience and frustrations over the adoption of micro usb in virtually every device.

    The idea behind the design was to move the locking mechanism to the cable – which I will refer to as the teeth – to extend the life of your devices by allowing the cable to fail before the port on the device. In my experience through dozens of phones, external hard drives, tablets, headphones, and various other devices, this port is the single worst design decision the tech industry has ever made.

    The problem comes in the construction of the plugs most devices come with.

    I have owned devices from motorola, samsung, htc, palm, toshiba, sony, and many others. The differing quality of grip and freedom of movement each of these various plugs have is absurd. Almost every device I’ve owned with a micro usb plug ends up having issues after enough time with properly staying connected. These variations in construction end up bending and warping the port itself.

    What am I trying to say in all my rambling? This cord is good.

    It’s not amazing, but the teeth grip well but don’t feel like they’re gonna rip apart the insides of my devices when I unplug them.

    It is braided, which not only makes it feel and look nicer but lends itself to a little more wear and tear than most plastic cords.

    After ordering my first ones, I have ordered 3 more and am planning to get a bunch for family members for the holidays. I would personally recommend the Light Blue/Yellow color as it gives me kind of an 8-bit era video gamey feel.

    There isn’t a ton to say about this subject, I looked through a lot of reviews and it seems I’m either overly OCD or people just don’t care to have their devices last. There is very little mention on most reviews about quality of the teeth and their grip.

    There is nothing to be disappointed about with this cord. It is long and very fair for its price.

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  5. 98 of 104 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Best charging cable I found for Chromebook HP11, December 13, 2013
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    Mark Symonds “International Entrepeneur” (Fountain Valley, CA USA) –
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    This review is from: FRiEQ® Hi-Speed Extra Long (6 Ft/1.8m) Nylon Braided Tangle-Free USB 2.0 Micro USB Charging/Sync Cable For Samsung Galaxy S4, S3, Note 2, HTC, Motorola, LG, PS4, Xbox One (Black/Green) (Personal Computers)
    Bought this for a Chromebook HP11 due to the charger recall, being a laptop charging over USB it is super power hungry. Looks like there is a lot of variation amongst USB cables in terms of how much power you will draw, so I did some testing.

    Power source is a PowerGen 2.4 Amp dual USB wall charger. I tried three cables, realtime watching the file “/sys/class/power_supply/cros_ec-charger/current_now”, which gives a realtime number of the current draw:

    * AmazonBasics USB Cable: 100000
    * PortaPow 24AWG charge only USB Cable: 350000
    * FRiEQ Cloth Jacketed USB cable: 5-600000+

    So the FRiEQ was by far the best solution I found. The cloth jacket is also really nice – high quality feel to it, easier to wind up. So much unbelievably cheap crap out there, it is refreshing to find something built solid with good value for the money. Hope this helps someone else.

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  6. 44 of 46 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Charges Samsung Galaxy S4 at High Speed – 1900mA, December 24, 2013
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    WiFied (Los Angeles, CA USA) –

    This review is from: FRiEQ® Hi-Speed Extra Long (6 Ft/1.8m) Nylon Braided Tangle-Free USB 2.0 Micro USB Charging/Sync Cable For Samsung Galaxy S4, S3, Note 2, HTC, Motorola, LG, PS4, Xbox One (Black/Green) (Personal Computers)
    The “Galaxy Charging Current” app shows that this cable charges at the highest possible current on the latest Samsung phones, as does this cable:
    Mediabridge 2 0 Micro USB Cable Feet

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