- Universal Compatibility: Designed to work all brands that charge via USB such as Apple, BlackBerry, Samsung, LG, Nokia and more
- Power On the Go: It?s small and lightweight, yet can provide up to 5 hours of additional talk time
- CarbonFree: Through an alliance with the Carbonfund.org, Motorola has offset the energy used to manufacture, distribute and use
- Included in Motorola red Retail Packaging: Universal Portable Charger, MircoUSB CarbonFreewall charger, user guide, warranty card
- Product uses plastic materials from discarded water bottles. Product is made from eco-friendly materials - no BFRs or PVCs- and is CarbonFree
- Choose "ships from and sold by Amazon.com" product to ensure new, authentic Motorola product. All new Motorola product has an authentic hologram label. For best experience please charge power pack before use
The Motorola Universal Portable Power Pack gives you power on the go. The P793 is universal with all brands and devices, it's portable to fit in your pocket, and offers dual ports for simultaneous charging. Universal and portable, the P793 is a power pack that can simultaneously charge multiple devices, including mobile devices like the iPhone, Bluetooth headsets, and MP3 players. With 1420 mAh capacity, the P793 can provide up to an additional five hours of talk time. Key Features Universal Compatibility: With a USB and Micro-USB connector you can charge any device including brands such as Motorola, Apple, Blackberry, Nokia, and Samsung. Connect your device directly to the Micro-USB port or use your device's charging cable with the USB connector. Power On-the-Go: It’s small and lightweight, yet can provide up to five hours of talk time. Auto Shut-Off: Automatically powers down to save battery life when no devices are detected or when a device is fully charged. Convenience: Charg
The Motorola Power Pack is a nice size, 4" (110mm) long, 2.2" (55mm) wide and 0.4" (10mm) thick, and weighs about 2 ounces. That's a little smaller than an iPhone, and much lighter. It also has a good set of features.
Also included are an instruction booklet; a short, blue micro-USB to micro-USB cable; a long standard-USB to micro-USB cable; and a compact wall charger that can handle US or international voltage, and has a micro-USB connector. The cable on the charger is hard-wired, so you can't use it with other USB cables to charge other devices. (Some of the Apple or Palm wall chargers have a standard USB port and a detachable cable, which makes it much more flexible.)
OPTIMIZED FOR MICRO-USB CONNECTIONS: The features that distinguish the Motorola P793 Power Pack from the many other similar power packs is that the Motorola is optimized for devices that use a micro USB connection. The Power Pack comes with a neat little micro-USB cable that wraps around the battery (you can see the bright blue cable in the Amazon photos, above). So Motorola, LG, Samsung, Nokia and BlackBerry, as well as many other devices, will work well with this.
It also has a micro-USB input connection, so with the right charging cable, you can use a wall charger, a car charger or your computer to charge this Power Pack.
FLEXIBLE FOR USE WITH OTHER USB DEVICES: There's also a second USB output port with the standard, larger USB A connector. So you can use this Power Pack with a wide range of devices, as long as you have a USB cable with the right connectors. The Motorola Power Pack can charge a lot of phones, headsets and other small devices, including an iPhone.
JUST ENOUGH CHARGE FOR SMALLER DEVICES: USB connectors use a standard voltage of 5 volts. But whether the charging capacity of this Power Pack will work for your devices depends on two things:
1) Current. This Motorola puts out 500 milliamps (mA) of current, so it will charge cell phones and iPhones, but it's not a great choice for something like an iPad or most tablets. (That takes closer to 1000 mA. See Donna Locklin's review of this product for details on the iPad.)
2) Battery capacity: The battery is rated at 1420 mAh. That's enough, but just barely. It won't necessarily charge your device to full capacity.
Charging capacity is the area this device fell a little short for me. This Power Pack has a little more capacity than some devices (such as this Duracell at 1150 mAH) and less than others (2000 mAH Duracell Powerhouse, or the Mophie Juice Packs). Given the premium price - about twice the cost of the smaller Duracell, or about the same as the larger one - it would be nice if this Motorola had a larger capacity, even though it would need to be a little thicker and heavier in order to have more capacity.
TWO OUTPUT PORTS CAN BE USED SIMULTANEOUSLY: You can use both output charging ports - a micro USB port and a standard USB A port - at one time. Two devices will charge more slowly than one alone, but that might still be useful if you have a phone and a bluetooth headset, or two other devices, that you want to charge.
CHARGE YOUR PHONE BEFORE IT DIES: The current from this Power Pack might not be enough to revive a really dead phone, so you may want to connect the phone up to this Power Pack before the battery on the phone is completely dead.
CHARGE THE POWER PACK SOMEWHAT CLOSE TO WHEN YOU NEED IT: Don't count on letting this Power Pack sit charged for months, lithium ion batteries with smart control circuits lose about 5% of their charge each month.
- Auto Shut Off: This Motorola Power Pack has auto shut off after 30 seconds if no device is attached, or if the device is fully charged and not drawing current.
- Charge Level Indicator Lights: There are lights to give you a very general idea of how much charge is left in the Power Pack.
- You can charge devices while charging the Power Pack itself.
- It has a one year warranty.
OTHER OPTIONS FOR CHARGER PACKS: If you need much larger capacity and don't mind a larger size, there are other options. Other options include the Just Mobile Gum Pro 4400 mAh Charger and the New Trent IMP50D 5000mAh Charger if you want something that's still somewhat compact; or the...Read more
Update, St. Patrick's Day, 2012 >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
Ok, it's March, 2012 now and I've used this product since last June. I've updated my rating from 4 to 5 stars. This product holds a charge for a long time and you can get multiple charges to your phone from one charge of the battery pack. I highly recommend this for travelers, hikers, campers, and such. It could be the difference in making a critical communication when you most need it.
So if you only have one phone/device, or have a spouse/business partner/etc who has the same model phone, this is my recommended strategy.
However, when my wife got a different Blackberry model, and I started traveling with a small tablet, we found ourselves with 3 different devices. That's where I would recommend this universal power pack.
It's slightly smaller than my Blackberry Pearl, weighs about 2 oz, fairly portable (though not as small as a spare battery). It seems to charge up fast (a couple hours) and will charge up any small device that accepts micro or standard USB. Brilliant idea, actually, but not perfect. It will charges my Blackberry from 10% to about 80%, which will last me 3-5 days with moderate use. And it charges my small Archos tablet (it's about 1/2 the size of an ipad) from 10% to about 60%, which will also last me a couple of days.
However, keep in mind, the power pack won't bring back my tablet if it's completely dead. Also keep in mind, you'll still need to have access to a car or wall outlet to recharge your power pack. So again, if you just have one device to keep track of, just keeping a spare adapter & spare battery in your car, purse, or suitcase is probably more effective than keeping track of a brand new, larger, & more expensive device.
I gave this device a full charge & just keep it in the glove box for travel. Like any battery, it will lose a little juice this way, so recharge every 3 months or so if this is your strategy.
Hope this helps!