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Zagg intros ZAGGsparq mobile battery

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Zagg has introduced its new ZAGGsparq mobile backup battery for the iPod, iPhone, and other USB devices. The ZAGGsparq features a 6,000 mAh lithium polymer battery, which the company claims is good for up to four iPhone recharges. Other features include LED lighting to indicate the current power level, two USB ports to charge multiple devices at once, and a compact black body with with integrated standard outlet prongs. The Zagg ZAGGsparq is available now and sells for $70.

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1

Sure it’s jst branding, but I’d feel a bit wary of plugging in my expensive toys into a charger named “spark”, heh. The ability to get four full charges on my iPhone would be lovely, though, and the price is pretty much the same as my Juice Pack Air was, which only charges to about 80%. Thanks for the review!

Posted by Jpraadt on December 22, 2009 at 10:53 AM (PDT)

2

This device would be much more useful if the had some sort of international charging solution.
It looks about the same size as the Apple AirPort Express and Notebook Chargers.
A better option would be the Figure-8 socket Adaptors that Apple use. Then they’d actually be useful for people who travel.

Posted by Dan Woods on December 22, 2009 at 4:27 PM (PDT)

3

I ordered two of these the day I got the email about them dropping the price for this week. I can’t remember the code but if you go on RetailMeNot.com you can grab a 20% off coupon that’ll work on item. I also got the mail that said that it sent out already so I’ll try and do a review as soon as I get it.

Posted by EJ Swank on December 23, 2009 at 12:29 PM (PDT)

4

How does this compare with the Gum?

Posted by Aceon6 in New England, USA on December 26, 2009 at 8:49 AM (PDT)

5

Purchased one of these and used it for two weeks. It now no longer charges anything on either USB port. Googling the issues I immediately found many posts on various forums about Zaggsparqs arriving dead and/or failing to charge quickly. Do yourself a favor and research this product before you buy it.

Posted by Stephan Konrad on January 7, 2010 at 8:26 PM (PDT)

6

Thank you to all posters who alerted ZAGG to the charging malfunction with some of our ZAGGsparq™ Portable Battery Backup & Charger.  We have traced the problem to a quality control issue with a component that we purchased from a third-party manufacturer. The problem did not show up on our internal quality assurance tests because the specific components we were testing were not defective. The issue emerged only when we began shipping the finished products.

This problem poses no safety hazard. Both the ZAGGsparq and your charging devices are completely safe. At ZAGG, we want to ensure that your ZAGGsparq delivers the high quality performance you have come to expect from all ZAGG products.

Therefore, if you have experienced problems with your ZAGGsparq, we will replace it free of charge with our new and improved model that will be available in late March. The new model, the ZAGGsparq 2.0™, will solve the charging issue. Just let us know if you have had a problem.

To receive a replacement ZAGGsparq 2.0 at no cost, customers simply need to mail back their original ZAGGsparq unit. Customers will receive a prepaid shipping label and envelope to return their original unit back to ZAGG for recycling and to qualify for a free ZAGGsparq 2.0.

Please contact us to confirm your mailing address and participate in our Free Replacement Program.  You may call us at 1-800-700-ZAGG (M-F, 9am – 5pm, MT), or email us by visiting ZAGG.com/contact.

Posted by ZAGG Customer Service on February 11, 2010 at 4:11 PM (PDT)

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