Hey gang, Valkor here. As promised, I’m back with a number of tech reviews from items I’ve mentioned in my Pepcom Holiday Spectacular piece. And to kick things off, the folks at Ventev return to the Val-cave with their latest battery pack – the Powercell 6000. And you can add this one to the growing number of awesome battery packs on the market.
The Powercell 6000 is almost exactly like the Powercell 6000+ reviewed by Alacran, except it’s smaller in size and doesn’t have an attached wallport. It’s rectangular in length with two USB ports at the head, one being a quick charge port; next, you have a microUSB on the left side to charge the device and finally on the right, you have a power button and indicator lights that measure how much charge the pack has. The battery pack comes in two colors – the Ventev gray/orange color scheme as well as a white/gray. Out of the box, the Powercell 6000 showed three lights, but to play it safe I charged it up for an hour to ensure it won’t drain too quickly. Internally, the Powercell 6000 sports a 6000mAh battery, and it’s capable of charging two devices at once.
So to assist me in this round of testing, I went with Nexus 6 smartphone as well as Nexus 7 tablet, both to see how well it charges simultaneously as well as its quick charge function. Simultaneous charging went well with both devices filling up to a decent percentage. However, it’s when I went solo did I get the most out of the pack. I dropped the Nexus 6 down to 15% and then plugging it into the quick charge port for an hour. When I returned to the device, it was filled up to 62%. Now that’s a nice amount power in a short amount of time. Of course, I didn’t stop there and went on to try out the pack with other devices. And after a fair amount of playing around with the Powercell 6000, I’m ready to deliver my verdict in the TOV Breakdown.
And my verdict is: Ventev has scored another Val-Cave win with the Powercell 6000. Its small size and lightweight make it very portable and it fits well in your pocket or bag of any size with not much bulk or added weight. Charging is quick and you can, more than likely, bring a drained device to full charge in roughly two hours (of course your experience will vary, especially if you do or do not use the quick charge port). What about for all you Pokemon Go players, who are still hanging in there? Is this pack right for you? While a flat pack such as the myCharge RazorMax would be more suitable for walking around with your phone in hand. I didn’t have too much of an issue with the Powercell 6000; then again it could be that I have larger hands, so everything fits just fine. So I can assume that smaller hands may have some issue with this setup. But in the end, whether you’re at home, at work, or on the go, you definitely can’t go wrong with Ventev’s Powercell 6000 power pack.
If you’re looking to invest in a portable pack or two, then you’ll want to add Ventev’s Powercell 6000 to the list; you’re not only getting a pack that’s lightweight but also provides a quick charge when you need it most. And out of TOV 5 stars, I’m giving Ventev Powercell 6000 5 stars. And it’s been Valkor tested, TOV Approved!