Until some company makes the ultimate battery; one that doesn’t need frequent recharging, then most of us will have to deal with power issues, especially in terms of conservation. For me where this was super important was earlier this month while at CES 2015. At CES(Consumer Electronics Show) I was constantly on my mobile phone checking what meeting was next, what time it was, where I needed to head to get there and much more. Plus throw in the fact that I was texting my girlfriend and my family, taking loads of pictures of the scenery, I was absolutely running through battery juice as if the thing was hooked to an IV. This where the Ventev Powercell 6000+ portable charger was a true lifesaver, or shall I say battery saver.
The first thing you’ll notice about Ventev products are their colors of choice. They are all a dark grey and a relatively bright orange. To me that’s important as it makes your product stand out and when you’re at an event such as CES and you’re checking out products that other tech geeks are using, you know right away when they are using a Ventev product.
The Powercell 6000+ is both a wall charger and a portable battery pack. As a wall charger you can attach a phone, tablet or USB device and it will prioritize charging to the necessary device. When used as a portable battery pack, you can attach up to 2 devices via one of the two USB ports. One is labeled “rapid charge” 2.1(10W) and the other is a regular 1A (5W). It’ll take you about 4 hours to go from a completely dead device to a fully charged device if you’re doing something like a mobile phone such as I was with my Moto X 2nd generation.
I’ve tested and used my share of portable battery packs and I’ve found the Ventev Powercell 6000+ to be very convenient in the sense that it as the ability to plug directly into a wall socket. This eliminates wires for charging the Ventev Powercell itself, which is quite nice. Then throw in the fact that you can charge your device while it’s plugged into the wall if you’d like or if it’s fully charged, you can just hook your mobile device to it, throw it in your backpack and keep doing whatever you need to do while your device charges. This was extremely handy for me since finding an empty wall socket can be an act of Congress.
Having the Ventev Powercell 6000+ plugged into the outlet at my hotel and charging my mobile device was quite awesome as well. I’d wake up in the morning to hit the streets of Las Vegas and I’d have a fully charged Moto X as well as a portable battery charge for when my phone needed more life.
About the only con of the Ventev Powercell 6000+ is that once fully charged it doesn’t shut itself automatically. However, after meeting with Laura Seifert of Ventev, she has told me that future Ventev products will have Smart Charge incorporated into them. And for those that don’t know what this is, it’s that when the product itself or your mobile device is fully charged, it realizes this and shuts itself off and stops charging the product. If this doesn’t happen, you will certainly wear the battery of your device down a lot quicker with a charge constantly being sent to it.
The only other downfall to this product is that it also doesn’t have the Qualcomm Quick Charge capabilities either. However, the Quick Charge stuff is relatively new and with that being said, look for a future review of a couple of Ventev products that Laura has just put into the mailbox today that I’ll be showcasing that do indeed have Quick Charge technology.
If you’re in the market for a portable charger, I personally this Ventev Powercell 6000+ is the way to go. Sure, it’s not 10,000mAh or more, but I can attest to my usage while at CES that this thing seems to last forever, or at least all day long. You can pick one of these awesome chargers up from the link below for about $67.00 which isn’t a bad price.
Stay tuned for future reviews of other Ventev products as I’ve got several more coming soon that I’ll be showcasing as they have some really awesome products that just came out this past week as well as coming out in the next couple of months that I’ve been guaranteed to get review units of to show off to all of you.