Cheero Power Plus 3 External USB Battery Review
The Cheero Power Plus 3 (PP3) is a standard lithium ion battery external power bank. It comes in a classic white that hasn’t managed to attract any scuffs despite regular use. Cheero is a Japanese company that is avidly penetrating many niche areas of the technology hardware industry. Bitcoinist.net will make sure to stop by Cheero’s stand at CES 2016 in our continued effort to expand our coverage. While we are traditionally a fintech, Bitcoinist.net is now bringing our world-renowned review skills to all hardware.
Cheero Power Plus 3 Power Bank Hardware Specifications
– 13400 mAh
– DC 5v/2A Micro USB Input
– DC 5V/1A and DC 5V/2.4A
– ~500 usage times
Cheero PP3 Power Bank Review
As a frequent traveler, I often find myself needing to recharge my phone when I am attending Bitcoin meetups and Bitcoin conferences around the country. Having all the different Bitcoin wallet apps open to show new users the width and breadth of Bitcoin wallet functionality is very taxing on my battery. Given that my phone is a few generations old, even an extended battery case doesn’t keep it truly competitive. Without this power bank (and the other one I use to keep this one topped off), I’d be just a nomad instead of a digital nomad. The 3.8×3.1×0.9 inch body bulges slightly wider than other ~10000mAh external power banks. Importantly, the Cheero doesn’t charge your gear if you don’t push the power button. This is a feature not a bug.
Pros: Two USB output ports
Cons: Only comes in white
The product is available on Amazon, but of course you should consider using Purse.io (Bitcoinist referral link) to save a few bits/bucks on Amazon instead and be able to pay in Bitcoin. It has 5 stars on Amazon and it gets 5 stars from us!
Images from Juwan Li.
Test unit provided by Cheero USA.