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Gorilla 16,800 mAh Battery Pack w/LED Screen

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Gorilla 16,800 mAh Battery Pack w/LED Screen
Price: $39.99
Shipping Options: $5 Standard OR $9 Two-Day OR $12 One-Day
Shipping Estimates: Ships in 1-2 business days (Monday, Mar 10 to Tuesday, Mar 11) + transit
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lichme


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robbbbb


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The compatibility list leaves out the iPhone 4. I can't imagine why it wouldn't be compatible when the 3S and 4S are, but anybody know for sure?

conanthelibrarian


quality posts: 3664 Private Messages conanthelibrarian

Let's learn all about Gorilla Gadgets

glaus25


quality posts: 1 Private Messages glaus25

The micro to Lightning adapter sells for $19.99 under Apple brand. This is a good deal for that alone as long as this is certified (note that non-MFI certified Lightning products will not work if your device is running iOS7 or later). Reviews on Amazon seem to indicate this is not MFI-certified.

rafcon


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15 to 18 hours to charge??? Wow. That seems like a significant amount of time, no?

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bjfaber


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rafcon wrote:15 to 18 hours to charge??? Wow. That seems like a significant amount of time, no?



it is a long time... but that is because you are basically charging 8 phones with one wall plug! most phones are between 2000 and 2500 mAh

strokers


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When I seen this first thing that came to mind. You want me to buy a old battery on closeout?

emptimind


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So, I can buy this on Amazon for $59, get free prime 2-day shipping, and it has a year warranty; or I can spend $40 here, pay $5 for shipping, and get 90 days.

Curious if anyone has experience with these and know how long the battery is going to last?

RonnyBoy


quality posts: 5 Private Messages RonnyBoy

Bought one of these a while back. These packs take a long, long time to charge. Use the pack when traveling and find out I generally don't stay that long in any place for it to be fully charged. Yes, I can still use it if it's not fully charged, but there's the nagging thought that I should have gotten it fully charged before I trek off somewhere else. Also, attempted to use this to run a GPS that I couldn't plug into a rental car's cigarette lighter receptacle. The battery pack's output wasn't strong enough to power the GPS, even when the pack was fully charged. Found the LED light function helpful when needed. Carry it around for emergencies for charging spent cellphones.

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JordanPalatine


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I got one from Woot a while back. Works great. It does take a LONG time to charge, but if you leave with a 55% charge, that is like 4 of the little battery bricks. One output is stronger for charging some devices faster (like iPads). I have used the supplied cord to charge my iPhone 5S, iPad Mini, Kindle, Bluetooth Headphones, and Bluetooth Speaker.

ZLoth


quality posts: 22 Private Messages ZLoth

I carry a USB battery park as part of my emergency kit in my car and at the office "just in case", along with the needed adapters.

theimmc


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rafcon wrote:15 to 18 hours to charge??? Wow. That seems like a significant amount of time, no?



Battery is 16.8 Ah. Lithium cells are 3.7V, so that's 62 Wh. Power from USB is 5V @ 0.5A, which works out to be 2.5W. 62 / 2.5 is about 25 hours, assuming there's no loss, charging from completely drained. Assuming moderate loss from the voltage conversion and a 1A charger, 15 hours sounds about right.

chaajoad


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Just to be clear ...

I get that this device can charge other devices but I'll assume it can be used as an aux battery by itself, correct? say I'm on a plane, the tablet is drained in the middle of watching a movie. I just plug my Surface in and I'm good to go?

mrbarister


quality posts: 30 Private Messages mrbarister

I've used the Gorilla Gadget extended battery for the Galaxy S3, and the protective case that goes along with it for over a year now without any problems. For as many times as I've dropped my phone, it shouldn't still be working or have a non-cracked screen. As for the battery, I can use my phone all night at work, streaming bluetooth music to my headset, and surfing the internet via Wifi- and still have around 50% when I get off from my 8 hour shift.

szamos


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chaajoad wrote:Just to be clear ...

I get that this device can charge other devices but I'll assume it can be used as an aux battery by itself, correct? say I'm on a plane, the tablet is drained in the middle of watching a movie. I just plug my Surface in and I'm good to go?


Not the Surface - that requires 12V with a proprietary connector while this battery pack is probably 5V.

chrisw73


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robbbbb wrote:The compatibility list leaves out the iPhone 4. I can't imagine why it wouldn't be compatible when the 3S and 4S are, but anybody know for sure?



Bought one last time around and it works great with the iphone 4.

GreatJorge


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SOLID REVIEWS: Reviews everywhere are very high on average 4-5 stars.

BEST PRICE: Price is very good. Cheapest price elsewhere is $58.00 at Amazon Prime. Other prices range to $69.

Many reviews are actually for the lower capacity models. This one has 16,800 mAh (the rating of how much juice it holds) but all that means is that yours will charge more times than the ones reviewed (the higher the number, the more capacity to charge devices).

BEST (OPTIONAL) WARRANTY: The only differences I found elsewhere was the warranty time: Woot offers 90 days others offered as high as 1 yr BUT at higher prices. If that bothers you (it doesn't bother me) then get the 2 years Square Trade warranty woot offers you at checkout for just $5.99.

So best price around even with best (optional) warranty around, it means this offer can't be beat with a stick.

Finally the value that woot used to be known for!

I'm in for 2.

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GreatJorge


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rafcon wrote:15 to 18 hours to charge??? Wow. That seems like a significant amount of time, no?



Keep in mind you are charging the equivalent of several phones/iPads. Once charged, you will be able to charge your phones/pads at least 3 times before charging this device again.
Comes very handy whenever you don't have an AC outlet around.

GreatJorge


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emptimind wrote:So, I can buy this on Amazon for $59, get free prime 2-day shipping, and it has a year warranty; or I can spend $40 here, pay $5 for shipping, and get 90 days.

Curious if anyone has experience with these and know how long the battery is going to last?



When you purchase this here, woot offers you an optional TWO YEAR warranty from Square Trade for $5.99 in the confirmation screen after checkout

boomn4x4


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If you are looking for a portable charger, I'd look at newer models that include card readers and on board wifi.

This for example, http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00CSFCYFY

Granted doesn't have nearly as much juice, but it'll still give you a good 6+/- charges. And with the built in wifi, you can bring along a hefty media collection on a portable HD or SD card and stream instead of having to fill up your devices internal storage.

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weklund


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I have two of these and they work great. I can run my Cell phone and Jambox while streaming Pandora for several extra hours. This unit will fully recharge my Motorola Razr Maxx HD 5 times between charges. I am going to buy 2 more right now. Great for use with solar charger for storing power on the go. The built in white LED light is very bright and handy. I have a mini USB rechargeable Nitecore P25 flashlight running on a single rechargeable 3000 mAh Lithium Ion 18650 battery and this little power pack will recharge it fully 4 times. This device is built like a tank and will stand up to heavy use. Highly recommended.

weklund


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greyrockone wrote:It's a backlit LCD screen, not a LED screen.



Very bright Blue backlit display. You can't go wrong with this one.

bluemaple


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There's a reason battery packs are popular - they are very handy since mobile device internal batteries often give out just before you want them to.

This huge 16,800 mAh size is great since you could do multiple phone and tablet charges, but it is a bit bigger and heavier for that convenience. Even charge a tablet and phone at the same time.

It is nicely priced (at $45, delivered) for the capacity and the inclusion of the lightning cable, assuming the cable really passes the latest Apple compatibility tests. You can always use your own cable if not.

Reliable 10,000-11,000 mAh batteries can regularly be found for about $25. They can charge one typical tablet and one typical smart phone, also at the same time.

I like having multiple small and medium battery backs that charge what I want but not more. It diversifies our dollars in smaller chunks across brands and sizes (and ages since these are typically rated for at most 500 cycles) so if one fails there are others to back it up and we don't dump a pile of money in one spot.

The advantage of also having 2600 mAh packs ($10-15) is it is they are much easier to slip In a pocket. That size will fully/nearly fully charge an iPhone 5 or add about 20-25% to an iPad (often enough to get you out of trouble in a crunch.)

bluemaple


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Didn't notice the iPad Air listed - perhaps due to this battery pack model being older than the Air?

Hard to imagine it not being compatible - although the included lightening cable might be problematic, requiring you to use your own cable. In fact, the cable compatibility issue might be the reason these are on Woot and they're clearing them out. Still priced OK even if the cable does not work with the latest Lightning devices/OS versions.

ThunderThighs


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robbbbb wrote:The compatibility list leaves out the iPhone 4. I can't imagine why it wouldn't be compatible when the 3S and 4S are, but anybody know for sure?



The Gorilla site shows that it is:

Apple: iPhone 5(s) (Lightning adapter included) / iPad Air / iPad Mini (2) / iPhone 4(s) / iPhone 3GS/ ipod touch / classic / nano / iPad 2/3/4

I'll see about getting our specs updated with those ( ).



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TobiasT


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My Girlfriend ordered one the last time they were on Woot.

Awesome.

Purchased 3 more.

stevejankowski


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robbbbb wrote:The compatibility list leaves out the iPhone 4. I can't imagine why it wouldn't be compatible when the 3S and 4S are, but anybody know for sure?



30 pin Apple is 30 pin Apple. I would almost bet my dog on the fact it will work on any 30 pin device. I have a first gen iphone that I use for Wi-Fi, and it uses modern 30 pin cables with no problem.

aosterhout


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Bought two of these just before Christmas. What seems to be more and more common, one worked and one didn't. We were able to get Gorilla to swap it out and all is well.

Takes forever to charge, but we get a ton of useful life out of it.

Big and heavy.

Can not plug in the Gorilla to charge and expect it to charge other things at the same time. One or the other.

LED light is nice if you don't have any other flashlights, or your phone around as a light.

Will not charge a Samsung Note 10.1.

Will charge all i products in our house.

leggalamb


quality posts: 2 Private Messages leggalamb

Any comment on how long it holds a charge? That is, If fully charged, but not it used for a while, how long would it maintain the charge?

Deeann202


quality posts: 0 Private Messages Deeann202

Where is the extended warranty on the checkout?

bluemaple


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Seems a bit surprising that Corning would not feel "Gorilla Gadgets" infringes on "Gorilla Glass" since they are both in the mobile device industry.

And it would not be surprising to see Corning license its excellent trademark for battery packs or other mobile products.

secretagentbill


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I got one of these and also a smaller model last time around. They work great for charging on the go.

Just don't use the included cables / adapters. They will short out the battery pack. Use your OEM cables and you should be fine.

JTY123


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rafcon wrote:15 to 18 hours to charge??? Wow. That seems like a significant amount of time, no?


Actually no... this is pretty normal for a unit with this capacity. Remember, this is a huge! pack.

ugrasse2


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leggalamb wrote:Any comment on how long it holds a charge? That is, If fully charged, but not it used for a while, how long would it maintain the charge?



I'd like to hear this too. I bought one of the overpriced Anker products, a $79 12,000 mAh external pack with LCD. Once fully charged, the charge indicator would drop to 83-85% after only a day. Returned it, of course. Comparing that to my 2+ year old EZO Power 6800mAh (bought off woot), which seem to hold they're charge for a couple of months without noticeable degradation (I have four, and they are well-traveled).

bluemaple


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rafcon wrote:15 to 18 hours to charge??? Wow. That seems like a significant amount of time, no?
JTY123 wrote:Actually no... this is pretty normal for a unit with this capacity. Remember, this is a huge! pack.


But that long charge time is a potential reason to right-size your battery pack to what you want to charge with it.

At the other end of the size spectrum, we have some 2600 mAh batteries (perfect to top off a phone and pocketable) that take about 5 hours to recharge.

Note that charge time very much depends on the USB power source you use. Ideally you want to match or better the input amp-rating of the battery pack. (1 amp in the cast of this Woot.)

Also, all battery packs have a limited number of charge cycles (typically 500 or less before they really deteriorate). So matching the battery size to your needs is a more efficient use of charge-cycles.

spottedblue


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So, right now Amazon.com is listing this package at $68 and free shipping, not $58. And they also aver that the Apple Lightning-Connect is Apple-compatible (and I am inferring they mean that it is MFI, as an earlier commenter referred to.)

zakzebrowski


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Has anyone tried running a raspberry pi off of this?

ztnewman


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This may be a silly question but is it possible to charge the battery while a device is plugged in and charging?