Hands-on w/ the iPhone-size ‘Crave Plus’ 10,000 mAh Portable Charger + 40% off deal [Video]

The Crave Plus is a portable charger with an iPhone-like design that packs in an impressive 10,000 mAh battery to charge your iPhone and other devices up to 3 times. Thanks to our sponsor Crave, 9to5 readers can get an exclusive 40% off for a limited time.

But it’s not just the size of an iPhone. The designed-in-America Crave Plus also takes a lot of design cues from Apple’s phones with its aluminum finish and rounded corners. That makes it a perfect companion to slide in your pocket next to your iPhone 7, 8, or X. With our 40% off discount, you can get the Crave Plus for its lowest price ever, $47.99.

Hands-on w/ the Crave Plus 10,000 mAh portable charger:

The Crave Plus is able to be so slim compared to many of its competitors by using a super compact Lithium Polymer battery, similar to those used in smartphones. That’s compared to many of the competitors that often use budget cylindrical batteries and are much bulkier as a result.

At about the size of an iPhone 7 or 8+, the battery is one of the slimmest in its category. And while it remains super lightweight, the entire body is crafted from high-quality materials, from the aluminum body down to the internal components, all of which the company offers an 18th month warranty on.

In the image below you get a real sense of just how slim the battery is next to an iPhone 8 Plus:

The battery includes one USB 3.0 port with Quick Charge support to charge devices at the fastest possible speeds in addition to a USB C port. It also includes built-in surge protection technology to automatically detect your device’s needs, and adapt intelligently to avoid overcharging. The LED indicator lights along the side let you see charging status at a glance.

Of note, the Crave Plus has both USB Type C and Micro USB for charging the battery itself, with pass-thru charging capability to allow you to charge your device and the battery simultaneously. The USB Type C port works for both in and out, meaning you can charge devices using it in addition to charging the Crave Plus.

In comparison to the competition, considering the size, price, and capacity, on top of USB-C, the Crave Plus is definitely a great value buy with our exclusive deal below.


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