About Power Up
Power Up promises you will never have a dead cell phone again when you use its portable recharging device. It’s actually a giant rechargeable lithium ion battery with a cord that fits any phone; they say it will power your device instantly and recharge fully in under an hour.
Power Up is sold by Liquid Focus, a direct marketing company based in Bridgeport, CT. It is not accredited by the BBB but currently has an A- rating from them.
How Power Up Works
Power Up is essentially what looks like an oversize AA battery that they say contains a lithium ion core. It comes with a special multi-pronged USB cable. When your phone dies, simply choose the connector that fits the charging slot and plug it in. Power Up claims your phone will instantly power up and be fully charged in less than an hour - they say 50% faster than a traditional wall charger.
Power Up claims to fit any phone, including Samsung, Blackberry, and the iPhone 5. They say it can also be used with iPads, digital cameras, mp3 players, e-readers, tablets, and more. They add that Power Up is compact, reusable, and lightweight and that it’s great for camping, travel, in the car, at work, shopping, or power outages.
They claim you can also re-charge your Power Up via the USB port on the rear of the device. When the Power Up indicator light turns red, plug it in to a laptop or wall with a USB cord (not provided); when the light turns green, they say the Power Up is fully charged and ready for use. Power Up says it can hold a charge for up to 12 months.
Power Up comes with:
- Power Up unit (silver or black)
- 3-pronged USB cable
- 1 “free” Power Up and cable (separate S & H)
Power Up Pricing, Shipping, and Returns
Power Up says it’s $19.99 plus $6.99 S & H, but when you get to the checkout, they automatically give you an additional Power Up “free” but charge an additional $6.99 S & H and add a $1 “Web Service Fee” for a total of $34.97 plus tax (if applicable) for 2 Power Ups. Power Up says it is so confident in its product it will give you 60 days to try it. If you decide you don’t like it, return Power Up (pay your own postage) and they will refund your money, minus S & H and WSF.
Bottom Line: Is Power Up a Scam?
We think this product is a great idea, and the company itself seems legit. We like the 60-day return policy, even if the S & H is a bit excessive. Any kind of charging device for a phone is not cheap, and we’re sure this will come in handy one day when you need it most.
6 out 7 people found this review helpful
I bough this product
I got the product and after I paid, I got an email like a receipt but nowhere was it saying delivery time. So I contact the company at the phone number that is on the receipt and when I asked them when the product is going to be delivered, they said it will take about 6 to 8 weeks.
I was so disappointed that I asked them to stop the order because I don't want it, they said "Ok, we are going to return the money for the Item but we keep the S&H".
I'm very upset with the handling of the situation.
Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend
0 out 2 people found this review helpful
I bought this item and yes it took about 8 weeks to finally get to me which I understood was because it was on back order since it's such a good idea. When I got it I was very happy. I love it! It's so helpful when you don't have a plug and it's so light weight and small that you can take it anywhere. I want a lot more to give to my family and coworkers!
Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend