Friday, October 3, 2014

+LIFEGUARD MINI 1: Cell Phone Charger: Reviewed

How many times have you been either out of gas or broken down and need to call for help and your cell phone is dead or almost dead? What about receiving a very important call from someone you have not spoken to in a while and your hear the dreaded beep beep or light flashing that indicates that your phone is about to die? Perhaps you are at work and need to call your spouse notifying them that you left something at home? Maybe there is a sale at a local store and you want to quickly find out your sister's clothing size? Then there is the time you and your family are enjoying a fun outing and baby enjoys his first ice cream cone and you want to document it and you realize the camera is almost dead. You no longer have to miss an important phone call or miss documenting a special moment on the camera. There are many reasons why you might need to use your cell or digital camera and it would be highly inconvenient to be out of charge or to be almost out of charge.

I had always wanted to try those mini instant charging systems that act as a backup charging station. The kind that can fit in a purse or car glove compartment. I was super excited when I received the LIFEGUARD MINI 1 portable charger. This little dandy device charges not only a cell phone, but also works for most MP3 players and cameras. It comes in 3 different color choices of fuchsia pink, black or silver. I really had wanted the pink but at the time it was not available so I selected the silver. The silver is quite a looker and could be used for a guy or gal.

In the box I received a simple user manual, micro USB cable, lightning cable, and the charger itself. My husband and I have older phones, Samsung Galaxy S3's and this works well to charge them both. We also have a digital camera, so this will be very useful to capture those special moments of of 2 young children.

Here are some specs:

Battery type: Lithium ion
Capacity: 3000mAh
Charging time (wall charger): Max 5h

Size: just under 4 inches by 1 inch
Weight: 3.45oz
Life cycle: ~800 cycles


"+LIFEGUARD’s confidence in the MINI 1 is backed by it’s 18-month money-back guarantee. Feel safe to buy the +LIFEGUARD MINI 1 and enjoy your cell phone more than ever."

I agree with this statement above, they really do care about their customers. I found their customer service to be nothing short of STELLAR. I had a problem with my first charger unit. It plugged in and the light would only partially come on when charging. My cable would not fully charge it even after an entire day of being plugged in. I contacted the point of contact for the company and they sent me out a replacement. The replacement works wonderfully.

For more information on this charger, you can find it on Amazon:

I am quite happy with this little charger. I can connect it to my laptop's USB port, but I found that it does not charge as fast. I plug it into my USB wall ac adapter and it charges fully in about 3-4 hours. This easily fits in a purse, pocket, or backpack. This is great for keeping in the car.

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