Using the Limefuel Rugged L150XR 15,000mAh Battery Pack
To test the Limefuel Rugged L150XR, I took out for the afternoon and ensuing night to my brother's house, where my brother was lighting up a fire for the super-cold winter we're experiencing Down Under. It was the perfect time to test it out in the elements (close to 0 C temperatures) while smoke and whatever else hit it.
The L150XR ended up with flour all over it from the homemade pizzas my brother made, and it sat within six to eight feet of the fire, so it had smoke billowing all around it. I had two devices plugged into it at all times, a smartphone of some sort (belonging to whoever was next to it and needed charge), and a portable Bluetooth speaker for our music. I had it going all day, from around 2pm all the way through to 2am, without running out of juice.
What better way to test out the ruggedness of the Limefuel battery, than to test it by dropping it from a decent height, and then dunking it in water? We did this using my Google Glass, so you get a first-person perspective of our testing.
After dropping it from around six feet, then a little over eight feet, I plugged it into my Sony Xperia Z2 smartphone, and it still worked. Dunking it into a big bowl of water for over 30 seconds is nothing for the Limefuel Rugged L150XR, as it still worked flawlessly afterward.
It's Rugged: As the name implies, Limefuel has a rugged battery here, folks. It can take a huge drop, withstand an entire car driving over it, and it can even go for a swim without being hurt at all. The ruggedness does come at a price though, and that is the increased bulk and weight, but I'd take the ruggedness over light weight any day. I dropped my Rugged L150XR a few times just for the heck of it, and for the purposes of this review, and it still worked without a problem. I purposely dunked it in water, spilt water all over it, and it continued to work without skipping a beat.
No Embedded micro-USB cable: With the added bulk on the Rugged battery, I would've enjoyed an embedded USB cable. It would've made the battery a much better product to buy considering its higher price, but we can't have everything I guess.
No Flashlight: This is something I really wanted to see on the Rugged L150XR, especially as Limefuel has baked in an LED flashlight into its Blast series batteries. A flashlight would've been the perfect accessory to something that is marketed toward the outdoors, but maybe we'll see that in a future iteration of the Rugged series of batteries - hopefully.
I had originally thought about saying that the Limefuel Rugged L150XR was a bit on the expensive side, but with everything considered, it's not. We have a super well-built battery with water, dust, and shock proofing, a huge 15,600mAh of portable charge, and it's something that still fits into your bag without a problem. At $84.99, it is much more expensive than most of the competition, but it is a well-crafted battery that is worthy of its slightly inflated price tag.
Limefuel has continued its winning streak with the Rugged L150XR, and I hope the company continues this trend into the future. On the next iteration of the Rugged series, I'd love to see an LED flashlight built-in, and an embedded micro-USB cable. With those two additions, I think Limefuel would have one of the best made, feature-packed batteries on the market. If you need a new battery that can handle the elements, and doesn't mind being thrown around, then you have found what you're looking for with the Rugged L150XR.
Product Summary Breakdown
|Performance - USB ports/Amount of mAh||95%|
|Quality - Build/Design/Looks||95%|
|Bundle and Packaging||95%|
|Value for Money||80%|
|Overall TweakTown Rating||91%|
The Bottom Line: Limefuel has the best battery on the market for people who travel, or want to own a battery that won't break down on them after a drop, or water hits it.
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