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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
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zorro869


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"our third-party lightning adapter works with all iOS 7 updates so far (through iOS 7.0.6)."

There have been quite a few updates since 7.0.6.

Basically, unless you have been living under a rock for a few years and haven't ever updated your phone, the cable provided and adaptor will NOT work with your Iphone 5,5s, or 5c.

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bnedella


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zorro869 wrote:"our third-party lightning adapter works with all iOS 7 updates so far (through iOS 7.0.6)."

There have been quite a few updates since 7.0.6.

Basically, unless you have been living under a rock for a few years and haven't ever updated your phone, the cable provided and adaptor will NOT work with your Iphone 5,5s, or 5c.



I have 2 of them and their provided adapter works fine with my iPhone 5s, iPods, iPads.....everything. (I have an iPhone 5s running iOs 7.1, and another that is jailbroken on 7.0.6, and both charge fine).

Hands down, the best portable backup battery Ive ever had. Easily my favorite Woot (edit: Woot I use the most), except for the elusive Birthday of Celebrations of course

The Big o' Cosmos is my white-whale. So little sleep, so much disappointment.

geezus


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zorro869 wrote:"our third-party lightning adapter works with all iOS 7 updates so far (through iOS 7.0.6)."

There have been quite a few updates since 7.0.6.

Basically, unless you have been living under a rock for a few years and haven't ever updated your phone, the cable provided and adaptor will NOT work with your Iphone 5,5s, or 5c.



bnedella wrote:I have 2 of them and their provided adapter works fine with my iPhone 5s, iPods, iPads.....everything. (I have an iPhone 5s running iOs 7.1, and another that is jailbroken on 7.0.6, and both charge fine).

Hands down, the best portable backup battery Ive ever had. Easily my favorite Woot (except for the elusive Birthday of Celebrations of course)



I agree with bnedella. I have 2 of these, and the adapter works fine with a 5s, 5th gen ipod touch, and ipad mini, (all current version) as well as any traditional usb device I've tried. However, it seems that the adapter does wear out over time.

fred4405


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I am seeing several reviews about this, I want to get one of these but some of the reviews I have been seeing on Amazon state that people are ordering new units but are getting apparently well used units, anyone have this experience?

azn137


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For an extra $10 you get nearly 50% more juice, with a device that has so much better reviews/ratings. http://www.amazon.com/EC-TECHNOLOGY%C2%AE-Ultra-high-Thunderbolt-Incredible/dp/B00FDK2G2C/

countdingo


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fred4405 wrote:I am seeing several reviews about this, I want to get one of these but some of the reviews I have been seeing on Amazon state that people are ordering new units but are getting apparently well used units, anyone have this experience?



First, the short review points I've noted with my - albeit limited - use:
- I charged it fully, and left it for a couple of days. It sat at 100% for both of those days, no discharge at all during that time.
- I charged my phone (Samsung GS5) once, and left the charger with the USB cord plugged in for nearly two weeks, during which time it remained at 78% remaining.
- It works with the USB 3.0 cord (or any USB cord), as long as I use port 2. If I attempt to use port 1, it charges for ~15 seconds, then stops charging. I'm not certain what the output from each port should be (specs say 1A/2A), but port 2 puts out 5.0VDC, 2.1A, while port 1 puts out 5.0VDC, 1.0A (while it's putting out, that is).

[tl;dr:
1) if the LCD looks scratched, remove the protective film. It may not look or feel like there is one, but they ship with a film applied.
2) minor manufacturing defects are present on some units.
3) check to make sure both ports work - if they don't, their customer service and replacement policy has, from what I gather, been good.
All issues in mind, it's still a great deal, as long as you don't end up with a lemon...]


My experience was along the lines of some of the "I'm getting used devices" reviews.

Now, don't everyone get defensive - wait for it.

The package looked new, and was wrapped in a (very) thin layer of cling wrap. Being me, I had to get it all off... anyway, once I got it out of the package, I found a couple of things which made the unit appear 'not new'. Here's the email I sent their customer support (exactly two weeks ago, and have not heard from them):

GG,

I was in the market for a battery pack, so I picked up one of your Uhuru! 16,800 mAh packs off woot! a few days ago. I just now pulled the package from the mailbox, opened the bubble-wrap mailer, and pulled the package out. The box was intact, and the thin plastic wrap I've read in some of your comments on Amazon was intact. I removed the wrap and pulled the unit from the box, and noticed the scratched LCD screen (keep reading) as soon as I pressed the button. The screen felt smooth, and it seemed as though there was no protective cover on the screen, which I thought odd. I fiddled with it a bit more and discovered that there was, indeed, a protective film on it. Removing this film eliminated all but one scratch, which appears to be sandwiched between the glass and the LCD portion of the display.

I found two other flaws: the micro-USB port would not accept a micro-USB connector (there was a small piece of white plastic protruding into the hole, which I carefully pushed back into the unit's guts, and what appears to be a cosmetic repair, perhaps in-factory damage to the case coating, which was repaired with black paint that does not match. I'm not overly concerned with these flaws - the device is currently charging, and it should work as advertised. I'd like to suggest extending the LCD's protective film out, perhaps with a tab that reads "REMOVE BEFORE USE" or something to call attention to its presence, as many of the reviews claiming scratched LCDs are probably experiencing what I did (the film feels remarkably smooth, so it is not readily apparent that it's even there).

I would also recommend a quality check on the LCD prior to putting the film on (unless, of course, they arrive at point-of-assembly with the film already applied) to discover defects such as the one I described above. Lastly, a final pre-packaging check on the assembled units to verify that it accepts a micro-USB cord (and, preferably, the USB ports, as well) would discover the other defect noted.

plumcrazydon


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fred4405 wrote:I am seeing several reviews about this, I want to get one of these but some of the reviews I have been seeing on Amazon state that people are ordering new units but are getting apparently well used units, anyone have this experience?



I wouldn't say "well used" but they do not look 100% new.

I'm on my second unit. I sent the first one back to the manufacturer when the USB ports stopped working (unless i wanted to apply constant pressure to the USB cable to maintain a contact). Both units had scratches on the glass screen which gave the impression that they might be used. Customer service was great however. They took my defective unit back without hesitation & i received a replacement within 3 days. Very fast...only problem is the replacement unit has developed the same flaw with the 1A port so now I'm only able to use the 2A. I wish the product quality matched their customer service. The battery itself is a beast. Charged a tablet in use for 7 hours straight & still had juice to spare.



edit: after posting this I read the post about the hard to see plastic film over the screen & whadaya know....peeled it off & the LED screen is flawless.

plumcrazydon


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azn137 wrote:For an extra $10 you get nearly 50% more juice, with a device that has so much better reviews/ratings. http://www.amazon.com/EC-TECHNOLOGY%C2%AE-Ultra-high-Thunderbolt-Incredible/dp/B00FDK2G2C/



My math has that battery pack closer to 30% more juice as opposed to 50%. Also, no LED screen unless i missed something. Still a good deal tho. Looks to be in the same housing as the GG and you have a choice of colors too.

laady24


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I want to know if I can use it in Egypt on 220 just plunging it in the wall will an adapter so it will fit.......yes or no....thank you

rumpkin


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These battery packs are absolutely terrific, especially at this price-They are much more useful and dependable than the smaller packs you can buy. They really hold a charge a long time (months and months) between uses...probably longer but I haven't gone that long without using mine. They are a must to have during a power outage...okay, they won't run the fridge, but if you need a to make a call and your cell is nearly dead, one of these little beauties can be a lifesaver!

Our cabin is off the grid, so if I want to use any electronics when I am up there, or camping or backpacking, for that matter, I just bring my handy dandy Gorilla battery pack with me. I can recharge my android and my Kindle Fire HD several times with ample power left over before ever recharging the battery pack. In addition, this device will power small LED lights, recharge camera batteries, small Bluetooth speakers and rechargeable flashlights, too (with USB connectors-duh!). I have a small portable 15 watt GoalZero solar panel (again, THANK YOU, woot!) that recharges the pack beautifully, too, in case I want to stay away for weeks! This gadget is VERY well made, and is a super deal worth every penny. I am getting a couple more for gifts for my kids! Don't hesitate to get one...or two! You won't be sorry!

countdingo


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laady24 wrote:I want to know if I can use it in Egypt on 220 just plunging it in the wall will an adapter so it will fit.......yes or no....thank you



This charges using a micro-USB cable. If you have a wall adapter for a USB cable (one end would be USB, the other end would be micro-USB), then you can charge it with your wall adapter.

This unit has nothing that plugs into an electrical socket.

rumpkin


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After reading the above posts, I will add that the two I have purchased had no issues at all, and appeared brand new. Both work great. I noticed the Square Trade warranty option...such a cheap price for 2 years' worth of protection makes this a no-brainer, in my opinion.

countdingo


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I'm still doing some functional testing. I decided to leave the phone on the 2.1A (port 2) charger, and throw a cord on the 1.0A (port 1) charger, and hook it to my tablet. Both ports have steady output, and port 1 has not stopped charging, as I noted it did above.

It's possible that it's designed to cut off if port 2 isn't in use. Seems strange, but I've seen more bizarre engineering. If that's the case, though, it should be documented somewhere. I suspect it's not functioning properly, but I have to call them to discuss the issue.

techiegirl


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Fantastic charger, I use it for my iPhone 5s with no problem at all (latest ios), my Kindle and many other electronis. Once charged it holds the charge a very long time. Outstanding deal.

emptimind


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countdingo wrote:I'm still doing some functional testing. I decided to leave the phone on the 2.1A (port 2) charger, and throw a cord on the 1.0A (port 1) charger, and hook it to my tablet. Both ports have steady output, and port 1 has not stopped charging, as I noted it did above.

It's possible that it's designed to cut off if port 2 isn't in use. Seems strange, but I've seen more bizarre engineering. If that's the case, though, it should be documented somewhere. I suspect it's not functioning properly, but I have to call them to discuss the issue.



Do think this is a "feature" because I'm able to charge my S4 and my girlfriend's HTC at the same time, but port 1 will always cut out with just my S4.

Otherwise, I love this thing. I take it with me anytime I travel. I can get 5-7 charges out of it depending on how low my phone goes. It takes a long time to charge, but you'll be set for much longer than it'll take you to find a wall outlet. *Edit* The battery takes a while to charge. Using the 2.0 Port your device charges fairly quickly.

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Big Luni


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Damn. Just paid about the same amount for a similar one from Monoprice with only 8000 mAh, and their prices are pretty low as it is. This look like an awesome deal.

fdnman


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I got one of these last time around and it works great. Charge it up before a conference and then can recharge my phone and my tablet as needed throughout. I can recharge my smartphone 3-4 times with this which usually gets me through the 2 day conference with no problems. Taking it with me camping this weekend.

whizzr


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Gee, thanks, Woot. I just purchased a charger from you that I haven't even received yet, and you're already offering a better one for the same price. Yeah, I don't feel screwed AT ALL...


[MOD: Sorry but that happens sometimes with Daily Deal sites. You're getting it today though. And yours has a flashlight!]

steelersluver


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azn137 wrote:For an extra $10 you get nearly 50% more juice, with a device that has so much better reviews/ratings. http://www.amazon.com/EC-TECHNOLOGY%C2%AE-Ultra-high-Thunderbolt-Incredible/dp/B00FDK2G2C/



Use Code 79ZD7SJM on this to get $10 off.

countdingo


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whizzr wrote:Gee, thanks, Woot. I just purchased a charger from you that I haven't even received yet, and you're already offering a better one for the same price. Yeah, I don't feel screwed AT ALL...



There's this thing you can do called "research" - woot (for that matter, any 'deals' site) generally has a way to look through previous deals. This particular item has been up 4 times previously. Had I been in your situation, I would have waited to see if this came back around, or looked for a higher mAh pack, if that's what you needed. Just sayin'.

Here:
http://www.wootstalker.com/recentw.php?type=&search=mAh

FrostByte


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I got a white version in a previous Birthday of Celebrations and I'm quite happy with it. It helped keep multiple Android phones charged on a golf trip in Northern MI where service was spotty and the phones burned through a lot just trying to find a signal.

With my phone, I didn't pay close attention to which port I was using and both seemed fine.

A buddy has a Samsung Galaxy S3 (maybe S4) and his would charge off one port with the screen on, and then stop when the screen turned off. Flipped it to the other port and it charged without issue. It seemed like a phone issue more than a Gorilla issue.

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countdingo


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FrostByte wrote:would charge off one port with the screen on, and then stop when the screen turned off. Flipped it to the other port and it charged without issue. It seemed like a phone issue more than a Gorilla issue.



Exactly what mine is doing - the 2A port works fine, the 1A port stops charging when the screen goes off; the 1A port continues charging if you keep the 2A port charging. Given that my phone is always going to be primary if it needs charging, I'll have it on the 2A port anyway; when it's done charging, I'll switch whatever else I'm charging to the 2A port, so the fact that the 1A port won't charge by itself is moot.

wyk3d


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zorro869 wrote:"our third-party lightning adapter works with all iOS 7 updates so far (through iOS 7.0.6)."

There have been quite a few (3!!!) updates since 7.0.6.

Basically, unless you have been living under a rock for a few years (or 5 MONTHS!!!)and haven't ever updated your phone, the cable provided and adaptor will NOT work (probably work just fine!!!) with your Iphone 5,5s, or 5c.



I went ahead and changed your post to a more accurate statement. Ios 7.0.6 came out in feb...even new math places that at 5 months ago, not several years and those quite a few updates have totaled 3 with the latest being 7.1.2 with .3 due in august some time.

eagleskd13


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Do you know if this will charge my surface tablet????

powermatt


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azn137 wrote:For an extra $10 you get nearly 50% more juice, with a device that has so much better reviews/ratings. http://www.amazon.com/EC-TECHNOLOGY%C2%AE-Ultra-high-Thunderbolt-Incredible/dp/B00FDK2G2C/



It does seem like a solid choice. The reviews of that thing are a sea of bold, black text... didn't think Amazon allowed product titles that long.

dh4645


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i always think i want one of these, but whenever there is a deal i just can't pull the trigger.

not sure when i would actually use it. we used to go tent camping, but now have a baby. that's the only time I think this would come in handy and since we wont be going for a while...

samwuff


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azn137 wrote:For an extra $10 you get nearly 50% more juice, with a device that has so much better reviews/ratings. http://www.amazon.com/EC-TECHNOLOGY%C2%AE-Ultra-high-Thunderbolt-Incredible/dp/B00FDK2G2C/



I was looking at that one, then I found http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00FDLPMH2

Reviews are good, $36, 50 Ah? Wow.

Might that be even better?

ohalloran777


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Probably the best item I have purchased on Woot. I use it routinely -- great for travel. Makes a great Christmas gift!

Patrick O'Halloran

pjfavia


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I don't go camping, I bought it specifically for traveling and mobile hotspot use. I don't know which airports people frequent, but every time I am waiting for a flight the very few charge stations or wall plugs are taken up by people playing Flappy Birds and loitering doing nothing. This is a great alternative when the phone starts running low and greatly extends the mobile hotspot life that drains the battery fast. After 2 hours as a mobile hotspot my unit only went down to 85%.

Great power retention too, I didn't use it for a few months after first charging it and it remained at 100% the whole time.

secretagentbill


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I have one of these, and also their 5600 mAh model. They work great. The 5600 one will do 3.5 full charges of my iPhone 4s. The 16800 seemingly lasts forever. I use them to charge devices while camping. Also, I carry the 5600 in my bicycle bag to charge my phone / GPS on long rides. It lasts the whole month between charges. I also use it to charge my phone on flights so that I can take lots of pictures and videos in-flight.

The adapters that came with the battery packs will short out the battery (at least the iPhone 4s plug did). Use your OEM cables and these work amazingly well.

geekgalconsulting


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I purchased one of these a while back. It works great! I use it for my Samsung Note II phone and several android based tablets. The one thing that I dislike is that it is heavy!! It does hold a charge though. I charged it three months ago and it is still at 100%.

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davecalvin


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I bought this a short while ago. I love it. It does take a very long time to get to full. It seems like no matter the power brick I use, it only charges at 1amp.

It works great, I can charge my Note 3 several times to full with it. Yes its heavy and bulky, but its a giant battery!

If I needed another, would buy again.


oh...also a flash light on it.

slcarter


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One of my better Woot purchases. The initial charge took a while, but after that, it's worked flawlessly. Now, if only they'll bring back the Sansa MP3 players!

gambler49


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Takes a bit of time to charge, but it's the Swiss bank of power banks and can charge many things on one single power bank charge. All that for an amazing price compared to many many others.

antpatte


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davecalvin wrote:I bought this a short while ago. I love it. It does take a very long time to get to full. It seems like no matter the power brick I use, it only charges at 1amp.

It works great, I can charge my Note 3 several times to full with it. Yes its heavy and bulky, but its a giant battery!

If I needed another, would buy again.


oh...also a flash light on it.



Question- when you charge your note 3 do you use the cord that came with it the usb 3.0 ? I am just wondering I have read reviews on other charging devices that say it does not work well with that cord

phearlez


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My experience with external batteries is to consider your likely use case. I bought a larger Anker similar to this piece some time ago and discovered it just was too big for my now-and-again need. I didn't regularly need to charge up several devices out of something in a shoulder bag - I needed to keep from running empty with something I could have in a pants pocket.

I've been much happier having several smaller load batteries I can simply keep around and shove in a jacket pocket. Something more the size of a lipstick than something playing-card sized (or larger) like this.