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.
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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 electricityView full Review
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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Will not charge and iPhone
I bought the Nomad 7 with the intent of charging my iPhone 4s while out kayaking. I was out on a sunny day with the solar panel angled exactly like the picture is shown, and it would not charge my phone. It recognized that it was plugged in, but the battery will not actually charge. I recommend using a higher watt panel if you intend to charge an iPhone.
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I use the Switch 8 while bikepacking to capture extra current from my dynamo hub, which I use to keep GPS and other devices going. Hookup is dynamo>switch 8>devices, so I need the ability to charge a device while the Switch 8 itself is getting current (pass-through). Many devices don't have this. Also very glad to have the blue LEDs that indicate how charged the battery is. My only hesitation is that the output USB port is hinged (nice) but on a pin that doesn't seem especially robust. Time will tell.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This Switch 8 is a small, pocket rocket of power that charges a cell without much weight in your gear.
I purchased this for my wife but actually the kids have used it more to power back up their iPods, great product.
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.
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.
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.