Review: AT-800 Tough Rock PowerBank by Airborne Technologies

Power banks are almost a necessity nowadays, especially for people on the go who needs their gadgets powered up when needed. There are several types of power banks that cater to different lifestyles. If you're a lady, you'd probably want a power bank that is both reliable and fashionable at the same time. Men on the other hand would probably choose one that looks more masculine. And then there are people with special needs like myself, a person that enjoys the outdoors. Fortunately, there is a company that understands all these things.

Airbone Technologies (AT) is an international technological brand and is a registered trademark of Jason Borne Technologies Inc. (JBT) that is based here in the Philippines since January 2014. They specialize in manufacturing high quality power banks with full knowledge of various customers' needs.

AT-800 Tough Rock Powerbank
AT-800 Tough Rock Powerbank


Among the variety of AT power banks, I chose the AT-800 Tough Rock Powerbank to suit my lifestyle. As a mountaineer, a travel blogger, and basically an outdoor kind of person, I need a power bank that can cope with my activities. I have tried a few power banks and most of the time, they need to be handled delicately or they simply cannot withstand my itinerary. The Tough Rock promises to live up to its name. I find the price of Php 3,999 reasonable for a powerbank that is waterproof, sandproof, and shockproof.

Product Overview:


Specifications:

Input: 5V 1.0A
Output: 5V 1.0A | 5V 2.1A
Charging Time: 8 Hrs
Weight: 368 grams
Size: 115 x 88 x 30 mm
Battery: Samsung Cell (Lithium Ion)
Capacity: 10,000mAh

Unboxing:


AT-800 Tough Rock Powerbank
comes with a USB cable and and lanyard

AT-800 Tough Rock Powerbank

AT-800 Tough Rock Powerbank
power buttons and battery indicator

AT-800 Tough Rock Powerbank
Charging slots and waterproof cover flap


What to like:


  • Reliable and Fast Charging Capacity

    The Tough Rock can charge a phone and a tablet simultaneously if you use a lightning cable. And so to test the charging capacity, I plugged my Samsung Galaxy S4 (2600 mAh) and Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 Tablet (4600 mAh) to the AT-800 at the same time with only 2% battery life. Both gadgets were turned off before charging. I was able to charge both devices three time before the Tough Rock battery got depleted. The Galaxy S4 only took 1.5 hours to be fully charged while the tablet needed 2 hours. When the gadgets were on during charging, it took a longer time to charge. This meant that you don't need to recharge the Tough Rock often and charging speed is admirable compared to most powerbanks in the market today.

    AT-800 Tough Rock Powerbank

    The photo only shows one of my electronic gadgets being charged. A lightning cable is necessary in order to charge another gadget at the same time.


  • Rugged and Sturdy Design

    Physical appearance may not be important to some compared to functionality or practically. However, sometimes a look should go with the name and the AT-800 Tough Rock is an excellent example. The feel of this powerbank is tough as a rock without compromising its aesthetics. It is not edgy so it fits comfortably in the hand and allows for an easy grip.

    Tough Rough design promotes easy hand grip


  • Torch Light

    A flashlight can always come in handy during certain circumstances. As an outdoor person, I can attest to this. The Tough Rock was designed for the outdoors and it certainly is suitable that it has a torch light. I should also say that it has powerful lighting considering it is not the primarily purpose of the Tough Rock.

    AT-800 Tough Rock Powerbank


  • Wristband with Whistle

    The Tough Rock comes with a lanyard with a built-in whistle. You might wonder the importance of that. Remember the movie Titanic and Rose was in the water and couldn't shout loud enough for rescuers to hear her? She used one of the officer's whistle to effectively draw attention. And so the additional whistle may in fact be an emergency tool that can come in handy when the need arises.

    AT-800 Tough Rock Powerbank


  • Genuine mAh Capacity

    When AT says its 10,000 mAh, you can absolutely be sure it is. I have confirmed this with the Tough Rock's charging capacity. My generic powerbank didn't stand a chance.


  • Affordable

    Most branded powerbanks comes with a hefty price. But Airborne Technologies' is not only cost effective, it is also affordable. And the satisfaction you will get from the Tough Rock will make you agree that it is value for money.

  • Waterproof, Sand/Dust Proof, and Shock Proof

    Safekeeping a gadget is important. This is the reason why we buy protective casings for our phones and tablets. We even make sure that it is safely secured inside our bags. And therefore I appreciate gadgets like Tough Rock that needs little taking care of. It doesn't matter if I accidentally drop it or spill water on it because it will survive.


Product Testing:


I decided to make a video of how I tested the AT-800 Tough Rock because I didn't want you to just take my word for it. I challenged its waterproof and shock proof properties by subjecting the powerbank to rain, running water, submerged it overnight, and even tied it on the side of a raft during a water rafting adventure. The AT-800 is in perfect working condition until after all of these with only a few minor scratches.

AT-800 Tough Rock Powerbank
Testing waterproof capability against rain


AT-800 Tough Rock Powerbank
minor scratches after water rafting


Important Reminders:


  • The Tough Rock has a flap that covers the charging ports. Make sure to close it when you are not charging anything. This seals the device, making it fully waterproof.

    AT-800 Tough Rock Powerbank

  • As mentioned, only one USB cable is included in the packaging which is primarily used for charging the AT-800 Tough Rock. You can purchase a separate lightning cable if you prefer charging at least 2 gadgets simultaneously.

  • The power buttons are slightly hard to press down. But I consider this a minor setback given its amazing features.

I have also brought the AT-800 Tough Rock powerbank with me on two minor climbs but have never fully tested it during extreme weather conditions. I will be using it for my next Mt Pulag Climb where the temperature can go as low as zero degrees.

I am fortunate that I found AT-800 Tough Rock. It will now be a part of all my travels and adventures since I do not have to worry if I accidentally drop it on hard ground or in water. I can also use it for overnight climbs as extra light and emergency tool.

Airborne Technologies range of powerbanks
Airborne Technologies range of powerbanks

Airborne Technologies offers other models of powerbanks. Some are more stylish with a variety of colors to choose from. They come in different specifications to cater to different needs of the market. They actually have a powerbank designed for laptops and Macbook, which I also intend to review. No more looking for a seat in your favorite cafe that is near a wall socket. And aside from powerbanks, AT also offers audio and memory devices.

To check out the their other products and for more information, visit the Airborne Technologies Website or like them on Facebook.

Airborne Technologies
GFS 8 & 9 Eton Centris Station
EDSA corner Quezon Avenue,
Quezon City
Telephone: (02) 508.5172
Mobile No: 0917 588.1826






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