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Richard Solo 1800 Backup Battery for iPhone - Product Review
Hello everyone, how are we doing today? Today I am back with my second and final review for a back up battery from Richard Solo, my original review was on the 12000 series, which you can find over here in the more intro section, but this today we’re going to be reviewing the 18000 series. It is their newest backup battery, it’s still a bit pricier but that’s only because you get more accessories included in this actual box package itself and the 18000 series offers a higher battery life for your iPod and iPhone.
So when you actually open up the box package itself, you get two smaller boxes contained and then you also get your documentation showing you how to actually work the back up battery and pretty much all the instructions about where you can actually plug in the cables. What the LED lights mean and all that stuff, so when you actually use the smaller of the two packages, the thinner one, this will actually contain your backup battery itself. Its hard plastic as you see right here, in comparison to my iPod touch, its about one half, maybe one fourth the weight of my iPod touch. It’s not too heavy, it’s a pretty light model, it’s pretty thin also and comparison to the size, it’s probably a little bit thicker than my iPod touch screen.
It has a casing on, in height, not too much smaller, just a little bit smaller actually, so it’s about the same size of my iPod touch. A little bit smaller in every aspect but not too far away from me in the same size, so anyway when you’re actually up here this is the Richard Solo 1800 and up to the top this is where you’re actually going to be plugging it in to your cable, so you can actually charge the iPod or iPhone. These two side buttons right here, these are tabs, if you can see them right there you’ll be squeezing those together just as you would with your phone connector when you’re disconnecting it from your iPod or iPhone and when you’re disconnecting this battery backup, you need to squeeze this two together and then you pull it at the bottom.
Down towards the bottom you will flip this upside down, and we have two different buttons and three LED lights. This first one over here on the right is going to be a flashlight. It’s a pretty powerful flashlight and then the right here on the very left, let me show you this. This one over here on the left, this is a laser beam. It’s a red laser beam, no you can’t change colors with it but it is a surprisingly strong red laser beam. It’s a fun little attachment, it’s really nothing that you’re going to be needing to actually have to use your battery backup but it’s definitely a cool little attachment. It’s nice a little added in the sense of it’s actually you want to go out and buy this and then you’re three LED lights right here in the middle. They actually have indicators and tell you how your battery backup is being used.
This top one right here, the very top one, it will shine blue when its lit and that will mean that its charging the iPod or iPhone when its plugged into your wall. This little one right here will shine green and that is indicating that it is charging the backup battery. The cool thing about the 1800 series from Richard Solo is that when you have your back up battery and iPod or iPhone plugged into your wall charger, it will originally charge the iPod and iPhone first, so you won’t always have to be carrying this around. And then after your iPod or iPhone have been fully charged, it will start charging the 1800 from Richard Solo and then as the lower and last final LED light will show you while the batteries is actually being used on the iPod or iPhone. So if you’re not plugged into your wall and you’re actually using this backup battery that you usually charge for, then it will shine red and it will tell you that you’re actually using the backup battery itself as your juice.
So now that we’ve actually run through the battery itself, let’s go through it and I’ll show you all the accessories that are inside of this box. This is going to be the second thicker box that was included inside the big Richard Solo 1800 box package. So you have a lot of accessories that come out here, you have four accessories that come out here; this first one is going to be your wall charger. So this is a wall charger, it does have a single USB slot at the bottom and then this one is going to be a 30-pin connector which will actually connect it to the backup battery itself, so we’ll put that one aside, so this one is a pretty nice little feature. This is a car charger, so you can actually charge the backup battery and your iPod or iPhone while you’re driving in the car. It’s a nice little added that they threw into this box package, they didn’t need to but they were nice enough to do so. And then the cool thing about it, at the very bottom, it is a dual USB, so its not just single USB, you can actually charge a second object if you want to so you can do a completely second device aside from this backup battery.
So that’s a nice—that’s actually a really nice incentive that they threw into this box. And then third we have our retractable USB cable and it’s very simple, just like that and except that I might break it like in one second—okay, there we go. All right, so we got all of our five little things that go pretty nicely together actually. They all do match, all nice black, they’re all plastic as you see here, so nothing really too different about them, no metalics, no hard plastic or whatever I’m saying. They are all plastic.
So how you actually do begin to charge your iPod or iPhone, it’s not really complicated but it does have a lot of different steps to actually do it, so move this car charger aside. We don’t need that right now, we’re going to first start with our wall charger, when you get your wall charger take the USB and of the retractable cable and plug it into the bottom. Now for this retractable end, you can plug it right into the bottom of the backup battery or you can even plug it into the cable itself if you just want to not just charge the backup battery at all. But say, if we want to charge everything at once, you go to that, so backup a little bit, so now we actually have our first of the few different steps actually put in. we have our wall charger, our retractable USB cable and then the Richard Solo 1800 backup battery. So next what we can do if we want to actually go to our iPod now, we can go to here and plug in the end of the 30-pin connector cable.
And that will take the actual 30-pin connector and then plug that into the bottom of your iPod or iPhone and as you see immediately it, starts shining blue and the blue light will indicate that, it is charging the iPod and iPhone. As you see it immediately charging my iPhone, or my iPod, I’m sorry, so it shows the battery, it shows that it’s taking juice from this and transferring it to this. So in fact we don’t even need this because this isn’t plugged in the wall but as you see, its go the nice little blue LED light shining right there, showing that I’m actually right now charging my iPod and that’s a cool little added incentive. The cool thing about the 1800 series is it adds about one in a third life to your iPod, so once you go through this you are going to completely have your iPod or iPhone dead. This 1800 will backup your iPod or iPhone more than a 100%. That is the nicest thing about it; the iPod and iPhone have an 1100 battery inside of it already. So this 1800 battery is obviously—its already bigger than its 700 bigger than the battery put in here already, so you’re getting about two and a half charges into this. maybe about two in a third, two in a half charges into your iPod or iPhone without having to every plug it in. once this is fully charged and once your iPod or iPhone is fully charged, you can get about two and a half charges at a vista single battery.
So guys, we will get everything back to where it needs to be in a nice little order. Plug everything or unplug everything actually. Put everything in the picture so I can do my little sales pitch and I’m going to tell you guys is if you are looking for any backup battery, this is the one to go with. The 1200 is definitely a nice model from Richard Solo but this is the newest model, this is the newest one available on the market and as you see here you get a lot of goodies that come with the bonus package. Within this little package, you get all this different accessories, you get the wall charger, the car charger, the backup battery itself, and you don’t get an iPod. You get the actual ten pin connector, you get the retractable USB cable, so you get all this little accessories, its definitely a nice bundle that’s added in here and I would definitely recommend going to check it out. Especially because I can get you 15% off on this box package, so until July 7, go over here in the link info section to the right. if you want to pick up your own 1800 series and type in the coupon code, TIK, that is a promo code that will get you 15% off of the Richard Solo 1800 series.
It also works for the 1200 but that’s a cool little incentive, you get 15% off until July 7 if you type in TIK and then my second little added thing that I want to tell you guys is on the back of all this boxes. It says that there's a 90 day warranty, that’s not true, there is actually now a full one year warranty to all of Richard Solo products, so if you’re actually going to go out and but one, don’t worry about the smaller warranty. They have now upped the warranty to now be a full year for a warranty, so that’s a definitely nice plus for the average Richard Solo Company. Congratulations for that one, I recommend going to check this one out, it will add you about two and a half times a battery life to your iPod or your iPhone. It’s definitely my favorite backup battery that I’ve seen in the market so far; hopefully you guys enjoyed this review. I will talk to you later, have a fantastic day.