If you own a smartphone chances are good that you’ve found yourself holding a near dead device while away from a power source more than once in the past. The Charging Vault by Seidio is a wonderful solution that will eliminate these types of scenarios in the future!
Seidio’s Charging Vault is designed to charge up to 2 Devices at once! And is compatible with all new BlackBerry 6.0, 7.0 and many older devices. It’s also perfect for iTouch, iPhone, Windows Phones and most Android powered smartphones as well.
FEATURES & COMPATIBILITY
° 80.90 mm x 60.54 mm, 4.1 oz without cable
° Blue LED lights indicate charging level
° Auto-shut off function prevents overcharging
° Retractable dual-head sync & charge cable (Micro-USB) sold separately
° Features a 2200mAh internal battery and two USB ports, so that you can charge multiple devices at the same time when connected to an outlet
- Compatible with most USB devices, including Apple, Android, BlackBerry, and Windows phones
- Currently NOT compatible with the following models: * Motorola Droid Bionic
- Charging Vault not recommended for use with tablets
Right out the Seido package I love how the Charging Vault has a little weight to it. In a plastic shell of course, but it doesn’t feel cheap. The last 2 charging-on-the-go type accessories I’ve gotten have either felt poorly made, (read: were poorly made) or came with plugs that never quite fit well.
The Charging Vault is a nice sturdy chunk of goodness. Weighing just 4.1 ounces it’s not too heavy for a pant or jacket pocket. On the top is 4 LED lights, each represent a quarter charge. So all 4 equal a full battery. Standard of course with a 2200mAh internal battery inside. It’s also packing 2 USB ports, so you can charge your BlackBerry & your girls, or your iTouch both simultaneously. And on the plus side, you can just plug your USB charger that came with your smartphone right into the unit.
NOTE Seidio offers two options: 1.) Charging Vault [comes with the unit only, must have a USB plug to use] or option 2.) Charging Vault Kit [includes Charging Vault and Retractable dual-head sync & charge cable (Micro-USB)].
I received the Charging Vault Kit, but noticed right away that I did not need the extra sync & charge cable. Regardless I have used the cable they provided and love the fit! The plug itself fits perfectly into my Bold 9930, 9650, Torch 9850 & iTouch devices. I don’t have a car port plug in my Subaru either so this badboy has gotten hours upon hours of use out of me already.
The first day I took her out and my Bold 9930 had about 60% battery left. I spent 4 hours running errands, I went to the store, pharmacy, doctors office, an HR meeting, and back home. My Bold was at a full charge when I got home. The Charging Vault had one LED left, or 25% left in it. Needless to say that was impressive. The unit will actually auto-shut off after a while so as not to overheat. That worked out for the most part, but I did have to turn it back on since I would be getting back to the unit after an hour+ and wanted my battery to stay over 50%. A small complaint for a smart feature. My last accessory that could be compared to the Charging Vault did NOT have an auto-shut off feature and it stopped working after about 40 days. Assuming it came from overuse and overheating.
I threw the Vault into my girlfriend’s purse on Thanksgiving and we headed out to the family events. A bit into the evening I went a retrieved the Charging Vault (about 3 hours in) I was able to charging my BlackBerry in the middle of the house and even gave my sister’s iPhone 4 a nice boost. The unit didn’t seem to get much hotter while juicing two high quality smartphones at once. It put smiles on both our nerdy mugs and I tossed it back into my girl’s purse.
Now that it’s been in my possession for a few weeks, I’ve used the unit 6-7 times, a couple times I kept the Vault in my left pocket and my Berry in my right with the retractable cord going between. I absolutely love it. I’d buy it again and plan on getting one for my eldest sister for Christmas. Without any quality extended batteries on the market for BlackBerry 7.0 devices yet I’d say this is one of the best runners up for those who tend to use a little extra juice on-the-go! Check out http://www.seidioonline.com here for more info. Or hit the links below to get yours direct.