EcoXGear EcoCharge ReviewJune 15, 2016
- Outstanding durability
- Outstanding water resistance (IP67)
- Good value
- Relatively low overall battery life
- Relatively low power/size ratios
EcoXGear’s EcoCharge is a highly durable and water resistant portable charger at a great price, and is an excellent buy.
The EcoCharge delivers less overall battery life than most competitors. In our intensive, ‘real world’ tests, the EcoCharge survived for 124 minutes. Discharge rates were also good, but also slightly slower compared with competitors.
Though the EcoCharge is smaller than many competitors, its power:size and power:weight ratios are relatively low, mainly due to the EcoCharge’s lower overall battery life.
The EcoXGear EcoCharge is highly durable. It is surrounded by a thick, rubberized shell. The quality of rubber is also very high: it is thicker and more rugged than any other rubberized material used by any competitor we’ve tested. The EcoCharge also offers IP67 water resistance. This means that it is dust-proof, and can actually withstand submersion for up to 30 minutes.
ExoGear’s EcoCharge is an extremely bare-bones charger, offering only a 1 amp charging and USB port, and a small loop connected to the cap. The EcoCharge is actually one of only chargers we’ve tested that does not have power level indicators.
Though the ExoGear EcoCharge does not provide as much power per dollar spent as some other small chargers, it is difficult to find a charger this durable and water resistant at such a relatively low price. For that reason, the ExoGear EcoCharge is a great buy.
Gear Institute Battery/Power Test Results:
Discharge rate:.45% per minute
Overall battery life:124 minutes
– Per cubic inch:18.34 minutes
– Per ounce:31.79 minutes
– Per cubic inch/ounce:4.7 minutes
– Per dollar:6.2 minutes