Shargeek Storm 2 and Storm 2 Slim are NOT your typical power banks
If you’re on the hunt for a high-quality power bank that’s unlike any other, look no further than the Shargeek Storm 2 and Storm 2 Slim.
These devices are not your average run-of-the-mill power banks – with their clear shells showcasing a stunning array of internals that give off a Steampunk/Cyberpunk vibe, they’re sure to appeal to any tech enthusiast.
But don’t let their cool design fool you – after using both models for two weeks, I can confidently say that they are workhorses that pack a serious punch.
These power banks are more than just a last-minute juice boost to call an Uber home – they’re powerful machines that can keep your devices charged even when you’re off the grid.
Storm 2 Design
When you first unbox these power banks, you’ll notice how solid they feel. These are devices that are built to be used, not just to sit on a shelf and look pretty. The clear outer shells reveal interesting and functional-looking capacitors, chips, and massive batteries that are sure to impress.
One standout feature of both the Storm 2 and Storm 2 Slim is the color display screen, which shows you how much juice is stored in the battery as well as the input and output wattage. This feature is incredibly useful, as it allows you to see not only how much battery capacity the power bank has but also how much charge is going in and out of the device. With this information, you can be confident that your devices will charge fully and quickly.
It’s worth noting that traveling with these power banks might raise some eyebrows at TSA security, as they do look like devices that could go BOOM. However, both models are airline safe and have a battery capacity lower than 27,027mAh (100 watt-hours), which means they can be taken on a flight legally and safely.
I’ve got the Storm 2 power
Now, let’s talk power.
The Storm 2 has four ports, including a USB-A 18W Quick Charge 3.0 port, a USB-C 100W PD 3.0 port, another USB-C 30W PD 3.0 and QC 4+ port, and a 75W DC port. It has a total of 25600mAh high-density battery manufactured by Samsung and is made up of 8 lithium-ion high-capacity battery cells (3200mAh each). The Storm 2 can be fully charged in just 1.5 hours and can charge a 20W iPhone 7 times, a MacBook almost twice, a drone up to 2.5 times, and a GoPro/DSLR up to 15 times.
On the other hand, the Storm 2 Slim has a 65W USB-C input and a USB-A output that can charge devices at 5V/3A, 9V/2A,12V/2.5A (30W Max) and a USB-C output that can charge devices at 5V/3A, 9V/3A,12V/3A,15V/3A,20V/5A (100W Max). The Storm 2 Slim has a massive 20,000mAh capacity that can charge an iPhone 4 times, a MacBook or an iPad 1.5 times. It can be fully charged in 1.5 hours.
So in summary:
The Shargeek Storm 2 and Storm 2 Slim are not your typical power banks. These devices are built to last and provide reliable power to all your devices. They are ideal for those who rely on their devices for work or entertainment, especially in situations where access to a power source is limited or nonexistent. As someone who has used both devices extensively, I can attest to their effectiveness and convenience.
Overall, I found myself relying heavily on the Storm 2 to keep my camera equipment charged while out on video shoots. When traveling, I tended to reach for the Storm 2 Slim more often, as its slim profile fit better in my backpack.
Investing in a high-quality power bank like the Storm 2 or Storm 2 Slim is essential for anyone who values uninterrupted access to their devices. With their impressive battery capacities and fast charging capabilities, you can rest assured that you won’t run out of power when you need it most.
So whether you’re a traveler, a photographer, or simply someone who wants to stay connected on the go, the Shargeek Storm 2 and Storm 2 Slim are definitely worth considering.
The Storm 2 is available from SharGeek.com at $299 or on Amazon for US$229 or the Storm 2 Slim at $199 from SharGeek.com or Amazon.
Disclaimer: The author of this review received this item from Shargeek free of charge for the purpose of testing.