Review of Veho Pebble Smartstick Emergency Charger


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Testing and Usage

 

So the first thing you’ll need to do is charge the Pebble, and that’s done with the microUSB port and your computer. Plug it in and let it charge and you’ll see a blue LED lit up on the Pebble.

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One thing to note, if you paid attention the package pictures, it says it comes pre-charged and ready to use, but when you open the user guide it says to charge it before use. I don’t know, I charged it just to be on the safe side.

I should also note that the actual Veho product page for the Pebble says that it should have two LEDs, one blue and one red, I only saw the blue one on mine when charging and then the red one when it was done charging. There is no LED lit when it’s actually charging your device which it though which I found to be rather odd. I would think there should be something to indicate charging shouldn’t there?

So I looked and my HTC Titan phone was low on battery, about half charge.

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So I hooked up the Pebble and it starting charging just fine as indicated by the power plug in the battery icon and the red LED off the left of the AT&T logo.

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So let it go and checked it periodically, and about 9:15am I saw the battery indicator was full meaning it was charged. The red LED didn’t go out though as it would if it was actually plugged into my computer. Normally the red LED would turn green to let me know the battery was done charging, but this didn’t happen. I left it charging on the Pebble for another ten minutes or so and it still stayed red, so the only thing I could think is that it was still like a trickle charge going on with it maintaining the battery charge.

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So charging from the Pebble took a little over an hour really, which is kind of slow, but it is only 5v, so it’s very similar or really the same to what you’d get from your standard USB port.

The included case is neat, but I found it doesn’t exactly work as the Pebble just falls right out of it as the little carrying pouch or sock like thing doesn’t really close at all. I would have rather seen a hard case preferably or at least a drawstring bag type case to keep everything inside.

Yes you can use your device while it’s charging, so if it were a real emergency and your phone was dead you could still make a phone call for help!

 

 

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