I recently received a WeeGo mobile battery in the mail. I wasn’t sure what to expect, but I gave it a shot. And let me tell you, I was amazed. It’s not just a battery; it’s a full power backup.
The most important thing about a battery is its charging capacity. I was sent the “Heavy Duty Jumpstarter Battery”, which retails at 150.00 on their website. It’s advertised as a 12000 mAh battery (equivalent to approximately 7 charges of my iPhone 6s’s battery). And let me say, it stood up to those specifications. I ran my phone off of the battery for an entire week.
The next most important factor is convenience. I think that this is the biggest issue of the WeeGo battery. At just under a pound, it doesn’t compete with a solar charger with a much smaller battery when you’re going on a hike. Its exterior dimensions are just too big to fit into my pocket, and isn’t really portable.
Finally, features. The WeeGo battery can supposedly jumpstart a car. Did I test this? Of course I tested it. The results were surprising. I used someone’s old 1998 Toyota pickup. Believe it or not, it did jumpstart the truck. One thing I wasn’t clear on from their website, was whether this was a jumpstart of a car battery, or just a charge. It actually jumpstarted the car, using the SAME technique to jump as using cables and connecting it to another car’s battery. The WeeGo also came with jumper cables; that was a nice touch.
Overall, I think the WeeGo is good for a specific niche. That niche is those who live in a place where a jumpstart might not come for days, or would be out in the woods without consistent power. If that’s you, then I would strongly recommend picking one up. If it’s not, then it’s an expensive phone charger.
Disclosure: This product was sent to me by the company. I was not required to give a positive or negative review.