Review: ZENS Power Bank Will Charge Your iPhone and Apple Watch

ZENS just lately debuted its newest product, an iPhone/Apple Watch Power Bank that has a integrated Apple Watch charging puck and a USB port, permitting you to rate all your gadgets immediately.

Priced at €69.99 (or $78.00) the 4,000 mAh ZENS Power Bank is concerning the measurement and form of a chocolate bar, although possibly a bit of wider. As a result of it is neither quick nor specifically flat, it does not have compatibility effectively in a pocket, however it is a excellent measurement for a backpack or bag when touring.

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The Power Bank is strong and well-made, comprised of a soft-finish black plastic subject matter. At one finish, there is an Apple Watch charging puck constructed into the instrument, and on the most sensible, there is a USB port for plugging in an iPhone or different USB-powered instrument, and a micro-USB port that is used for charging.

There is a unmarried button that is used as an on/off transfer, which must be pressed on every occasion the Apple Watch is put on most sensible of it to turn on charging. The Power Bank has a unmarried blue LED subsequent to the micro-USB port so you’ll inform if it has rate left, however as a result of there don’t seem to be more than one LEDs, there is no solution to inform precisely how a lot rate is last.


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Because of the flat, thin form of the ZENS Power Bank, I from time to time had hassle getting my Apple Watch located good so it will rate, and a knock used to be sufficient to dislodge it if I took place to hit it when achieving for one thing on my nightstand in the midst of the night time. That stated, it does paintings with more than one bands and it is no much less handy than the use of the Apple Watch charger by itself.

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I took the ZENS iPhone/Apple Watch Power Bank with me on a commute just lately, and I will verify that at 4,000 mAh, it has sufficient juice to stay an Apple Watch charged for every week. I used it for nine days instantly to stay my 38mm Apple Watch charged, however I wasn’t draining it each unmarried day.

As for the iPhone, the ZENS Power Bank can do with reference to one complete iPhone 7 Plus rate and one complete Apple Watch rate, however that eats up a large number of the ability as a result of it is restricted to 4,000 mAh, which is at the small aspect for moveable iPhone batteries.

I used to be in a position to get it to rate my iPhone 7 Plus and my Apple Watch, but it surely used to be necessarily tired after that. I shouldn’t have an iPhone 7 to check, however it is advisable probably get two fees out of the Power Bank since the iPhone 7 has a lower-capacity 1,960 mAh battery inside of. It is price noting that the Power Bank gives 2-amp charging, so the iPhone will rate at a tight pace.

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As a result of it may simplest ship a unmarried rate to an iPhone 7 Plus and an Apple Watch concurrently, that is simplest going to paintings for day journeys when you wish to have a little bit further juice. Meetings, an extended day at Disneyland, and an evening tenting will all paintings positive, however do not purchase this for an extended commute until you simplest wish to rate your Apple Watch.

In case you simply need one thing to energy the Apple Watch, this will likely paintings for a cast week of usual Apple Watch use. Somewhat extra if you are now not the use of a lot battery, and rather less if you are draining your watch each day.

At house, the Power Bank is good if you wish to have an Apple Watch charger that has no cords and simplest must be charged as soon as every week from a pc or USB energy adapter (it does not include one). It could sit down on a table with out taking over an excessive amount of room, and its impartial design will fit maximum decor.

Backside Line

The ZENS iPhone/Apple Watch Power Bank prices roughly $78, which isn’t a super value for a 4,000 mAh battery pack.

On Amazon, you’ll get a smaller 5,200 mAh battery pack for $15.99, or a 10,000 mAh battery pack for $30, but it surely may not have the integrated Apple Watch charger that is within the ZENS Power Bank.

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If you do not want to hold round an Apple Watch charger and need a integrated resolution, the ZENS iPhone/Apple Watch Power Bank will ship it, however individually, I might fairly pay a lot much less for extra energy, particularly if I am in the hunt for one thing that is were given sufficient juice to rate my iPhone. You will be wearing a micro-USB charging wire and a Lightning wire to rate the iPhone in the event you use the ZENS Power Bank anyway, so I am not positive how a lot of a convenience issue it is including.

If you wish to have a cord-free desktop Apple Watch charging resolution or desire a solution to energy an Apple Watch on my own for every week, alternatively, the ZENS iPhone/Apple Watch Power Bank might be price trying out.

Professionals:

  • Can stay Apple Watch charged for every week
  • Integrated Apple Watch charging puck

Cons:

  • Dear
  • Low ability
  • Now not appropriate for greater than 1 iPhone 7 Plus rate
  • Calls for micro-USB wire for charging
  • No solution to resolve rate stage

How one can Purchase

The ZENS iPhone/Apple Watch Power Bank will also be bought from the ZENS website online for €69.99 or about $78. It ships from the Netherlands to the US and many different international locations around the globe.

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