Plus Lifeguard invited me to review their mini portable charger. I’ve been using the Plus Lifeguard Mini Portable Charger for a week now; I’ve found that it’s very similar to the Sentey portable charger . Plus Lifeguard’s charger is 3000 mAh whereas Sentey’s charger in 2800 mAh but there’s no noticeable difference in the charging abilities between the two. Both charge at about 1% per minute. Plus Lifeguard Mini Portable Charger charges significantly slower (about .5% per minute) if you charge while using it. Whereas Sentey’s retains about the same charging speed. (about .8% per minute)
One major bonus of the Plus Lifeguard mini portable charger is that it comes with a lightening cable. They Sentey charger didn’t come with a lightening cable and I had to buy an additional one myself. Though this doesn’t offset the cost between the two as the Plus Lifeguard retails at $21.97 while Sentey’s Powerbank Portable charger retails at $9.99. If you buy Amazon’s lightening cable to use with Sentey’s Powerbank Portable charger the retail value of the two ($17.98) is still below Plus Lifeguard Mini Portable Charger.
One thing I noticed about the Plus Lifeguard mini portable is that it overheats. While I charge my iPhone 5s the metal casing around the charger heats up. I’ve contacted Lifeguard to find out if this is normal or if I need a replacement. I will update my review once I hear back from them or if I receive a charger that does not overheat.
Update: I received a response from Plus Lifeguard, “Thank you for your feedback. Yes, it is totally normal.If you have any more questions, don’t hesitate to contact us and we will be glad to assist you.”
Like the Sentey Powerbank the Plus Lifeguard Mini Portable Charger is only going to give you one 100% charge. You can charge your device more than once but you will only get one full charge each time you charge your portable charger.
Ratings (Out of five stars):
Overall rating: 18 out of 25 stars / 3.6 Star Average
Due to the higher price point and with the Plus Lifeguard overheating I would not recommend this portable charger. It does the job it’s designed to do but I’d prefer to use a charger that doesn’t overheat. Plus Lifeguard claims this is normal for their model so I don’t have much confidence in this charger. I’ve tested other portable charges and none of them overheated like this one.