Brunton offer a range of portable external batteries and they come in a variety of shapes and sizes. There are numerous way to get power to your mobile on the move including solar and also more recently hydrogen power. Your normal batteries are becoming a thing of the past as more and more people are turning to rechargeable options to save money.
In terms of size, the Brunton Pulse is the smallest external battery that Brunton has to offer. It uses a 1,500mAh lithium ion rechargeable battery, that outputs 5 volts/1 amp. Around the thin edge of the device you will find a short USB cable, micro-USB cable and also located under the micro-USB is as USB port. There is no lightning connection but with the integrated USB port you can simply plug in your Apple cable and it’ll charge as normal. This goes for any USB compatible charger.
The device measures 6.9 x 6.9 x 1.2 cm making it an extremely small external battery, even including the USB and micro-USB cable. It weighs just 56g and comes in 4 different colours.
The 1,500mAh battery holds enough juice to be able to recharge the following items:
2x Running Watch
2x Digital Cameras
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1x Cycling Computer
2x MP3 Players
We tested the fully charged device with a completely dead iPhone 5 and we managed to charge the iPhone back to 100% with ease. After this the Pulse had very little juice left over but did it’s job in reviving the smartphone. In comparison with charging your devices from a mains outlet, there was very little difference in charge speed and definitely nothing that you would notice.
Overall the Brunton Pulse is a sleek and lightweight device that is perfect if you’re going on an overnight stay somewhere or similar. If you were going away for a weekend we would recommend that you take an external battery that is slightly bigger, as you will only get a single charge for your smartphone. The orange LED’s nicely indicate the remaining charge, and the built in cables are always nice to see to save you carrying loose wires/cables.
Read more about the Brunton Pulse over at their website.Brunton Website