Its pretty annoying when you are in the mall, office or in a nice vacation trip and then suddenly your digital devices’ (Ipad, Ipod, iPhone, cell phones, digi-cam) battery is almost empty and you have no choice but to just hide it in your bag because you can no longer use it. The answer to that my friends is the Zagg’s ZAGGsparq 2.0, an on-to-go charger that can power up your devices 4 times.
I got my iPod Touch last October and to my dismay, it doesn’t have any charger included and you have to buy it separately. I think it costs USD29 in the online Apple Store or PHP1000+ when you buy it here in the Philippines in some local store outlets in the mall. So my option back then was to just charge my iPod in my computer, it was okay and was not really a problem for me since I work at home. But when my parents decided to go in Singapore to have a family vacation, I have this conclusion that I will be bringing my laptop with me so that I can charge my iPod when the battery is empty. I went to Zagg’s website because I was a fan of their invishields (screen protector) and saw their ZAGGsparq 2.0. Ever since I saw it, I had been wanting it for my iPod but it cost a whooping USD99.99 plus a $23.45 shipping fee.
It’s quite expensive and I didn’t have the money that time so I decided to wait for them to have a promo since they always to that. And after 7 months of extensive waiting, they have a 50% off last May 30-31, 2011 due to some Veteran Day celebrations in their country. I carried a big smile on my face while I was excitedly ordering the ZAGGsparq 2.0 in their website. From $123.44 it was reduced to just $73.45. A very big discount and I was really happy about my online purchased that day.
ZAGGsparq 2.0 Features that I was so crazy about
- Portable power: This is the best feature that I love about ZAGGsparq 2.0 because it carries four full charge that can power my iPod in full 1 or 2 days without recharging it. BTW, it can also power some smart phones which can really be great for others. However it will take 6-7 hours to fully charge it but in return you will have enough power for your entire trip.
- On-the-go convenience: ZAGGsparq 2.0 is handy and can be put in your bag since it is pocket sized, perfect companion for travelers and business people. It is quite heavy so I suggest you just you keep it inside your bag and not in your pocket.
- Very compatible: Like what I have said, you can charge your smart phones in here or even some of your other digital devices like handheld gaming systems, digital cameras and others.
- Charge multiple devices: It can also charge 2 devices at the same time since it has 2 USB charging ports namely Optimized and General. Charge your Apple devices in the Optimized USB port while you can charge your other devices to the Genral USB port.
For more details of ZAGGsparq 2.0 Features, you can check out their website.
Anyways, I waited for 20 days before I can claim it in the Post Office. Within that period I was quite agitated because they said it will just take 7-10 business days for it to be delivered so I contacted their support for this issue and they told me that it seemed that my product was loss in the delivery so they happily shipped another one to me free of charge which is a good thing.
The small card was sent to my house so that I can claim my mail in the Post Office. I was quite nervous since there will be customs involved and I was worried about of how much tax I will pay. Last time my girlfriend went to get her doll, she was charged PHP2000. It was raining hard and I was very anxious that day, when I was about to get it I was asked for my ID which I forgot. But the man still gave me my mail since he already knew me. The moment of truth, he get the box and told me that there will be a PHP1100 tax. 3% from the customs and 12% VAT. I asked if I can just pay PHP1000 but he told me that I bargained too low so he just dropped it to just PHP600. Not sure what happened but it was great and I was happy of the money I saved. I went home and I opened it immediately and took some photos as well.
Here are some photos of the ZAGGsparq 2.0.
It was a great device and what I exactly need when we go again to Bohol. No more bringing of my bulky laptop again to simply charge my iPod.
When in Manila or in any other place in the Philippines or in the world, it’s great to carry a nice portable charging device like the ZAGGsparq 2.0 with you especially if your on a vacation or on a business trips so that you can power your digital devices and avoid that irritating empty battery warnings.