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.

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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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