Trying this again. The Weebly app is cutting off my posts.
You never know how an opportunity will grab hold of you. A couple months ago, I was looking for a new keyboard case for my iPad. I thought I found one on Amazon. It was aluminum and made for a company called IEGrow. It didn't suit my needs after all, and I returned it. But through an e-mail dialogue, I suggested I would be happy to review any of their other products if they sent something to me. I mentioned I was going on a trip, and a portable charging source would be a good thing to have.
So, they sent me the iEGrow P501 External Pack Dual USB Portable Charger with a bright orange USB cord iEGrow Premium Apple USB Cable with Ultra Compact Connector. I used both on my trip to Dallas when I was at 10% on the iPad and had no easy access to a plug.
The P501 fits in the palm of your hand, and it's weighty, but if you're already carrying an iPad, notebook, and other gear, you'll never notice it. I was able to plug in and continue working while the iPad charged quickly. One thing this charger doesn't do is replenish itself fast. The instructions, translated from some other language, tell you to use a 5volt plug. I'm assuming they mean a 5 watt. Twelve hours later, the unit was charged. This isn't a big deal if you don't need it very often, but if you want to take it an go the next morning, it might not be at full capacity.
The USB cable was like any other cable, except for two things. When I coiled the cable, it stayed in a neat coil. Regular USB cables are impossible to wind up, stow, and find in the same condition later. They tangle. This one won't do that. Also, the bright orange color made it easy to find when I needed it, and when I packed I didn't forget it. This is a great cable for people who are often leaving their chargers in hotel rooms. I think my boss, a Tennessee fan, needs one of these.
You could run to Best Buy and get one of those cheaper chargers, but if you want something more rugged, you need the iEGrow P501. I'll be looking for more products from this company. When I returned the keyboard, they asked me why. I felt compelled to give them ideas on how they could improve it and make it a product I would buy in the future. They seemed very receptive to my suggestions. A company that listens to its customers is a company I want to do business with.