@pinkprius its on the borderline of what is actually safe to sell in the UK/EU, is not a very strong accu nor well made or particularly safe.
The Scottish chap does appear to have been able to recharge it with a low cost e-cigarette charger but that is *not* without risks (which is why he doesn't show you how to do it!)
@pinkprius It is also worthwhile to discuss why these products exist in the first place: People cannot possibly stand being offline anymore. The whole powerbank market - and now this - exists because people are addicted to their phones, need the dopamine kicks constantly and are willing to pay money for increasingly ridiculous stuff to keep the rush going.
@resist_berlin I don't agree. I don't like being offline aswell and a #powerbank mostly enables people to stay offline for longer and have juice to use their phones sparingly during those episodes.
I get what you are trying to say but my main critique with this product is that the producer could have made a way better and reusable product for a tiny increase in price but chose not to.
@pinkprius Imho a good compromise are high-capacity internal batteries. My Galaxy S3 has a 4400 mAh battery and lasts for days. My comment above was aimed at this "buy additional hardware to keep your phone going!" strategy which just increases hassle and waste. Just make your phone itself last longer, if you need it...
@hinterwaeldler UK I guess since the metro reported on it: http://metro.co.uk/2017/08/14/are-new-disposable-battery-packs-for-your-smartphones-an-ecological-disaster-6851973/