Review: FatCat 4200 PowerBar, A Boring Gadget To Keep Your Cool Gadgets Running

by nessel on January 3, 2013

FatCat PowerBar 4200

The old business school saying goes “Good products solve problems“.  Notice they never said good products had to be fun and exciting, the key is solving a problem.   The FatCat 4200 PowerBar is a boring gadget.  It is basically a 4 ounce external battery pack travel charger.   While a battery pack may not get you excited, the fact that the FatCat PowerBar 4200 can save you when your iPhone or Android phone dies on you at the most inopportune time makes it a product that solves a very real problem.

Let’s Take a Look at Our Video Review of The FatCat PowerBar 4200 -

The FatCat PowerBar is a Travel Charger That Will Not Weigh You Down

The last thing any Mom or Dad needs is another bulky and heavy thing to throw in our already over stuffed bags.  Luckily the FatCat PowerBar 4200 weights only about a quarter of a pound and is incredibly slim (dimensions: 4” x 2.4” x .5”).  Despite its slim profile, the PowerBar 4200 embodies the latest in ultra-thin lithium polymer technology, with 4200 mAh of power – typically more than twice the battery capacity of your smart phone.

Here are all the specs on the FatCat PowerBar 4200:

  • Battery: 4,200 mAh Lithium Polymer
  • Input voltage: 5.0 to 5.5V
  • Output voltage: DC 5.5 +- 0.2V
  • Maximum output current: 700mA
  • Maximum input current: 800mA
  • Time required to charge Card: 4-7 hours (depending on charging current)
  • On one charge, fully charge the average smart phone twice or cell phone four times
  • Has over-charging, over discharging, over current and short circuit protection
  • Retains 80% of its charge for 1 year – ideal emergency backup power source
  • Includes Tips for all popular cell-phones, smart-phones, MP3s, PDAs, PSP, etc.
  • Cycle life: Up to 500 times.
  • Dimensions: 4” x 2.4” x .5”
  • Weight: 4 oz

You Will Be Surprised What A Life Saver This Boring Gadget Can Be

If you travel, you should have a travel charger like the FatCat PowerBar 4200 in your bag.   When the kids iPod dies 2 hours into a 10 hour flight, having the FatCat PowerBar to get them back online is a huge life saver to you…and the people sitting around you!

Our iPhone and Android Phones now run incredible apps that can offer all types of real time information.  The problem is these apps drain the battery on your phone.  If you have the FatCat PowerBar, you can run all the apps you want and just plug into the FatCat if you run out of juice on your phone.

Where’s The AC Plug?

The FatCat PowerBar 4200 comes with various tips so you can charge up various devices.  What it does not come with is an AC adapter.  You charge the PowerBar by plugging it into a USB port on your computer or a USB power supply.  We believe they should have included an AC plug in the package, since it is much easier to find a power outlet when you are traveling than a USB plug-in.

Conclusion:  The Boring FatCat 4200 PowerBar Is A Great Way to Keep Your Cool Gadgets Running

If your family travels with a suitcase full of smartphones, iPods, tablets, cameras and portable game systems – add just 4 more ounces to your bag and get the FatCat 4200 PowerBar.  The PowerBar 4200 is a drop-dead simple gadget that keeps all your other gadgets running.   One note, if you are looking to charge an iPad, you should probably go with the FatCat PowerBar 9600 (9600 mAh) – it is slightly bigger, but packs more power.

Finally, not a huge fun of a black travel charger?  The PowerBar comes in four other colors.  Hmm, maybe the FatCat PowerBar is not that boring after all.

FatCat Gear PowerBar

More Information:

Visit the FatCat Gear Website To Learn More

The FatCat PowerBar 4200 Sells for About $59 on Amazon.Com

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