Kmashi Arma 3-in-1 battery flashlight charger Review

February 18, 2016
Kmashi Arma 3-in-1 battery flashlight charger
GEAR INSTITUTE RATINGS
77
Battery Life
4
Power/Size
4
Durability
6
Features
8
Value
5

The Good

  • Outstanding impact resistance
  • Integrated LED flashlight
  • Integrated bluetooth speakers

The Bad

  • Low overall battery life
  • Low power to size ratio
  • Quality/reliability issues
THE VERDICT

The Kmashi Arma 3-in-1 is a flashlight, bluetooth speaker, and portable charger all rolled into one.  It’s extremely durable and weathered our impact tests well.  However, the product line may have build quality issues:  our first sample failed to deliver power at all, and the speakers in our second sample shorted out during water resistance tests (despite the device’s ‘waterproof’ claims).  Still, Kmashi was responsive with replacements.  For those in the market for a single device that combines a flashlight, bluetooth speaker, and portable charger, the Arma 3-in-1 may be a good fit.

FULL REVIEW

Battery Life
The device we were initially given for these tests did not work properly, and failed to deliver any power.  The replacement device did not have the same issues, but still had low overall battery compared to competitors:  delivering only 170 minutes of power in our intensive ‘real world’ tests.  Among mid-size devices tested, the Kmashi 3-in-1 placed last.  Discharge rate was also 25% slower than the industry average.

Power/Size
Like battery life, the Kmashi 3-in-1’s power to size and power to weight ratios were also low, and ranked last among all mid-size portable chargers tested.

Durability
In terms of impact and compression stress, the Kmashi 3-in-1 ranked amongst the highest devices we tested, regardless of size or category.   The Kmashi 3-in-1 sports a solid metal housing that is surrounded by thick, durable rubber.  Though the Kmashi 3-in-1 advertises itself as being waterproof, the speaker shorted during our water resistance tests.

Features
The Kmashi 3-in-1 offers standard 1 amp USB ports and integrated power level indicators, an integrated LED flashlight, and integrated bluetooth speakers.

Value
In terms of battery life and power per dollar spent, the Kmashi 3-in-1 delivers average scores.

Gear Institute Battery/Power Test Results:

Discharge rate:.38% per minute

Overall battery life:170 minutes

– Per cubic inch:14.77 minutes

– Per ounce:13.28 minutes

– Per cubic inch/ounce:1.15 minutes

– Per dollar:4.6 minutes

 


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MSRP
$36.99
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