Adata PV100 4200mAh USB Battery Review
Peter Donnell / 10 years ago
Modern day smartphones are awesome, we can use them to make phone calls (although fewer people do these days), text message, use a wide range of apps, play games, browse the internet, check out emails or most importantly, share cat memes with each other. It doesn’t matter how you use your phone, truth is we’re all using them more and more. Our mobile devices are getting more and more powerful each year, while also becoming more and more energy-efficient, but the issue remains that our battery life is rarely enough to get us through a full day of wasting time on our favourite device.
There is of course a solution to our power needs and that is mobile recharging devices such as the Adata PV100 that I will be taking a quick look at today. These small devices come in all shapes and sizes, but more often than not they’ll feature a rechargeable internal battery and a USB port for connecting your device. Plug them into your phone, tablet or similar device and you’ll be able to recharge on the go, handy for those times you’re nowhere near a plug socket, or don’t have time to stop and charge.
The PV100 is a relatively compact device, packing 4200mAh charging capacity, which is more than enough to charge your average smart phone at least once, some lower power devices may even get a few charges out of it. For example, my HTC One X+ has a 2100mAh battery, so in theory I should be able to get two full recharges out of the PV100 for my device.
Unfortunately I don’t have the packaging for the PV100 as I was given it directly at a trade show by Adata and I needed to employ its charging features immediately, then I lost the box… whoops. So let’s get right to it and see what comes bundled with the battery.
In the box you’ll find the PV100 device as well as a nice white USB to microUSB charging cable, it’s fairly short, but enough to fulfil the task in hand and there is nothing stopping you from using your own cable (eg; lightening cable for iPhone) should you need to.