Published on November 28th, 2012 | by Greg0
Sanho HyperJuice Plug: Power Packed
We have a ton of electronics. Which means that we carry around a lot of wall plugs and adapters and spare batteries, especially when we hit the road for conventions or conferences. Power is always a problem- witness the folks finding a Starbucks to plug in during the recent storm. We did the same, but also had a few extra batteries charged for our phones. Our tablets though require more juice than the smaller backup batteries could provide, though, so they died pretty quickly.
It didn’t have to be that way. Would that everyone could have had a Sanho HyperJuice Plug handy! Most batteries are pretty similar, but this one does a fair bit to distinguish itself from the competition- it can handle charging two tablets at the same time, or pretty much any device that can use USB, with up to 15 watts total. Unlike some others, there aren’t any adapters built-in or included, which means you do need to carry around your cables (we used one for the iPhone 5 and another for the 4 with no issues).
Recharging the HyperJuice Plug is simple- just plug it into a wall. It does block a lot of area though, as it sits vertically, so we did have some issues where something else needed to be unplugged or moved around to accommodate. We definitely would’ve liked a better solution or option for extending a small cable to better fit on power strips. Also, it’s a pretty hefty unit, weighing it at precisely one pound, enough that you can definitely feel it.
There is no quibbling about capacity though. There are two basic models that vary only really by capacity- either 10400 mAh or the heftier size like ours rated at 15600 mAh. Those numbers may not mean much on their own, but indicate how much power is available. In this case, you can get up to 23 hours of additional battery life on your iPad 2, or recharge your iPhone up to 11 times (depending on the model). It’ll take about 12 hours for the Plug to become fully refilled from empty, and there are nice LED indicators that let you know when you’re getting low.
Available in a wide range of colors, the aluminum is a nice touch on the basic white plastic. Ours was pink, but gold, blue, green, silver, and black are other options. Expect to spend between $120-$150 depending on options.