With so many gadgets depending on battery power nowadays, there are all kinds of devices about to help extend the life of said gadgets.
Sandberg were kind enough to send me out one of their 2000 mAh Foldable Battery Dock’s for review.
The packaging that the device arrived in is easy on the eye, contains all of the information you need, and allows you to get a good view of the product you are getting. First off you notice the dock itself through the clear plastic window on the front of the box. You also information regarding a 5 year warranty, the mAh of the battery, and images of the dock with it is folded out. Flipping the box over, you have information about what the dock id and what devices it works with – this information is available in several languages. The box itself is sealed with a magnet sealed flap that opens up and takes you straight to the device. There is no fiddly packaging to deal with in order to remove the device for the first time. Under the dock in the packaging is where you will find the USB Mini USB cable, and on the flap of the packaging there is a thing pocket that the instruction manual is stored in.
I was surprised at how lightweight the dock is when I removed it from the packaging (200g). Size wise, the dock is definitely something that you could keep in your pocket or handbag. You have the Sandberg logo on the top of the dock just above where the LED lights are located. You have an LED to indicate when the dock is charging, as well as indicators to show how much the dock is charged by – one for 25, 50, 75 & 100%. If you flip the dock over, you have another Sandberg logo on the part of the dock that folds up and around in order for you to attach your iPhone/iPod to.
When it comes to charging the dock, it doesn’t really take too long to charge the device to full power – around 2-3 hours by AC adapter, and 4-5 via PC USB. The dock provides a decent charge to your device also, depending on how charged the dock is in the first place.
Because of the style of the dock, it is very easy to use both whilst out and about, as well as when you are home. It sits quite nicely on the desk or on a table beside the sofa – no more having to leave my phone on PC desk whilst watching TV! For the price you pay also (around £29 on Amazon UK), you will get more than your moneys worth.
Overall, the dock is very impressive. It is small, lightweight, and compact enough to take everywhere that it may be needed. It does what it says it should do, and more! This is definitely something that will get used on a daily basis both in, and outside my household.