Ponte Air Wireless Power Bank AEP-5000WP: Hands-on review
Looking for a compact, portable and wireless charging option? Adam Elements Ponte Air is a Wirelessly charging Power Bank which is fast and efficient way to charge your smartphones.
Adam Elements Ponte Air Wireless charging Power Bank
Today's smartphones hardly last a day time of usage and you need to recharge these phones every few hours of heavy usage. Power Banks are already available in the market and they come in various capacities. Many of these Power Banks are cheap, knock-off items which will not last long. Good quality power banks cost high and also need USB cables to be carried along with it. This is where Wireless chargers or Qi Power Bank makes sense. Ponte Air Qi charger is a compact and easy to carry device which can charge smartphones wirelessly. It combines the function of wireless charging and a Power Bank. Charging is easy by placing your smartphone over the Qi charger.
Ponte Air AEP-5000WP is a wireless charging or Qi Power Bank as it is usually called. This is a OTG (On-The-Go) charging device. Qi is the interface standard developed by Wireless Power Consortium for inductive electrical power transfer. This Qi power bank has a capacity of 5000mAh, sufficient enough to charge most of the smartphones available in the market. Its dimensions are 130x67x13.8mm, which is good enough for placing smartphones with 5 inch or even bigger screen area. Ponte Air is lightweight, clean design with no extra cables or parts protruding outwards.
The power indicator shows charging level
Ponte Air meets the Qi 1.1 standard. You need to center the smartphone to be detected by the device and start charging from it. One thing I want to caution here is, It works only with the smartphones that support wireless charging. So, Old and cheap phones may not work with this Qi charger. A charging-receiving wireless charger tag may be needed to support some smartphones that doesn't have this tag built into it. Wireless charging is faster than charging from plug point as I experienced with this Qi charger. They claim that this Qi charger will work with new devices like cameras, tablets if they support wireless charging.
USB port allows you to charge any USB devices. Micro USB port is to charge this device itself.
It comes with a USB charging option also. There is a micro-usb port through which Ponte air is recharged. There is a 2 color LED indicator on the side which will blink when charging devices as well as when Ponte Air is recharged. There is a buzzer alarm also to indicate fully charged state. Same indicator doubles as a charge level indicator. Charging capacity is shown if you press the lower area of the front portion. Other features include fast charging and load auto detection of the chargeable device. Charger stops after detecting smartphone battery is fully charged. Ponte Air is a fast and efficient method for people who need quick charging and those who travel often where you lack power recharging options for their devices. It is well made, compact and easy to use gadget.
The green multi-purpose cable is a separate accessory that has multiple outputs.
Adam Elements also provides an Apple MFi certified 3 in 1 USB cable which needs to be bought separately. This cable has 3 connecting options including micro usb, iPhone 5, iPad connectors. It is a well made cable, quite thick, meeting the OEM standards and comes in different colors. It has a length of 90 cm. It can be used with any Apple device as well as Android device that support micro usb charging.
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