cygnett_chargeup6000Over the holiday break I purchased a ‘Power bank’. So welcome to my first technology review for 2016 on theCygnett Chargeup Digital 6000 Portable Powerbank review.  I should start a series on useful tech gadgets to have…

The batteries on smartphones and tablets don’t last as long as we like them to so a spare battery is always a useful thing to have have around. Unfortunately not many phones these days have a battery you can replace so the solution is a ‘Power Bank’ you can carry around as a spare like the Cygnet Chargeup. The Cygnett version  like other power banks can charge phones, cameras, tablets, remote control toys, game controllers. It did work with any device I plugged into it. Power Banks in general are very handy when travelling especially when that USB port on the plane or train is faulty or waiting during travel delay even at events where you can’t really hang around a powerpoint when your device runs out of power.

There are so many Powerbank style devices to choose from and I liked most of them but the Cygnett ChargeUp Digital series appealed most as it had a digital battery level LED read out, 2 USB ports, a stylish design. The only missing on the ChargeUp Digital was maybe a touch but obviously the device I’m charging probably has bright screen anyway. The interesting feature is that the charging does not start until you press the power button. My version has a capacity of 6000 mha which I think is plenty for a 2 complete charges of my smartphone, currently a Samsung Galaxy Note 4.

The conclusion is that the Cygnett Chargeup Digital 6000 is a definite a good thing. It looks good, well made, works well and a handy size to carry around. Price for the ChargeUp 6000 version is under $70 AUD which is the average price for a power bank of this capacity but you can get discounts, you don’t need to look far for those.

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