By Louis Senecal on Tue, 06/14/2011
The WeKreat Bento is a multifunctional accessory for the iPad 2 which is also backwards compatible with the iPad 1. This is going to be a three part review over the next couple of weeks. I have been using this for a few days now. I will post my thoughts at the end of the week.
- General un-boxing and product specs
- iPad 1 Usage
- iPad 2 Usage
In the package you get a lot. By the way, the packaging itself seems to be top notch, from the cardboard to the protective foam inside. The Bento will arrive to you in a safe condition.
The battery feels rubbery, kind of like the Original Apple iPad case. There is a power switch, power adaptor (for power in) plug, and a USB plug (for power out).
Inside the Bento you have a bunch of stuff. There is a button you press that shows 4 power indicator lights. There is a metal stand that lifts and rotates so you can use landscape tall mode as well as a mode for typing. Best of all, there is a secret compartment. In this compartment, you can reel in your Apple 30 PIN connector and store it away in there. The Apple USB also plugs into a second USB jack in the battery so you can reroute and re-rung the cable out a hole in the side to power your device.
As stated before, it is compatible with iPad 1 and 2. The case and screen protector are for the iPad 2.
Here is the manaul. There are videos in here (requires flash) that show the product in use.
Specs and Features:
-Built-in 6600mAh battery provides up to approximately 8 extra hours of power for app use, web surfing, movie watching and more
-Enclosed TPU case fully protects your iPad 2
-Battery fuel gauge LED
-iPad 2 sleep and wake function
-Additional USB output for portable device charging (iPhones/ iPods)
-Adjustable stand for multiple viewing angles and typing angle. (Either in landscape or portrait orientation)
-cell capacity: 6600mAh
-2 USB output ( 1.5 A/ 0.5A)
-micro-USB input (1.8A)
-LED fuel gauge and charging indicator
-HD protective film
-slide on/off switch for power saving
-stainless steel hinge stand
-iPad cable storing reel
-TPU case for iPad 2
-Dimensions : L x B x H = 247 x 192.9 x 9.5 mm
-Weight : 395g / 0.87lbs
$130 (Value Pack: TPU case, HD protective film, Stand and backup battery charger)
Pre-ordering will start next week.