Making Our Charge Endure With Zendure

Making Our Charge Endure With Zendure


If there’s one thing that’s become apparent to us during the course of 2014, it’s that there is a brand new category of gadget that has become as affordable as it is necessary for any of us that travel. I’m talking about portable lithium-ion battery packs. Once only seen in the underside of your laptop, technology and consumer demand has finally allowed companies to offer our own backup power supply in the form of a rechargeable USB port.

Earlier this year we first told you about Tego and their Lego-inspired 4200mAh battery solution. It was our first exposure to this technology and shortly thereafter we wondered how we had ever gotten along without one. In September we discovered Jackery and their Giant+ battery which boasted a whopping 12,000mAh of backup power. With two ports, a built-in flashlight and the ability to recharge two devices at once, it quickly became our battery of choice. That was until just 30 days later when the Fremo Blue Point came into our lives. Not as powerful at 7800mAh, but it had something we had never seen before – a built-in bluetooth headset that charged from the battery! What more could we ask for?

I was wrong, there was something missing. And that was longevity. Not that any of these failed on us (they didn’t), but we’ve all heard the horror stories of lithium-ion batteries becoming damaged and causing fires. Even ABC News did a story just last week about some of the better-known accidents caused by this type of battery. Since we carry ours around in my wife’s purse, it is next to a number of potentially flammable things. The need for a battery that is better protected was in order. That’s where Zendure stepped in.

We finally found the right mix of power and quality in an emergency battery, and it comes in a number of sizes! -

Another product brought to life thanks to a successful Kickstarter campaign, Zendure raised over $200,000 to facilitate the production of a crush-proof product, more than 7 times their goal. They had obviously hit a chord with the public and began shipping the final products late last year.

Zendure A-Series batteries are made from a durable composite material (Polycarbonate +ABS) that’s used in a vast array of other resilient products, including high-end suitcases and the recent iPhone 5C. The exterior shell is reinforced by support ridges to resist warping. Between the front and back covers is a shock-resistant rubber belt (polycarbonate + TPU) to help protect the battery from drops. During production of their Kickstarter video, Zendure founder Bryan Liu ran over a Zendure A4 battery a dozen times while charging an iPhone 4S, and the battery passed the test with flying colors!

We finally found the right mix of power and quality in an emergency battery, and it comes in a number of sizes! -

Not everyone needs to carry a large battery, maybe you just need one in case of emergency to keep you going until you get to a stopping point. Or maybe you’re on the opposite end of the spectrum and need as much juice as you can get to keep your tablet and phone operational. Zendure considered all of these situations and offers multiple battery sizes for any application. From the A2 with one charging port and 6,000mAh of backup power to the hefty A5 which boasts two ports and an amazing 15,000mAh of juice, you will easily find one to fit your needs.

We finally found the right mix of power and quality in an emergency battery, and it comes in a number of sizes! -  We finally found the right mix of power and quality in an emergency battery, and it comes in a number of sizes! -

As an added touch, not only does Zendure include a USB charging cable standard, they also supplied a soft carrying case with every battery so you don’t have to worry about the hard shell damaging anything else in your bag.

We finally found the right mix of power and quality in an emergency battery, and it comes in a number of sizes! -

And of course, if it isn’t easily carried, what use would it be? Even the larger sizes fit nicely into a purse or bag without adding too much weight.

We finally found the right mix of power and quality in an emergency battery, and it comes in a number of sizes! -

If you’re the type that has to have the biggest and the best, you’ll definitely want to check out their A8 model. Weighing in at over a pound and boasting 24,000mAh, if you run out of charge with this one then you’re doing something wrong.

But batteries aren’t the only thing that Zendure now offers. Their latest invention is a wireless charger for your phone. Yes, I said wireless! Their new 4-Port 2-in-1 USB Desktop Charger includes Qi compatibility, so you can charge up to five items at once!

We finally found the right mix of power and quality in an emergency battery, and it comes in a number of sizes! -

It is a relief to finally have a battery backup with us that we don’t need to fear. We’re also excited to see what else Zendure has in the pipeline and suggest checking them out on Facebook and Twitter so you can be the first to get your hands on anything new.

And one lucky SahmReviews reader will receive something extra special! Zendure has offered one of their Kickstarter-only A3 batteries that include an extra 600mAh over the standard A3 model! You can’t buy it on Amazon, you can only get it here! Be sure to come back tomorrow for additional entries!

Zendure Portable Battery Giveaway

Scott Brady

About Scott Brady

A former manufacturing executive, Scott now balances his family life with ownership and backend administration of websites such as, and a number of other online properties. He also is an award-winning board game designer with notable titles such as Hues and Cues and boop.

52 comments on «Making Our Charge Endure With Zendure»

  1. Hargow Wong says:

    I’ve 4 devices need recharge on the go. 2 phones, 1 tablet, and 1 mobile hotspot.

  2. Maggie C says:

    I really like that Zendure recognizes the need for different power levels for different users. I also appreciate the sleek look of these units. The wireless charger looks pretty cool too 🙂

  3. MJ says:

    We have six devices that we could use this for!

  4. Heidi G says:

    This would be perfect for the holiday travel, especially because it charges multiple devices.

  5. Austin Baroudi says:

    I have 4 devices I could use this for!

  6. Patty says:

    Wow. I had no clue. Living in the boonies I have no G so I really don’t have a lot of devices like most people. I’m also not a big traveler.

  7. I have so many devices. I could use two of these. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  8. This is awesome! I need one. I am always forgetting to charge my phone or the kids take it to play and I go somewhere I can’t sit in the car to let it charge and my phone dies.

  9. Ugh this is what I need. I love my iPhone 6 but it doesnt have the best battery.

  10. I want this so badly! I hope Santa reads this comment. This is a great travel gift.

  11. Debi says:

    I haven’t seen or heard of the fires, but I can certainly use this.

  12. shelly peterson says:

    We have 4 devices that could use a recharge on the go.

  13. Ann Fantom says:

    I have two devices that I need to charge on the go

  14. This looks like a great product!

  15. Alana says:

    I have two devices I could use with this – a tablet and an iPhone. This would be great in case of a disaster (been through one already).

  16. Wonderful review – thank you – I love these ideas and will check it out!

  17. pamela j says:

    So many that I can’t count!

  18. Mical says:

    3 devices

  19. Dude Thingerson says:


  20. I have two or three that could be charged when we go out.

  21. Sharon Haas says:

    I’d use it for a phone and a tablet.

  22. Sharon Kaminski says:

    I have two devices that need a recharge on the go.

  23. Natalie says:

    We have 3 devices that could use a recharge on the go.

  24. David Fellows says:

    Need to charge up to 4

  25. Samuel Donovan says:

    Awesome backup battery on the go!

  26. Melissa Shirley says:

    I have a Iphone and my son carries his Ipad everywhere and we always need to charge them and sometimes have no place to do it.

  27. Carol Nine says:

    I have two devices that need charged on the go, a Kindle and a cell phone

  28. vickie couturier says:

    I have my cell phone and tablet,,but my son had so many more

  29. David Heath says:

    I have 3 devices that need recharging

  30. Sandra Gail Dickey says:

    It is very interesting how this device works.

  31. Annamarie V says:

    Just my phone, I need to make sure I can keep in touch with family and it’s always charged. I rarely travel with my laptop, it’s good to disconnect every once in awhile.

  32. Robb Roberts says:

    These are some really serious batteries, I have more than one.

  33. Dagmar Finch says:

    this is a great way to try new things – thanks.

  34. Cheryl says:

    I love the idea of getting a wireless charger for my phone. I can never keep it charged now as it is. I wish Santa would have bought it for me for Christmas but oh well, lol. 🙂

  35. Elisabeth says:

    Interesting product. Can’t see needing it myself, but I’m sure others might find it handy.

  36. Samantha says:

    I have 3 devices I would love to charge on the go!

  37. Corey Olomon says:

    I have 3 tablet, two phones, and an iPod,

  38. J Marsh says:

    Would be great for camping when there’s nowhere to charge your electrical devices.

  39. Mary Songer says:

    Two right now and soon to be two more.

  40. Denise Malia says:

    I have three total.

  41. Lesley F says:

    I have 2 devices!

  42. Jim L says:

    Portable devices total on something like a road trip? Well let’s see, 2 phones, 2 tablets, kid tablet, bluetooth speaker, keyboard, bluetooth headphones, and that’s about it.

  43. cylina williams says:

    I have 2 myself and my kids each have one and hubby 2..lots and lots!

  44. Rajee Pandi says:

    6 devices

  45. Love the idea of a wireless charger for my phone! AWESOME – thanks for sharing

  46. I love this! My phone is always losing charge as I am not great at remembering to charge it.

  47. Michelle L. says:

    How many devices do I have that might need a recharge on the go using Zendure? That would be six! My cell phone, blue tooth headphones (for when I go walking), a bluetooth earpiece (for safer driving!), a tablet (for learning Espanol!), an exercise tracker, and a tiny .mp3 player that I wear while using the bluetooth headphones and the ezercise tracker. 🙂

  48. Richard Hicks says:

    I have 3 that i need to keep charged

  49. Brian E. says:

    Thank You for the giveaway…I have an iPhone & iPad that could use an extra power bump near the end of the day !

  50. Henry says:

    You’d if the battery pack has enough capacity and if it charges fast. Whether it’s okay to be run over by a car is meaningless.

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