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Tekkeon TekCharge MP1580 Mobile Power Pack & Battery Charger

You Pay: $24.95
Product Highlights
  • Powers Almost Any USB Mobile Device
  • Works with Your iPod or iPhone
  • Connects to Any USB Device Cable
  • Features Micro USB & Mini USB Adapters
  • Uses AA Alkaline/NiMH/Lithium Batteries
  • Get Up to 12 Extra Hours of Power
  • Can Charge Rechargeable AA Batteries

The Tekkeon TekCharge MP1580 Mobile Power Pack & Battery Charger uses either two or four AA batteries to provide an extra boost of juice for pretty much any USB powered mobile device on the market including iPod, iPhone, eReaders, smartphones, GPS devices, MP3 players, mobile phones and even digital cameras and camcorders. The TekCharge works by connecting to your device with the USB cable that came with it, or by using the TekCharge's included micro and mini USB adapters to plug directly into your device. Plus, there's a voltage regulator, so the TekCharge won't ruin your USB device or its battery. If the extra adapter you need for your device isn't included, Tekkeon offers plenty of additional adapters (sold separately). The TekCharge even works as a battery charger, so if you use rechargeable NiMH or lithium AA batteries, the MP1580 will charge them for you.

Universal USB connector to power and charge hundreds of portable USB devices
Provides 1000mA output to charge a wider range of products
Visual indicators identify power capacity level and status
Small and lightweight so it's comfortable to carry
Uses alkaline, lithium or NiMH AA batteries
Uses USB to charge up to two pair of rechargeable NiMH or lithium AA batteries
Regulates output voltage to protect your USB devices and their batteries
Includes charging circuitry that will not overcharge your rechargeable AA batteries
Connects to any USB device cable
Works with either two or four AA batteries
Compatibility Powers virtually all USB devices
Power Output 1000mA
Adapters Mini USB
Micro USB
(Additional Adapters Sold Separately)
Charger Charges two or four rechargeable AA batteries
Charging Time Two Batteries: 3 Hrs
Four Batteries: 6 Hrs
Power Requirements AA Batteries x 2 (lithium/alkaline/NiMH)
AA Batteries x 4 (lithium/alkaline/NiMH)
Dimensions (WxHxD) 2.5 x 3.2 x 0.7" (6.4 x 8.1 x 1.8 cm)
Weight Without Batteries: 1.3 oz (36 g)
With 4 x AA Batteries: 4.5 oz (125g)
Tekkeon TekCharge MP1580 Mobile Power Pack & Battery Charger
  • Retractable Input / Output Cord
  • Micro USB Adapter Tip
  • Mini USB Adapter Tip
  • 1-Year Warranty
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    TekkeonTekCharge MP1580 Mobile Power Pack & Battery Charger
     
    4.4

    (based on 16 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (9)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Good value (11)
    • Reliable (7)
    • Good power output (3)
    • Lightweight (3)
    • Long lasting (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Travel (13)
      • Portable electronics (11)
      • Emergency equipment (8)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Budget shopper (6), Quality oriented (6)
        • Primary use:
        • Personal (8), Business (4)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (15)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Affordable, Portable, Flexible

      I was looking for a backup charger/battery for my iPhone to use on a trip and this device fit that perfectly. It works with all USB devices, can use regular batteries and charge...Read complete review

      I was looking for a backup charger/battery for my iPhone to use on a trip and this device fit that perfectly. It works with all USB devices, can use regular batteries and charge rechargeable batteries, and is portable enough to bring anywhere.Affordable - At [$], the TekCharge is far below the iPhone/USB chargers with built-in/non-replaceable batteries that may only be charged via USB.Portable - It's a bit larger than small pocket sized but easy to fit in a cargo pocket, jacket pocket, or backpack.Flexible - It has a female USB port to charge any USB device and includes adapters for mini and micro USB (most non-Apple devices). It's great if you (and your travel buddies) have multiple devices that may need recharging during the day.It's perfect for long trips with a need to recharge a device but no constant power source (car/train/camping/foreign travel).It can recharge batteries (via mini USB) so it can be used without going through regular batteries. But since it takes regular batteries, it can also be refreshed by buying a set of AAs (not finding a USB port and waiting for it to recharge).

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Good Except for Cord

      I bought this to supplement my phone battery while filming at a convention where cellular coverage is spotty (causing excess battery drain) and my schedule didn't allow for recharging breaks. The first time...Read complete review

      I bought this to supplement my phone battery while filming at a convention where cellular coverage is spotty (causing excess battery drain) and my schedule didn't allow for recharging breaks. The first time I tried to use it, it almost immediately indicated that the brand new AA batteries I'd installed were dying. I swapped the batteries and got the same result. Later I tried using it with a different USB cable and - huzzah! - it worked great. The problem was the supplied retractable USB cord. It is thin, so damage is practically inevitable if it is reeled and unreeled several times. But, the power pack itself performs well so just plan to use a quality USB cord and it will serve the purpose.

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      5.0

      It Works

      By John Martin

      from Brisbane, Australia

      About Me Quality Oriented

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Value
      • Reliable Performance

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Emergency Equipment
        • Having Around The House
        • Portable Electronics
        • Travel

        Comments about Tekkeon TekCharge MP1580 Mobile Power Pack & Battery Charger:

        I use this to charge my iphone 5s, Bluetooth heaphones, pebble smart watch etc. It won't charge my iPad mini. I use eneloops in it however you could probably throw some lithiums in it and stash it in you bag for an emergency situation, hence could be worth buying two.

        • Primary use:
        • Business
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        4.0

        Good device !

        By Eddie S.

        from Los Angeles

        About Me Value Oriented

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Value

        Cons

        • Lacks Power

        Best Uses

        • Cell Phone Charger
        • Emergency Equipment
        • Portable Electronics

        Comments about Tekkeon TekCharge MP1580 Mobile Power Pack & Battery Charger:

        This device not only charges your cell phone, it also charges your AA rechargeable batteries. The only Con: it won't charge your Ipad, otherwise is fine for charging cell phones

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        4.0

        Works great!

        By Wyattwillbuyit

        from Brattleboro VT

        About Me Quality Oriented

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Charges Quickly
        • Long Lasting
        • Reliable Performance

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Having Around The House
          • Portable Electronics
          • Travel

          Comments about Tekkeon TekCharge MP1580 Mobile Power Pack & Battery Charger:

          Once you buy the rechargeables it's about the same as buying one with it's own internal battery, so if you don't ALREADY use a rechargeable batteries you may want to buy a different one. But Overall it works great! I worry a little about how warm it gets... but it charges my Galaxy Nexus fast and efficiently.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          Cell phone, camera etc back up power

          By Peter

          from Tuckahoe NY

          About Me Value Oriented

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good Value
          • Reliable Performance

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Portable Electronics
            • Travel

            Comments about Tekkeon TekCharge MP1580 Mobile Power Pack & Battery Charger:

            This item does an excellent job of doing what it is made for. If your phone is dying or you have used your backup camera battery and still have pictures to take, no fear as long as you have a supply of back up AA batteries, your good to go,

            • Primary use:
            • Personal
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            GoPro power backup

            By Friend of St. Joseph

            from Fort Wayne, IN

            About Me Quality Oriented

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Reset Quickly W Batteries

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Gopro Backup Power

              Comments about Tekkeon TekCharge MP1580 Mobile Power Pack & Battery Charger:

              Using this and Eneloop batteries as extra juice to run my GoPro Hero2 longer.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              5.0

              Simple but useful

              By Nuke The Sun

              from On a lightstand

              About Me Value Oriented

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact
              • Good Value

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Emergency Equipment
                • Portable Electronics
                • Travel

                Comments about Tekkeon TekCharge MP1580 Mobile Power Pack & Battery Charger:

                It's a simple device... it either charges 4 AA batteries from USB port, or uses them to supply USB power. And it works.

                Biggest complaint is the back cover doesn't snap on as tight as I'd like but it seems to stay. You could shop around for one that's better, or you could maybe make one... but why bother? It's so compact, I just use it instead of a plastic case to carry my spare batteries. So it takes up virtually no space and provides emergency power and a battery charger. If you need to travel light and compact, it doesn't get any better.

                • Primary use:
                • Business
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                3.0

                Great help for Sandy power outage, but

                By Noname

                from New York, NY

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Good Value

                Cons

                • Charges slowly

                Best Uses

                • Emergency Equipment
                • Portable Electronics
                • Travel

                Comments about Tekkeon TekCharge MP1580 Mobile Power Pack & Battery Charger:

                I bought 2 of them to charge our phones during recent power outage. One charged fine, but the second wouldn't charge the iPhone, like it was trying to draw too much current. I returned the defective one without any trouble.Generally you guys do an awesome job re great stock, efficient service both at store and online.

                • Primary use:
                • Personal
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                5.0

                Feeds the hungry GPS

                By Turkey

                from Western Nebraska

                About Me Value Oriented

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Charges Quickly
                • Good Value
                • Long Lasting
                • Powerful
                • Reliable Performance

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Portable Electronics
                  • Travel

                  Comments about Tekkeon TekCharge MP1580 Mobile Power Pack & Battery Charger:

                  I uses this power supply to extend the runtime of my Delorme PN40 GPS. I get more than a full days use from of the GPS with 4 2700 mah rechargeable cells. The unit recharges from the USB jack in my truck or from a Goal Zero solar charger. It easily slips in the inside vest pocket of a hunting jacket.

                  I have two of these power packs and have yet to run out of power for the GPS during a week of hunting away from a 120 volt wall outlet.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Reliable phone charger on the go

                  By allklier

                  from NYC

                  About Me Quality Oriented

                  See all my reviews

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Good Value
                  • Reliable Performance

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Portable Electronics
                    • Travel

                    Comments about Tekkeon TekCharge MP1580 Mobile Power Pack & Battery Charger:

                    Great backup power source for phones and mobile devices while on the go and away from regular power outlets. Uses regular AA batteries, which has two distinct advantages: you can have multiple battery sets and also get extras at a store; the batteries can easily be replaced, so battery wear is not an issue. Connection and included cables make it very versatile.

                    Only downside is that it doesn't provide enough current to charge batteries on some larger devices, such as iPad, but it can operate them.

                    I've researched numerous portable chargers, and while some have bigger, higher current batteries, they all seem to suffer from quality problems or battery fatigue after some use. Thus having replaceable off-the-shelf batteries is a big plus.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Business
                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    3.0

                    Good Except for Cord

                    By WIldcat Video

                    from Atlanta, GA

                    About Me Value Oriented

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Good Value

                    Cons

                    • Poor Quality Cord

                    Best Uses

                    • Emergency Equipment
                    • Portable Electronics
                    • Travel

                    Comments about Tekkeon TekCharge MP1580 Mobile Power Pack & Battery Charger:

                    I bought this to supplement my phone battery while filming at a convention where cellular coverage is spotty (causing excess battery drain) and my schedule didn't allow for recharging breaks. The first time I tried to use it, it almost immediately indicated that the brand new AA batteries I'd installed were dying. I swapped the batteries and got the same result. Later I tried using it with a different USB cable and - huzzah! - it worked great. The problem was the supplied retractable USB cord. It is thin, so damage is practically inevitable if it is reeled and unreeled several times. But, the power pack itself performs well so just plan to use a quality USB cord and it will serve the purpose.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal
                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

                    Share this review

                     
                    4.0

                    Best backup Travel Charger

                    By TechnoCamper

                    from CT

                    About Me Value Oriented

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Good Value
                    • Long Lasting
                    • Reliable Performance

                    Cons

                    • Charges slowly

                    Best Uses

                    • Emergency Equipment
                    • Portable Electronics
                    • Travel

                    Comments about Tekkeon TekCharge MP1580 Mobile Power Pack & Battery Charger:

                    It works great and very portable. you can also charge your device while charging the tekcharge. I recommend getting eneloop baterries, they'll hold a charge longer.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal
                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    multi purpose unit

                    By UdoinDesert

                    from KSA

                    About Me Quality Oriented

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Good Value
                    • Takes AA cells
                    • Versatile

                    Cons

                    • A bit flimsy

                    Best Uses

                    • Emergency Equipment
                    • Portable Electronics
                    • Travel

                    Comments about Tekkeon TekCharge MP1580 Mobile Power Pack & Battery Charger:

                    Versatile unit which takes commonly available AA cells which could then power or charge e.g. a cell phone on the go. The housing could be a bit more rigid. That's why I rated it 4 stars.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    5.0

                    For those really long meetings...

                    By Spike Da Peke

                    from Central Jersey

                    About Me Quality Oriented

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Good Value
                    • Powerful
                    • Reliable Performance

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Emergency Equipment

                      Comments about Tekkeon TekCharge MP1580 Mobile Power Pack & Battery Charger:

                      A great battery stretching device for those meeting that just go on, and on, and on...

                      • Primary use:
                      • Business
                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Affordable, Portable, Flexible

                      By Major4th

                      from New York, NY

                      About Me Frequent Traveler, Gearhead, Practical

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Adaptable
                      • Affordable
                      • Easy Controls
                      • Flexible
                      • Lightweight
                      • Long Battery Life
                      • Portable
                      • Powerful

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Commuting
                        • Travel

                        Comments about Tekkeon TekCharge MP1580 Mobile Power Pack & Battery Charger:

                        I was looking for a backup charger/battery for my iPhone to use on a trip and this device fit that perfectly. It works with all USB devices, can use regular batteries and charge rechargeable batteries, and is portable enough to bring anywhere.Affordable - At [$], the TekCharge is far below the iPhone/USB chargers with built-in/non-replaceable batteries that may only be charged via USB.Portable - It's a bit larger than small pocket sized but easy to fit in a cargo pocket, jacket pocket, or backpack.Flexible - It has a female USB port to charge any USB device and includes adapters for mini and micro USB (most non-Apple devices). It's great if you (and your travel buddies) have multiple devices that may need recharging during the day.It's perfect for long trips with a need to recharge a device but no constant power source (car/train/camping/foreign travel).It can recharge batteries (via mini USB) so it can be used without going through regular batteries. But since it takes regular batteries, it can also be refreshed by buying a set of AAs (not finding a USB port and waiting for it to recharge).

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

                        Share this review

                         
                        4.0

                        Ideal & Convenient

                        By MP3 Camper

                        from Washington

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Lightweight
                        • Long Battery Life

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Travel

                          Comments about Tekkeon TekCharge MP1580 Mobile Power Pack & Battery Charger:

                          Very convenient for charging MP3's or phones while camping. Alkaline batteries are always available. Light and small.

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                          5.0

                          Great with GoPro

                          By hjscom

                          from Boston, MA

                          About Me Frequent Traveler, Practical

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Travel

                            Comments about Tekkeon TekCharge MP1580 Mobile Power Pack & Battery Charger:

                            I use this thing with my GoPro Hero 2. Runs about 2 hours. Works great for time lapse recording.

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No

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