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Accessory Review: kuel f60Q Mobile Battery Charger

A portable battery charger is something that almost everyone should own in this day and age. With LTE radios and massive HD screens sucking the life out of our phones in just a few hours at times, you may need quick on-the-go power on a regular basis. There are a variety of options out there, but after having the kuel f60Q for a few weeks now, I can easily say that this should make your short list of portable chargers to consider.

First, it’s pretty damn stylish for a portable charger. Some of the options we have seen in the past tend to be massive black tanks that you would be embarrassed to pull out in public. The kuel f60Q looks clean, minimal, and might even impress your friends at an LTE hand-holding spritzer party. 

But the point of this device is not looks, so let’s talk about how it performs. It packs a 6,000 mAh battery cell that can recharge a standard phone around 3 times before needing to refuel. It works on both Android and Apple products, so if you invest in the kuel f60Q, you know that it won’t be locked down to just a couple of your personal tech gadgets. Its charging port weighs in at 10W, which is enough juice to get your phone charged in almost no time, hence the “quick charger” name that is embedded on the side. To give you an idea, I dropped by Galaxy Nexus down to about 15%, plugged it into the kuel for about an hour and a half and was at 97%. That’s as good as a wall charger.

What about the price? It’s not cheap. At $124.99 there are less expensive options out there that have larger battery cells. So if you are in the market for a portable charger (and as I mentioned earlier, you should be), you will need to decide if you want a slim, sleek, and stylish option that is easily packable and will charge your phone in no time, or if you want to save a few bucks and go with a tank that may get you twice the life.

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  • Glen ersly

    I disagree with most of the comments here. As a business traveler, there are countless times at airport when you can’t find a plug as they are all taken and a very important call is comeing in and I’m at 15%.  This fits in my Timbuk2 messenger bag fine and looks good if I have to use it in a board meeting. I am more than satisfied, have been using it for a few weeks now.  Charges the ipad well too.

  • Lizz.0

    Check out the Zagg Sparq

  • QtDL
  • http://www.twitter.com/nblufire12 Nathan Patel

    I bought the energizer XP4001 on ebay for $20. Such a better deal and it came with 4000 mAH and a whole bunch of charging tips for other devices

  • Anonymous

    …way too overpriced.  I bought this 5600 mAh Anker portable charger (link below) a few months ago from Amazon for $50 that is just as sleek/stylish and small.  It was actually a lot nicer when I got it and saw it in person than what I was expecting when I ordered it.  Plus it comes with multiple charger attachments so if a friend of mine has an older phone w/ a different charging port I can swap it.  If I’m going out on a weekend and know that I’ll need it, it’s been perfect.  Between having this and a spare standard battery in my wallet I can deal with the draining battery life.   Easily buys an extra few hours of battery life.  It’s on Amazon right now for $40:

    http://www.amazon.com/Anker-5600mAh-External-flashlight-Motorola/dp/B005K7192G

  • http://twitter.com/Ike_Farmer Chris Franzen
  • http://twitter.com/mwCashKeith Cash Keith

    Looks nice, I’d pay $50 max for it though

  • rick.f

    try http://www.monoprice.com  they have the same size/feature device for about $16.00.   i have 2 of them and they work great

    • Xbicex

      I live close to their distribution center so no shipping fee! Thanks for the tip!

    • YoDroid

      Anyone know if they work on the Bionic?  I can only use Moto chargers – the one’s that came with my wife’s Samsung Charge don’t have enough power.

    • QtDL
      • rick.f

        sorry, but i just found out that item 8294 at monoprice i no longer availalble. you can enter the item number and you will see its the same charger for alot less.

  • Silencedelta

    holy crow i just bought one at $45 thats 7000 
    mAh  and a bit bigger then a razor look up new trent yea its for ijunk but you cant beat that price

  • jbonics

    For that price get the joosorange solar charger, you cant kill it.

  • Ziv

    I’m surprised that no one has tried, nor mentioned the Tekkeon MP1860A. It doubles up as a flashlight, comes with a few tips, charges quickly and only costs $40 :

    http://www.tekkeon.com/products-tekcharge1860.html

  • Anonymous

    Very Apple-esque, slim, sleek, and stylish. :)

  • Blootzm3

    the SEIDIO vault is the way to go portable and wallcharger at the same time… plus can charge 2 at same time. 2200mah

  • Anonymous

    nonsense i have like 3 different ones spending over 30 each and none work well my thunderbolt just zaps them…i want to get rid of this horrible devil phone….SD note KELIX when we gettn back to the basics man…i miss new rom monday-friday

  • http://profiles.google.com/danstheman600 Daniel Sasson

    from experience, what would you guys say is the best combination of solar charger and battery charger? Or if possible just a solar charger or just a battery charger? Which brand/model do you think is the best? (I have a Galaxy Nexus)

    • http://profiles.google.com/danstheman600 Daniel Sasson

      Anyone?

  • Anonymous

    Too pricey. With so many other cheaper alternatives, this is not one I would consider. 

  • Craigg

    This is way over priced. I have seen some similar 6 watt units priced around $30. Since this for an emergency only one might be served well with an inexpensive 2 watt unit that is smaller and retails in the $10 – $15 range.

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  • Jikhead

    I picked up a New Trent 9900mAh extended battery with dual USB’s on sale back at Thanksgiving for $42 on Amazon.

  • http://www.greatplainstech.com/ BWSchwartz

    Quite apropos that your photo has this thing charging a Nexus. 

  • Anonymous

    I wish we’d see the landscape dock for the Nexus, been dying for that.

  • J Trayer

    The extra power comes in handy for watching a movie with 4g LTE or even 3g

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1610449990 Ron Refael

    the only reason i would buy this is if i watched three episodes of jersey shore back to back, which would make me loose enough brain sells to consider it.

    • My25rs

      well you spelt “lose” and “cells” incorrectly so might have already…. :p

      • Grizzly09

        “spelt” = fail

  • J Trayer

    I got a cp505 from Fry’s electronics for $50 that is 5 watt hour that is what every one is looking for. Check out the device at http://www.cinchpower.com  Have been using it for years. It is flat more the shape of the resound.  I highly recommend it.  Only one usb out though.   It also comes with various adapters and a pull out usb retractor.

  • Largemarge133

    Love the review but…cost to much. I was walking around walmart on monday. Ran across this at the clearance section (bought for $15) http://www.walmart.com/ip/Scosche-Solar-Powered-B-U-Battery-Charger/14262100 it charges my Galaxy Nexus just fine

  • RadicalPie

    Along with other people I enjoy accessory reviews and app reviews. Would be nice to see more of them on dl
    . Thanks

  • Jarred Sutherland

    I’m using a product from New Trent that gives roughly a 7000mAh external battery with two USB ports (1A and 2.1A for tablets) and it is less than half the cost of that. While it is “pretty” it’s not an accessory that I care is pretty or not. 

    The new trent portable battery was around $40 when I picked it up and it still works perfectly. Just cant see spending $125 on something that’s a bit smaller and a bit more pretty. 

  • Anonymous

    What about the 
    Motorola SJ1620A Travel Adapter for Access to the Webtop Application? Can you use this with a non HDCP monitor? If i get a mini HDMI to DVI cable and plug it into this adaptor and then go to a regular monitor, will it work?

  • Lakerzz

    I’ve been carrying a spare battery in my wallet, and that’s been working out just fine. This does seem really nice, but a little steap on the price.

  • Matthew Rosidivito

    Looks like and is priced like an Apple product.

  • Anonymous

    You could buy 5 extended batteries for the price and get 10500mah vs 6000 in one of these….#justsaying

    • Anonymous

      Was just thinking the same thing.

      I guess if your a chick and you have a purse something like this could make sense but I would hate to lug one of these around.

      • Anonymous

        Plus the hassle of waiting for it to dangle and charge for an hour or so. Easier to just swap a battery and off you go.

        This would make (pricey) sense for the Droid Razr though. 

        • Anonymous

          I also don’t see how carrying the stock charger wouldn’t make more sense.. unless your camping in the woods?..

          I can’t think of a place where you couldn’t find an outlet for a quick charge.

          • Anonymous

            Power outage, haha? Excellent point. Didn’t even think of that. With so many microUSB devices these days, I know I have 10 different chargers between phone upgrades alone, I’ve always left one wherever I will be so I don’t even carry one these days.

    • Anonymous

      Your point is very valid. However, there are some clear advantages for this:

      1) You would hate charging 5 separate batteries. I mean, my Droid Bionic came with a battery charging stand that plugs into the wall and then has a passthrough to the Bionic dock as part of a promo, but 5 batteries? Even charging 3 is clumsy as hell.

      2) This could charge not just your phone, but any other USB gadget you have.

      3) This will not become worthless when you change phones.

  • Jamaicawind

    What wallpaper are you using?

    • Tom Provoost

      I would also like to know

    • http://twitter.com/jeremy626 Jerëmy

      me 3

  • DaveTea

    I like the idea of having something like this I just cant think of many situations where I am don’t have access to AC, a PC, or a 12V outlet in a car. I would need a really cheap one for it to have much value to me, especially with extended batts going for $25 for my phone.

  • http://transcendingturmoil.tumblr.com/ gaajiwaaih

    More reviews like this please! Kinda getting burned out on the breathless reporting on the next big device. Accessories and apps still matter to me!
     

  • 41unique

    I only paid at the max of $35 for a Motorola and it’s nice looking and will do two phone at at time.  Yes it’s not as fast but it’s saves me $90

  • Anonymous

    Nice. I like reviews like this.

  • DROID 3 man

    thats why i just got a 3500mah battery for my droid 3

    • Anonymous

      How big is it? where did you get something like that?

      • DROID 3 man

        i got it off amazon for 12 bucks, now its 17 but its thick.

  • Anonymous

    Wow, $125..?! No thanks. I would consider it for half that though.

  • EC8CH

    MUST HAVE THREE SEA SHELL LANDSCAPE DOCK!

    • http://www.droid-life.com Kellex B

      Hah the 3 sea shells.

      • Anonymous

        hahaha! he doesn’t know how to use the 3 sea shells!

        • http://twitter.com/Ike_Farmer Chris Franzen

          John Spartan, you are fined five credits for repeated violations of the verbal morality statute. 

        • YoDroid

          Makes me want to go to Taco Bell!

      • Droiiiiiid

        hey kellen what wallpaper are you using? 

  • Michael Forte

    When I glanced and saw it was white I immediately thought iPhone for some reason…

    • http://www.droid-life.com Kellex B

      Sort of the vibe it gives off, would tend to agree.

    • Anonymous

      My hypothesis is that it looks like an Apple product because only someone with iDevices would even consider spending 125 bucks on on a 6 Amp hour battery.

  • Mike

    Looks nice. Kinda bulky though