Cheero is a company usually known for their all so adorably Japanese Danboard series of portable batteries. They are shaped like little robot heads and some even include a stand that turns then into a full robot figure. Things like this is what has geeks idolizing Japanese culture. If that’s not your speed, Cheero also makes a great traditional battery called the Energy Plus. This battery is an absolute winner at an unbeatable price. I’ll tell you now why this is one you can’t beat.
The Cheero Energy Plus
Cheero’s Energy Plus features a very classy look. The top and bottom are a high quality white plastic with metal sides. The overall look would be right at home with an iPhone 5/5S. The plastic has no give to it at all and has very nice texture to it. It’s very well made. The Energy Plus packs a 12,000 mAh battery. This is good for half a dozen charges with an iPhone 5S, 3-4 on something like a Note 3, or 1-2 on your tablet depending on size. This gives you a lot of power for something so portable.
The power is delivered to one of two USB ports. One 1a and a 2.1 amp. This is the only aspect where this Cheero comes up a bit short and not by much. Most entrants in this size class of battery have 3 or even 4 connections. If you have a team, you can’t all use this’s battery’s enormous power reserve at once. The power level is determined in 25% intervals by 4 blue LED lights on the top. They can be easily seen in any light condition. The battery comes with a 2 amp USB charger and Micro USB cable. The company claims it can be fully recharged in 10 hours, less than competing batteries.
The last feature is an LED flashlight next to the USB ports. It’s not bright enough to be very practical and the battery isn’t as ergonomic as a Maglite, but it’s there in a pinch. Really, it’s kind of a gimmick. But it’s the only thing on this product that is. It’s also very easy to use with a single button. Tap to show battery level, long hold to turn on light. That being said, the flashlight could probably use its own button. The battery also comes with a small carrying sack.
Pricing and Availability
The Cheero is newly available in the U.S. market at a price of $29.49. That’s unbelievably affordable for a battery this size and undercuts the competition considerably. You get into the $70-$100 level before you get into comparable build quality. This Cheero is an absolute steal.
The Cheero Energy Plus has a giant battery, great build quality, and an insanely low price point. You’re getting a top of the line large battery at lower than an entry level price. There’s nothing else I can say about it other than to slap an Editor’s Choice Badge on it. Buy it, now.
- Huge battery life
- Great build quality
- Unheard of price point
- Comes with bag
- Only two USB ports