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RAVPower 10,400 mAh Power Bank $32.99

RAVPower 10,400 mAh Power Bank

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Summary:
This battery pack, the RAVPower RP-BP07, is well suited for smartphone users, and while it will work at full speed on a tablet, many will likely be disappointed with the small effective output. On that note, this is a decent battery pack. Its efficiently rating is average, rating only 59% effeciency output on average over the course of testing. This is not bad, but not the best either. See the full review for more details on this.

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RAVPower 14,000 mAh Power Bank $43.99

RAVPower 14,000 mAh Power Bank

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This RAVPower RP-BP13 battery is a nice Power Bank overall and while its not the highest scoring i have seen in terms of efficiency, its up their on the list rating on average at 65%. What are getting is a fairly efficient portable battery at a decent price.

With the lower cost you are losing a lot of the nice to have features and getting a pretty basic battery pack. But since it performs well I think for many this would be an acceptable trade off.

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EZOPower 5,200mAh Battery and Dock for Apple iPad $9.99

EZOPower 5,200mAh Battery and Dock for Apple iPad

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The device itself is nice if you want a decent stand up dock for your iDevice. It woks fine with the smart cover since but thicker cases may prevent it from seating properly. Some nice features are that is has “auto-on” so the iPad starts charging as soon as its docked, no need to press a button. It also has pass-thru charging allowing you to always keep the dock plugged in. it will charge the device and or the internal battery as needed. The main complaint is the battery itself. Being advertised for the iPad the 5200mAh battery is already pretty small. The iPad has an internal battery of over 11,500 mAh (3rd Gen).
The internal battery is proving to be about 60% efficient in my numerous controlled tests, showing that you get an effective output of about 3100mAh. This would get you roughly a 25% charge to a dead iPad

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