I was provided a 6,000mAh Power Bank with Built-In Stand (JB-20-6000) by Innovative Technologies to facilitate this review; all opinions are my own.
Hello again guys and gals, I have for you today the 6,000Ah Power Bank from Innovative Technologies and Justin Power Products. Right from the moment I saw this power bank I knew I was going to like it and I could picture exactly what I would be using it for when I got it.
See I have my 4 year old nephew and he loves to watch his shows on the phone and play some games on long road trips, but he has a tendency to put his hands on the screen and press the back button repeatedly thus exiting out. So what better way to eliminate that problem by using a power bank that has a built in stand so you don’t have to grab the phone to hold it up!
Innovative Technologies: 6,000mAh Power Bank with Built-In Stand (JB-20-6000)
Although something that I was not expecting was the fact that I would end up using it myself in my room. Normally I use my phone’s alarm to wake me up for work. Before the 6,000mAh Power Bank with Built-In Stand, my phone was on my desk, so when the alarm went off, I just clawed at the thing to hit the snooze button, but since it was lying flat, I was forced to lift myself up from bed to actually look at the phone to select snooze. Now with the 6,000mAh Power Bank with Built-In Stand, I am able to “dock” my phone which charges it while I sleep, and when the alarm goes off I can easily and quickly hit snooze so I can get those 5-10 minutes of extra sleep without having to fully wake up. For me those extra minutes are precious so this is very convenient for me.
I want to mention the aesthetics of the 6,000mAh Power Bank with Built-In Stand. The design is unique – low and sleek with a glossy black finish and rounded shape all around. When I pick it up it’s light, but sturdy, and it doesn’t slide off my fingers like some other glossy finished items to do.
As I mentioned before the built-in stand really makes it stand out and having it either in the car or at home, I was able to find instant use for it. It may look large considering it’s only a 6,000mAh battery, but I think that to fulfill the purpose of supporting a phone adequately. The built-in stand area on the power bank has a long slit indent on the top front next to the LED indicators that is big enough to hold even the larger smartphones. I am currently using a LG G-Flex phone (6” screen) and it sits very nicely on it. However, some older more FAT phones like the Lumia 920 are a bit too big to fit in this power bank stand. But phones like the Moto X, Samsung Galaxy S4, S5, and Note 3 fit very well.
As a battery charger, the Innovative Technologies 6,000mAh Power Bank with Built-In Stand works quite well. I was able to recharge my LG G-Flex almost twice before I had to plug in and recharge the power bank itself. That’s not bad for a 6,000mAh bank. The four small LED lights on the front of the unit denotes the charging progress and how much power it has left to charge your. The lights turn off after a few seconds, but the battery is still recharging your device. You can do a battery check at any time by clicking the button next to the LED lights to see the current battery status.
Innovative Technologies: JB-20-6000 Wishlist for Improvements
One thing that really surprised me was the fact that you can’t charge the Innovative Technologies 6,000mAh Power Bank with Built-In Stand and one of your devices at the same time. I think allowing you to use the power bank as a USB charger port would be great, that way you don’t need two separate outlets to charge both devices at the same time, I could also just come home set the phone on the stand and plug it in. This would add an even more unique value to an already exceptional item in my opinion. I’d really love to see this feature added since I am using the power bank as a stand to hold my phone in addition to a charger.
One more thing that I think would really benefit the Innovative Technologies 6,000mAh Power Bank with Built-In Stand is the addition of one of the super short USB connector cables. Having a built-in stand is great, but the fact that when you’re charging your device, you set your phone on the stand and then have a 3-5 ft cable dangling on the side is a little awkward. I have a tendency to accidentally yank on cables both at home and in the car. Including a short cord with the battery would mean I wouldn’t have to bring my own larger cable with me and would minimize the amount of things I need to bring along on trips. Maybe make the short cable have something with a detachable and interchangeable connector so you can do phones with Micro USB connectors and others like the iPhones with the multi-pin connectors.
The Innovative Technologies 6,000mAh Power Bank with Built-In Stand is a great buy, for both home use and on the road. You can easily place it on your knee or seat and not have to hold your phone. That means not having to worry about accidentally tapping the screen and closing out your game or starting applications you didn’t mean to. It’s perfect for comfortably watching movies or videos on long drives or from bed. Personally, I find it amazing the way I ended up using the Power Bank I wasn’t expecting and I am loving having it.
The 6,000mAh Power Bank with Built-In Stand makes a great gift at any time of year, so if you are looking for a great power bank look no further. You can find this unique little power bank for sale at major retailers like Amazon, Best Buy, or online vendors.
So go take a look for yourself and see if it is right for you. How would you use it in your home?