Review: Compact Apple Watch Travel Charger Also Charges Phone

Review: Compact Apple Watch Travel Charger Also Charges Phone

Kanex offers a nice selection of Apple-specific accessories, and its latest such product is a welcome addition. The GoPower Watch ($99.95) from Kanex charges your Apple Watch on the go as well as another USB-based device, like an iPhone, providing you attach the right cable. The GoPower Watch sports a 4,000 mAh battery ,which will charge your Apple Watch as many as six times.

When it is time to recharge the GoPower Watch, be sure to bring the included microUSB cable, as it doesn't use Lightning. It's compact (about the size of a deck of cards) and has a sleek finish. It's a little pricey but considering it charges both an Apple Watch and another device, it's reasonable.

Pros

  • Compact, about the size of a deck of cards
  • 4,000 mAh of power
  • Built-in Apple Watch charger
  • USB port to charge other device
  • Sleek finish

Cons

  • Pricey
  • Uses microUSB to recharge

Final Verdict

If you travel a lot with an Apple Watch, you could go on a weeklong trip and keep your watch charged without worrying about charging the GoPower Watch. 

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Todd Bernhard

Todd Bernhard is a bestselling (6+ million downloads) award-winning (AARP, About.com, BestAppEver.com, Digital Hollywood, and Verizon) developer and founder of NoTie.NET, an app developer specializing in Talking Ringtone apps including AutoRingtone. And his profile photo is of the last known sighting of Mr. Bernhard wearing a tie, circa 2007!

An iPhone is almost always attached to his hip or in his pocket, but over the years, Mr. Bernhard has owned an Apple Newton, a Motorola Marco, an HP 95LX, a Compaq iPaq, a Palm Treo, and a Nokia e62. In addition to writing for iPhone Life, Mr. Bernhard has written for its sister publications, PocketPC Magazine and The HP Palmtop Paper.

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