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Targus APB27US 4800mAh External Battery Power Bank for Smartphones, Tablets, and other USB Mobile Devices

  • Designed for the iPad and Smartphones.
  • 5 Volt
  • 2.1 A
  • Featuring 4800 mAh of battery capacity, the battery provides users with an additional 5 to 10 hours of use on iPad and smartphone.
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Learn more about the Targus APB27US

General

Brand
Targus
Model
APB27US
Type
Portable Battery
Color
Black

Compatibility

Compatible Phone Manufacturer
Universal
Compatible Phone Model
Designed for the iPad and Smartphones.

Specification

Capacity
4800 mAh
Volt
5 Volt
Amp
2.1 A

Feature

Features
Featuring 4800 mAh of battery capacity, the battery provides users with an additional 5 to 10 hours of use on iPad and can fully charge a Smartphone 3 to 5 times on a single charge.

The battery features a 4 level LED battery level indicator so users are never left without power.

The thin and compact size is portable and can be easily packed away into luggage for easy travel.

Dimensions

Dimension
2.65" x 4.40" x 0.65"
Weight
10.24 oz.

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): Lifetime
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): Lifetime


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  • xiruo l.
  • 11/3/2014 4:16:39 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggspoor quality, poor customer service

This review is from: Targus APB27US 4800mAh External Battery Power Bank for Smartphones, Tablets, and other USB Mobile Devices

Pros: Cheap, but the product quality is very poor.

Cons: The "IN" interface broke down after only several use one and a half months later. The product quality is terrible. I contacted Targus for a replacement and they asked me to pay the shipping of returning the defective product. But I do not think I am responsible for the shipping since it is the quality issue. Do not waste money on the cheap but not working product. Will not buy anything from Targus.

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  • ETIENNE H.
  • 10/26/2014 11:56:58 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsgood battery backup

This review is from: Targus APB27US 4800mAh External Battery Power Bank for Smartphones, Tablets, and other USB Mobile Devices

Pros: A good safety backup especialy for shell shoker price i got it !!

Cons: none , yet

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  • Greg L.
  • 10/22/2014 8:54:39 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsSolid product

This review is from: Targus APB27US 4800mAh External Battery Power Bank for Smartphones, Tablets, and other USB Mobile Devices

Pros: Small, cheap, lightweight.

Cons: The cord it comes with is pretty low quality.

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  • Tim C.
  • 10/11/2014 8:34:53 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsCharges everything, powered by everything

This review is from: Targus APB27US 4800mAh External Battery Power Bank for Smartphones, Tablets, and other USB Mobile Devices

Pros: The easiest way to sum up the pros of this battery "bank" is that its lightweight, sleek, and compatible. It's small enough that I can fit it in my pocket alongside my phone (a Galaxy S4) and not feel like its going to burst. It also lacks any sharp edges, including on the single button found on the unit, making it that much more comfortable. It uses a simple blue LED indicator system, but unlike some other units these aren't blindingly bright, yet are still easy to read.

For something so small, I figured it might have problems charging fully, but that's not the case. This little battery pack will take my S4 from completely drained to full in about an hour and a half, and will use only 2/3rds of its own charge to do so. That means if I go a particularly long time without getting back to an outlet of some kind, I can bring my phone back up to about 50% one more time before it's kaput.

The feature I like most about this battery pack though is that it works with nearly anything, not just in terms of what it will charge but also what it can use for power. As long as it's an output voltage around 5v, the battery pack will charge, even if its some really low amperage like 200mA. I once spent a few days out of town charging my S4 using the battery pack like a sort of power filter, plugging it into an Apple charger that just didn't have enough power for the S4, but was just fine for slowly charging the battery pack. That alone was worth the money I spent on it.

Cons: The only things I can really fault in this are truly minor, and minimal. First, it's kind of hard to tell when this thing is outputting power to the USB port or not if you have it plugged in. When unplugged it will light up its LEDs when active, but when charging the LEDs stay on all the time. Of course, hitting the button always ensures the USB port is active, so it's hardly a real big problem. Still, worth mentioning.

The only other fault I could find was not with the unit itself, but with the USB micro cable it came with. The micro connector isn't exactly loose in most phones, but it's not snug either, making it easy to accidentally unseat it or pull it out entirely. The cable is also a bit rigid, which only worsens the issue. It makes it less than ideal if you wanted to, say, leave the battery pack in your pocket connected to your phone, since it's quite likely you'll disconnect it by accident. Of course, it's not like a decent USB micro cable is very expensive.

Other Thoughts: There are bigger and more powerful units out there, but they're usually quite heavy and meant for powering more than one device at a time. For a single unit charger this is nearly perfect, especially since it fits in a pocket so well. If you're looking for something to keep your phone alive through a full day of heavy use, this will probably work. If your friends will want to charge too, maybe you should look for something else.

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  • won k.
  • 10/9/2014 4:08:59 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsThere is the reason for the price

This review is from: Targus APB27US 4800mAh External Battery Power Bank for Smartphones, Tablets, and other USB Mobile Devices

Pros: price, size

Cons: slow charge for power bank, very slow charge to phone ans tablet.

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  • Carter L.
  • 10/6/2014 11:10:38 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Product

This review is from: Targus APB27US 4800mAh External Battery Power Bank for Smartphones, Tablets, and other USB Mobile Devices

Pros: This is a very well made compact battery that is simple to operate.

Cons: It would be nice if it had a pouch to keep the cable in.

Other Thoughts: I really like the fact it will provide enough current to charge most devices.

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  • Ricardo C.
  • 9/10/2014 2:40:29 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsPretty awesome!

This review is from: Targus APB27US 4800mAh External Battery Power Bank for Smartphones, Tablets, and other USB Mobile Devices

Pros: -Light weight and portable
-Fast charging with 2.1A output
-4 Level indicator LED
-Good capacity

Cons: -It would be cool if it had an LED flashlight built in it but not a deal breaker for me.
-No other that I can think of

Other Thoughts: Original price is $59.99 I think but I got it during flash sale for $10 so total deal!

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  • Arnold W.
  • 8/5/2014 8:39:59 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsBlew up my USB Port

This review is from: Targus APB27US 4800mAh External Battery Power Bank for Smartphones, Tablets, and other USB Mobile Devices

Pros: low price when on sale

Cons: almost bricked my $400 smart phone, buy using this to charge up the battery. The usb port will no longer accept a charge, luckily I can still use conductive charging on my nexus, otherwise I'd have a brick. So maybe it wasn't such a bargain.

Other Thoughts: not impressed

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  • Rob C.
  • 8/3/2014 10:24:17 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsWas cool, until it stopped working

This review is from: Targus APB27US 4800mAh External Battery Power Bank for Smartphones, Tablets, and other USB Mobile Devices

Pros: It was pretty good at giving my iPhone a couple of refills on the battery charge before needing to be charged itself.

Cons: The USB port died about 1 month and 1 week after owning.

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  • Alan J.
  • 6/13/2014 3:19:42 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood MaH, Great Price

This review is from: Targus APB27US 4800mAh External Battery Power Bank for Smartphones, Tablets, and other USB Mobile Devices

Pros: Reasonable size, decent MaH for the cost. Price was right with coupon code. Bought an extra for a friend.

Cons: No built in light. Not that I care.

Other Thoughts: These types of power banks are handy for running all sorts of 5 volt stuff when you're out and about.

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