Something new on the market, I haven’t seen anything similar to this at this present time. It’s the CRAVE PLUS! A power bank (portable battery) that houses the same type of battery found in smartphones.
What’s interesting about the CRAVE Plus is the form factor. It’s a “SLIM” as slim as you can get for a 10000 mAh battery. It’s barely thicker than a Nexus 6P. Time to do away with the bulky power banks that make use of the cylindrical form factor for their batteries.
It’s so slim that having my phone and this power bank in my pocket actually doesn’t feel bulky, it was designed to be unobtrusive and providing up to 2 full charges. I’m happy if I get one charge out of since my phone battery is a 6080 mAh to start with.
The CRAVE Plus supports 3-ports of the following nature, MicroUSB to charge the device, a USB-C which serves as an IN/OUT to charge and or to get recharged and a USB-A port which support Quick Charge 3.0
Oh yeah, baby! Quick Charge 3.0 with this bad boy right out of the box. Not something we see often with power banks.
Time to get technical with your folks, like I mentioned above, this is a 10000 mAh battery and it charges in no time if you use the USB-C port at its full charging capacity. The battery is made of the same material you’d find in any smartphone. This is likely the slimmest of them in its class and it’s about the same size as your smartphone.
This was actually designed in the good old USA but manufacturing was done in China. I think we’ve come to expect for a lot of products now a day.
What do I think?
So far, the form factor is what got me going. The fact that this device is pretty much the same size as the smartphone was an I need it moment. This beast carries itself with a 10000 mAh battery which means it can top me up easily. I get about 1.5X charge from this battery charger as my smartphone supports 6080 mAh.
It offers USB-C and USB-A to charge which will accommodate anyone from an iPhone, to any known Android devices out there.
Let’s talk about price, it always comes down to cost for many out there. It’s listed as $49.99 USD however the price is different for Canadians and International customers. I’ll have the link to each below clearly listed.
Link: US Customers
CRAVE Plus is probably setting a trend with the slimmest form factor in a power bank while providing USB-C and QC 3.0