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About Goal Zero

The Goal Zero Switch 8 Portable Recharger is a powerful little recharging battery that's tiny, light and able to keep your gear going for hours. Without the hassles of a cord, the Goal Zero Switch 8 battery pack lets you recharge lithium batteries from a wall outlet, solar panel or car charger. The Goal Zero Switch 8 features USB in and USB out jacks. Stay powered up wherever you go - charge your phone or boost an iPad - with the Goal Zero Switch 8 Portable Charger.

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Pros:
Reliable (58),Good value (50),Fast charge (46),Long lasting (38),Good power output (28),Portable (8),Compact (6),Easy to use (4),Durable (3),Lightweight (3),Small (3),Versatile (3)
Cons:
Charges slowly (8),Lacks power (7),Pricey / poor value (5),Short life (5)
Best Uses:
Travel (61),Portable electronics (59),Emergency equipment (32),Having around the house (27),High-end equipment (9)
Reviewer Profile:
Quality oriented (66),Budget shopper (13)

Goal Zero Features

  • USB input and output jacks
  • Light, compact portable power
  • Charge up via solar, car or wall outlet
  • Use to recharge phones, music players and more

Goal Zero Specifications

Chemistry
Lithium-Ion
Dimensions
5x0.75x0.75" / 12.7x1.90x1.90cm
Weight
0.2lbs / 0.09kg

Reviews about this item

Review Snapshot®

 
4.4

(based on 141 reviews)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (85)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (38)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Not worried now, I have assurance.

A few years ago, my husband suffered a stroke while vacationing far from home. I didn't think of grabbing my cell phone charger while climbing into the ambulance. I used up my battery calling family and friends requesting prayer. When we got to the hospital, I could not talk with family. I felt panic. I went asking all the nurses if they had the charger I needed. I don't have to worry about that happening again. With the Goal zero Switch 8 Recharger I can recharge anywhere without electricity...

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A few years ago, my husband suffered a stroke while vacationing far from home. I didn't think of grabbing my cell phone charger while climbing into the ambulance. I used up my battery calling family and friends requesting prayer. When we got to the hospital, I could not talk with family. I felt panic. I went asking all the nurses if they had the charger I needed. I don't have to worry about that happening again. With the Goal zero Switch 8 Recharger I can recharge anywhere without electricity. I carry it in my purse all the time. Thank you Goal Zero for that peace of mind.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Doesn't recharge as advertised

I use the product to charge my phone when I do not have access to an outlet. When I use the switch 8 at full charge to charge my phone, I was only able to get about 60% charge on my phone before the switch 8 no longe has power. It does not charge my phone 3 times as advertised. My Phone was completely off the whole time and i'm very dissapointed with the switch8.

Reviewed by 141 customers

 
1.0

Never worked, doesn't charge

By

from Chicago, IL, United States

I got my switch 8 a few weeks ago and while I'm impressed with some of the design features and the weight mine never charges above 25% no matter what method I use to try and charge it up.

 
4.0

Handy Device

By

from Undisclosed

I purchased for son and daughter whom like to stay connected. Daughter sys it is handy for a quick charge of her phone when battery gets low.

 
5.0

Love it!

By

from Auburn, AL, United States

Got one for Christmas, and two more for my birthday. I hike often and like to track my hikes with gps on my iPhone, a real battery drainer. I can go all day without worry and keep my GoPro charged as well.

 
5.0

Keeps me in touch

By

from Conroe, TX, United States

I take a 1 hour bus commute one way each day. I have used my charger to keep my phone going on many trips. I never need to worry about draining all of my power while watching a movie or listening to music.

 
5.0

Very Portable Power!

By

from Athens, GA, United States

This Switch 8 is a small, pocket rocket of power that charges a cell without much weight in your gear.

 
5.0

Great little power source

By

from San Antonio, TX, United States

I purchased this for my wife but actually the kids have used it more to power back up their iPods, great product.

 
4.0

Good purchase

By

from New York, NY, United States

The portable battery is perfect for charging a smartphone in the backcountry, in cities, and during travel. The Switch 8 is light-weight and an easy shape to pack. I am able to charge my iPhone one full charge using the battery. If you do buy this Switch 8 without a solar panel, the battery does not include a USB to USB wire that allows you to charge the battery from a wall charger. This will have to be purchased separately, unfortunately.

 
4.0

Efficient & Lightweight

By

from Florida, United States

Portable and efficient, it charges quickly from its USB port. It then resides in my purse, and quickly recharges my 3-year-old iPhone5, which has a fading battery, giving me extra time away from a wall outlet.

 
5.0

Works Great

By

from Seward, AK, United States

Bought two weeks ago and I've already used it multiple times with no issues. Was worried at first as i've had issues with other brands, but goal zero again lived up to their name.

 
5.0

Quickly charges

By

from New Roads, LA

This product delivers as advertised, charges quickly, and travels well.

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