Hey gang, Valkor here. Now, I’ve reviewed my share of power banks here on the site, some are pretty straightforward and others sport a unique feature (i.e. flashlight, waterproof, etc). But this latest bank from a new company 70mai called the “Jump Starter” is something kind of different. Not the pack itself, but what comes along with it. Check it out!
On the outset, the Jump Starter sports a nice, curvy, rectangular design that's not as beefy as the myCharge RazorExtreme PD, but it's still a beast in its own right. The flat-top area is where you’ll find your indicator light and along the top, you have your power button, USB and USB-C port and a flashlight, which you can activate by holding the power button down for a few seconds. Finally, along the side, is a DC cable port. What’s that for exactly? Read on!
So, the Jump Starter includes a pair of jumper cables that plug into the DC port. You read that right, jumper cables. That means this pack is ready to give your car a jump whenever your car’s battery dies down. While it has an 11,100 capacity it also sports 600-volt current so you can use it with 12V vehicles such as cars, trucks, motorcycles, and SUVs. And, taken from the company’s website, the pack can “jump-start a 100% dead battery in seconds”. Unfortunately, I haven't run into a situation where I’d need to use the Jump Starter capabilities. However, as soon as I’m able to, I’ll definitely update this review to reflect how well the pack works or not. But I will say this, and this is jumping the gun on the breakdown, the Jump Starter is a damn good idea for many vehicle owners out there. Why? If there’s ever a reason you’re stuck on the road and in need of a jump, you can do so without maneuvering another vehicle in place. Sure, you’d have to ensure the pack is always charged. But it does add peace of mind, to those always on the road.
70mai, you’ve scored your first win in the Val-Cave with your Jump Starter power bank. As a portable charger, it does well getting your device up to decent levels; For instance, I used it with my Galaxy Note 9 and it took the smartphone from 11% up to 47% percent. That may seem low by comparison to the more recent power banks I’ve tested, but I’ll admit I was also using my device at the time. So, when I ran the test again, without touching my smartphone, it went from 11% up to 60%. So, that’s why I always say your ride with any power bank will vary (all depends on what type of device you have and usage). And though the Jump Starter has some weight to it, it’s not bulky, and it travels well, slipping inside a messenger or most bags with ease. Now, I’ve already given praise that the pack includes jumper cables (and a carrying case for both items). So, there’s no need to go any further. However, I will say that this may be the battery pack you’d want to have in your vehicular repertoire, so that you’re never caught, suddenly stranded with no help in sight. If this bank can get you going, when your car battery runs low, then I’d say it’s worth the investment.
The Jump Starter’s major function is giving your car’s battery a boost, but it’s also useful when charging other devices. Unfortunately, for a power bank with such a large capacity, it only has one USB port, whereas most larger power banks sport two. So, let’s hope that the next version of the Jump Starter includes an additional port.
You can learn more about 70mai’s Jump Power Bank by clicking that logo on the right. Or if you’re interested, you can also snag one for yourself or pick one up to give as a gift this holiday season. With the ability to not only charge your devices but also your vehicle, makes this the one pack you’ll want to own. I’d recommend it. So, out of TOV 5 stars, I’m giving 70mai Jump Starter a solid 4.