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Anker® Astro 3E 10000mAh Dual USB Backup External Battery Pack Portable Power Pack Charger for most Smartphones, Tablets and other USB-charged devices (Apple Adapters- 30 pin and Lightning, NOT Included)

Anker® Astro 3E 10000mAh Dual USB Backup External Battery Pack Portable Power Pack Charger for most Smartphones, Tablets and other USB-charged devices (Apple Adapters- 30 pin and Lightning, NOT Included)

Anker® Astro 3E 10000mAh Dual USB Backup External Battery Pack Portable Power Pack Charger for most Smartphones, Tablets and other USB-charged devices (Apple Adapters- 30 pin and Lightning, NOT Included)

  • 10000mAh of capacity. Charges all iPhone four to five times, a Galaxy S3 thrice, or an iPad / iPad 2 once.
  • Charges one device at maximum speed or two at 3A total. Android 5V / 3A (max) port charges Android devices and iPhone with iOS 5 or higher at full speed or iPad at 1.5A; Apple 5V / 3A (max) port charges iPhone at full speed or iPad at 1A (Android devices at 0.5A). Note: this product CANNOT charge Samsung or Asus tablets.
  • A lightweight, unassuming solution to life’s daily power needs (0.59in thick). LEDs display just how much juice you’ve got left. Reliable lithium polymer core ensures quality, supplying you with more than 500 charge cycles during the course of its life.
  • Input: 5V / 1.5A; Use a 1.5A adapter (not included) for fastest charge times (8 hours).
  • Package contents: Anker® Astro 3E External Battery, Micro USB wire, travel pouch, instruction manual

Capacity, charge speed, or portability? With the Anker® Astro 3E, you get all three. Who would’ve thought that 10000mAh could be so compatible, light, and sleek?

Four times the juice.
With 10000mAh of capacity, charge your iPhone 5 / 4 / 3GS / 3 four to five times (40 hours of talk time), your Galaxy S3 three times, or your iPad / iPad 2 once. That’s more than 400% the capacity of most smart phones.

Get powered up…fast.
Plug in one device for 3A of output or two for 3A tot

List Price: $ 39.99

Price: $ 39.99

3 Responses to “Anker® Astro 3E 10000mAh Dual USB Backup External Battery Pack Portable Power Pack Charger for most Smartphones, Tablets and other USB-charged devices (Apple Adapters- 30 pin and Lightning, NOT Included)”

  1. David Parenteau "Geek" says:
    724 of 747 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    A compact battery for the extra power you need, May 27, 2013
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    David Parenteau “Geek” (Westminster, CO United States) –
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    This review is from: Anker® Astro 3E 10000mAh Dual USB Backup External Battery Pack Portable Power Pack Charger for most Smartphones, Tablets and other USB-charged devices (Apple Adapters- 30 pin and Lightning, NOT Included) (Wireless Phone Accessory)

    Pull out your big-pockets and don’t expect something light, but plenty of power is in this package.

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    The Praise (Good Things)
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    * Small form factor for the amount of battery content
    * Charge status and level indicator LEDs
    * Automatic power off
    * Custom circuitry for Android and iOS devices
    * A selection of connectors for various devices
    * Excellent value for cost

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    The Raze (Bad Things)
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    * Included spring-coil cable and construction is not too good
    * Possible evidence of no full-discharge protection
    * The “convenient travel pouch” is too small and not convenient

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    The Haze (Things to Consider)
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    * Slightly larger than a large Smart Phone
    * Substantially heavier than a large Smart Phone
    * Charges more slowly than the power it supplies
    * Will not charge low-power-draw devices due to Auto-Off function
    * Charging this device draws more power than some chargers can provide
    * Does not come with an AC power adapter to charge itself

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    The Details…

    This battery comes in a comfortable packaging with good instructions and a few extras (They gave me a bookmark… A bookmark? Really?). A zip bag contains the various adapter attachments: Apple 30-Pin, USB Mini, USB Micro, and a standard 5V Barrel connector. The other end of all of these adapter attachments is a smaller-than-normal barrel connector that plugs into the female barrel connector at the end of the spring cable. The other end of the spring cable is a standard USB A male connector, same as you would plug into a computer. There is also a mesh-bag carrying case.

    Sadly, I have to touch on two raze items right here:
    The construction of the USB spring cable and the adapters is nothing less than shoddy. I had to quickly convert to using a normal cable that came with the phone and tablet over the included spring cable. The USB A side of the power cord has trouble maintaining connection with the battery and the adapters have trouble maintaining connection with the device. While this nice compact cable would be a great boon to many, the poor quality makes it next to useless, with constant wiggling of the connections often needed for it to continue to operate.

    There is also a mesh, draw-string carry pouch. This carry pouch is just barely too small for the battery pack to fit in and allow it to close and there is no way to easily store the connectors and previously-mentioned faulty spring-charging cable. Then I thought, “Maybe it’s just meant to hold the adapters and cable!”… But then it’s hugely overkill and the battery pack itself is not included in the carrying. The carry pouch really ends up being more of a hindrance than a convenience.

    While both of these items are really secondary and overall not worth a star off. Anker may want to consider a better design and quality for the adapters and the bag, for example a carry bag that can securely hold the battery itself with a Velcro flap instead of a drawstring and a secondary pouch for the connectors. As for the connector cable, besides substantially-better construction needed, they might have better luck with adapters that go from Micro-USB to the other formats. That would allow the use of Micro-USB with no special adaptation and fewer adapters needed for the other forms.

    What I would honestly love to see is some way to have things plugged into this without the cable sticking out so far. Phone and Battery, back to back with a low-profile connection to each would be truly-portable charging.

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    Battery for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and a late night snack…

    Nobody can deny that the digital world of today is a power-hungry place. Charging stations have cropped up all over and it’s not uncommon to see folks’ phones plugged into the local wall sockets at coffee shops or bars or hotels. Phones and tablets are faster, brighter, and more powerful, but they eat batteries like mad. Even with an extended life battery clipped to the back or stuck inside, most people will find themselves running low at some point. That’s where an external charger battery comes into play.

    Let’s start with some numbers and quick facts:
    USB specification carries 5V (five volts). Officially, it carries 500mA (milliamps), or 0.5A. Running something at 500mA for one hour will consume 500mAh (milliamp-hours) of energy. Amps are a unit of DRAW – or “pull” – not “push”. If a battery has 1,000 mAh of capacity, it can have a 500mA draw for two hours. With 10,000mAh of capacity, it can support the same draw for 20 hours. The mA or Amp rating of a power supply (3A in the case of this external…

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  2. Paul Renwick says:
    310 of 334 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Awesome portable power supply., November 28, 2012
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    This review is from: Anker® Astro 3E 10000mAh Dual USB Backup External Battery Pack Portable Power Pack Charger for most Smartphones, Tablets and other USB-charged devices (Apple Adapters- 30 pin and Lightning, NOT Included) (Wireless Phone Accessory)

    For those readers that are reading this review on the Item page, this review is for the Astro3E 10000mAh charger. Since Amazon mixes reviews with all different “variants” of a product, and this comes in multiple capacities, this makes it hard to separate reviews.

    This product does what it advertises, and does it VERY well. It comes with a nice mesh case which I carry it in constantly, and a nice little coiled USB cord with a few tips. While these aren’t compatible with every device I own, I use it mainly to charge my phone, which is MicroUSB and included.

    Some devices I have tried charging:
    – I own a Motorola Droid 4, and I have charged the phone from dead to full over 4 times on a single charge. Android and Apple ports work, but on the Android port, the Droid 4 actually charges FASTER than the stock plug-in charger. My phone does not seem to mind.
    – An LG Ally charges on either port, but faster on the Android port.
    – A Nintendo DS Lite (with a compatible USB cord) charges on either port.
    – An iPod Nano 6th Generation charges on the Apple port. It does not respond on the Android port. I have charged this device from dead to full, and did lose enough capacity on the battery for it to register.

    I will update this review with more results as I charge more devices. I’m going on a few flights in the next couple of months, so this charger will gets LOTS of use.

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  3. Christopher E. Robison says:
    214 of 262 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Impressed., December 6, 2012
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    Christopher E. Robison (Austin, TX USA) –
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    I don’t actually like giving 5-star reviews, and on this one I hovered over 4 stars thinking to myself, well … what’s actually wrong with it? What can I deduct a star for? It doesn’t actually charge itself magically from the luminiferous ether, it doesn’t fly or bake cookies, and it definitely doesn’t impress the ladies. Maybe they’ll work these features in.

    I’ve just received it and used it a couple times, so maybe I’ll find a serious problem with it in the future. But for now, I’m really impressed with the apparent quality and functionality of the device. I can’t really find anything serious to complain about.

    Make no mistake, this thing is not subtle. It’s bigger and heavier than my Galaxy SII (a fairly large-screen phone), though the dimensions are comparable with the phone when my rubber case is on it. It’s massive, like a plate of armor or a piece of a big stone tile, and feels nearly as dense and solid. At 37Wh of capacity and up to 3A of current, the size and mass is definitely justified though, and it’s obvious that they didn’t waste any internal volume with hollow spaces in the enclosure. It hangs heavy in your pocket, but then we knew that was the deal before we bought a 10 amp-hour auxiliary battery, didn’t we?

    As an aside, this is the kind of thing that seems to deserve its own new kind of clothing to carry and conceal it. Since it’s mainly going to be tech geeks who are interested in carrying around so much gadget fuel, and nerds like me tend to have a pretty substantial anterior pelvic tilt from sitting in front of computers all the time, maybe there’s a market for some kind of garment that will hide a device like this in the curvature of the lower back, providing an “outlet” through your clothing somewhere around the belt.

    Anyway, they get a top score for build quality and functionality, as I see it so far. Though I haven’t done any deliberate timed trials, I don’t own any other charging device of any kind that seems to charge my phone as quickly as this battery does. We’ll see how well it’s holding up in a few months…

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