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Cygnett ‘ChargeUp Boost’ Range: Review

Cygnett ‘ChargeUp Boost’ Range: Review

Just in time for Christmas, Cygnett’s ChargeUp Boost range delivers big portable batteries that are designed to last, with looks to please and bells and whistles that effectively combine style and functionality.

The ChargeUp Boosts come in 5k, 10k and 15k varieties, representing the size of the internal battery and effectively describing just how many charges it will give your device per full charge.

Cygnett make it easier than other brands to check just how full your portable battery is: where competitors use a series of LED lights, the ChargeUp Boost range features an easy-to-read screen displaying your battery percentage. By simply pressing the power button, the digital display shows up and informs you of its current charge. It will auto shut itself off when no device is plugged, saving power. Neat!

The Red colour is as bright as I wanted it to be, and helps to distinguish it from the sea of bland bricks that have become the standard. Cygnett have built a practical yet flashy product here, and with two fast-charging USB ports, a user can’t ask for much more. The ChargeUp Boost charges have two 2.4Amp USB-A output ports (12 Watt output in total) and one microUSB port to recharge it. With smart charge technology built into the powerbank, it will even rapidly charge your iPhone and iPad.

Cygnett goes even further than other brands by ensuring your devices stay safe while being plugged into their new line of powerbanks, offering protection for over-current, over voltage, over temperature and short circuit, proving that it is certainly worth getting a well-known brand powerbank over a cheap one. With a starting price of $39.95 for the 5k model (5,000mAh), these new chargers still manage not to break the bank.

Turning itself off when not in use, bright and iconic casing and a remaining-power screen, Cygnett’s new range of powerbanks have most of the features one can ask for in 2018, without the excessive price tag – sorely missing is a wireless charging ability, as users will have to stick with cables for now. Still, the ChargeUp Boost 5k, 10k and 15k models are hard to pass up as a ready-charged, convenient product for daily charging needs.

Robyn Foyster

Written by Robyn Foyster

Robyn Foyster is an award-winning journalist and former Editor-In-Chief of The Australian Women's Weekly. She is also the owner and publisher of Women Love Tech, Game Changers and The Carousel. Robyn is the owner and founder of a tech business called AR tech, where she helped create the world's first AR community shopping app called Sweep and her team produced the 2018 Vivid app. She is a speaker and a judge of the Telstra Business Awards and Mumbrella Awards. Robyn is passionate about supporting women in STEM.

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