I have a great need for reliable portable power between powering my phone, tablet, computer etc. while traveling. In the past I have utilized an assortment of portable power sources — usually with great long-term disappointment.
When Weego sent me a request to test run this product I was extremely skeptical. At first I had a hard time believing this purse-sized gadget would have long-lasting power, let alone be able to actually jump-start a car.
My first round basically tested the on the go power, mainly for charging devices, then utilizing the jumper cable set up to actuate my power window motors on Ramona (my ‘59 Chevy). Both of these tests resulted in resounding success. Then one night, Steve my husband, came in and asked me for keys to a car so he could jump his ‘53 Chevy truck. I jumped up and grabbed the Weego. He laughed, “Really we’re going to use that little thing?” But it got the job done, quickly and with a lot less aggravation than untangling the massive jumper cables.
Combining this unit with the slew of accessories available just makes this a must-have. If you need to disconnect your battery, their attachment will retain all presets. The DC power outlet was a great assistance when I wanted to use my inverter to power my laptop at a camp-out. And this company has the best customer service as well! The USB charger port went out in the Weego, and they fixed the issue immediately, much to my satisfaction.
I feel this is a must-have product for anyone who desires to carry around portable power. And you should desire it. Because it is so small, I actually usually have it in my purse. As I pulled into our Meijer parking lot (local grocery chain) I noticed a man, wearing a Vietnam Vet hat was next to his Dodge Shadow with the hood up — holding jumper cables. I asked him if he had someone helping him. He wasn’t sure, as he didn’t think his cables could reach anyone’s battery with the way he was parked. I said, “No worries, I have a jump box.”
I hopped out of the truck with my little Weego bag. He asked if I had to go get the contraption. I showed him that I already had it and started to hook it up. He started to laugh me off, while at the same time trying to explain that he had really killed his battery. My Weego was only charged to 2 bars (max is 5). I hooked it up to his battery, and his wife tried to start the car. The corrosion was so bad on his battery terminal that I had to brush it off (but, a little brush came with the Weego kit). As he was talking to another man, I winked at his wife and motioned for her to try again. The Dodge fired up, and he became a believer. After thanking me, I told him that he should own one of these gadgets too, so he can pass this on. And I thanked him for his military service, and went shopping.
My grade for this gadget? An undisputed A+. I’m thinking of buying another one simply so we have one in each car.