Ventev PowerCell 3015c ReviewMarch 31, 2016
- Great battery life
- Integrated cables
- Excellent value
- Larger and heavier than competitors
Despite some durability issues in less common circumstances, the Ventev 3015c is a solid, well-designed portable charger that delivers excellent battery life, performance, convenience, and value, in a slim package that’s unobtrusive in your pocket. The Ventev 3015c is our Editor’s choice among all micro size chargers for everyday, travel, and leisure use.
Battery life for the Ventev PowerCell 3015c is excellent. In our repeated, intensive tests, the Ventev survived for a full 212 minutes—two to three times longer than all competitors, and extremely close to the LinearFlux LithiumCard Pro and Incipio OffGrid 4000. Discharge rate is on par with the industry average.
The Ventev PowerCell’s battery life for its size/weight is among the best in the micro size category. In fact, the PowerCell ranks highest in battery life per cubic inch, and third in battery life per ounce.
With a nearly all aluminum housing, the Ventev Powercell proved itself to be very durable in impact and compression tests, especially compared to its competitors. The sides of the PowerCell 3015c, however, are high-density plastic. While durable and completely necessary for the integrated micro-USB/lightning charge cables, they introduce some weak points and exposes some stress in lateral impact and compression tests.
Like all devices we tested, the Ventev 3015c offers 1amp output and integrated power level indicators. The integrated micro-USB or lightning cables eliminate the need of finding (or losing) separate cables when power is needed.
The Ventev 3015c offer the second-longest battery life per dollar of any device in the micro size category. In short: it’s an excellent buy.
Gear Institute battery/power test results:
Discharge rate:.5% per minute
Overall battery life:212 minutes
– Per cubic inch:68.4 minutes
– Per ounce:66.3 minutes
– Per cubic inch/ounce:21.4 minutes
– Per dollar:4.2 minutes