My review philosophy is like this. When I review a product, I give it a 3-4 week workout which leads to a result, which could be anywhere on the good-to-bad spectrum. If the product is from a reputable manufacturer, one would expect a good review, and so on. And then you move onto the next product to review. This first product gets used less and less, then collects a little dust or maybe you give it away. Now why do I tell you all this? Because for only the second time, I’ve come across a product which not only gets used daily, but will be used until its life expires. This is a must-have product! And I’m confident you’ll come to the same conclusion. This product is the Patriot Memory FUEL+ mobile rechargeable battery from Patriot Memory.
The Patriot Memory FUEL+ Mobile Rechargeable Battery
For over a year, the FUEL+ line has been available across the globe. How do I know this? Just flip over the product and look at all the governmental approval markings. The FUEL+ is available in 7 versions, ranging from 2200 to 9000 mAh. These mAh (milli Ampere hour) is the same unit of battery life that you’ll find on your smartphone or tablet.
On the lighter end of the scale, the 2200 & 3000 mAh lithium-ion batteries are purely for smartphones and in most cases, will provide one full charge. This 3000 mAh model frame consists of a white housing with blue ends. The 2200 mAh model frame is available in five colors: white with blue ends, and blue, green, pink, and yellow with white ends. One side of each unit has a micro USB input while the other has one USB Type A output.
The mid-range 5200 & 6000 mAh models are for all size of smartphones and small tablets while the upper-range 7800 – 9000 mAh models are for all size of smartphones and tablets. On the mid-to-upper range models, the larger frame consists of a white housing but now with red ends. One side has the same micro USB input, the other now has two USB Type A outputs, one rated at 1A and the other at 2.5A which leads to a quicker charge.
What’s really cool here is the dual charging capability of the FUEL+ as pass-through type. So while you’re charging your FUEL+ battery, you can simultaneously charge two mobile devices. The power button and charge indicator is on the side across all 7 models. Simply press the power button once and you’ll see the available charge across the Blue LED’s indicating anywhere from 25%, 50%, 75% & 100% charge.
Once your devices are connected via the USB ports, you’ll need to press the power button to begin the charging process. Charging times for the mid-range FUEL+ models are between 4-6 hours while for the upper-range models, 6-8 hours. Across the board built-in protections include over-charge, over-current, over-temperature, under-discharge and short-circuit. Not too shabby.
List prices are as follows by model:
PCPB22001 & 30001: $24.99 & $29.99, respectively.
PCPB52002 & 60002: $44.99 & $49.99, respectively.
PCPB78002, 87002, & 90002: $59.99, 61.99, & $64.99, respectively.
Each package comes with the FUEL+ battery, a white 1′ micro USB to USB cable, and multi-language owners manual. All models easily fit into the palm of ones hand, a shirt or pant pocket, or a purse or satchel and come with a 2-year limited warranty. And they’re quite light with the largest model coming in at 0.42 lbs. The FUEL+ is available at many of the bigger internet retailers like Amazon and Tiger Direct.
As an added bonus, I’ve included a photo of Patriot’s beautiful Titan leather iPad case with removable Bluetooth 3.0 keyboard case. Now it’s actually faux leather so all you animal-safe folks can have peace of mind. These items are available at Fry’s for $19.99 for the iPad Mini and $4.99 for 2nd-4th generation iPad tablets. For more information, feel free to send me a tweet and/or check out www.patriotmemory.com.
What do you think of this Patriot Memory FUEL+ review? Do you agree or disagree with our verdict? Let us know in the comment section below or via social media. We’re eager to hear your thoughts.
Don’t hesitate to head over to Patriot’s Accessories page to see their newest products. To learn more about service and support, click here for their Support page. The FUEL+ rechargeable battery comes with a 2-year warranty.
FTC Disclosure: Patriot Memory provided Beantown LLC with two (2) FUEL+ samples for review purposes. This writer’s opinion is 100% his own and not a paid product ambassador.
All photographs are the copyrighted property of either Patriot Memory LLC and Beantown LLC © 2015