Jackery Bar 6000mAh Power Bank Review

Jackery Bar 6000mAh Power Bank Review
9.3 Total Score

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  • 2.1 amp output
  • 1.5 to 3 full charges to most phones
  • It's orange!

The Jackery Bar power bank combines both 6000mAh of power and pocket-friendly portability in their signature orange color.

Performance

The Jackery Bar can output up to 2.1 amps

The Jackery Bar features one USB output that can supply 2.1 amp of power.  This allows both smartphones and tablets to charge at full speed.  Most iPhones charge at 1 amp, although some newer models (iPhone 6 and up) can go up to 1.6 amps for a faster charge.

My testing with an iPad backs up the 2.1 amp output claim, but it’s important to note that the 6000mAh capacity will not completely recharge a tablet from 0%.    While using the power bank, it did become fairly warm, but thankfully did not get very hot.

The 6000mAh capacity is a good balance between power and portability.  Most smartphones can get about 1.5 to 3 charges from this power bank, so it’s ideal to have on hand even for short trips as you can share the charge with a friend.  Tablets, such as an iPad, can get about 50-75% of a charge from this power bank.

Design

The dimensions of the Jackery Bar are 3.8 x 1.8 x 0.9 inches.  It fits in my jeans pocket fine, although it can get a little uncomfortable if stacked with my phone or wallet.  You likely won’t notice the additional weight in a backpack or purse.

The Jackery Bar can be recharged with a standard Micro USB cable and phone charger.  It accepts a 1 amp input which can take up to 6 to 7 hours to recharge, so you’ll likely want to charge it overnight.  You can recharge the power bank at any time; you do not need to wait until it is empty.

The exterior of the Jackery Bar is made mostly of brushed aluminum with plastic on the top and bottom.  This makes the power bank more durable than an all plastic power bank, although it can still get cosmetically damaged or dented if dropped.

Extra Features

The Jackery Bar features a built-in bright white LED that can serve as a flashlight in a pinch.  This is handy for walking to your car in the dark or finding the charging port of your phone in the middle of the night.

There are no Quick Charge capabilities included in the Jackery Bar, which likely won’t matter to you if you have an iPhone or a phone that does not specifically support Quick Charge technology.

Safety and Reliability

Jackery includes their standard set of safety features in the Bar to prevent overcharging and overheating, although you may notice it gets fairly warm when charging at its full 2.1 amp capability.  I’ve used several of Jackery’s products for years and have yet to encounter a safety concern with their products.

9.3 Total Score
Excellent

The Jackery Bar strikes an ideal balance between size and capacity. It provides up to 3 full recharges to your phone while still maintaining a pocket-friendly design. The built-in LED flashlight is also convenient to have on hand.

Performance
9.3
Design
9.2
Extra Features
9
Safety and Reliability
9.5
PROS
  • 2.1 amp output
  • 1.5 to 3 full charges to most phones
  • It's orange!
CONS
  • No Quick Charge capabilities

Jackery Bar Pocket-sized 6000mAh Ultra Compact Portable Charger (External Battery Power Bank) with Premium Battery Cells Aluminum Shell Superior Charging Speed (Orange)

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Features

  • Jackery: The Power Source for Mobility!
  • Bar Pocket-Sized: Ultra compact bar fits perfectly in your hand and pocket. The aluminum shell material is smoothly like a chocolate to hold in your hand
  • High Capacity: 6000mAh portable travel charger with 5V / 2.1A output keeps your phone charged up to 3 times and iPad mii 1 time fully
  • Superior Quality: Using premium battery cells, aluminum shell instead of plastic, high-efficiency circuit board comes with LED flashlight to light your life
  • What's Included: 1* Jackery Bar 6000mAh Portable Charger, 1* Micro USB Charging Cable, 1* User Guide & Warranty, 1* Thank You Card. 24-month product warranty and 7×24 hrs friendly customer service.

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