The first impression of the RAVPower 14000mAh Powerbank
I am always excited about the first impression of RAVPowerbanks, because it has never disappointed me before. Those guys just know how to leave a good first impression and this time, too, I wasn’t disappointed.
The RAVPower 14000mAh that I have tested comes with a matte black case cover, while the actual case has a simple, silver finish. The input and output jacks are organized quite well and can be found on the belly-side of the Powerbank. Optically, a very good design choice. I rarely emphasize this point, but this mobile battery just looks awesome.
After I finally managed to avert my eyes from the beauty of the case, I took a thorough look at what’s really important – sturdiness.
My first thought was that potential weak points could be found where the case cover becomes the actual case, but I was wrong. Even using a nail file as a lever I couldn’t get the case to budge even a bit. The only chance to get an even harder test result would have been dropping it on the ground, but in the end I decided not to do that.
After I had charged the Powerbank to its full capacity (which takes about 9 hours), I conducted a performance test. The included instruction manual is surprisingly detailed and lists a few devices that might not be compatible to the Powerbank. Usually, those are bigger devices (laptops, high performance tablets, etc.) für which this kind of mobile battery isn’t designed anyway. If you buy a 14000mAh Powerbank, you know that it’s only for mobile phone, iPods, and smaller tablets.
I tested an iPhone 4s with the Powerbank, as well as a Samsung Galaxy S3. Both times I charged the mobile battery to the brim and then recharged the respective device with it as often as possible. With the iPhone I got 5 full charges and a bit of a 6th, while with the Galaxy S3 I managed to almost get 8 full charges. Had I tested the powerbank on the 4th generation iPod it probably wouldn’t be empty to this day.
I was pleasantly surprised about the features and accessories the mobile battery comes with. In fact there are so many that I’m not even sure where to start. There are 2 USB ports that can be used to charge two devices simultaneously (output 1: 5V/1A, output 2: 5V/2.1A), 4 adaptor cables including a charging cord, and a bag. The adaptors can be plugged into the USB ports, making it possible to recharge devices with Micro-USB ports, you can recharge Samsung devices (30 pin) and there’s even a Micro-USB to Mini-USB adaptor. Only a charging cord for Apple is not included, but that would be too good to be true anyway. To recharge Apple products, you can just use the original charging cords and plug them into the Powerbank.
Conclusion about the RAVPower 14000mAh – Quality & Features
This Powerbank is just pure fun. It’s not only optically attractive, it’s also second to none in sturdiness. Next to 2 USB ports for parallel recharging and the neverending wave of accessories, there’s not much left to be desired.
The stated charging capacity of 14000mAh keeps its promise and recharges anything it can get a hold of. Only the price could speak against buying it, but not because the product is overly expensive. In my opinion, it’s cheap, but in direct comparison to devices of lower quality from the Asian countries, the price difference is quite notable – The difference in quality of the RAVPower 14000mAh* however, is too!